Full-Day Accessible Barrier-Free Tokyo for Wheelchair Users

Private & Custom Tours in Tokyo
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Tour description

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'll enjoy the views of the Tokyo Skytree from the observation deck of Asakusa Cultural Tourism Center, and then visit Asakusa Temple, an icon 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, you'll 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 depending on the season. After Sumida Park, you'll 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 intersection, you'll head 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 experience Japanese youth culture.After passing through Cat Street, you'll 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.visiting Meiji Shrine, we return to your hotel and end the tour. Together with a guide that knows about Tokyo, you're guaranteed a wonderful and carefree day.

What's included

  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour

What's not included

  • Food and drinks