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accessible info  :  Shinkansen  /  JR Kyushu  /  Hotel  /  Onsen Hotel

  Kumamoto castle    

Accessible tourist mini bus (Shiro megurin) runs Kumamoto castle. There is a long ramp road without any stairs from the parking and bus stop to the castle tower. Wheelchair users can reach the castle tower, but cannot enter it. Kumamoto castle still remains the originality, so it is impossible to remake it.
http://www.manyou-kumamoto.jp/castle  

  Suizenji park     
No problem to visit on wheelchair. The trails in the park are accessible. Typical Japanese souvenir shop street in front the park. Tram station near the park is accessible. The number of lower floor trams is few. Wait for the accessible tram comes.
http://www.suizenji.or.jp 
  under construction

  Kumamoto tram    
Some lower floor tram run, but limited numbers about 1 wheelchair accessible tram per hour. Many tram stops are tiny. The wide of 19/35 tram stops are less than 100cm. It seems so difficult to use on electric wheelchair. We hope that half of trams become lower floor.
http://www.kotsu-kumamoto.jp/Content/media/pdf/routemapE.pdf

  under construction

  Aso volcano     

Huge Caldera (18km long, 25km wide). One of the best drive course in Japan. Just enjoy the view from car or parking area. No accessible walk to the volcano. Onsen, farm, hiking, and outdoor sports. here.
http://www.asocity-kanko.jp
    

  Hot springs     
Kumamoto is one of the hot spring heaven. Not many wheelchair accessible Onsen hotels, but many day use Onsen operated by local government. Local people (specially elders) use them. Non step or ramp at entrance or gate. Hand rails on the bath. Some of them have a family private bath for people who need a care attendant and with heavy disability. Find the public hot springs. Almost all are accessible. r construction