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For the Disabled Traveler

At major train stations, airports, and hotels, as well as in most newer shopping centers and theaters in the city, the disabled traveler or wheelchair user should have little trouble in getting from place to place. About 35% of Japan’s train stations are completely accessible, and work continues to improve accessibility at other public facilities, including the installation of elevators, wheelchair ramps, and other accommodations. Barrier-free toilets are now available in about half of all train stations, and you will also find them in most newer buildings. Most major urban hotels will also have wheelchair accessible rooms and public areas, though smaller “business hotels” and more traditional Japanese-style inns may not be accessible. If you have special needs, always check with your travel agent or directly with the facility before making your reservations.

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