Enjoy Yokohama’s new accessible ropeway

  • Enjoy Yokohama’s new accessible ropeway

    Posted by Accessible Japan on May 10, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    It is exciting to see that Yokohama’s new ropeway is open to everyone. Even better than that is that they are not burying the fact, but listing on the information page that all carriages are accessible as the first point!

    Once it is safer to travel again, should we do a more detailed check?

    Here is a video:

    And the official website:

    https://yokohama-air-cabin.jp/en/

    Josh Grisdale replied 1 year, 1 month ago 5 Members · 22 Replies
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  • Sarah

    Member
    May 10, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    It is! I saw it this morning on my friend’s Instagram. He was there yesterday. Happy to hear about the accessibility! Yeah!!

  • Josh Grisdale

    Moderator
    May 10, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    It is awesome when the onus isn’t on the person with the disability to search for the information!

    Is your friend disabled? Do they have any pictures or videos of accessibility at the ropeway they might share?

    • Sarah

      Member
      May 10, 2021 at 10:06 pm

      He isn’t disabled and his photos were only from outside, looking up at them.

    • Josh Grisdale

      Moderator
      May 10, 2021 at 10:54 pm

      Too bad, but looks like @VRSteve has it covered 🙂

  • VR Steve

    Member
    May 10, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    ohhhh so awesome! I gotta check this out! Never heard of it before!

  • Josh Grisdale

    Moderator
    May 10, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    It just opened recently.

    You should go over there! It would be a perfect project for you!

    • VR Steve

      Member
      May 10, 2021 at 7:24 pm

      I was actually thinking that! the ferris wheel combo 🙂 do some VR

    • Josh Grisdale

      Moderator
      May 10, 2021 at 7:52 pm

      Please do!

  • schroth-sensei

    Member
    May 11, 2021 at 2:02 am

    Ohh, nighttime ride looks fun! Definitely have to consider this next visit. ?

  • Josh Grisdale

    Moderator
    June 24, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Going to try it out this weekend now that the lockdown has lifted!

  • Josh Grisdale

    Moderator
    June 27, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Rode on Yokohama Sky Cabin rope way yesterday.
    There is an elevator up to the ticket booth and tactile blocks in most areas. The ticket wicket is wide enough for a wheelchair but you must open it with the QR on your ticket, so some help may be needed.
    When you are ready to get in the gondola, they stop the rope way and fold up the seat in the gondola for more room (one side or both sides can be lifted up). There is practically no gap between the platform and the gondola.
    There are accessible toilets at the station.

  • Sarah

    Member
    June 27, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Fantastic to see and hear it is a good set up. Nice view?

    • Josh Grisdale

      Moderator
      June 27, 2021 at 9:35 am

      Yes, but too short – only about 5 min!

    • Sarah

      Member
      June 27, 2021 at 9:54 am

      5 mins only! That’s a bit of a rip off. How much is it?

    • Josh Grisdale

      Moderator
      June 27, 2021 at 10:56 am

      Various prices: https://yokohama-air-cabin.jp/en/
      1000 yen for me and companion.

    • VR Steve

      Member
      June 28, 2021 at 10:21 am

      ya,,,, that what I thought too! Much hype but very short trip! Almost Takes longer to get on and off haha. but it is pretty awesome view!

  • schroth-sensei

    Member
    June 27, 2021 at 9:36 am

    The gondola looks a little tight for a wheelchair, but understandably so. Very cool that it is so accessible, I will definitely try it next time I’m there. Are tickets fairly inexpensive? ?

    • Josh Grisdale

      Moderator
      June 27, 2021 at 9:39 am

      It was a bit smaller than I envisioned. However, after getting on, I realized I was facing the wrong way to see the Ferris wheel. With both benches lifted up, I was able to turn around inside the gondola. My wheelchair is about 120cm long.

    • Sarah

      Member
      June 27, 2021 at 9:53 am

      Good you could twirl around!

    • Josh Grisdale

      Moderator
      June 27, 2021 at 10:52 am

      Though, should be noted that it did rock the gondola a bit more than I would have liked when I turned around!

  • VR Steve

    Member
    June 28, 2021 at 10:10 am

    I thought I posted this lol
    https://youtu.be/I06pI5cxc40

    • Josh Grisdale

      Moderator
      June 28, 2021 at 10:25 am

      Awesome!!
      Oh, and the Ferris wheel is accessible too!

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