Must-have iOS apps for trip to Tokyo

We would like to introduce some iOS apps for trip to Tokyo, which are really useful and helpful to enjoy Tokyo.

1.Tokyo Rail Map

Tokyo is covered by a dense network of train and subway. The train lines operated by JR East and the subway lines are most convenient for moving around central Tokyo.Tokyo’s main train line is the JR Yamanote Line, which is one of Tokyo’s busiest and most important lines, connecting most of Tokyo’s major stations and urban centers.

The city’s 13 subway lines are operated by two companies and run largely inside the circle of Yamanote line. Most of the many suburban train lines commence at one of the six major stations of the Yamanote Line (Shinjuku, Tokyo, Ueno, Ikebukuro, Shibuya and Shinagawa).

In some cases, even Japanese have difficulty to change trains because there are lots of lines, so you will possibly have trouble to do it.

Don’t worry! there are some iOS apps for you.
Tokyo Rail Map+ Lite • Yokohama, Saitama, Chiba

How to use this app

Tokyo Rail Map+ Lite • Yokohama, Saitama, Chiba on the App Store on iTunes (1)
In this case, the user wants to get to Daiba Station which is famous for Odaiba, from Monzen-Nakacho Station.

Tokyo Rail Map+ Lite • Yokohama, Saitama, Chiba on the App Store on iTunes (2)
It says user need to take Oedo line at Monzen-Nakacho Station and change the trains at Shiodome Station,  then take Yurikamome line at Shiodome Station and get off at Daiba Station.

Tokyo Rail Map+ Lite • Yokohama, Saitama, Chiba on the App Store on iTunes (3)
You can search stations information.

Tokyo Rail Map+ Lite • Yokohama, Saitama, Chiba on the App Store on iTunes
This is the information of Omotesando Station. It says you can take the Chiyoda line, Ginza line and Hanzomon line.

2. Google Translate

It is said that lots of visitors to Tokyo face some issues due to language. There are not many people who are able to use English not only in Tokyo but also anywhere in Japan. Restaurants, bars, shops have something written in English or have clerk who can use English. However, you may have troubles to communicate in others.
So, you may want to install apps for translation. one of the recommended app is Google translate.

If the app is not working well, you don’t need worry about it. Most Japanese are so kind that they will try to understand what u want to say.

How to use this app

google translate ios app japanese
By typing language you are using, Google translate app will translate it to Japanese.

google translate ios
Not only by typing, but also by speaking, you can translate a language to another.

word lens

Now, Google translate has a functionality of translate text without internet connection, which is called Word Lens. This is really great for travelers but unfortunately, it doesn’t support Japanese and supports only English-to-French, French-to-English, English-to-German, German-to-English, English-to-Spanish, Spanish-to-English, English-to-Italian, Italian-to-English, English-to-Portuguese, Portuguese-to-English, English-to-Russian, Russian-to-English.
If it becomes to support Japanese, Travelers to Tokyo are able to enjoy more and more.

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