Toilets with hoists in Japan?

  • Toilets with hoists in Japan?

    Posted by raven on March 5, 2019 at 8:34 am

    I’ve always wanted to visit Japan but I am extremely scared to do so. I have SMA and am bound to a heavy, electric wheelchair. I can’t stand up at all and am too heavy for my carer to lift me which means I have to use hoists when toileting. I’ve heard there are plenty of spacious, accessible toilets in Japan, but are there many with hoists?

    kenigor replied 5 years, 3 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Accessible Japan

    March 5, 2019 at 9:12 am


    Unfortunately, even after being here for years, I don’t think I’ve seen a hoist in a public toilet.  Even in hotels, people need to rent one.

    @bookman @kenigor have you seen any?

    Sorry for the bad news

  • Mark

    March 5, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Unfortunately, I’ve also never seen a toilet with a hoist here. You may have to bring your own or rent one. Sorry :/

  • kenigor

    March 8, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Sorry, I also have never seen a hoist here. 🙁

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