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Akashi City explores ideas regarding tourism for people with disabilities

"In Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture, a walking tour was conducted to consider the ideal tourist destination for people with disabilities, caregivers, and healthy people while visiting local landmarks with wheelchair users."

From The Kobe Shimbun

November 17th 2019

AKASHI, Hyogo Pref – On November 17, Fukuri, Futami-cho, Akashi-city, Hyogo, a walking tour was conducted to consider the ideal tourist destination for people with disabilities, caregivers, and healthy people while visiting local landmarks with wheelchair users. About 30 people, including people with disabilities, local welfare committee members, students from Akashi National College of Technology, and local residents visited shrines and temples and explored issues.

Ms. Iizuka Nori (39), the representative of “Akashi Universal Tourism Association”, who has a cerebral palsy and uses an electric wheelchair, planned with friends who use wheelchair and welfare personnel in the Futami area. Mr. Iizuka serves as a universal monitor that proposes policies to Akashi City from the viewpoint of persons with disabilities.

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