Reply To: Vehicle location

  • Accessible Japan

    Moderator
    May 29, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Hi,

    That is exciting!  Non-direct flights are hard.

    For the vehicle question first, I would get in touch with IDO Support.  They speak English, have equipment rentals and at least one wheelchair accessible rental van.  It even has hand controls and can be delivered to the airport!  You can find their website (in English) here: http://www.ido-support.com/english/rentacar.html. Please let them know Accessible Japan sent you. Now, I am not sure of the price so it may be expensive.  If you don’t need the extras like hand controls, I believe that a number of standard dealers also offer accessible vehicles (ie have a ramp in the back).  If that would be better, let us know and we can look for some. But they may not be easy to rent as they are not always in the online rental system and you may need to contact the dealer directly.

    As for power, please read our post here: https://www.accessible-japan.com/voltage-japan-wheelchair-battery-chargers/

    It should be fine from Canada (120v) but you may not get a full charge in the regular time since the voltage is slightly lower in Japan (100v) and so it may possibly take longer. Also note that all plugs here are two pronged, so you may need a plug adapter.

    If you could send a picture of the details sticker on your battery charger, we can confirm with more certainty.*

    Hope this helps!

    (*Please note we are not electrical engineers, so you should ask your wheelchair dealer for final confirmation)

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