Wheelchair rental in Kyoto and Tokyo

  • Wheelchair rental in Kyoto and Tokyo

    Posted by Harry on April 3, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Hello! I’m touring Japan with my mom, and we’ve done so much walking from landmark to landmark. Her leg has started to hurt really badly, and we’re in need of a wheelchair rental to continue being able to visit different sites. We are currently in Kyoto but will be going back to Tokyo later in the week.

    Do you have recommendations for wheelchair rental in either Kyoto or Tokyo? Preferably near train stations. Ideally a multiple-day rental will be convenient, but single-day is ok if I pick it up in the morning and then return by some time in the evening.

    Josh Grisdale replied 1 year, 2 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Josh Grisdale

    Concierge
    April 3, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    Oh no! Sorry to hear.

    You can reach out to Accessible Japan to put you in touch with a place for Tokyo:

    https://www.accessible-japan.com/renting-wheelchairs-hoists-japan/

    For your immediate needs you can try you may want to try:

    https://kyoto-universal.jp/rental/index.html, there are several locations. The page is in Japanese but you can use Google translate on it or have your hotel call.

  • Ohayo Travel

    Concierge
    April 3, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    I think below might be an option for you.

    Chuo Ward Tourist Information (Metro Kyobashi Station) rent wheelchairs for free (with some deposit money).

    https://www.centraltokyo-tourism.com/ja-jp/news/news_88

  • Harry

    Member
    April 9, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you for these responses!

    I visited the Chuo center, but they were already booked out. A reservation is recommended for renting a wheelchair from them.

    However, they referred me to another visitor center in Shinjuku, and that location had a wheelchair available for me. So I recommend the info center that’s on the 3rd floor of the Shinjuku bus terminal (southern part of the station).

    Use this website to find other info centers that might have wheelchair rentals — https://tic.jnto.go.jp/eng/index.php

    I was also shown this website for ordering a wheelchair rental for longer periods of time, but you need to give them advance notice.

    http://www.ido-support.com/english/wchair.html

    • Josh Grisdale

      Concierge
      April 9, 2023 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks for the update and the great new information!

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