Top Useful Apps to use in Japan

August 14, 2019

When it’s finally time to prepare for living for a short or a long term in Tokyo, trust me, your mobile will be your best friend.

Here are the top 8 useful mobile apps to use in Japan!

Even though Tokyo is well known to have a lot of information available in English, it often happens to 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 for 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.

 

 

Travel Planing

NaviTime

NaviTime

 

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.

  

Google Map

Google Map

 

Google Map will show you the shortest and cheapest way in the complex Tokyoite transportation network to reach your destination! After getting a SIM card, it will allow you to find your way 

Japan ATM Navigation By Seven Bank

 

Japan ATM Navigation By Seven Bank

 

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.

 

 

Culture and Food

TabiMori

 TabiMori

 

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

 

 

Gurunavi

Gununavi

 

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. 

 

Communication

LINE

LINE

 

LINE is the SNS app used by everyone ! This communication app working with the internet allows you to make FREE voice calls and send FREE messages whenever and wherever you are, 24 hours a day!

  

Google Translate

 

Another Google app that will save your time! With this app, you can very quickly understand the writing around you, and communicate more easily with the locals.

  

Learn the Language

Memrise

 Memrise

 

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

 

 

 

Imiwa?

Imiwa?

 

To go a deeper into the language than the automatic Google Translate, this dictionary app will help you to understand more the meaning of the words. It includes thousands of entries in English, German, French, and Russian with English being the most extensive at 170,000 word entries.

 

 

Meet People

TimeOut

 TimeOut

 

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.

 

 

MeetUp

 MeetUp

 

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.

Ready to experience Japan? Well, happy downloading!