Social GPS Trekking App


    • 4.2 • 17 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


YAMAP is The Most Popular Outdoor App in Japan. YAMAP makes your outdoor adventures, like mountain trekking and skiing, safer and more fun with your iPhone. YAMAP does not require a mobile signal to track and log your outdoor activity. Our detailed outdoor maps provide information you need like elevation, parking and trailhead locations. YAMAP lets you build an online outdoor journal easily so you can share your love of the outdoors!

▲ Video about YAMAP

▲ Three Main Features of YAMAP
1) Safe
YAMAP makes your iPhone a special GPS device for the outdoors.

YAMAP could provide accurate positioning information with YAMAP's maps in Japan and your iPhone's GPS, even if you are in places not reached by mobile phone signals, such as in mountainous regions.

2) Convenience
YAMAP Hybrid Maps

YAMAP's maps are used as digital ones with your iPhone, and as ones on paper by downloading them to your PC.

3) Share
You can easily share your outdoor data with your family and friends through YAMAP. Finishing your outdoor and saving your data, you can uploads it to your online 'ACTIVITY REPORT' where you can view your route, outdoor data, and a comprehensive workout history.

4) Health Metrics
YAMAP will show the number of steps during hiking on your activity. Moreover, if you use smartwatches like Apple Watch, YAMAP will overlay your heart rate on the trajectory you walk.

If you wish to use these features, please configure YAMAP to have access to HealthKit. Those data we collect are only used for the sake we describe on our privacy policy.

▲ YAMAP PREMIUM (optional)
There are following plans.

1. YAMAP PREMIUM 1 month

- Automatic update service.
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
- It will be updated automatically unless you cancel it 24 hours before the end of the registration period.
- If you want to cancel YAMAP PREMIUM, you can cancel "Settings -> iTunes & App Store -> View Apple ID -> Manage".

▲ Terms of service

▲ Privacy policy

▲ Note
- Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
※ There are some paid content.

▲ Major awards / podiums of YAMAP
- Good Design Special Award "Monodzukuri Design Award (Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Director General Award)" won (2014)
- Selected as 'Venture 100 to Move Japan' at the magazine AERA(August 24, 2015)
- B DASH CAMP "Pitch Arena" champion (2015)
- Ministry of the Environment (Japan) · National Park Official Partner (2017)
- Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner (2017)

▲ YAMAP Operating Company
E-mail : support@yamap.co.jp

What’s New

Version 10.18.10

Version 10.18.10

Bug Fixes
- Minor fixes and adjustments were made.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

akkeithsmith ,

A must have app for hiking in Japan

Social media meets hiking & the outdoors!
See the popular hikes and what others have commented!
Great maps with vital details like restroom & bus stops!

CarlnJpn ,

Where is the English version??

When I decided to download this App I was excited because the data / App description said it was in English (also Japanese). So, I download the App (from the US App Store), and found that most of the whole thing is in Japanese 🤬.
I played around with it and figured out how record a simple day hike, but it’s just to much of a chore.
The Maps of Japan are pretty good but if you don’t understand (read) Japanese you won’t be happy. Sad 😢
Is it possible that I received a Japanese version of this App by mistake??

telepariah ,

YAMAP is not navigable in English

While Yamap claims to work in English, I have spent way too many hours just trying to create an account. The process is impossible for me to navigate with my limited ability to read and write Japanese. I want to cancel my purchase before the free demo period expires but I can find no way to do that. This app is either a fraud or is an inferior product created by an incompetent developer. I do not want to pay ichi yen for it.


Period of validity 1 month
Free Trial

App Privacy

The developer, YAMAP INC., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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