Tokyo Metro Accessibility

  • Tokyo Metro Accessibility

    Posted by Hamsomy3 on December 5, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Are all metro stations in Tokyo wheelchair accessible? If not, how do I find out which are and which aren’t accessible?

    Josh Grisdale replied 1 month, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Ohayo Travel

    Moderator
    December 5, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Both Tokyo Metro and Toei Transportation say all the stations are accesisble.

    https://www.tokyometro.jp/safety/barrierfree/progress/tozai/index.html

    https://www.kotsu.metro.tokyo.jp/eng/guides/wheelchair/
    As for JR train stations in Tokyo 23 Wards, there are a few. You do not need to worry normally.

  • Josh Grisdale

    Moderator
    December 6, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    As Ohayo Travel mentioned, you do not really need to worry in Tokyo. But if you are interested you can also check out this website: https://www.ecomo-rakuraku.jp/en

    Also, if you Google a station and go to the page for it, they generally have a red line indicating the accessible route.

  • Hamsomy3

    Member
    December 14, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Follow-up Question: I’m on a manual wheelchair. I’m afraid that the station might be too vast for me to navigate. Would the staff be willing to assist in pushing me around within the station?

    • Josh Grisdale

      Moderator
      December 14, 2022 at 1:03 pm

      They will definitely guide you to your train, and then to the exit after you arrive.

      I am a power wheelchair user so don’t need to be pushed, but I don’t see why they wouldn’t help if needed. (I’m pretty sure I have seen them pushing people…)

      Of course, they will only help with getting to and from your train, and you would be on your own if you want to do shopping or eat at a restaurant in one of the bigger stations.

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