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