Reply To: Roll-in shower hotels in Tokyo

  • Josh Grisdale

    January 4, 2023 at 3:44 pm


    Yup, that is one of the biggest challenges in Japan for accessible travel. (And a reason I started Accessible Japan.)

    First of all, you may want to read this:

    I use a power wheelchair and use a shower chair and the lack of roll-in showers often means (carefully) showering on the shower chair beside the bathtub.

    Is there a particular area in Tokyo you want to stay in? I can look for more options from there…

    If you don’t mind the lack of luxury, Toyoko Inn’s “heartful room b type” has twin beds and the toilet and sink are separate from the unit bath – essentially making it a roll-in shower since the door closes and it becomes a wet room. Toyoko Inn chain is everywhere in Japan and every room is identical, so, no surprises! (You can see it here:

    The other end of the spectrum is high-end hotels which often have walk-in showers where you can use a shower chair.

    For mid-range, you really need to ask on a case by case basis…

    Also, note that while the majority of hotels now have shower chairs, many places still have not gotten the memo and have stools etc that are not very safe if you have mobility challenges! So, you may want to bring your own, or ask the hotel to send a picture of what they have.

    Looking forward to discussing this further so you can have an awesome trip!

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