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Useful Apps

Sightseeing apps

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Essential basic information for travelers

Useful functions include a guide to Japanese culture, transit search, illustrated emergency manual, and Japanese language phrase book. Contents are accessible offline.

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Daily updates on useful travel news

Coverage focuses on trends and special offers at sightseeing, shopping, and dining destinations. Original videos on traveler tips and manners are a must-see.

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Hotel and travel deal reviews and photos

The site provides over 500 million reviews and photos contributed by travelers across the globe. Simply search for a place or store by name to read the reviews. Search results can be filtered by price and rating.

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“Omotenashi” Japanese hospitality app

Not-to-be-missed features of Japan selected by guidebook editors from a foreigner’s perspective. Functions include offline accessibility, coupons, and simple navigation.

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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.

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Connecting people with great local businesses

Yelp is an app and website for reviews, photos, and information on businesses from restaurants, bars and spas to dog groomers, mechanics, even dentists in 32 countries.

Navigation apps

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Multimodal door-to-door route search

Simply select a destination to perform a door-to-door route search. Other features include a guide to train connections and information on free Wi-Fi hotspots.

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Tokyo subway transit search

Any time, anywhere, the app makes it simple to perform offline searches of routes, travel times, and charges. The download count exceeds 1,700,000 worldwide.

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Narita Airport navigator

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

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Tokyo’s largest common taxi dispatch system

Simply specify a pickup point on the map to request the nearest available taxi. The map covers Tokyo's 23 wards plus Musashino City, Mitaka City, and the northern and southern Tama area.

Shopping apps

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Fun, convenient, value shopping in Japan

Search for stores, bargains, and product details and photos. Other features include a briefing on tax exemption rules, access to coupons, and the chance to win prizes.

Dining apps

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Quick restaurant search

Simple search function based on keyword, area, and category of cuisine. The convenient app shows same-day table availability, issues discount coupons, and makes online reservations.

Useful apps

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Disaster alerts for foreign tourists

The app designed for foreign tourists sends notification of earthquake alerts and tsunami warnings. Also equipped with various functions useful in a disaster.

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Speech translation ideal for travel-related conversation

The app supports 31 Asian and European languages, and speech input for 22 of those including Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean.

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Disaster preparedness app

This app will give you the confidence to deal with any emergency through its three modes: “Disaster Preparedness Tokyo”, “Disaster Readiness Guide”, and “Disaster mode”.

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Watch NHK WORLD TV live and on-demand

Watch NHK WORLD TV’s news and a variety of programs live and on-demand. Please be aware that the service is free, however, data communication fees apply.

Accommodation apps

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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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Convenient features for travelers

Book hotels and flights across the globe. The alert feature sends notification of last-minute gate changes and flight delays.

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Search and compare hotel deals from popular booking sites

Search your ideal hotel for the lowest price. Trivago is the world's largest hotel search site for comparing deals from more than 200 booking sites for over a million hotels.