Useful Apps

Useful Apps Download a selection of apps to make your trip to Japan run even smoother. Choose from a list of all-round, navigation, sightseeing and accommodation applications.

Useful apps

Japan Official Travel App
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Your all-round app for traveling in Japan

The JNTO Official app provides you with the latest tourist information including travel guide content, route search, tourist spot information and more! You'll be able to explore Japan on a deeper-level of understanding with its content-rich articles ranging from big cities to small towns. Helpful basic information is also included.

Japan Connected-free WiFi
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Find the nearest WiFi hotspots

Stay connected with the Japan Connected-Free Wi-Fi app. With over 170,000 spots, tourists can easily access free wi-fi all over Japan. Simple and convenient, you'll be able to connect after a one-time registration and with a tap of a button. You can also search for wi-fi hotspots. This app has multi-lingual support.

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Answers all your "Where can I…?" questions

An app that lets you search for facilities such as restaurants and accommodations near you. The biggest feature of this app is that it presents the taxi dispatches and destinations from a map display smoothly because it runs in conjunction with the "Japan Taxi" app, which was made by a major taxi company. It gives you approximate taxi fares and required times to your destinations so that you can fit taxi rides into your travel budget more easily.

Navigation apps

Tokyo Subway Navigation for Tourists
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Navigate the Tokyo Metro with ease

The Tokyo Subway Navigation for Tourists app can help you get around the city like a local. Instead of looking at a confusing map, tap the station names to find the easiest route to your destination. There's no need to worry about having Wifi as the app can be used offline as well. Search for the station names based off nearby major tourist spots as well.

MAPPLE-LINK
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Maps at your fingertips

An app for visitors from abroad who want to enjoy strolling in Japan, made by Japan's major map making company, Shobunsha. Shobunsha publishes popular guidebooks in Japan such as "MAPPLE Magazine" and "co-Trip", and this app lets you use maps coupled with the databases of these magazines using GPS data. The contents that can be downloaded for free include guidebooks on Toyama Prefecture and Hokkaido. This app can be used even without an Internet connection once you download it at home or at a Wi-Fi spot.

NRT_AIRPORT Navi
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Narita Airport navigator

Convenient, helpful features include flight search, and notification of changes in departure gate and time.

Sightseeing apps

Ishikawa Travel Guide
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Your guide to Ishikawa Prefecture

An app that shows spots such as tourist facilities, lodging facilities, and restaurants within Ishikawa Prefecture as well as routes from your current location to your destination with GPS. It is complete with everything from information on popular tourist spots in areas such as Kanazawa and Noto to the features of Ishikawa Prefecture in 20 themes, and can also be used to find tourist information centers, rent-a-cycle shops, ATMs, emergency evacuation centers, and more.

TOTTRIP
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Your guide to Tottori Prefecture

An app specializing in sightseeing in Tottori Prefecture. It is complete with useful information for your trip in Tottori such as traffic information from stations to destinations, information on Wi-Fi spots, ATMs, tourist routes, and more. By downloading this app, it can be used even in environments where Internet access is not available.

Ms Green
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Manga guide to the charms of Japan

A manga character explains sightseeing spots and dining destinations across Japan, as well as facets of Japanese culture such as how to ride a train and bathe in an onsen.

Dining apps

Gurunavi
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Quick restaurant search

This app will help you find delicious meals and restaurants nearby while you're on your trip. From ramen to sushi, let Japan Restaurant Guide be your guide to Japan's gourmet meals.

Accommodation apps

booking com
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Search hotels nearby with just a tap

Search hotels by tourist destination or facility name, and sort the results by lowest price or highest review score, etc. The app supports 43 languages and displays prices in 53 currencies.

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