Wheelchair Accessible Tokyo Metro

Accessible Tokyo: A Brief Guide

General Things Tokyo’s an incredible, and potentially overwhelming, city that should be experienced first hand. As officially the most populous city in the world, it is incredibly complex. It has over 225 stations in its 23 Wards and over a million people in transit every day. Still, the city is more accessible than it seems. Stations often have washrooms and lifts, and so do department stores and buildings. The information is a bit scattered, but out there! This guide is designed to provide general information on accommodation, getting around, and some accessible sightseeing locations specifically in Tokyo. It also includes some…

Tokyo Cafes: Unlimited Coffee Roasters

While UNLIMITED Coffee Bar opened its doors only recently in 2015, the company has been around since 2012. This cafe’s origins differs from most; it is a barista training company that expanded into wholesale roasting, and finally, into retail coffee. The location is on a busy corner right under the Tokyo Skytree, with a ground floor for the public and an upper floor for its barista training sessions. The main area has two tables for groups of 4, a bar table, and some small tables at the back. It’s a cozy space make use of natural light up at the…

Tokyo Cafes: Fukadaso 深田荘

If you’re speeding by in Koto-ku’s gridded lego-block streets, you’re likely to miss this unassuming warehouse. That is, in part, the point. The owners kept the facade in cohesion with the neighbourhood and focused on a cozy interior that complimented the original structure. Fukadaso has been a community hub since it opened its doors in 2012, and with its short business hours and spacious seating, it is evidently a labour of love. We arrived 10 minutes after they opened on Saturday to find a sign on the door requesting us to wait outside (with seats provided). This is a common sight in Japan. This is…