Reply To: Problems unique to disable travelers

  • alison

    May 6, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    I’m not a visitor to Japan so this is a bit of brainstorming rather than experience, but here are some things that I thought of:


    Difficult for visitors to check ingredients of food for allergic reactions or dietary restrictions because packages are only labeled in Japanese.  Other countries tend to be further ahead with multi-lingual packaging.


    Unable to use disability card from overseas (and without a Japanese “Shintai Shogaisha Teicho” (disability passport)), travelers with a personal assistant must pay full fare for their assistant for transportation and other attractions.  (Other countries may have the same policy though…)


    Lack of accommodation of power scooters in Japan.


    Lack of cutlery (knife, fork, spoon) available at restaurants for those with difficulty with chopsticks (including many foreigners without physical disabilities also struggle with chopsticks!)




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