Deaf Businesses / Organizations

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Japan
北海道Hokkaido

Hokkaido

東北Tohoku

Aomori, Iwate, Akita, Miyagi, Yamagata, Fukushima

関東Kanto

Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa

北陸Hokuriku

Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui

中部Chubu

Yamanashi, Nagano, Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu, Mie

関西Kansai

Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama

中国Chugoku

Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi

四国Shikoku

Kagawa, Ehime, Tokushima, Kochi

九州Kyushu

Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima

沖縄Okinawa

Okinawa

Hokkaido

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Tohoku

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Kanto

  • place [Tokyo] hair craft cocolo

    Open: Tuesday-Friday : 9:00~19:00 Weekends/Holidays : 11:00~18:30 Closed Mondays

  • portrait [Ibaraki] Deaf Artist

    安元亮祐 Yasumoto Ryousuke Abstract oil paintings

  • portrait [Tokyo] Deaf Artist

    八木道夫 Yagi Michio (Machida, Tokyo) Oil paintings, often depicting sorrowful clowns

  • card_travel [Gunma] TOMIOKA SILK MILL SIGN LANGUAGE GUIDE

    Guide in Japanese Sign Language. A small fee for the guide. Need a reservation for the guide. Email to reserve.

  • school [Ibaraki] TSUKUBA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

    Only higher educational institute for the Deaf in Japan. Also has Blind students. Students major in engineering, architecture, and computer science, among others. Located in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, about an hour north of Tokyo. Take the Tsukuba Express from Asakusa to the end of the line in Tsukuba, and then take a bus “筑波大学循環 左回り” from platform 6 to “Gasshukujo.” Alternatively, you could take a taxi directly from Tsukuba station.

  • school [Tokyo] MEISEI GAKUEN

    The only bilingual-bicultural school for the Deaf in Japan. The principal, Ms. Kaya, is Deaf, the only Deaf principal in Japan. It is located in Shinagawa - you need to ride a bus to get there. Take the #91 bus from the Shinagawa Station, Konan exit. Get off at Shinagawa Sogo Fukushi Center. Reservation is required for a tour.

  • local_activity [Tokyo] Japanese Theatre of the Deaf (JTD)

    A group of actors performing plays throughout the year. Schedule is on the website (Japanese). May provide you with a tour if contacted.

  • people [Tokyo] DPHH HIRAI

    Deaf Gatherings @Time After Time Bar

  • people [Tokyo] DPHH SHIBUYA

    Deaf Gatherings @Hobgoblin Bar, Shibuya

  • restaurant [Tokyo] YOSHI

    Ramen

  • local_cafe [Tokyo] SIGN WITH ME Kasuga Shop

    Soup/Lunch

  • local_cafe [Tokyo] SIGN WITH ME Hongo Shop

    Soup/Lunch

  • local_cafe [Tokyo] SignCafe VERY YOU

    cafe

  • local_cafe [Tokyo] NOK CAFE TOKYO

    Japanese fusion

  • local_bar [Tokyo] KIMI NO TE

    Hostess Bar

  • local_bar [Tokyo] GINZA BELL SIGN

    Hostess Bar

  • restaurant [Tokyo] FUSAO

    an izakaya, a Japanese bar/restaurant, specializing in kushiage, fried skewered meat and vegetables

  • place [Tokyo] Sendagaya International Clinic

    Just in case if you get sick... Sendagaya International Clinic is the first establishment in Japan to offer a Complete Personal Care (CPC) service to overseas travelers residing in or visiting Japan.

Hokuriku

Chubu

Kansai

  • local_activity [Osaka] Deaf LGBTQ Center

    This organization supports Deaf LGBTQ, raising awareness about lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgenders and queers in Japan, which has no been formally recognized in Japan. The organization provides workshops, educational activities, hosting events, dispatching presenters, and training for people, in order to create a better society for everyone.

  • hotel [Kyoto] IKOI NO MURA

    Life and work support for elderly Deaf people. Includes facilities for learning. 20 minute drive from Ayabe Station, Kyoto

  • local_bar [Kyoto] MAEGAWAYA

    Izakaya (Japanese Restaurant/Bar)

  • people [Osaka] DPHH OSAKA

    Deaf Gatherings

  • local_cafe [Shiga] COFFEE HOUSE CODA

    Like the title says, a coffee house owned by a signing CODA. Very close to Japan’s biggest lake, Lake Biwa! Serves curry and other dishes.

Chugoku

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Shikoku

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Kyushu

  • portrait [Kumamoto] Deaf Artist

    乘富秀人 Noritomi Hideto (Kumamoto) Deaf Art Kumamoto Entrance of Meisei

  • place [Kumamoto] VANILLA BEANS

    Founded in 2016 by a Deaf man who studied pastry and cakes for many years. Located pretty out of the way, in a small town outside Kumamoto City. Close drive to the famous Aso mountains. Specializes in many different Japanese sweets plus cakes.

  • hotel [Kagoshima] YAKUSHIMA DEAF FARM

    Bed and Breakfast

  • local_cafe [Kagoshima] SATSUMA WAFFLE

    Belgian Waffles, Coffee are served as well

  • local_bar [Fukuoka] AKIZUKI

    Izakaya, a Japanese bar, Yakitori, grilled chicken

Okinawa

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