HYPERDIA is a train timetable application that allows you to search using natural language spoken queries in either English or Japanese. For example, try a query like "Narita Airport to Shibuya station, last train." The search parameters will be set automatically, providing quick access to the train timetable information you are looking for. This can be particularly handy if you are a foreigner traveling in Japan for the first time, or simply prefer to see timetable information in English.
[Jul 12, 2017 UPDATE]
We supported for 64bit architecture.
===Using Voice Search===
The English language voice search system supports "Departure station", "Arrival station", "last train", and "first train" input parameters. You may also specify time information.
The voice search functionality helps to eliminate otherwise difficult and time-consuming text input, particularly when entering the names of Japanese train stations. Voice search is also useful when you are in a hurry, or when it's awkward to input text using the built-in keypad.
Stations with similar pronunciations will appear as alternative candidates, making it easy to select your desired station.
The application also supports telephone-style usage. You can simply lift the phone to your ear and speak your query as if you were having a normal telephone conversation.
Of course, it is also possible to specify your search parameters using the built-in keypad without using the voice functionality.
Search for all JR lines, private lines, subways, streetcars and airports is supported.
Information including the shortest route, fares, commuter fares, and links to time information and maps is shown.
It is possible to filter results based on plane routes, shinkansen, and rapid lines, as well as JR versus private railways.
Both English and Japanese versions of the system are available. This allows the user to search the same set of nationwide Japanese stations in either English or Japanese using text or voice input. Note that the English-language voice system is tailored to American English accents.
===30 days Free Trial===
The trial version of the application can be used for free for 30 days, starting from the first usage following installation.
At any time during or after the end of the 30 days trial period, you may purchase a usage coupon to continue using the application and enable the full set of available features.
In order to use HYPERDIA after the free trial period, it is necessary to obtain a coupon by making an In App purchase.
Four different types of coupons are available. (Prices subject to change.)
* Japanese (1 month) - $1.99
* Japanese (1 year) - $16.99
* Japanese + English (1 month) - $2.99
* Japanese + English (1 year) - $25.99
Please be aware that if you purchase a "Japanese + English" coupon when you already have a valid "Japanese" coupon, the "Japanese" coupon will become invalid.
In order to use this application, a stable Internet connection (3G, WiFi, etc.) is required.
Please note that, although great care and effort have been taken in the development of this application, it is possible, due to circumstances beyond our control, that fare and/or time information may occasionally be incorrect.
We supported 64bit for HyperDia.
Ratings and Reviews
Great app for using JR pass
Used this app extensively during my recent trip to Japan. I didn't pay for it but it would have been worth every penny if I had. Easy to use and very helpful that it tells you which platform you arrive at and leave from if taking a connection. Found it helpful to take a screenshot of the train I wanted to show to the booking agent when making seat reservations. Only minor complaint is that the JR pass option didn't always seem to work perfectly. A few of the smaller trips we took could have been taken on local trains on which the pass was not valid but these still showed up on the search results.
LOVE HYPERDIA BY VOICE - DON’T VISIT JAPAN WITHOUT IT
Have just spent 3 weeks on a family holiday with 2 children travelling extensively across Japan with HYPERDIA and a Green Car Japan Railcard (JR). I could not possibly rate HYPERDIA anything less than 5 stars and would have given more stars if available. It works like a dream at plotting your route options (5 options at a time) telling you the platforms required, arrival and departure times. On more obscure journeys it tells you the price of the bits of the journeys on private rail systems not supported by the JR pass. On complex journeys you know to the minute (this being Japan not UK) what time you will get off a train, how long you have to change to the next train and which platform to move to. We didn’t use the voice facility because typing destinations in worked well for us (make sure to type destinations accurately. FANTASTIC APP - ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE EVER USED and free for the first 30 days so don’t load it too early. That said it would be worth paying for if they started charging.
Used with JR Rail Pass
This was invaluable to us on our two week tour of Japan.
By using the JR rail pass option we were able to find trains that were valid. (This search option seems only to be on iPhone). Provided very useful detail on the platforms too, and whether there were unreserved cars.
We used the 30 day free trial period so didn’t have to pay to use it.
Never used the voice functionality, and you don’t need to to get the value out of it.
- Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
- 9.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- Japanese (1 month) £1.99
- English + Japanese (1 month) £2.99
- Japanese (1 year) £16.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.