Barrier Free Accessibility
Led by the guiding principle that a “town easy to live in is one easy to visit,” the City of Takayama is working on a barrier-free, town-making program to turn itself into a tourist community where both physically handicapped people and the elderly can live a safe, comfortable life. The city is also probing the possibilities of making “information barrier-free” to expedite the flow of communication to promote deeper mutual understanding between visitors and local community residents in the current context of growing worldwide tourism.
Constructing bump-free streets
Bump-free streets are being constructed and crossings modified to enable the safe passage of people in wheelchairs.
Installation of wheelchair-ready restrooms
Forty clean, wheelchair-ready public restrooms are available in downtown Takayama. People in wheelchairs can enjoy movement around the town with comfort, because these restrooms are open to everybody for free. Moreover, many hotels, Japanese inns, and restaurants in Takayama provide wheelchair-ready restrooms.
Benches in town
Many benches are provided in the central zone of the town, particularly for allowing the elderly to take refreshing rest after a walk downtown.
Support of means of transportation
Many support-seats or wheelchair-ready taxis are available.