Accessible Van needed in Kumamoto

  • Accessible Van needed in Kumamoto

    Posted by Unknown Member on March 25, 2018 at 5:35 am

    My husband and I will be visiting a close friend in Kumamoto in early May. He is in a wheelchair and unable to assist with transfer. He lives in a facility and says that there is no one who can help him to go outside, and no accessible van available for transportation. We will be visiting him for a couple of days and would very much like to be able to take him on an outing or two. Would anyone happen to know what arrangements we could make in Kumamoto to accomplish this? He lives near Kita, a little north of Kumamoto. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.

    Unknown Member replied 6 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Accessible Japan

    March 25, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Hello, thanks for the question!

    We can definitely look for options. (^_^)

    First though, two questions:

    1) Just to confirm, we are talking about Kita-ku just north of Kumamoto, correct? Do you know the nearest train station?
    Kita Kumamoto:

    2) What type of wheelchair does your friend use?
    In Japan there are various sizes of wheelchair vans.  The large ones that can handle power wheelchairs are rarer, but ones that can take a manual wheelchair are much more common.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Accessible Japan

    March 26, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Hi again @Julie

    How about this taxi company:
    They are located in Kita and have an email inquiry form, so they should be easy to contact.  They charge depending on the type of trip (ie either by distance, or time etc), but you can rent out a block of time at 2,000 / 30-minutes.

    This one is also relatively close:

    There are a bunch more in Kumamoto City itself and they are likely willing to go to Kita as it is only about 30-40 minutes from Kumamoto city.

    You may also be able to rent an accessible vehicle as well:

    Hope this helps!

  • Unknown Member

    March 27, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Yes it does help, many thanks indeed!


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