Taking a trip to or within Japan any time soon? Are you looking for an app or two to help with navigating around Japan, assisting with language barriers, identifying touristy ideas, or just making life a little easier while you're here? In this article you can find great apps for that.
If you are traveling to Japan, make sure you check with your phone service provider before you leave to make sure you understand the costs that may be associated with using your smartphone while in Japan. Depending on your service and plan type, using your phone may be quite expensive so be aware before you use any of these apps while traveling here.
If you would like to purchase a Japanese SIM card for your mobile phone, there are several retailers which offer English support. Please refer to Buying a SIM Card in Japan.
Japan Travel by NAVITIME is for iOS and Android. This app will help you travel around Japan. The futures: Explore (Travel guides/articles), Route Search, Map - offline Spot Search, Plan. You can also go to the website to surf around. This is a must app for traveling in Japan.
If you need help getting around using public transportation in Japan, Japan Transit Planner is a great resource, this app is available for iOS and Android. It provides searchable train routes and station timetables.
GuruNavi is the ultimate restaurant finder for Japan. The app in English is available for iOS and Android both. You can also visit GuruNavi's website. It’s easy to search for restaurants based on your present location or any number of criteria, including cuisine type, price, reviews.
For Japanese dictionaries and learning Japanese language apps from beginners to advanced levels, we collected great apps for you. Please refer to this page.
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