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The world famous Electric Town. This district is a subculture hotspot for manga comics, games, otaku(geek) goods and maid cafes. Most big stores are wheelchair accessible while many small stores in old small buildings have no lift. Maid cafes are generally tiny and very few of them have lift access. JR Akihabara Station is wheelchair accessible. 


One of the most famous tourist spot in Tokyo. Asakusa shopping arcade is popular. Although this street is flat, the shopping arcade is so crowded on weekends that wheelchair users may find it difficult to walk around in the street. Sensoji Temple, which is well-known for the front gate called Kaminarimon, is wheelchair accessible. There is a lift on the left side of the main temple.


The most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district in Japan. Sidewalks in the area are very smooth. Department stores are fully wheelchair accessible. Excellent service is provided at many high-grade restaurants, bars, stores and night clubs. The nearest station is JR Yurakucho Station, which is wheelchair accessible. Metro stations have lifts, but the railway network is very complicated. 

Hot spot of young fashion and culture. Omotesando Street is a high-class fashion avenue. This street is so hilly that wheelchair users may find it difficult to go up and down the street. Meiji Jingu Shrine, one of the most famous shine in Tokyo, is located in Harajuku. This shrine is next to Yoyogi Park and near to Harajuku Station.

One of the terminal stations. 2 JR, Seibu, Tobu, and 3 Subway lines are connected to Ikebukuro station. Little Chinatown is in the west side of the station. Big shopping area and important traffic point. Not so many tourist spots around it. Enjoy shopping and eating.

A large artificial island in Tokyo Bay. There are many shopping malls, sightseeing spots, entertainment attractions, museums, hotels and parks. Fuji TV Building is a landmark of Odaiba. Tokyo Big Site Convention Center is also located in this area. All the museums are completely wheelchair accessible. Oedo Onsen Monogatari (Hot Springs Theme Park) is also wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users have easy access to Odaiba by Metro. HCR (International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition) is held in every autumn at Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba area.

A popular nightlife district, especially for foreign residents. There are many bars and nightclubs. The district is so crowded at night that wheelchair users sometimes find it difficult to move around in the streets. Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown, which are two huge shopping & business complexes, are wheelchair friendly. So many wheelchair users enjoy shopping and eating at nice restaurants in the buildings. Metro stations are wheelchair accessible. But those stations are not connected. So when wheelchair users change trains, they have to make a long detour or move along the hilly streets to reach another station.

A most popular shopping and entertainment district for young people. This area is a center for youth fashion and culture. Countless neon lights illuminate the city of Shibuya at night. You will feel hustle and bustle of the city. Some streets in the center of the shopping area, the northwest part of Shibuya, are so hilly that people in manual wheelchairs may find it difficult to move along the streets. Shibuya Station is also an important terminal station.


Shinagawa station is a huge railway hub terminal. Shinkansen bullet train stop here. Keikyu line goes to Haneda airport. Many office buildings. Many hotels around Shinagawa area. Not many tourist spots. Both JR and Keikyu stations are totaly wheelchair accessible.


Many railway lines go to Shinjuku. Besides, Shinjuku Station is the world's busiest railway station. The railway network is so complicated that you should be careful not to lose your way. Shinjuku is also a major stop for long-distance highway buses. Most of buildings and department stores have good wheelchair accessibility. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, a famous large park with beautiful gardens, is wheelchair accessible. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tocho) is also wheelchair accessible. Visitors enjoy the landscape from the 45th floor of the building without charge.

Ueno Zoo and many museums in Ueno park. One of the museums is the Tokyo National Museum. This park is also a very famous spot for cherry blossom viewing. The park, the zoo and all the museums have good wheelchair accessibility. Ameyoko Market located between JR Ueno Station and Okachimachi Station is a well-known market street for the lively atmosphere of old Tokyo. JR Ueno Station is a big station, which is fully wheelchair accessible.

Tokyo Sightseeing Spot 

Edo Tokyo museum    

A museum of Tokyo’s culture and history from the Edo period to today. Completely wheelchair accessible and it offers free wheelchair rental service. Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall is next to the museum. So we can see many big sumo wrestlers around the hall during sumo tournaments. JR Ryogoku Station and Metro Ryogoku Station is fully wheelchair accessible.

