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3) Wheelchair Accessible Field Trip Program

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Wheelchair Accessible Field Trip Events

The Wheelchair Accessible Field Trip is a program where participants who have never used a wheelchair and wheelchair users come together to explore the city. During the trip, they learn about the different barriers present in the urban environment and work together to overcome them. This experience helps foster a mindset of inclusivity and accessibility. The program is being implemented in various fields such as community development, regional revitalization, tourism, and education. In the fiscal year 2022, a total of seven town-walking events took place in cities like Sapporo, Tokyo, Tokushima, and Okinawa.

WheeLog! in Sapporo, Hokkaido

The event was held in Sapporo on September 4 as a demonstration experiment by the City of Sapporo, All Nippon Airways Co. and ANA Akindo Co.

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Tohoku University School of Public Policy

As part of the curriculum, Professor Jun Mitarai conducted a WheeLog! education program at Tohoku University School of Public Policy.


WheeLog! in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

The event was held in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, on April 23 with the cooperation of the Ory Laboratory (Co-founder CVO: Ory Yoshifuji).


RDD & WheeLog! in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

As part of Rare Disease Day Japan (Representative: Yukiko Nishimura) event, a wheelchair, eye mask & white cane experience was held in Nihonbashi, Tokyo on February 25 with the cooperation of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.


WheeLog! in Naha, Okinawa

The event was held in Naha City, Okinawa on November 20 with the cooperation of local volunteers and the  Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Organization for Research Promotion, Tohoku University.


WheeLog! in Tokushima, Tokushima         

On November 13 and February 5, 2022, the event was held in Tokushima City, Tokushima as part of the “Tokushima City Corona Crisis Breakthrough Project Creation Support Project”. Tokushima City Mayor Sawako Naito participated in the city walk.

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Special thanks to Duskin Healthrent!

Wheelchairs are provided by Duskin Healthrent for the wheelchair city walk event. We appreciate for their continuous support.

WheeLog! Friends National Simultaneous City Walk

In fiscal year 2022, we held two city walk events on June 11 and September 17, connecting online with WheeLog! Friends members from all over Japan.

Participating Regions

  • Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture
  • Naka City, Ibaraki Prefecture
  • Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Sumida-ku, Tokyo
  • Hakata-shi, Fukuoka
  • Naka City, Ibaraki
  • Funabashi City, Chiba

#WheeLog! Friends #Local

Would you like to hold a city walk event in your area?

WheeLog! Friends are a group of volunteers who promote WheeLog! activities in their respective regions.You can develop your own activities independently while sharing activities such as city walks with other ”Friends” in other areas.

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Corporate Trainings and Organization Workshops

We provide training for companies and organizations to learn about the SDGs and diversity.

East Japan Local Federation of Japan Federation of Service and Tourism Industries Workers’ Union

On May 10, a wheelchair and eye mask barrier-free trial event was held in Shinjuku for tourist agencies.

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Tokyo Marathon Foundation

The “Inclusive Mindset” training sessions were held eight times over four days from August to September for approximately 300 volunteers.

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Participants Textbook for the Wheelchair Field Trip Program

We have published a text specifically designed for participants in our Wheelchair Field Trip Program. The textbook is intended to help participants learn about wheelchair use and related accessibility matters. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please find it on our web store.

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Participants’ Reviews

“I experienced using a wheelchair, and it made me realize the importance of effective communication between ‘what wheelchair users want me to do’ and ‘what I want to do for them.’ I also learned that even with physical barriers, an inclusive mindset can often find solutions, and there are many things that can be understood through first hand experience.”

Ms. A, College student

“Using a wheelchair for the first time gave me a genuine understanding of the challenges wheelchair users face and the things we need to be mindful of. It was an eye-opening experience.”

Ms. K, Pharmacist

“The field trip made me realize the value of having information available for wheelchair users when they think, ‘Where can I go next?’ It inspired me to share as much relevant information as possible.”

Ms. S, Company employee