◎Won for audience award at WIT JAPAN & North Asia 2016
◎Featured on one of the biggest tech-media in Japan
Pokke -［Brings Japanese Stories Alive］
Pokke is an audio walking tours app that will guide you through historic spots, such as shrines, temples, and gardens in Japan. Pokke will take you through the “must-see spots” upon traveling in Japan, making your journey an unforgettable experience. The audio tours are developed by the local professionals who know every corner's historical background.
One of the famous sightseeing spots in Japan is a temple located in Asakusa called "Sensoji". The beautiful wooden architecture covered in red-orangish color is highly photogenic and the unique atmosphere gives you the sense of the good old days in Japan.But that’s not all. It has history and many stories behind to it.
Did you know that red-orangish color often used in both temples and shrines has a reason as well? There are many theories behind to why red-orangish color was often used at temples and shrines, but one of the theories is that in ancient Japan, people believed that the color acts as blockage or obstruction to magical powers and evil spirits. Therefore, despite the different religion, the same red-orangish color was frequently used.
These stories cannot be seen with your eyes only. City walking and sightseeing is enjoyable itself, but getting to know the places you visit in a foreign country is quite a challenge without a tour guide. But what if you can carry around your own personal tour guide?
All you need is just a smartphone and an earphone. Download Pokke app for free and you can enjoy the narrated guide tour of various sightseeing spots as if you are actually being guided by a human tour guide.
◎ How does this app work?
1. Find a spot where you would love to go!
2. Check the location where the audio guide takes place.
3. Just go to the spot with Pokke app and enjoy listening to the hidden stories of Japan.
Enjoy the interesting stories of historic spots in Japan referenced from the local professionals.
▽Audio Walking Tours
Each guide consists of 30 mins audio walking tours.
Each guide includes a map with GPS tracking so users can locate themselves and where the audio guide takes place.
◎ Published Tours
Akihabara is a well-known eccentric district in the world where unique otaku culture such as anime, manga, or maid cafes has developed.(Tokyo, Japan)
「Best of Kyoto」
Kyoto was Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. It is now the seventh largest city. Start your day by visiting Fushimi Inari Taisha.(Kyoto, Japan)
「The Beauty of Zen Gardens」
Zen gardens are one of the most popular sights in Japan. Called "Karesansui" in Japanese, literally meaning "dry mountain and water", the gardens are made with rocks and sands.(Kyoto, Japan)
「Five Great Zen Temples」
We will introduce a model sightseeing course to visit five well-known temples in Kamakura. You will be able to visit historic temples while collecting memorial stamps called Goshuin.(Kamakura, Japan)
Thank you for downloading Pokke! To allow us to better service you in using our app, please send us any comments or requests. We aim to continue releasing new versions of Pokke by collecting and reflecting your valuable feedbacks.
Hope you have a wonderful trip.
Welcome to Pokke iOS!
This update includes following changes.
■ Added a coupon function that can be used at tourist spots
■ Additional bug fix
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Not a guide
This is not a guided tour app. If you want to put in the headphone and walk around being guided and told interesting stories about things you see - look elsewhere.
We spent $90 ($9 for all of Japan, for three family members) only to find one short, 2-4 minute informational spot per POI. Nothing you can't find in a travel guide book, old style.
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- MEBUKU Inc.
- 95.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 MEBUKU Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Kyoto $2.99
- Audio tour guide for Meiji shrine $4.99
- Nikko $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.