Wheelchair accessible tour report (vol.2)

Oct 15 - 17, 2016 / Yamagata prefecture, JPN

Tourist: Miki Tamura
*Hotel rate is calculated based on Twin room with 2 pax.
*Costs for car rentals are not included.

  AM 7:12         Tokyo to Yamagata                                                   Single trip / person
                                   Yamagata Shinkansen "Tsubasa 123"                     11,340 yen
                                   *Wheelchair accessible seat (reserved)

  AM 10:06               Arrive to Yamagata Station
                                   Meet w/ private guide from Yamagata BFTC

  AM 11:00               Join the outdoor "*NEGINI (IMONI)" Party hosted by Negibito Company
                                   Lunch: All-you-can-eat/ drink                              3,000 yen / person

           *NEGINI (IMONI) is Yamagata's traditional hotpot with taro root,
                                    wagyu (beef), konnyaku, and green onion in soy sauce based soup.

   PM 15:00              Attraction: Wheelchair Paragliding at Nanyo Sky Park 
                                   Tandem soaring                                                     20,000 yen / person
                                   *Additional options: DVD digital files (photo & video) 4,000 yen


  PM 17:00              HTL Check-in: Japanese style hotel in Akayu Onsen "Daimonjiya
                                  Universal  Room TWIN w/Bed and Breakfast       14,500 yen / person

                                  *Entry ramp is available by request (free of charge)
                                   *Twin "Wa-yo shitsu (Japanese-Western room)" w/ private onsen
                                   *Breakfast: Japanese style "Washoku" served in a private room

   PM 18:30              Yakiniku party at "Jihei"                                             4,000 yen / person
                                   Dinner: WAGYU YAKINIKU (Japanese style BBQ)


   PM 22:00              Return to HTL

   AM 8:00                Breakfast at HTL
                                   Breakfast: Japanese style breakfast served in a private room

   AM 9:30                Meet w/ private guide from Yamagata BFTC

   AM 10:00              Attraction: Chrysanthemum Festival 
                                                    in Nanyo city Central Flower Park (admission free)

   PM 12:00              Lunch at "Men-ya FUKUTOMI"
                                   Lunch: RAMEN (Famous Japanese style soup noodle)
                                   *Akamiso Ramen    720 yen        

   PM 14:00              Attraction: Fruit picking in "Takahashi Fruit Land"
                                   *Grape picking: 500yen / person (all-you-can-eat)
                                   *Pear picking: 700yen / person (3 pears)

   PM 16:00              Shopping and Tasting wine at "Oura Winery"

   PM 17:00              Attraction: Watching night view from Nanyo Sky Park

   PM 17:30              Dinner: By self

   PM 19:00              Attraction: "*Tsuki-musubi Ceremony" in "Kumano-taisha" shrine
                                   *Night ceremony for matchmaking♡ under the full moon
                                     2,000 yen / person

   PM 21:00              Return to HTL

   AM 8:00               Breakfast at HTL
                                  Breakfast: Japanese style breakfast served in a private room

   AM 9:30               HTL Check-out
                                   Meet w/ private guide from Yamagata BFTC

   AM 11:30              Attraction: Watching Koyo (autumn leaves) at "Mt. ZAO"
                                   *Round trip for Zao Rope Way: 4,100 yen / person


   PM 12:30              Lunch at Restaurant "Sancho (The Summit)"
                                   Lunch: By self

   PM 14:00              Shopping at "*Gutto Yamagata"
                                   *Shopping mall offering local foods and specialties

   PM 17:00              Attraction: Visit "*Ginzan Onsen" town
                                   *Japanese old style historical onsen town


   PM 19:25             Yamagata (Akayu station) to Tokyo                          Single trip / person
                                   Yamagata Shinkansen "Tsubasa 94                     11,340 yen
                                   *Wheelchair accessible seat (reserved)

   PM 10:06             Arrive to Tokyo Station

GRAND TOTAL (Net amount) for 3 Day Tour:        87,892 yen

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Youll Never Know Unless You Try
Wheelchair accessible tour report (vol.1)
Nanyo city, Yamagata is the one and only place in Japan where we can experience tandem paragliding on the flying wheelchair. This special wheelchair FlyChair was developed in Finland and imported to Yamagata. 

Coming from a MTB-downhill background I am used to running down a steep downhill and love the thrill of the speed, however, all of that is with on land. It felt like an explosion in my head, when I fly out to the sky. All surroundings appeared bright and beautiful I didnt see any borders between the nature and myself.

Are you ready for the sky adventure?
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International Workshop held in Iseshima

October 26-27, 2016 ASEAN Japan Centre (AJC) in cooperation with Iseshima Barrier-freeTour Center held the workshop on “Sustainable Tourism: Accessible Tourism” in Toba city (Mie prefecture, Japan). 14 representatives from the 5 countries, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Malaysia participated 2-day program to learn the current condition of accessibility for the aged and disabled in famous travel destination.

