Reply To: Artificial leg and Japanese shoe removal custom

  • ruthh

    October 26, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Hello, my name is Ruth and I work for InsideJapan Tours – the tour operator that Accessible Japan gave a kind plug to! We’d certainly be able to arrange Japan travel for anybody with an artificial leg. If you travelled on one of our Small Group Tours, the tour leader would be able to explain to any entrance officials at temples or special events that you cannot remove your shoe. Or if you were travelling independently on a tailormade trip, we’d give you a page explaining in Japanese that you have an artificial leg – just to ease any potential communication issues. I’ve read that there are 80,000 people living in Japan using prosthetic limbs, so local customs can certainly be navigated!

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