Japan Travel by NAVITIME will help you travel around like a local!
-Explore (Travel guides/articles)
-Map / Offline Spot Search
About the Features:
-We provide you with basic guides and informative articles about traveling in Japan, written by foreign autohrs residing in Japan.
-Topics include transportation, money, internet connection, food, art&culture, nightlife, shopping, etc.
-Recommended itineraries are also provided for areas throughout the country.
-The app navigates you from your preferred point of departure to your destination.
-Search covers all modes of public transport (trains including JR and subway lines, airplanes, taxis, and ferries).
-Provides useful information such as the platform number, station lists, and timetables.
-Search directly from a zoomable interactive map of the Tokyo area.
-Allows you to save up to 50 recently searched routes. You can also see them while offline.
-The Japan Rail Pass mode will show the most efficient route for pass holders.
[Map / Offline Spot Search]
-Search offline for the following spots: Free Wi-Fi hotspots (NTT FREE Wi-Fi, FREESPOT, Starbucks, etc.), currency exchange spots, ATMs, TICs, and train stations.
-Book hotels, rental cars, and activities nearby you or your destination.
-While reading articles or searching on the map, add spots to your favorites that sounds attractive.
-Create your own travel plan with your favorite spots by adding them in a timeline. Your plan can be also viewed on a map.
-Comfirm the transportation information directly from your plan. You can select modes of transportation like train, taxi, walking, local buses, etc.
-Start your planning from our reccomended itineraries, and coordinate it by adding spots from your interests.
-Search alternative routes in case of a disruption to your searched route.
-Voice navigation will show you directions and landmarks.
-This app uses GPS in the background for the purpose of enhancing user experience. You can turn the GPS off from Settings on your device.
-Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
-At the time of your initial access, we ask users to participate in a survey for the Japan Tourism Agency, which is aimed to enhance tourism experience in Japan. This survey is optional, and you will be able to use the app without answering them.
- Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Indispensable travel planning app
Incredibly helpful for getting around Japan.
If you’re just looking for train times, it has a better sense than HYPERDIA of which sections of lines are/are not affected by service advisories, and it also seems to provide more optimized routings.
Even more impressively, this app integrates bus and ferry times - and has fares and bus stop numbers/names too. A journey from a Kirishima ryokan to Shimabara Port that took me hours to piece together from the various local Japanese transportation services’ sites takes a few minutes to find in this app. Pretty amazing.
Incredible app - for JR pass holders, Google Maps is useless
You can optimise for JR pass routes on this app, specially the Shinkansen Bullet trains you can take for free - Google Maps keeps suggesting more expensive options which wasn’t super useful.
Sometimes it helps to check Google Maps to see which station is closer to your actual destination...so a map split view would be kinda nice right inside this app and something I might be willing to pay for.
All the train stations are in English but I would have also liked if the local Bus stops which were often in Japanese were also in English. Google maps suffers from the same problem so they’re doing the best with the data they have I guess.
This something we had to get by with by asking people in Japan around - who are also perhaps the best humans I’ve ever come across.
Literally a life saver!
Recommended by a Japanese friend of mine, this app turned out to be insanely crucial while I traveled in Japan. At places like Tokyo the metro network can be daunting, but this app tells you how to get from one station to another, which track, what time, and even which car you should be in so that transferring to another line is as efficient as possible. Use this when you are in Japan!
- NAVITIME JAPAN CO.,LTD.
- 169.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © NAVITIME JAPAN Co., Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- 30 days ticket $3.99
- 1 year ticket $32.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.