Romancecar

  • Romancecar

    Posted by Bren on February 24, 2024 at 4:43 pm

    Is this train accessible for manual wheelchairs? Do you have to prebook? Is the scenery much different to the alternative standard train? Thanks.

    Bren replied 1 month, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Jul

    Member
    February 24, 2024 at 4:59 pm

    Hello,

    all trains are accessible .

    For shinkansen, if you book, you can put your wheelchair in a specific place and stay on it.

    It was not difficult to take train when we were in Japan.

  • Josh Grisdale

    Moderator
    February 24, 2024 at 5:06 pm

    Hello,

    Yes, there are accessible seats available. You can see them a bit in this write-up for Hakone:

    https://www.accessible-japan.com/places/japan/kanagawa-1/hakone/attractions/hakone/

    Unlike commuter trains, you need to get special tickets for the Romancecar, but unless it very busy you can typically get the tickets the same day.

    The view isn’t really anything different, but the seating etc is nicer.

  • Bren

    Member
    February 25, 2024 at 6:51 am

    Do you know if the observation deck has accessibility?

    • Josh Grisdale

      Moderator
      February 25, 2024 at 5:55 pm

      Unfortunately, the observation car is at the very front but the accessible seating is in the middle of the train.

  • Bren

    Member
    February 25, 2024 at 8:03 pm

    No point taking the romance car then I suppose. Probably see just as much on a standard train. Thanks for the info guys.

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