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Reply To: How Far In Advance to Plan for 2025 World Expo in Osaka
- ModeratorJune 27, 2023 at 10:29 am
Excellent advice from Justin.
Currently, only 0.4% of all the rooms (not hotels) in Japan are classified as accessible. The law only requires hotels with more than 50 rooms to have an accessible room. Before the Olympics and Paralympics they were only required to have one accessible room, now it is 1% (ie 1 accessible for 50-199 rooms, 2 accessible for 200-299 rooms and so on.). All this to say, accessible rooms are in high demand.
Unfortunately, they also often don’t show up in online booking services and require you to call or email (if they have an email).
Also, with big events, tour package providers often buy out entire hotels…
It may be best to get an on-the-ground travel agent to at least help with accommodation booking.