RECOMMENDED TOURIST APPS TO USE IN TOKYO

This section introduces useful apps for a safe, comfortable, fun sightseeing experience in Tokyo. Search routes and train connections to your destination. Translate the menu when ordering at restaurants. Get tips on tourist destinations, shopping deals, and Wi-Fi hotspots. Be the first to receive disaster alerts and even learn how to respond. All these apps help to make a smooth trip.

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Sightseeing apps

  • Japanese
  • English
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Chinese (traditional)
  • Korean
  • Thai

TOKYO Handy Guide

The ultimate Tokyo tourism app!

The app offers information on Tokyo’s sightseeing destinations by area, including facilities such as gardens, zoos, and museums, and comes complete with convenient functions for exploring the city on foot.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

TABIMORI

Essential basic information for travelers

Highlights include Japanese customs and culture, phrases for various situations, train connection guide, and currency converter. Contents are accessible offline.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

GOOD LUCK TRIP JAPAN App

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.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

TOKYO ENJOY NAVI

Guide to sightseeing and shopping in Tokyo

A directory of sightseeing spots, shopping destinations, and restaurants. The map comes with a convenient function for searching spots near your current location.

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DiGJAPAN !

“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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TripAdvisor for Mobile

Hotel and travel deal reviews and photos

Browse tens of millions of reviews and photos contributed by travelers across the globe. Search results can be filtered by price and rating.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

Ms.Green

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.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

TOKYO LOCATION GUIDE

The definitive guide to filming locations in Tokyo

A guide to filming locations of movies and TV dramas set in Tokyo. From directions to tourist spots nearby, the app displays everything you need to explore Tokyo’s familiar scenes.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

Navigation apps

NAVITIME for Japan Travel

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.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

Tokyo Subway Navigation for Tourists

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 300,000 worldwide.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

NRT_AIRPORT Navi

Narita Airport navigator

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

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

Tokyo Taxi Association - TAKKUN

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 and Mitaka cities.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

Shopping apps

Japan Shopping

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.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

Dining apps

GURUNAVI - Japan Restaurant Guide

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.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

NinjaNavi

Menu translation and related data display

Can’t picture the dish from the entry on the menu? Photograph the words to display images and a description in English.

Get it on Google Play

Useful apps

Safety tips

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.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

29 languages

VoiceTra(NICT)

Speech translation ideal for travel-related conversation

The app supports 29 Asian and European languages, and speech input for 19 of those including Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

Japan ATM Navigation

Route displays to Seven Bank ATMs

Simply follow the route displayed to arrive at the nearest Seven Bank ATM. The augmented reality function displays camera images overlaid with the destination and distance.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

Accommodation apps

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Booking.com

Search hotels nearby with just a tap

Search for hotels by tourist destination or facility name, and sort the results by price or review score. The app supports 42 languages and displays prices in 53 currencies.

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

31 countries

ExpediaHotels&Flights

Convenient features for travelers

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

Get it on Google Play    Download on the App Store

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