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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. Sunday is the best to visit because of no car on main street.

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 , one of the most famous shrine in Japan, 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 is also wheelchair accessible. Visitors enjoy the landscape from the 45th floor 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 

Architectural museum    

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is located west of Tokyo. Many relocating Japanese old houses and buildings in the big park. Wheelchair users may not enter some folklore houses, however they can enjoy atmosphere and walking around. There are ramps, flat road, wheelchair toilets in many places. Car is easy access than train and bus. 

Bonsai museum    

Japanese art on pot. Unique museum located in Saitama Omiya (north Tokyo, 40min by JR train from Shinjuku). Omiya is famous as Bonsai village gardens. This wheelchair friendly museum operated by city and opened in 2010. 

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    
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, but it only be pushedhttp://sankan.kunaicho.go.jp/english

Japanese garden

There are many Japanese gardens in Tokyo central. We recommend " Rikugien " for wheelchiar users because of many wheelchair routes. Easy access by JR Yamanote line and Metro Nanboku line. Located in front of wheelchair accessible Komagomi Station.  
Rikugien brochure PDF file

Kasai Rinkai Park   

The huge park along the Tokyo Bay has Kasai Rinkai Aquarium. It is also called " Tokyo Sea Life Park ". 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.


40km northwest from Tokyo central. Famous for 200 years ago old street. It is called Little Edo. We can go back to ancient Edo era (1603-1868). It seems good day trip from Tokyo. Many cars, buses and trucks run on streets. Narrow side walks. That is a big problem for tourists specially wheelchair users. 

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. However some part of road is paved today for wheelchairs, baby stroller and elderly. Wheelchair accessible good example tourist destination. 

Moomin valley park

90 min drive from Shinjuku. located in Hanno, Saitama. Nature park opened in 2018. Finland animation Moomin is popular in Japan. Not many attraction but fun to escape from Tokyo metropolitan. Mostly wheelchair accessible. You need a car to visit here.

Mt Takao 


Small mountain located west of Tokyo. 50 minutes by Keio railway line from Shinjuku. Mountain train runs to middle of mountain. Keio line and Takao mountain train are wheelchair accessible. Some road are very hilly, wheelchair users need someone's help, but it is possible to reach the top of mountain on wheelchair. Escape Tokyo metropolitan and feel nature in mountain.  

Museum of Modern Art

National Museum of Modern Art is located in Imperial Palace. Visit after walking in the eastern garden of Imperial Palace. The north gate is nearby. Enjoy the view of Imperial Palace from the museum. All museums in Japan are very wheelchair friendly. 

Narita Shinshoji

This temple is located near Tokyo Narita airport. Very famous specially for praying for traffic safety. If you stay at a hotel near Narita Airport, visiting is a good option. Great Main Hall of the temple has a lift for wheelchair users and elderly persons. We can offer lift taxi service and arrange a tour around Narita Airport. You can also visit a Japanese folk park, a soy sauce factory and a sake brewery in Narita area.    http://www.naritasan.or.jp/english/index.html

Nezu museum

Calm small oriental museum in central Tokyo, Aoyama area. The Japanese garden is outstanding and wheelchair accessible. Many high end shops in this area. Nice to walk from Harajuku Omotesando. If you are interested in tea culture, oriental art and Japanese garden, do not miss it.

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.    

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo tower is 333m high, with red color, opened in1958 is not fully wheelchair accessible. The 1st observation deck (145m high) is OK, but many stairs and escalators to the special observation  deck (250m high). Japanese anime One Piece park open inside the tower. Nice to visit sunset time.

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/

Tokyo National Museum   

Located near JR Ueno Station. There are 4 other museums and a zoo in Ueno park. Good to visit on rainy days. Even sunny day, we enjoy nice holiday in this cultural big park. You can see typical Japanese traditional arts. Of course accessibility is very good .  Ueno park is the most famous place for cherry blossom.   http://www.tnm.jp

Teien Art Museum   

Quiet nice green oasis in metropolitan Tokyo central. Antique western style house with nice garden. Located near JR Meguro Station. Only stairs to 2nd floor of main building. Nice cafe in new building. Good place for rest.   http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/

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.

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