Experiencing the exhilaration of Tokyo can be a challenge for visitors with mobility constraints, especially as the majority of information on accessibility in Japan is only available in Japanese. Many people have an image of small inaccessible shops and crowded trains, but that is not all there is to Japan. Tokyo is accessible for anyone who wants to experience it. The city has ramped up efforts to rapidly improve the barrier-free environment ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games scheduled to be held in 2021.
Maction Planet specialises in planning activities and sightseeing for any group with clients requiring mobility assistance. Our Accessible Japan tours are tried and tested, with input from our local friends who have limited mobility – the elderly, wheelchair users, partially sighted and those with muscular dystrophy.
It can be difficult to find a guide that knows both the local culture inside out and is familiar with the needs of people with limited mobility. Well, there’s no need to look any further. We take the stress out of seeing the sights of Tokyo. We are committed to ensuring that all of our clients enjoy a memorable, hassle-free visit. Maction Planet has vast experience handling the needs of a wide variety of guests.
We can run tours that are wheelchair accessible, and we can help facilitate your wheelchair rental if required. Your private guides will, of course, assist with pushing manual wheelchair users. Tours can take place on public transport thanks to Tokyo’s incredible train system. Train station workers and your guide will help get you on and off the train. For added comfort, style and convenience we can book a vehicle. Depending on requirements, we can arrange a standard vehicle or adapted van.
Everything we do at Maction Planet is private and fully-customised, so any kind of accommodation to ensure our guests have their perfect, personalised time in the World’s Greatest Metropolis (and beyond) is in our DNA.
At Maction Planet, We Are Tokyo. We are on top of the latest Japan accessibility news and tips. Explore the very best of Tokyo, and beyond, with confidence and peace of mind on an Accessible Japan tour with us.
DID YOU KNOW? Japan was the originator of the Tenji block tactile tiles. In 1965, Seiichi Miyake invented tactile blocks to help a friend whose sight was deteriorating. The blocks come in two main types: dotted, which alert you to approaching danger and barred, which provide directional cues. They were first introduced near the Okayama School for the Blind in Okayama City on 18 March 1967. A decade later, they were made mandatory by the Japanese National Railways (the forerunner of Japan Rail), and they are now used around the world!