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this application has saved a lot of time (and money)! it has everything a JR Railpass holder and others need - route planning we used all the time. the only thing we were missing were the bus lines, especially in Kyoto where busses are the means of transportation across the city. since we've finished our travel and phone zone is limited, it's goodbye until next time.
This app is very good, and it's simple to use. What best from this is, it'll allow you know which train you need to chase and it's already integrated with JR Pass. So person who bought those type of ticket can easily navigate around Japan. Minor suggestion is, some tourist maybe need real/local atraction or hidden gem, or maybe there some articel that said about everyday life in designated area, so tourist can have fun their everyday life there. overall amazing and friendly apps.
This application was indispensable for getting around Japan. I had not really done any travel, when I had the opportunity to go to Japan for ten days. This application created it so much easier for me to figure out how to use the trains to obtain from one put to the next. From finding the right transfer to obtain to Kanagawa and tour so a lot of attractive historical sights, to booking trips on the bullet-fast Shinkansen, this application was my go to. Super reliable and simple to use! The only modernize I can think of would be for when the instructions contain walking directions, to have a beacon related to Google maps (which I found spotty to use, as was Waze), where a geographically challenged person like me can orient oneself and check progress. I ended up using Google Maps or Waze for walking (and, to be honest, asking for support frequently).
Very limited options when planning routes - if I don't wish to take a 3 hour taxi ride, why can't I filter out taxis? Also, when sorting by various parameters (like shortest trip vs. fewest changes) it shows me various routes for no apparent reason. If you need to plan routes, and you know what you're looking for, Hyperdia is much more powerful, even if it's not smoothly designed. And I just discovered that this application is almost identical to the JapanTravel application - what's the point?
An perfect application when travelling in Japan. Train route find is amazing even to the point of telling you which platform to board the train. If you find for train routes and put of interest together, it will contain walking instructions via Google Maps. I will definitely be recommending this application to all Japan travellers.
It's actually a fantasic application for any English speaker traveling in Japan. Finds best routes and lets you prioritize JR Pass routes (very amazing deal for visitors). I immediately restricted background data usage though, because it will drain your battery by constantly sending your zone to Japanese tourism bureau.
Amazing essential. This is an application that'll support you navigate through the cities. Despite the instructions not being too clear; I'd revise some terms usage to be more comprehensive, this is a jewel! Another suggestion, is there a method for the pointer of the user on the map to be pointing forward/northward of the user. It causes confusion as to where to turn along the give route.
I used this application throughout my trip in Japan a few weeks ago. I only used it for a train tutorial so I knew what lines to obtain on/off of, and this worked flawlessly for me! I did message that sometimes Google maps had other routes we could take that this didn't show, but if I required to obtain somewhere this always did the job, and was very accurate about the time taken. I will use it again when I go back!
The transportation find has an option to prioritize lines that are free with the JR pass. This feature alone makes it invaluable as Google Maps can't give you that. Sometimes has better results too. The hints and suggestions it gives are fine as well. An perfect application to have while in Japan. FOR THOSE BOTHERED BY THE PERSISTENT NOTIFICATION: Your phone's OS has options for controlling notifications. Use them. Same for GPS - don't allow the application use it if you don't wish it to.
Stations like Shin-Osaka are indexed as Shinosaka. A find for Shin-Osaka returns stores around the station but not the station itself. This is confusing! You can remove the hyphen or white zone in code. It's confusing if I'm looking at signs at a station romanised as Shin-Osaka yet the application can't search it. I shouldn't have to misspell the name as Shinosaka.
Recently used to navigate within and across Japanese cities. Option to prioritise JR lines was very helpful. Detailed and simple to interpret route options, sometimes with platform numbers. Would recommend! My only comment is that searching for named areas is fairly literal. Not an problem but something to be aware of.
this application is very detailed the only thing that is keeping me from giving it five stars is the user interface I would really like it and appreciate it if whoever developed the application would create it so that you don't have to respond a survey 90 times while you're traveling in Japan it's really kind of inconvenient to have to do that every time you begin up the application especially when you're putting in the same exact info every time. If they can change that it would easily be a 5 star app.
By far the most awesome application if you are traveling to Japan. Our first visit to Japan went effortlessly smooth coz of this app. We were able to know all the timings of the train, bus etc and also which platform to catch the train and where to change and everything one needs to travel and discover Japan. Thank you so much for creating this app.
It's better than google maps sometimes, but overall i would suggest using both at the same time. It's slow and has no correction, you need to obtain the name exactly right... Also, the suggestions completion are only for the closest stations, instead of an auto completion like google would have done.
TLDR; The Japan Official Travel Application is a amazing tutorial for routing and discovering travel spots. I went to Japan during the month of January and had the benefit of using this app. While it takes a bit of practice, this application is a useful tutorial for finding the routes between stations and travel spots. Obtain this application for a Japan trip! I believe there are issues with some users which I also have too. I experience freezing when searching for spots and routing. I still give 3 Stars for the usefulness.
