Reply To: What Are Your Experiences With Accessible Airbnb in Japan?

  • Nomad Traveler

    June 8, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Leony,

    Due to the number of tourists and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the city has constantly improved its accessibility, and the vast majority of accessibility in terms of buses, trains and subways are wheelchair accessible.So that is some good news😊😊

    Airbnb in Japan is a great alternative to traditional accommodation, both in big cities where accommodation for tourists is often booked out, and also in more rural locations where there is a lack of hotel infrastructure and vacation rentals. Not to mention the added convenience of facilities like a kitchen and a washing machine.

    If you are going to book accommodation on Airbnb Japan, these are the 3 things you should ensure that your AirBnB is abiding to (has been implemented since June 2018):

    1. Property must be registered with local government authorities
    2. Guest details by way of official ID must be collected by the host
    3. Property can only be rented out for a maximum of 180 days a year

    Leony you can also check out these two amazing websites for Japan’s accessibility related queries:

    If there are accessibility constraints, there are many budget friendly cum wheelchair accessibility friendly hotels in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and other areas- which I feel is a much better option than AirBnB.You can check them out from the below link (look for Budget-Range Hotels (c.¥15,000):

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