Disabled tourists, like any other tourists in the World, should be able to enjoy travel, dining out, drinking out, sightseeing and socializing in great surroundings and company.
Shizuoka Prefecture is a must-visit region of Japan thanks to its incredible array of spas (onsen/hotspring resorts), culture (it was once the very center of old Japan under Lord Tokuagawa Ieysau), tourism including Mount Fuji, the latest UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and its vaunted gastronomy for all, be they omnivores, vegetarians or with special dietary priorities.
Its proximity from Tokyo (80 minutes by bullet train) and its own airport in Shimada City makes for a practical destination, even within a single-day trip.
And do not forget that with the coming Olympics and Para-Olympics, it will become a much-needed relief from overcrowded Tokyo!
This guide was initiated to provide information fr the special needs of disabled tourists with a view to cover as many topics as possible.
If you have any questions, suggestions, critics, whatever they are, do send us a message! We will reply as soon as possible, will investigate and add any information to this fledgling site!
Bear in mind this is all done on a purely volunteer basis, so do not hesitate to contact us!
We will even provide a forum page if needed!
Below are the topics so far to be covered. We are waiting for your suggestions!
RAILWAY STATIONS AND RAILWAY LINES GUIDE FOR DISABLED TOURISTS
SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE ROAD STATIONS/SERVICE AREAS EQUIPPED FOR DISABLED TOURISTS
SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE AIRPORT, HARBORS & FERRIES EQUIPPED FOR DISABLED TOURISTS
SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE URBAN BUSES, PRIVATE BUSES, SIGHTSEEING BUSES FOR DISABLED TOURISTS
SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE TAXIS & LIMOUSINE SERVICES FOR DISABLED TOURISTS
SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE HOTELS WITH DISABLED GUESTS FACILITIES
SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE GOVERNMENT OFFICES & PUBLIC SERVICES FOR DISABLED USERS
SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE HOSPITALS & CLINICS FOR DISABLED VISITORS
SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE STORES WITH DISABLED CUSTOMERS FACILITIES
SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE SPORTS FACILITIES EQUIPPED FOR DISABLED ATHLETES
SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE RESTAURANTS WITH DISABLED GUESTS FACILITIES
SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE MUSEUMS/ATTRACTION PARKS/LEISURE CENTERS/TOURISTIC SPOTS/ENTERTAINMENT VENUES WITH DISABLED VISITORS FACILITIES
SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE HOT SPRINGS SPAS WITH DISABLED VISITORS FACILITIES
SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE URBAN FACILITIES FOR DISABLED VISITORS
RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES
So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,
Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery
Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents
HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City