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In the previous issue, we talked about how to get to the venue of the “International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition” (from Kokusai Tenjijo Station).
*”International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition” H・C・R
If you are actually disabled and in a wheelchair, you may be wondering how you got to the “International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition” H-C-R venue.
For this reason, we will share our own experience with our readers.
Since I went by different means on my way there and on my way back, I will tell you about two different means of transportation.
This time, how thankful I was for the return route, there was also a passageway from Shimbashi Station that kept me dry from the rain.
They call it the “pedestrian deck!”
Why did they use different modes of transportation on the way there and on the way back?
I’m sure everyone is wondering about this.
Why is it?
Which one is closer to the venue?
Will it be cheaper to go there?
I wonder if it will take less time
I thought I could find out by going there and seeing it by another means.
Transportation from the venue to the station
Means of transportation
We used Tokyo Big Sight Station from Tokyo Big Sight because the buses were not running until late in the day when we returned.
● Station ⇒ Shinkiba Station ⇒ Kokusai-Tenjijo Station (Rinkai Line)
Tokyo Big Sight Station (Yurikamome) ⇒ Shinbashi Station ⇒● Station
A view of the Yurikamome station
Even the Yurikamome at Tokyo Big Sight station was smooth because no able-bodied people were using the elevator. However, at night, the station staff was not available, so I asked them to rush to the station from the next station via intercom. Therefore, I had to wait a little to get on the train.
Yurikamome is not nearly as wide as the train capital, so if you don’t need a station attendant to bring out the ramp, I don’t think you need to call for a station attendant.
You can also call the station attendant by using the intercom.
If you are worried about getting on and off the train, feel free to use the intercom to call the station staff.
Yurikamome” stations have platform doors to prevent people and objects from falling out of the station.
There were also intercoms to call station staff and emergency stop buttons.
If something were to happen, I am sure that by pressing the button, they would come to the station.
There was also a wide ticket gate, and an electric wheelchair could pass through.
Effectiveness of Poster Advertising
Posters and signs saying “There is a person who has difficulty moving except by elevator” and “Do you know the help mark?” are posted prominently in elevators and corridors in stations. I think that is why many people are aware of these posters and signs.
The dates and times of the events are
Real Exhibition: Tokyo Big Sight
Tokyo International Exhibition Center “Tokyo Big Sight” East Halls 1-6
October 5 (Wed.) – 7 (Fri.), 2022
10:00 – 17:00 (until 16:00 on Friday, October 7 only)
Web Exhibition: September 5, 2022 (Wed.) – September 7, 2022 (Fri.)
Monday, September 5, 2022 10:00 – Monday, November 7, 2022 17:00
*Initially, it was until Monday, November 7, 2022, but you can still see it.
I am sure that they have extended the date for us to see the show.
By the way, you can search “exhibitors” and “products” until Friday, March 31, 2023.
This is very nice for those who will be going to the event in the future, those who have disabilities that prevent them from going to the venue, or those who live too far away to see the event.
I heard that the East Hall will be the venue next year, so we will be at the same place.
In my previous article, I discussed transportation options using Kokusai-Tenjijo Station (Rinkai Line).
If you are going to that venue in the future, please refer to the following information.
● Station ⇒ Shinkiba Station ⇒ Kokusai-Tenjijo Station (Rinkai Line).
How to get to the venue of the International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition (from Tokyo Big Sight Station)
In addition, we have written a related article, “What is the Meaning of Participating in HCR? (from Tokyo Big Sight station).
International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition…H-C-R
You can read about what the purpose of participation is and thoughts from people with disabilities.
In addition, the previous article about how I came to know about the International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition (H-C-R) is particularly related to prosthetic devices, so I think it will be helpful for those who are going to purchase a wheelchair or other prosthetic devices.
You can refer to it from the following article if you like.