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  • Accessible Hotel Rooms!

    twoboysmom00 created 6 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 6 Posts
  • twoboysmom00

    Member
    November 24, 2018 at 4:08 am

    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! ?

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/10/16/national/japanese-government-require-wheelchair-accessible-rooms-new-hotels/#.W_hOri3MyDV

     

  • AccessibleJapan

    Administrator
    November 24, 2018 at 10:58 am

    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)!

  • debsydubs39

    Member
    January 18, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Hi there

    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

    Deborah

  • anita

    Member
    February 3, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    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

  • debsydubs39

    Member
    February 3, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    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

    Take care

    Deborah

  • AccessibleJapan

    Administrator
    February 4, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Hello Anita,

    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:

    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.

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