Cramped Donki

  • Cramped Donki

    Posted by AlanBE on April 1, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    I have been to Don Quixote when I was using a cane & loved it. Now, with my scooter, it will be near impossible to turn in those cramped aisles. Is there a branch in Tokyo (preferably in Shinjuku, Shiboya or Ginza) which is a bit less difficult to move around with my poor turning circle? Thanks…

    Josh Grisdale replied 10 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Josh Grisdale

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    April 2, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Tough question! The biggest challenge being that cramped stores filled with cheap items is sorta their “thing”.

    There are a few “MEGA Don Quijotes” in Tokyo (https://jw-webmagazine.com/large-don-quijote-and-mega-donki-in-tokyo/)… but it doesn’t seem bigger means spacious, just “more room to put more stuff in”.

    I know the one in Mizue was asked by a local disability group to keep the aisles clear and they did… for a few years but now it is becoming more like the others.

    My only real suggestion is to use the pictures feature in Google maps. If you select a location, details show up in the information pane and if you scroll down there are often pictures from inside the store, allowing you to get a bit of an idea what it might be like to navigate.

    I wondered if they might have wheelchairs available to borrow (as it would have a better turning radius) and it came up in the FAQ but the answer was just “it depends on the store, ask the store”… not super helpful!

    Sorry for a not very helpful answer!

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