Nikko Toshogu Shrine Wheelchair Accessibility

  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine Wheelchair Accessibility

  • Accessible Japan

    November 29, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Nikko Toshogu Shrine is a registered UNESCO site and very important to Japan – nearly every middle-school student in Japan visits on a school trip!

    Unfortunately, those who do plan to make the trip should be aware of the distance (2 hours from Tokyo by train) and lack of accessibility (particularly for wheelchair users) when there. Of the total area, a bit less than half of the shrine is wheelchair accessible, and even the accessible area is difficult to move around in due do gravel and hills.

    Because of its registration as a heritage site, there is also little chance that the site will be made any more accessible than it already has been. Most of the site is documented in Google Street View, so it is possible to see many of the inaccessible locations or decide if it is worth the trek.

    Read more in our review:

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