November 24, 2018 at 4:08 am #7218
Did you guys see this? Nutshell: Looks like the Japanese government is going to mandate that hotels of a certain size have at least one accessible room! ?November 24, 2018 at 10:58 am #7223
Great news! This was great to see as well:
Aside from ensuring wheelchair-accessible hotel rooms, municipalities across Japan must also craft barrier-free policies after Nov. 1 and identify areas that need attention in order to implement them.
So great Japan got the Olympics/Paralympics (and now the World Expo in Osaka)!January 18, 2019 at 10:01 am #7886
Hilton in Shinjuku had fully accessible rooms
I ended up booking a King Hilton room
They offered me a universal room as well as another type which gave me options
A bit pricey though, it’s probably going to be hard to find something a bit cheaper next time.
I know my son lives there and I do love Tokyo but I had to put our doggie in a kennel and she lost 2kgs ☹️😩, not sure if I will go again
Arcade on basement level with restaurants (expensive) and coffee all close by and completely accessible and I also found Starbucks up the road and I was able to wheel myself in with plenty of room
DeborahFebruary 3, 2019 at 3:07 pm #8070
Going to Tokyo with my husband. He is in wheel chair but can walk a little. Looking for a hotel with separate shower not over the bath as he cannot step into the bath. Any suggestions. Anita
1 user thanked author for this post.February 3, 2019 at 7:41 pm #8071
Hi there Anita
This is a great hotel but a bit pricey
There are handles on the door that opens outward but you have to stand in the hallway to open the door
That’s what I found anyway
Great station is not far away and very disabled friendly too
Accessible Japan is a great site and Josh is great to communicate with
My son speaks Japanese so this helped a lot
1 user thanked author for this post.February 4, 2019 at 11:28 am #8076
Unfortunately, separate showers are few and far between here. If you are looking for a buddget option, any Toyoko Inn with a Heartful Room Type B has a sparate shower area.
Afterwards, they get a bit more pricey:
- The Prince Sakura Tower
- The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Shiodome
- Imperial Hotel Tokyo
- Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo
Also, personally I put a shower chair next to the bathtub and shower there as most of the hotel bathrooms are unit-baths with drains in the floor. I wouldn’t tell staff you will do that, but it certainly opens up options.
Hope that helps.
- The Prince Sakura Tower
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