Reply To: When should I visit Japan in a wheelchair?

  • Josh Grisdale

    May 1, 2022 at 12:45 pm


    Sorry for the late reply.

    Honestly, yes things are a bit busier during Sakura season, must mostly at the famous places. But everyone is on a regular work schedule so weekdays are not particularly crowded. Perhaps retired people travel more during this time, but it is my impression that most people go to local areas more. Maybe @therealjapan can give some good advice.

    Right now it is Golden Week where a bunch of holidays line up and everyone can travel more so trains, hotels and planes are all booked up. So, golden week, Obon and New Years is the worst time to travel.

    But, if you want to see the Sakura, you can totally do it in a wheelchair. Maybe just plan your hotels etc a bit earlier. The famous places like Ueno Park will be hard to get around due to the crowds (though not impossible!) but there are also many local parks that are beautiful and perhaps more authentic. If it isn’t your goal to see the Sakura then maybe aim for a different time.

    Hoping this helps!

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