Exploring Tokyo in a Wheelchair with a certified care worker guide.
Children（Age 7 -12）& care providers: ¥7,000
|Hours of availability||
Start Time：9:30 am
・English Speaking Guide
・Food and drinks
|Participants||2-6（including friends, family, caregivers, etc.）|
Here is a private tour where you can enjoy the highlights of Tokyo with peace of mind even for wheelchair users. In Tokyo, the barrier-free environment is rapidly improving ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games scheduled to be held in 2020. In this tour, an interpreter-guide that’s also a qualified home caregiver will guide you to famous sightseeing areas in Tokyo such as Asakusa, Shibuya, Harajuku while utilizing barrier free facilities.
This tour starts at your hotel and first visits Asakusa. In Asakusa, you can enjoy the views of the area and also the Tokyo Skytree from the observation deck of Asakusa Cultural Tourism Center, and then take a walk through Kaminarimon, Nakamise, Asakusa and Asakusa shrines, which are icons of Tokyo tourism. At Sensoji Temple, you can also enjoy a huge ceiling painting –a highlight of the main hall – because the main hall has an elevator for wheelchair users.
After Sensoji Temple, we move across the river to Sumida Park and enjoy the view of the Tokyo Skytree and Sumida River, with beautiful sights beyond. Sumida Park is also known as a cherry-blossom viewing spot where you can enjoy the cherry blossoms in full bloom, as well as being a scenic point for gazing at Tokyo Skytree.
After Sumida Park, we have lunch in Asakusa then go to Shibuya by subway. In Shibuya, we’ll first experience the Shibuya scramble intersection, which is the busiest pedestrian intersection in the world. 3,000 people may cross on one green light at many times and 500,000 to 1 million people cross here in a single day.
After crossing the scrambled intersection, we go to Meiji Dori, exit the Cat Street, and head towards Harajuku. Running in parallel with Meiji Dori, connecting Shibuya and Harajuku, Cat Street is a promenade built on the old Shibuya River, which was once flowing underneath. This is a perfect spot to feel state-of-the-scene Japanese youth culture.
After passing through Cat Street, we pass through Omotesando, heading on to Meiji Shrine. The Meiji Shrine is where the Emperor Meiji had built the cornerstones of modernization of Japan from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. It is a sacred spot with a distinct quiet from the hustle and bustle of the surroundings. At the end of 2016, the approach to the main hall was paved for wheelchair accessibility, making it a more perfect spot for us to go on this tour.
After visiting Meiji Shrine, we return to your hotel and end the tour. Together with a guide that knows about Tokyo, we invite you to have a wonderful and carefree day.
・Enjoy the views of Asakusa and the Tokyo Skytree from the Asakusa Cultural Tourism Center.
・Immerse yourself in the old, pretty Nakamise commercial district that dates back from the Edo Era.
・Gaze at the Sumida River and Tokyo Skytree from Sumida Park.
・Cross the Shibuya Scramble with as many as 3,000 others simultaneously.
・Experience the youth culture of Cat Street.
・Feel the history and ambience of Meiji Shrine.
・Private, wheelchair-accessible tour of Tokyo.
・Designed for seniors and visitors with limited mobility.
・Learn about Tokyo's history and culture, and see its most iconic attractions.
・Transport or weather conditions may require us to modify the tour on the your tour.
・Japanese are also welcome to take this tour.
Great Guides - they know accessibility
Not only was the guide friendly and knowledgeable about Tokyo, she was also understanding of different disabilities. She even had a certification as a personal carer! No need to worry.