Tokyo - Post Report Question and Answers

Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

Yes, I think so. - Nov 2020

Yes. Yes - Mar 2019

To some extent, yes. It is crowded and the infrastructure is old in parts. - Mar 2018

It may be difficult to use public transportation. - Feb 2014

Not many. There are elevators and ramps. - Apr 2013

lots. - Jan 2011

Many; handicapped access is a new concept in Japan, so unfortunately many Japanese in wheelchairs are simply confined to their homes. It"s a shame but true. - Oct 2008

Much of the city is NOT wheelchair-friendly but many of the newer train stations are much better. Handicapped elevators are prevalent in many buildings. We had a friend visit who was in a wheelchair and needed strong people to lift him in his wheelchair down/up stairs on the subways from time to time... definitely not easy, but possible with assistance. - Jan 2008

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