KakaoMap will show you the fastest routes in Korea!
With KakaoMap, you can find everything you want in a map app,
from directions to hot restaurants and local attractions, and more!
► You need to find the fastest route?
[Fastest and most accurate map]
You will get the latest information updated within 24 hours for cars, public transportation, walking and bicycle.
[Navigation system included]
No need to install a separate navigation app. When you search for a route, KakaoMap will give you navigation directions right away.
[Comprehensive search within one search window]
You can find all information you need using one search window including a bus number, a bus stop, a specific place, etc.
► When you need local information
[Recommendation just for you]
KakaoMap will provide useful information based on your current location including hot restaurants, keywords, spots, events, etc.
[Search areas on the map]
You can see search results right away by using the "Re-search this area" feature on the map.
[Places suggested by data]
KakaoMap analyzes big data on visitors and provides information on a specific place by age, gender and day of the week.
► Need more systematic maps?
[Favorites organized by group]
You can manage Favorites by group and indicate them on the map. Folders can also be followed and shared.
After searching for a route, you can see the place you plan to visit in advance using the Roa View feature.
[Realistic 3D Map]
We provide a more realistic vector-based map which can be rotated or tilted 360 degrees. It looks very real!
[Real 3D Sky View]
When you want to search a three-dimentional map, you can use 3D Sky View.
► Other convenient features
- Favorite places shown on the map
- Real-time bus information to help you reduce wait time
- Real-time traffic information to help you find fastest routes
- Convenient and accurate subway map
- You can let your loved ones know where you are by using location sharing
- Hyper Accurate Bus services for Busan, Chuncheon, Mokpo, Ulsan, Jeju and Gwangju
► KakaoMap shares data with Health Application(Workouts, cycling distance, active energy burned) when using bike navigation.
► KakaoMap loves to hear your suggestions.
► Questions & Feedback
- Kakao Customer Service Homepage
- Customer Service: 1577-3321
- Developer: 1577-3754
► Information about permission accessed
- Location : To search nearby places and show directions using the current location info.
- Mic : Voice Search
- Camera : To review and report places, and to take photos for profile setting
- Photos : To review and report places, and to attach photos for profile setting
- Notification : Receive Arrival/Location-Sharing/Recommendation Alarms and Important Notices
* You can still use the service even if you don't give the above permissions.
1. Other maintenance fixes
1. Added Start/Arrival time info for MyLog's trip log
Ratings and Reviews
Great Apps for Foreigners , Needs CarPlay Support
Kakao Maps is a great alternative to a Google Maps. Walking directions are fantastic, bus stop reminders work really well. The places of interest and the subsequent filtering is really useful both in cities and in rural areas. It even has Apple Watch support (also offered in English)!
The only thing keeping me from using Kakao Maps as my main solution is the lack of CarPlay, so will continue to use Naver Maps as my main mapping app until that crucial feature is added.
With CarPlay, Kakao Maps is the obvious winner for navigating South Korea.
Not English friendly.
This app is one of the worst navigation apps I’ve ever used. It gives the most minimal directions in English, and 90% of it is verbally/narrated at the last minute. Visually, the locations and directions are still in Korean, so it’s like someone leading you blindly somewhere by verbally telling you “go left, go right, speed camera ahead.” If you don’t read Korean, it is extremely difficult to understand exactly where you are. Worst off, it can’t find the English romanized version of Korean addresses so you have to plug in the address in Korean (again, a disadvantage if you can’t write or read). It also won’t tell you which lane you need to be in and we got lost in Seoul 3 times at night (I lived there for 3 years, so this shows how crappy the navigation is even for locals). We found Naver navigation to be the best alternative. Google maps does not work in Korea, but Naver comes close with strong English support and letting you know which lane is best. Do yourself a favor and download Naver navigation instead of this. We only were able to get by on this because I can read Korean. My boyfriend who was a co-driver, cannot read, so this app was absolutely useless for him.
BEST application to explore Korea :)
I like KAKAO MAPS much better than Naver maps cause this app shows me every routes and schedules for public transportations, and it’s so easy to share with Kakao talk. Also I am HIGHLY recommend this app to foreigners especially when they’re trying to explore Korea.(And already a lot of them were satisfied with this!)
Long time ago I had a part time job here and saw a lot of ppl work hard to make their service better. Really appreciate it.
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- Kakao Corp.
- 273.5 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Kakao Corp.