Smartphone Apps for Your Japan Rail Travel

How to make your trip easier

Travel with the japan apps

Many travelers who visit Japan are intimidated by transportation in the country: the labyrinth of the Tokyo subway system, the unfamiliar language, the rules to follow… Your JR Pass takes a lot of the hassle out of your trip, and now with your smart phone, you can make it even easier!

Here are a few of our favorite apps for travel in Japan.

getting around tokyo

If you have a jam-packed schedule visiting all of the exciting places in Tokyo, the Tokyo Metro app is your new best friend. Available in English, French, Spanish, German, and Japanese, this app will tell you how to get from point A to point B without following the complicated metro map. It can even use your current location to help you find the nearest station!

Get the app for your iphone here.

The City Rail Map App will also give you transportation information about the Tokyo area.

If you need to book a taxi, the JapanTaxi App has an english version. 

getting around the rest of japan

Hyperdia is one of our favorite ways to get organized and get moving while traveling through the country. Not only is the website convenient, you can also download their app and keep their endless resources of train schedules in your pocket! For lightning-fast info, try their Hyperdia for Voice application, too.

For more information on how to use Hyperdia, see our website.

The new Japan Travel Guide App for tourist can help you to find interesting spot and restaurant.

Why not explore Japan with one of our individual tours ?

getting around language barriers

You’ll find that Japanese people across the country are extremely friendly and helpful (regardless of their English ability!), but for the most dire of circumstances, the Yomiwa app can get you over the language barrier.

This app, which is available even when you’re not connected to the internet, will translate the Japanese that you see around with from photos taken with your smart phone!

Find it here.

To help visitors, more and more websites are in english. The J-Dining Website is new and is a restaurant reservation site exclusively for foreign tourists. You can reserve a variety of restaurants throughout Japan, including Authentic Japanese Cuisine, Izakaya, Wagyu beef and Kyoto cuisine.

Your Pass at the best price

National JR Pass From $ 400
JR Kansai Pass From $ 31
JR Kyushu Pass From $ 207
JR Shikoku Pass From $ 122
JR West Pass From $ 263
JR Hokkaido Pass From $ 236
JR Central Pass From $ 193
JR East Pass From $ 365

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