Studying abroad in Kyoto

  • Studying abroad in Kyoto

  • aloftdaydreamer

    Member
    February 11, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Hi,

    I’m a power wheelchair user and will be studying abroad in Kyoto for some time this summer. I was just wondering if anyone knows how accessible Kyoto is in general day to day life. Like local transportation, stores etc. I’m planning on going alone so I wanted to know. Also, any nice accessible places to do sight seeing or restaurants to visit? fun things to do? Thank you.

     

    Best,

    Emma

  • Accessible Japan

    Moderator
    February 12, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Hello @AloftDaydreamer

    That sounds like an exciting adventure!

    I actually just got back from Kyoto yesterday.  This week I will be adding new accessibility reports for Gion, Yasaka Jinja, Kennin-ji, and Heian Jingu.  In the mean time you can see some other places from Kyoto on our website:
    https://www.accessible-japan.com/wheelchair-accessible-travel-destinations-and-tourist-attractions-in-japan/

    The buses and subway stations are nearly all accessible but because it is such a popular location, the buses in particular are very crowded and can be hard to fit on due to the number of people.

    While there are stores and restaurants that are accessible, a lot of older ones may have a step or two.

    You can use this info to find accessible restaurants:
    https://www.accessible-japan.com/wheelchair-accessible-restaurants-japan/

    When you are visiting we would love to share your story on our blog!  Please let us know if you might be interested.

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