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Wheelchair Accessible Golden Route

10 Nights: from US$4329 per person (twin share) Trip Code: WAGRC

With the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics just around the corner, accessible travel to Japan is taking off. As this 10 night itinerary demonstrates, if you're in a wheelchair, we'll take all the guesswork out of a trip to Japan introducing you to the very best sights in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and beyond. Read more >

At InsideJapan Tours our aim has always been to make Japan accessible to all, finding ways to enable everyone to discover the country we are passionate about. This extends to travellers with disabilities or mobility issues - let us know your requirements and we'll do all the research and planning to make your Japan travel dreams a reality.

The itinerary outlined here is based on a trip we recently planned for a client in an electric wheelchair and his per family. We hope this will give you an idea of the kind of trip we can provide and the service level we offer.

But don't just take our word for it! Visit our blog here to read all about the travels of Peter & Suzy who took a tailormade wheelchair accessible trip with InsideJapan Tours.

Fully tailored travel

Of course we're all different, and there are infinite ways we can tailor a holiday to suit your needs and wishes. Perhaps you don't need transfers in a specially-adapted wheelchair accessible vehicle. Or maybe you require more assistance than outlined here; bathroom hoists for example. Maybe you'd prefer to be accompanied by a guide at every step of your journey.

You might be on a tighter budget, in which case we can select simpler hotels for you; or perhaps you'd like to splash out on five-star accommodation for the holiday of a lifetime. Maybe there are different parts of Japan you'd like to experience! We love research, so just let us know what you're looking for and we'll do the rest.

Our Info-Pack and Customer Support

We'll provide a detailed personalised Info-Pack outlining every moment of your itinerary. The family who took the itinerary outlined here followed our Info-Pack instructions making journeys between cities by themselves. We researched every section of their route from airport to hotel to station explaining where to avoid steps and find elevators. We even wrote part of the instructions in Japanese so they could show station staff where they needed to go.

On an InsideJapan Tours trip, you'll also have the back-up of our Customer Support team based in our office in Nagoya. If you have any difficulties, you can call them at any time for advice, on-the-spot-translations or emergency support.

Our partners

Much of what we've learned about accessible travel is thanks to our friends and partners on the ground in Japan. In particular, we owe a huge arigato (thank you) to long-term Tokyo resident Josh Grisdale whose excellent website Accessible Japan provides a wealth of inspiring and useful information.

So go on, travel with us to Japan. Disabled access on public transport is slick and efficient, hotels are well-equipped to assist and so many of the top sights have excellent accessibility. The only danger is that Japan is sure to draw you back time and time again!

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • Ten nights' accommodation in Japan
  • Bullet train tickets between cities
  • Manaca transport card with 2,500 yen credit for city transport
  • Four-hour private guide service in Tokyo
  • Private wheelchair accessible vehicle and driver for sightseeing in Kyoto
  • Private wheelchair accessible vehicle and driver for day trips to Mount Fuji and Nara
  • Tokyo Skytree tickets
  • Pocket wifi device
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack
  • Breakfast every day
  • Private airport transfers in a wheelchair accessible vehicle

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport (buses, subways, taxis) at any destination unless otherwise specified
  • Any entrance fees including those for shrines, temples and museums
  • Baggage handling - you can pay on the day for overnight luggage forwarding between cities

Trip Highlights

  • Get a birdseye view of Tokyo from the top of the Skytree
  • Explore Kyoto's famous Golden Temple
  • Soak up the bright neon lights of Osaka
  • Gaze at mighty Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi
  • Feed the cheeky "sacred" deer of Nara
  • Travel through one of the world's most wheelchair-friendly countries

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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