AdministratorJanuary 10, 2019 at 9:42 am
Actually, Simply Emma (famous blogger) just mentioned this in her blog post!
She suggested a self-inflating camping mat.
You can read her article here as well: https://www.simplyemma.co.uk/5-things-i-do-differently-living-with-muscular-dystrophy/
MemberJanuary 10, 2019 at 1:35 pm
Thanks for the advice.
The travel mattress seems like a good idea. However travelling with a wheelchair and related equipment as already difficult, does anyone know if it will be easy to buy one once over there? Our first stop is Akihabara for 5 days I think. Still trying to arrange accommodation.
AdministratorJanuary 10, 2019 at 3:58 pm
Just looking on Yodobashi Camera’s website and they have airmats listed. https://www.yodobashi.com/category/152022/152200/152335/152341/ (Sorry, in Japanese!)
The Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara is one of the biggest, so I imagine they will have them in the store.
MemberJanuary 18, 2019 at 9:32 am
I recently stayed at the Hilton Shinjuku and for me the mattress was great and the pillows were beautiful and soft
They also offered me a fully universal room but I don’t know how many they have. I loved the attention to detail though. A fully disabled toilet in the lobby and the shuttle bus to Shinjuku Station was great. They lifted my wheelchair however there’s a step to get up which I managed ok
I thought the bed was a good height but I don’t know how high though. I’m 5ft 7.5
I shouted myself this hotel, it certainly won’t be a regular thing
I have stayed at the Prince hotel in Shinagawa and the mattress was a lot harder than the Hilton
I have also stayed in a business hotel in Nihonbashi, that was my first trip and in a single bed eww. I couldn’t do that again. If you can, try for a 4 star
My son makes it easier for me by wheeling me around and doing the talking
Yes, they need buses with completely drop down floors especially the buses to Narita
I definitely would have got on the bus if this was the case, I discovered the same at the Prince Hotel, I don’t know about shuttle buses
Sorry off topic….
MemberJuly 15, 2019 at 4:22 pm
I’ve been using https://www.booking.com/country/jp.html?aid=1158815 for a couple years and now find it difficult to book hotels without it. Clean and simple – love the price comparison idea. One suggestion, please make it easier to look for rooms suitable for families and kids.
AdministratorJuly 15, 2019 at 4:26 pm
Thank you so much for the information! Was there an option to change the mattress offered?
MemberJuly 15, 2019 at 4:38 pm
Hyatt Tokyo: As far as I know there’s no option to change the mattress. We asked for a either a softer mattress or a topper at the reception, but there weren’t any.
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