This application looks brilliant, stored all my journeys into favourites for future use... perfect. Only now with a few weeks to go the application won't allow me into the favourites. Thank goodness I wasn't in Japan at the time! Guess it's amazing old fashioned pen and paper for me!
I can't recommend this app. Allows amazing transport planning but insists on asking my origin and number of visits every single day. I have missed trains because of it. Also, emergency info is days out of date (typhoon warning appears after typhoon has completely passed) and notifications without value appear after use and cannot be removed.
This application created navigating around a breeze! I really like how I could check out train schedules in advance for route planning, and yet the application is flexible enough that it would reconfigure easily to the next fastest route if I were to deviate from my original plan.
Looks awesome to use for my forthcoming trip in a few months time. I've plotted train routes easily and it has reassured me that I'll be able to navigate the trains using this. I've uninstalled until nearer the time though, based on the reviews stating it runs in the background!
A good, easy application for searching transit info in Japan. Accurate times, tells you which train platform to use, and even provides disaster warnings. The only feature I'd like to see added is the ability to set your begin and end areas manually on the map, to create it easier to find for local bus routes. At the moment I'm stuck searching for the nearest listed zone and hoping that it's close to my stop.
It will bring up trains that google map doesnt display, specifically bullet trains that wre not Nozomi...and knows to prioritize JR pass trains that you can ride for free with the pass. It for whatever reason runs in the background. so be sure to enable automatic application sleeping for it. crashes occasionally (especially when data connection is...iffy) and also only has a short amount of favorites that you can add. Would definitely use again as a supplement to Google Maps.
Very useful app, its allowed us to plan our Day to Day Intinerary for everyday trips with info of Timetable of Trains and Bus Schedule as well as the maps that shows is the locations. If possible,with just a small bit of improvement by allowing us to re-shuffle the Favourite (Up and Down)for better arrangement for our day trip on the History/Favourite when doing the Route Search.
Good, weather, routing for all public means of transport :) but sometimes hard to search the desired station. Better find it first on Google maps and then in the app. This application offers sometime cheaper alternatives to the route on maps. Like the highway express bus. Or you can see the calculated taxi fare for your trip, which is also handy.
I love how the route find and spot find features work together. It's so well thought-out. The option to prioritize JR Pass-friendly routes is going to be crucial during my next visit. What I don't like is the mandatory survey that reappears every few times you use the app. Kinda annoying, to be honest. Will give five stars if that is fixed.
This is a amazing application with some not good decisions. First time I opened the application it asked me to fill out a survey which I obliged and submitted. However in the 2 weeks I visited Japan, this survey popped up 15 more times over the course of the trip and I cannot pass it without restarting the app. This is horrible when you're quickly trying to check train directions and are about to miss a train. I will say train directions are more accurate than Google Maps in a few cases I found.
This application is only useful for the train network route search. Tourism info is available in better quality and less biased views elsewhere online. The train route function has a fateful flaw where it puts the JR pass icon on routes that do not let it causing large embarassment and delays to the traveller.
This is the only application available (as of this time) that lets you sort the travel by JR Rail Pass first. It was the best application for me while traveling everywhere on my JR Rail pass. When I switched between Wi-Fi and mobile data, it would lose the ability to click on the info of my travel route, which was really annoying and time consuming, having to re-search my route and adjust the timetable back to when I started to be on the same route I was on, that's the main reason it lost a star for me. It was really helpful with knowing what platforms the train I required would be on. It also gives alternative routes besides JR, and options so you can use both to figure out your best path there. Trying to find addresses as a destination never worked correctly for me and I tried multiple ways to enter the address in [email protected]#$%!& only worked best by searching the name of a place, like a station, hotel, sightseeing put and using that. But in general, entering addresses in English doesn't translate well on any of the apps I've used in Japan. But honestly, it was the application I used the most in Japan since I had the JR Rail Pass.
Disaster alert can't be turn off is a serious problem. I understand if my zone is in Japan but since I'm thousand miles away why do I even need it? Worst yet when actual disaster occurs there was nothing on the notification, news, notice, modernize or wherever in the app. I was in an earthquake in Japan a few months ago and I have to check on American website which was like 2 hours later. And don't create me begin on the travel/destination part.
The application provides ample info on tourist spot's, travel time, and transport. It is very helpful in situations where one is not knowledgable in Japan's train routes. Countless times, I've been saved by just having this app. It also records (by history) your searches. The application is very convenient, but one must have internet to access it! But Japan has lots of free wireless connection zones so one can still obtain by.
This application has been so useful for me as I'm planning my first trip to Japan. It's been really useful in helping me search locations to visit, how to obtain around and the favourites feature has been so useful in helping me to hold track of all the articles I found interesting and useful.