Wheelchair accessible vacation to Japan

“A tailor made, 11 day trip, following an itinerary which we can create to cover a wide array of the countryís cultural and natural highlights as well as your accessibility requirements. With private guides if required. ”

Highlights

Tokyo | Mount Fuji | Kyoto | Nara | Osaka | Travel by bullet train | Japan accessible hotels and places to stay

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Accessible tourism overview:
We have an Accessible Committee which is made up of staff from across our offices to further research and promote this area. We are very proud of our wheelchair accessible Japan itinerary and have received fantastic feedback for it. Making Japan accessible to everyone has always been one of our main goals. No two of us are alike, so no two trips should be the same. There are myriad ways in which we can tailor your vacation to suit exactly what you want and need. We are committed to continue learning and training our staff on this area.
Limited mobility:
Our trips are tailor made meaning we can cater for you and your exact requirements. If you let us know what you need, we can research, and map out each part of your route, from airport to hotel, from hotel to station, with detailed explanations on where to find elevators and how to avoid using steps. We even provide instructions in Japanese, meaning that you can show the station staff or helpful passersby what you require.
Wheelchair:
We can provide wheelchair accessible vehicles and arrange for drivers to meet you at the airport. We know Japan inside out and can arrange accommodation suitable for wheelchair users on any budget. Our city guides are also well informed on how to use public transport while using a wheelchair and will explain how the public transport system works. Let us know your must-see sights and we will make sure you see them (we have hired wheelchair compatible minivans before to get to Mount Fuji and beyond). Many of the sights and districts in Japan are wheelchair friendly and if you let us know what you want from our trip, we will find a way of making it happen for you.
Blind or limited vision:
We are more than happy to cater for people who are blind or have limited vision and all our tours are available to book if traveling with a sighted person.
Deaf or limited hearing:
We are more than happy to cater for people who are deaf or have limited hearing, and all our tours are available to book providing they are traveling with a hearing person.
Cognitive conditions:
Yes, we warmly welcome all travelers, though depending on the cognitive condition we might advise that they do not travel alone.
'Free from' food:
We can cater for Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten free and other specialist diets. We are more than happy to take individual requests into consideration when designing a tour, which includes specialist restaurant recommendations etc.
LGBT:
We welcome everyone regardless of their background, gender etc. Everyone can benefit from travel and we believe travel should be open to everyone.
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Responsible tourism

Wheelchair accessible vacation to Japan

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

As a company we are incredibly passionate about Japan, and thus strive to reduce the negative impact on the environment that tourism can cause.

During your journey between most of the destinations on this itinerary, you will use Japanís highly advanced public transport system, including the world-famous bullet trains, to help reduce your environmental impact.

In the accommodation where you are spending more than one night, in order to help save water, energy, and laundry materials, we will provide you with an English and Japanese Ďeco-cardí that you can leave in your room to let the hotel staff know that you donít need your towels and bedding changed .

We will present you with a Manaca IC card for use on public transport in the cities, meaning that you wonít waste paper on buying train tickets.

In Japan around 24 billion pairs of disposable wooden chopsticks are thrown away every year. In the hopes of reducing the waste these chopsticks produce, we will also provide you with your very own set of reusable chopsticks to use throughout your journey.

Community

In Tokyo we will arrange a local professional English-speaking guide to escort you around the city on a half-day tour. We believe that a local guide can give you the best insight into the culture and history of this fascinating country. In the course of traveling around the country, be it on bullet trains or the subway in Osaka, you will have the opportunity to interact and communicate with local Japanese people Ė something you couldnít do if you were traversing Japan on a tour bus.

Where possible, rather than using Western hotel chains, we have chosen wheelchair-accessible rooms in Japanese owned accommodation, ensuring that our business contributes directly back to the Japanese economy and tourism industry.

Throughout your journey you will visit centuries old temples and shrines in Kyoto and Nara, and modern museums and galleries in Tokyo and Osaka. With your patronage at each destination, you can help secure the future of these cultural properties for generations to come.

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Reviewed on 14 Nov 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Japan, warm and friendly people, countryside, open markets, sea of Japan, cuisine

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Research well Japan to know where and what to do before working with travel agency

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Japan is over concerned with beautiful packaging and may not realize the waste of resources to do this

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


With our extensive research we created our itinerary. Then asked the travel agency to organize the logistics and help us make all the bookings. Their excellent organization of details - hotel bookings, private car tour bookings - restaurant reservations etc. all made Japan an eternal experience.

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


This was a very special vacation, so a difficult question to answer but one thing stands out - the transport systems in Japan are so wheelchair friendly! We used bullet trains, underground, monorail, trams and boats, all with no troubles, but with lots of help from friendly Japanese staff.
And, of course, they were all perfectly on time.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


The operator were superb in ensuring that accessible needs were catered for. Be clear with them as to what you need and they will ensure that it happens. Our 100 page travel documents looked daunting but meant that the trip went totally smoothly.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Not in any major way, but all our guides were local and we used public transport rather than taxis wherever possible (and that was most of the time).

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


For wheelchair users, Japan is a tremendous country to visit as it is so easy to get around (we were largely based in Tokyo, but stayed in Matsumoto and Kyoto, and had a day trip to Hiroshima). And for everyone, the Japanese were fantastic hosts, Japan has a great range of activities, and the food was amazing. And the operator was a superb company to work with to get what we wanted out of the vacation.

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