Reply To: Getting to Shirakawa-go in a Wheelchair

  • Joan Pahisa

    January 4, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Plenty of answers already and nothing much to add. I was in Shirakawa-go in 2018 and it was really nice (even if traditional houses were not accessible, the stroll around town is already worth it). Pavement was good and there were some restaurants on the main street with an accessible entrance as well as street posts with food (though waiting lines were long). I went with typical rice broth noodles at a restaurant.

    Here are the posts that I did on Instagram about the trip with some comments on accessibility:

    As for transportation, unfortunately, it’s as said, the only options were a rental car or getting your wheelchair on the trunk of the bus from Kanazawa or Takayama and getting on it on your own.

    If anyone finds any other options, please let us know! I’d love to go back to Shirakawa-go without the bus hassle, though without spending crazy money…

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