Ghibli Museum    

Japanese anime studio "Ghibli" museum.  Most parts are wheelchair accessible, but there is no lift to the roof garden. Low-floor buses run between JR Mitaka Station and the museum. We are required to purchase reservation tickets (admission tickets) in advance only at LAWSON convenience stores in Japan.

Imperial Palace    
Good wheelchair accessibility. The Imperial Palace gardens have many gravel and dirt paths, but some of them were paved for wheelchairs with the original landscape intact. There is a wheelchair ramp at the entrance of the old wooden gate. It takes about 1 hour to walk around the palace gardens. The area is partly wheelchair accessible like other castles and shrines. Easy access from JR Tokyo Station (15min walk). The Palace offers free rental service of wheelchairs with fat tires designed to move around the gravel and dirt paths.  http://sankan.kunaicho.go.jp/english


Crassibal Japanese dance-drama. Kabukiza Theater in Ginza, central Tokyo, has two wheelchair seats on the 1st floor. You can book the wheelchair seats only by phone : 0570-000-489. You can also buy tickets in the theater.  Metro Higashi-Ginza Station and the theater building are both wheelchair friendly.   

Kasai Rinkai Park   

The huge park along the Tokyo Bay has Kasai Rinkai Aquarium. All wheelchair accessible. JR Kasai-Rinkai-Koen is also fully wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users do not share the same route as other visitors in some area, but they can see all the exhibitions in aquarium.

Meiji shrine

Most famous shrine in metropolitan Tokyo. On new year day (1st January), millions of people come to pray for their health and good fortune. Basically the path is not paved (gravel or dirt) because the shrine preserve the sacred place. It may be not easy to walk on wheelchair. Many historical old trees inside. 

Mt Fuji 

Most famous and highest mountain in Japan at 3376 meters. Located 100km west from Tokyo. Many viewing spots around Mt Fuji. Driving a car or joining a tour are the way to go. There are nice lakes in north side. We can see Mt Fuji from Shinkansen bullet train when the weather is clear. In summer many people climb up and watch the sunrise on the top.    Lift Taxi charter

Narita Shinshoji

Located near Tokyo Narita airport. Very famous temple specially praying for traffic safety. If you stay at Narita airport hotel, visiting here is a good option. Great Main Hall has a lift for wheelchair users and elderly. Eel restaurant is popular on the approach road. Our lift taxi service operate the tour around Narita airport. You can also visit Japanese folk park, soy sauce factory and sake brewery in Narita area.    http://www.naritasan.or.jp/english/index.html

Sanrio Puroland

Hello Kitty inndoor amusement park for specially kids. Located in Tama area, 30 minutes from Shinjuku by Keio line. There are 3 railway stations (Keio, Odakyu, Tama mono rail) which are full wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users cannot access some areas in Sanrio Puroland, but they enjoy shows and many attractions.    


634m high Tokyo Skytree and shopping area Solamachi were opened in 2012. This tower has two observation decks (450m, 350m). Both are completely wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users do not have to wait in a queue. Priority entrance. By the way, Tokyo tower (333m. red color, opened in1958) is not fully accessible. The 1st observation deck (145m) is OK, but many stairs and escalators to the special observation  deck (250m) .   

Tokyo Disney Resort   

Tokyo Disney Land and Tokyo Disney Sea are surely wheelchair friendly. Persons with disabilities may not be able to ride some attractions by their strict regulations. But mostly no problem. We can enjoy Disney fantasy world. The nearest railway station is JR Maihama, which is perfectly wheelchair accessible. Many hotels around Tokyo Disney Resort have wheelchair accessible rooms.   http://www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp/en/

Tsukiji Fish Market 

Located near Ginza. The world famous fish market, especially for bluefin tuna. The market is not opened to public, but there are so many sushi restaurants and open markets for tourists. Many buyers and tourists. Flat floor. Narrow paths. People using wheelchair or canes have to be careful in walking. It is not safe. Many sushi restaurants are small and tiny. But sushi are very tastey because of fresh.    http://www.tsukiji-market.or.jp/

Yasukuni Shrine

The shrine to millions of the war dead who made the modern Japanese nation. The Chinese and Korean governments blame Japanese prime ministers for their visits. A diplomatically controvesial place over responsibilities of World War Second. There is the museum built from the nationalism point of view. The shrine and museum are both wheelchair accessible.

Wheelchair traveler report

Tokyo and the Wheelchair
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