Reply To: wearing leg braces and shoes inside

  • schroth-sensei

    November 12, 2022 at 9:28 am


    You should be able to find many places you can visit, even temples where you don’t need to cover your shoes. However, giving some examples depends on your location, so where you are staying at in Japan?

    From my personal experience (I use a wheelchair), I have visited temples that are very accessible (such as Sensoji in Asakusa and Todaiji in Nara) and was able to see almost everything easily, as well as others (like Tokeijin in Kamakura) that may be partly accessible but with the main temple accessible only by a long flight of stairs. Many of these didn’t require shoes to be removed/covered, but the ones that do are usually pretty helpful (e.g Sanjusangendoin Kyoto has no steps, but requires clean feet/tires, and for wheelchairs they’ll help clean the tires prior to entry).

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