Before coming to Japan

Tokyo is a bucket list destination for most people in the world and when it’s finally time to prepare for your trip, your mobile can be your best friend to make your experience memorable. Here are 8 useful mobile apps to have in Tokyo!

Even though Tokyo is well know to have a lot of information available in English, it often happens that first time comers to be a bit lost so we came up with this list of apps that can be essential to your upcoming trip to Tokyo.

Whether you’re looking the best Izakaya (Japanese Style Bar) or the quickest way to go to Shibuya, withdraw money, make Japanese Friends or learn a couple of words, these can be of great help.

Navitime for Japan Travel

Plan your trip to Japan with NAVITIME Travel. Book flights, tickets, hotels, and tours and discover locations with curated travel guides and tips from experts.


GURUNAVI is Japan's leading gourmet & restaurant guide. Quickly search for restaurants by a variety of criteria, such as cuisine, location, nearest station, and more


LINE is a new communication app which allows you to make FREE voice calls and send FREE messages whenever and wherever you are, 24 hours a day!


Imiwa? is here to help with that. This dictionary app includes thousands of entries in English, German, French, and Russian. English is the most extensive, at 170,000 entries.


Learn a new language with games, humorous chatbots and over 30000 native speaker videos.

Japan ATM Navigation By Seven Bank, Ltd.

ATMs served by Seven Bank allow you to withdraw cash with your international credit cards. There are over 19,000 Seven Eleven convenience stores in Japan and most of them have ATMs.


Useful functions include a guide to Japanese culture, transit search, illustrated emergency manual, and Japanese language phrase book. Contents are accessible offline.

Time Out

Your ultimate guide to Tokyo. Tokyo’s best restaurants, films, gigs, clubs, things to do and places to see. Here are the neighbourhood's best restaurants, cafés, shops and bars.

Meet Up

Meetup brings people together in thousands of cities to do more of what they want to do in life. It is organized around one simple idea: when we get together and do the things that matter to us, we’re at our best. And that’s what Meetup does. It brings people together to do, explore, teach and learn the things that help them come alive.