Shirakawa-Go Accessibility

  • Shirakawa-Go Accessibility

    Posted by Evalore1129 on November 6, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    I’m landing in Japan next week for my second trip to Japan and have decided to head to Shirakawa-Go as a side trip when I’m in Kanazawa. I’ve already looked over the street view and know I can manage most of the village itself, I was wondering though if anyone in a wheelchair has been up the Ogimachi Castle Observation Deck. There are only a few photos and not a wonderful view from Google Streetview.

    From what I can see, it looks entirely doable to me as I’m a very mobile and able wheelchair user but I don’t really want to get 2/3’s the way up and have to turn back again. I should also add that I have a Smart Drive MX2 power assist for a bit more oomph.

    yuyu replied 7 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • yuyu

    November 7, 2023 at 9:19 am




  • yuyu

    November 7, 2023 at 9:24 am

    I can’t write in English, so I hope Google Translate works well.

    I once traveled to Shirakawa-go with my mother, who is a wheelchair user. I also went to the Ogimachi Castle ruins observation deck.

    There is a parking lot right next to the observation deck, so you can go there by car. The ground near the observatory was full of rocks, but I managed to push my mother’s wheelchair to the edge of the observatory and enjoy the view.

    I have summarized what happened at that time on my blog, so please take a look if you like.

    At that time, we stayed at a hotel in Kanazawa and toured Kanazawa, then the next day we toured Shirakawa-go and Gokayama and stayed at a hotel in Takayama. The morning market in Takayama was also fun.

    We also introduce accessible hotels in Kanazawa and Takayama.

    This page is in Japanese, so please use Google Translate to view it.

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