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  • New rules for luggage on the Shinkansen

    AccessibleJapan created 2 weeks, 6 days ago 2 Members · 5 Posts
  • AccessibleJapan

    Administrator
    August 30, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    While this news might look bad, it actually might be good for travelers with disabilities:

    Shinkansen will require reservations for large suitcases, charge penalty fees for those without

    Hopefully this will make it easier to transport portable hoists etc

  • joanp

    Member
    August 30, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks for the info, Josh! I’m really considering to come for the Paralympics, so I’ll take it in mind. I miss my time there, so it won’t be long till you see me again : )

  • AccessibleJapan

    Administrator
    August 30, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Great!  Looking forward to having you back.

    On your previous visit, did you have a large suitcase?  How did you handle it on the shinkansen?

  • joanp

    Member
    August 30, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    I had a large suitcase, but as I had my own apartment in Osaka, when I traveled within Japan I left it there. I only moved the suitcase from KIX airport to the apartment, so I never brought it to the Shinkansen. 

  • AccessibleJapan

    Administrator
    August 30, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Gotcha.  

    Well, if anyone else has experience with large suitcases on the Shinkansen, let us know!

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