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Reply To: Monkey Park Iwatayama
- MemberFebruary 13, 2024 at 10:50 pm
I went to the snow monkey park 5 years ago. It was late November, outside of snow season, which would have made the dirt trail leading to the park even more difficult (or impossible for me). Anyway, I left my wheelchair at the beginning of the trail (as there were about 50 to 70 steps) and took my crutches. Then there was a 2km compact dirt path, up until another flight of stairs (about 40 steps) or a really steep and narrow uneven incline. Finally, just at the entrance, there were about 6 to 10 steps more, but once inside it was ok to get to the pool were the monkeys bath (only if it’s cold enough outside). If I had known beforehand and had someone to help me get the wheelchair past the stairs, I would have brought it.
Here’s a post that I did on my visit: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-7nK9IIewk/
So, if you can manage that many stairs, it might be feasible. Either way, I’m sure you’ll enjoy your trip to Japan.