Japan Accessible Tourism Center

home

transport

sleeping

enjoy

travel tips

link

about us

contact

   Hokkaido Area
Sapporo

Furano

Shiretoko

Hakodate
   Tohoku Area
Aomori

Sendai
   Kanto Area
Tokyo

Yokohama

Kamakura

Hakone

Nikko
   Chubu Area
Nagoya

Takayama

Kanazawa

Nagano
   Kansai Area
Osaka

Kyoto 

Nara

Kobe

Ise-Shima
   Chugoku Area
Hiroshima

Kurashiki

Matsue
   Shikoku Area
Matsuyama

Takamatsu

   Kyushu Area
Fukuoka

Nagasaki

Kumamoto

Kagoshima

Okinawa
accessible info  :   Sendai metro  /  Shinkansen  /  JR  /  Hotel  /  Onsen hotel

  Beef tongue     
It is called " Gyutan " in Japanese. Beef tongue BBQ is a Sendai specialty dish. Common side dishes for it are oxtail soup and steamed rice with barley. Many beef tongue restaurants are small, but some restaurants have enough space for wheelchairs and no step at the entrance.
 
  

  Matsushima     
Matsushima is one of the three most scenic spots in Japan. The other two are Amano-Hashidate (Kyoto) and Miyajima (Hiroshima). You can reach Matsushima in about 40 minutes from Sendai by train. Oysters are a local specialty. The tourist center lends you wheelchairs for free. Wheelchairs can take a tour boat putting a board. The problem is access. The train station (Matsusima Kaigan) is not accessible. These coast areas were hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. But they are recovering now.  http://www.matsushima-kanko.com/en/

  Hiraizumi ( Chuson-ji )
Chuson-ji Temple is located on a hill. A long hillside road lined with cedar trees lead to the main temple. Those cedars are 300 - 400 years old from the Edo period. There is a spectacular view of the historical roads, but wheelchair users may find it difficult to climb up these hilly roads. The temple has some ramps and wheelchair accessible toilets. Another temple Moetsuji is wheelchair accessible.   http://hiraizumi.or.jp/en

  Baseball stadium    
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles' home stadium, located 2 km east from JR Sendai station. The stadium has many wheelchair spaces in any section. Good wheelchair accessible stadium like USA stadiums. Watching professional baseball is very popular in Japan. No English web-site.
  
   

  Sendai soccer stadium
Japanese Football League “Vegalta Sendai” home stadium. Not so big, but nice atmosphere. The stadium has many wheelchair spaces. The tickets are sold in convenience stores. The access to the stadium is easy. Wheelchairs can use the Sendai Metro. All the subway stations are wheelchair accessible.  
  

  Zao     
A large ski resort with nice driving roads and hot springs. Visitors can enjoy seeing flowers in spring, going trekking in summer, seeing colored leaves in autumn and seeing snow in winter. The resort has no wheelchair accessible facility because of mountainous conditions. 
http://www.zao-machi.com/category/english
  

  Aizu Wakamatsu   
Wheelchair accessible route around Tsurugajo Castle is shown in the red lines. Part of the road to the castle are paved for wheelchairs. The area around the castle is wheelchair friendly because there are ramps at one side of the stairs and gates. But wheelchairs cannot enter the castle because of many stairs. The castle cannot be rebuilt. The historical castle should remain unchanged. Accessible buses run from JR Aizu Wakamatsu station which is wheelchair accessible.   http://www.tsurugajo.com/language/eng

  Ouchi juku   

Located in Fukushima mountain side. This village has antique inns dated back to the Edo period. Many travelers used to stay at those inns about 200 - 400 years ago. When visiting this village, visitors can feel as if they made time warp to the Edo period. The tourist area is non-step, mostly wheelchair accessible. Many wheelchair toilets are available. However houses have steps because of old. Soba noodles are famous local food. The access is only by car