"Promenade of Seagull" in Toba city

Lecture on "Accessible tourism in Iseshima"

Barrier-free guest room inspection

Visit Mikimoto Pearl Island

JINRIKI - Useful item for disaster preparation

Instructors: (L) Chie Nakamura, from Iseshima BFTC
(R) Miki Tamura, from Accessible Travel JAPAN


The Value of Action
Great paint work by Barrier-free project team “Gratitude” (in Yamagata, Japan) and Yamagata loving volunteers making a parking space for wheelchair user.


Join Us for International "NEGINI" Lunch Party!

WHEN: Oct. 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 15:00 p.m.

WHERE: Oi Pier Central Seaside Park in Shinagawa  map

ADMISSION: Free charge! Free food! Free drink!
                      Contact us by e-mail
                      or send us message on Facebook messenger.

"Negini" is a special style "Imoni" dish eaten traditionally in Yamagata prefecture.

The event is held by Negibito Company for foreign residents and travelers to enjoy Yamagata's excellent green onions.

NOTICE OF FILMING: The area is being used to photograph and filmed for commercial and other media exhibitions. The film will include shots of persons appearing the area. Your presence in this event will be deemed as concent in appearing in the film or other material.


ONE-DAY Wheelchair Tour in AKIBA
「秋葉原 1-DAY ツアー」

Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast Hotel “remm AKIHABARA”
Universal Twin room, 23
1night BB / 2 PAX, 32,000yen *Reference price.
ユニバーサルツイン 21 朝食付きプラン \32,000(参考価格)

Accessible Room Layout
TWIN Bedroom


AM8:00      Breakfast at Hotel
AM9:00      Tour Start ! (*^-^)/♪「出発!」

       15 min walk (approx. 950m) *The route contains steep slopes.

AM9:15      Visit a historical place to feel the calmness and atmosphere of Edo period.
                Worship at “Kandamyoujin shrine” 「神田明神」

The Main Gate 「随神門」
Main Entrance


The Main Shrine 「御神殿」
Ramp to the main shrine


         * Wheelchair accessible restroom is located at the rest house.

       10 min walk (approx. 550m) from Kandamyoujin.

AM10:30    Enjoy shopping at famous discount megastore.
       “Don Quijote, Akihabara” 「ドン・キホーテ秋葉原」
              *Ask the shop staff for using the elevator.
                 (Elevator is located at the back part of the building.)

       ★Don’t forget to try Japanese crepes at “Crazy Crepes”. 
                   You can choose from many flavors!

                5 min walk (approx. 300m) from Don Quijote.

PM12:00    Discover the local foods and specialty products from all over Japan.
                Antenna shop “CHABARA AKIOKA MARCHE”「ちゃばら」 
Tasty SAKEs


       *Wheelchair accessible restroom is available.

                1 min walk (approx. 50m) from CHABARA.

PM13:00    Lunch at “B-1 GRAND PRIX” food stands. B-1グランプリ食堂」
                Try various kinds of famous Japanese local dish at the street-food bandwagon.

                5 min walk (approx. 300m) from B-1 Grand Prix.

PM14:00    Enjoy shopping at famous electronics megastore.
                “Yodobashi Camera, Multimedia AKIBA” 「ヨドバシカメラ」

Wheelchair accessible restroom is located on 3rd - 9th floor.

                4 min walk (approx. 350m) from Yodobashi Camera.

PM16:00    Pick out your costumes and just sing your favorite songs out loud!
                Special rates for early hours in weekdays.
                “ADORES, Akihabara” 「アドアーズ秋葉原店」


       *Wheelchair accessible restroom is located on 10th floor.

                3 min walk (approx. 250m) from ADORES.

PM18:30    Shopping and strolling at river-side terrace.
                “mAAch ecute, Kanda Manseibashi” 「マーチ エキュート 神田万世橋」


     *Wheelchair accessible restroom is located on 1st floor.

    2 min walk (approx. 180m) from mAAch ecute.

PM19:30    Dinner at “Mansei” 「肉の万世」
                Tasty WAGYU (Japanese Beef) dining at famous restaurant “Mansei”.
                Grilled steak, Sukiyaki, Shabu-shabu, Yakiniku BBQ, and many more!
                Self-service all-you-can-drink BAR is available for 780 yen / 1hour at B1 floor.

Wheelchair accessible restroom is located on 2nd floor and 7th floor.

                2 min walk (approx. 110m) from Mansei.

PM21:00    Back to Hotel “remm AKIHABARA”
                Have a Nice Dream! ヾ(゚-^*)