Are you planning to explore Japan, so maybe you are completing bag packing for a trip to Japan?
But wait, did you download the app. Yes, you read it right, in today’s modern world if you need to travel anywhere then you must also have travel apps on your mobile necessary.
Traveling is not always bring enthusiast, sometimes it is very monotonous or exhausting. Searching hotels? Searching cabs? Need a Travel guide? Searching for places to visit? Searching polyglot? All these things wasting time unnecessarily and however, some people don’t have time to prepare all these things in advance.
Yes, but all these things can surely spoil all the fun of visiting that place for you and also the language barrier could cause the problem is getting worse but of course, your smartphone can play a vital role to get rid of all these things.
Then you will not need such a big guide book, dictionary, and map along the trip to Japan. Thanks to technology, Now all smartphones have modern apps (polymath guides), which are fully capable of guiding you in any new place.
Today I am recommending you the names of 10 Best Apps for travelling in Japan for traveling in Japan that will make your Japan trip more pleasing and smoother, and keep this thing in mind, before heading to Japan, these apps must be in your smart mobile.
After arriving in Japan, you will do the first thing to reach your desired location so you will need to train, which is economical and quickest. But it is very difficult to get information about the railways’ schedule in the new places.
The Hyperdia app is a solution: This app has been developed for tourists in Japan to help them to travel to their desired destination. If you are traveling to Japan for the first time then you truly must have this app, it will help you to get to your destination.
This app lets you choose your desired station train and time interval, it also shows the fare ticket. It is available in three languages English, Chinese and Japanese.
There is also a Voice-activated version of Hyperdia available, it is free of cost.
2- Google translate
The second biggest problem, you will have to face after reaching Japan: Communication and reading their text. Of course, the language barrier is one of the biggest problems for foreigners, because of this we will unable to communicate properly with the people there.
Thus, Google translate app helps us to resolve this problem. This app can easily translate your words into Japanese, and it also has a camera feature by which you can click on Japanese characters and it will automatically translate into English and other languages that are available in Google translate app.
This App is free of cost.
Available in – iOS and Android
This app just an alternative to Google Translate, this app mainly focused on speech to speech multilingual translation.
You put your spoken dialogues in it and it converts them into the Japanese language and later the translated results are again translated in your own language to remind you that the result is delivered is the correct meaning or not.
Apart from the Japanese language, there are also many other languages available in it.
It is free of cost-
4- Google map
Now after arriving in Japan, there is too much headache in finding the corresponding location and the shortest routes to that place.
Thanks to Google maps apps, it is the most trusted navigation app in the whole world and it will lead towards your destination by typing your desired location. This app will help you to find the shortest distance to your location and it also delivers a real-time update with traffic analysis.
It also has features to locate the nearest restaurant, events, hotels, and many more that matter to you.
It is almost free to download and use, but you need an internet connection to navigate.
It is an alternative to the Google maps app, or you can say this, it is an offline version of Google Map. This can come to your use when you are exploring a city or village and your mobile does not have an internet connection.
Before you go anywhere in Japan, download the map of that place in advance so that you can also use that map offline later. It can very helpful to navigate your location and it also has many features like finding your nearest resorts, hotels.
The basic version is available free of cost but if you need more features then you have to pay some money.
While traveling to Japan, you will truly need a place where you can stay, such as a hotel. Finding a hotel in a new place is also a very difficult task, that’s why to make this work easier, Tripadvisor has been created.
Tripadvisor is one of the leading Travel websites, which used by millions of users daily. Thousands of hotels and Restaurants are linked with this app and because of this, you can find the best hotels for yourself by comparing all.
This app lets you choose your desired hotels, restaurants, and many features also available.
- You can compare the prices of all hotels.
- A flight booking facility also available.
- Top-rated restaurants are also available.
- You can select your food.
This app is almost free of cost.
While Travelling and staying in Japan, You will also require a good meal, and it is almost true that a good meal can also make your trip a memorable one. Japan has thousands of restaurants, it’s really hard to choose which one can satisfy your needs.
Gurunavi is the best app for finding restaurants in Japan, It has almost thousands of restaurant’s data. In this app, you will get a review and rating of most of the restaurants, and it also provides you a list of food items, price segments, and types of foods.
Gurunavi is available in Chinese, Korean, and English languages.
It is free of cost.
While spending time in Japan, You may find new friends there, and you will need some means to contact them. Line app is perfect for this, most people in Japan are using the Line app for messaging.
It is almost like WhatsApp, but like WhatsApp, you don’t need a phone number in this. You can voice calls and video calls anywhere in the world with zero amount. You only need an internet connection on your smartphone.
It is almost free of cost.
9- Tokyo Guide & tour
If you are planning to discover Tokyo, then I recommend you Tokyo guide & tour app. Having this app feels like you have a tour guide in your pocket and it is specially focused on the Whole Tokyo tourist spot.
It brings you a Tokyo map, Tourist attraction, site seeing, and much other valuable information. This app also completes the Audio guide and you don’t need an internet connection to use it. Having such an app can ease your traveling in Tokyo.
You can download it free of cost.
Available in- iOS and Android
10- Japan Taxi
Sometimes you need to transport to travel to local places, but due to more baggage, public transport may not be the right solution. You just need a taxi for ease and a convenient ride but it’s hard to find where the taxi stands located.
So, you can use Taxi Japan to reserve your seat in a taxi, Driver will himself comes to pick up you and delivered to your desired location. You just need to fill up the pick-up location and to the final location.
It also many features like a tour guide, railways ticket, Wi-Fi, and many more.
It is almost free to use.