We, the Japanese Red Cross Language Service Volunteers are one of the special volunteer groups under the Japanese Red Cross Society, and marking our 50th anniversary in 2015. We assist broad activities of the Japanese Red Cross Society and other social welfare organizations through our language skills, and also provide information for foreign visitors with disabilities to Japan. Among our various activities, “Accessible Tokyo” is the oldest with over 35 years’ history.
We have been investigating various facilities and collecting information on their accessibility and services provided for people with disabilities in Tokyo metropolitan areas. We have published the collected information in a printed book edition several times until recently, but now we release all the information on our website in public. (The website was renewed in 2014.)
The Accessible Tokyo website is available in Japanese and English as our purpose is to provide useful information for both foreign and domestic visitors with disabilities to Tokyo.
* If any of our descriptions on the website are inaccurate or inadequate, let us know by filling out the "Contact us" form. We will check it out. And also let us know if your organizations are interested in getting newly listed here or linking to us. And if you want any new information or hope to put your organization’s information on the website, please let us know.
The Japanese Red Cross Language Service Volunteers Accessible Editorial Committee Coordinators:ITO Masahiko, WAKABAYASHI Junko Click here to contact us.
The Japanese Red Cross Language Service Volunteers (LSV), founded in 1965, was based on a volunteer interpretation services group for the Tokyo Paralympics held in 1964. LSV is positioned as a specialized volunteer corps under the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS). LSV marks its 50th anniversary in 2015.
Organization Membership: Approximately 200 Member compositions: All ages in various fields and occupations including students and retirees.
General assistance for JRCS activities
Assistance in planning, translation and interpretation services for international exchange projects conducted by JRCS
Translation of JRCS documents including instruction manuals on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, disaster relief, dissemination of the Red Cross principles and introductions of IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent) Societies activities
Interpretation and translation services for events and projects hosted by social welfare organizations
Guide services for foreign visitors with disabilities
Managing the guide website, "Accessible Tokyo" for people with disabilities
TOKYO TRAVEL TIPS FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS
The area consists of the residence of the imperial families, the buildings for imperial ceremonies and the surrounding public gardens and parks. This 5km circumference area is one of the major tourist attractions.
Yoyogi National Stadium
It was built for swimming and basketball events in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. It is used the technique like the suspension bridge and is a building of rare structure not to have a pillar inside.
A Buddhist image netted in Sumida-River was enshrined in 7th Century. That is the origin. The temple was valued by Tokugawa family, but frequently burnt down, reconstructed after the war except Nitenmon Gate.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building has free observation decks which provide good panoramic views of Tokyo and beyond. The observatory at a height of 202 meters.
Tokyo tower is a radio tower as well as one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo. It is the second-tallest structure in Japan following Tokyo Skytree.
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty came from France for two years ,for the event "France Year in Japan" from 1998 to 99. Now, this statue came back to Odaiba as a replica. Now it is one of the popular photo spot.
Yokohama is an area with the long history since the port opened. In Minato-mirai area there are many sightseeing spot, shopping facilities, hotels, and concert hall. Chinatowns is popular as a dining spot.
Mount Takao, standing about 600 meter high and located at the place one hour train ride from central Tokyo, is rich in wildlife. Visitors using wheelchairs can take a funicular ride halfway up to the mountain.