Japan Direct lets you find the best route for your trip in Japan.
Start by selecting departure and arrival stations, the app will list available routes and timetable matching your search.
Each route include time, number of transfer, fare as well as departure track if available at that time. Fare displayed includes seat fee and might vary.
Wishing to save a route in Japan? You can add any route to your favourite list and always keep it available offline.
Lost in a city? You can find any train station in Japan Direct and get your direction to it by opening Apple Maps.
For Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) owner, a search option is available to filter which route is available at no extra cost with the pass.
Wishing for more search options? Don't worry, there are plenty more to enable / disable, like adding transport type or increasing number of result listed.
This app has been made possible thanks to HYPERDIA data, thanks to them.
Made by Japan lovers for Japan travellers :)
Wishing this app in your language? Missing a feature? Noticing a bug? Please let us know and send us an email through the application. Thanks
The update includes small improvements: I added a new favourite button to make it easier to add and remove route to your favourite list. I also improved the map station search. Hope you guys like it!
Ratings and Reviews
Best JRPass App
So far, this is the best that I’ve found for actual scheduling your trips with timetables. Saving them as favorites is very good too, so you can plan ahead your journey, and recall each one as you are traveling. With this information, you can make all your seat reservations ahead of time on the JR website.
Great app! Thanks!
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for the support, it’s really nice to hear great feedback!
Used this app extensively as we planned our travel through Japan. Very accurate and informative. Along with Google Maps, had no trouble navigating. I liked that we could filter down searches for JR routes.
After a response and tip from the developer I was able to find the route I was looking for. Had to turn on “Private Railway” setting as it is defaulted to only search JR routes. Looked like the app will work as advertised! I feel that this should have been enabled by default though as others seem to be having the same issue.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for your feedback, I'm sorry to hear you've experienced an issue trying to find your route. The app is dedicated to JR Pass owners, by default it filters out all paid routes not covered by the pass. However you can easily add them back via the advance research.
Please feel free to email us back through the application for any questions or to detail issues you've experienced. I'll be happy to improve the app base on your comments.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.