Reply To: Artificial leg and Japanese shoe removal custom

  • Accessible Japan

    Moderator
    November 15, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Hello,

    I have been to tonnes of temples/shrines and, in general, the majority of sightseeing is outside with shoes on.  Even approaching the main hall (for praying) you mostly keep your shoes on.  You would only need to remove shoes when going inside, and that would likely only be if you had a special appointment (zen experience, tea ceremony etc).  So, I don’t think it is a huge issue.

    If you give us a list, we can look for info!

    Best

    AJ

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