Tokyo, Japan
December 18, 2019 - December 22, 2019
Tactile paving, known as Tenji blocks, were invented here in Japan by Seiichi Miyake, and now used around the world
  • Tactile paving is used to lead towards elevators, on subway platforms, as well as bicycle lanes, stairs, sidewalks, and mark where bus and train stops are. .

The famous Shinkansen, or bullet trains, of Japan are the fastest transportation in the nation, reaching speeds of 200 mph.

The Tokaido Shinkansen is the world’s busiest high-speed rail line, carrying 151 million passengers per year between Tokyo and Osaka. At peak times, up to thirteen trains per hour with sixteen cars each (1,323-seat capacity) run in each direction with a minimum headway of three minutes between trains!
  • Wheelchair accessible, and all buses are easily accessible
  • o Many landmarks such as Senso-Ji Temple, The Tokyo Skytree, and Ueno Park are wheelchair accessible!

There are companies with “Universal Design Taxis” to transport wheelchairs up difficult gravel paths and to temples