The JNTO Japan Official Travel App is a result of the nations rapid tourism boom. Specifically as we come close to 2020 for the Tokyo Olympic Gamings. The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) has actually launched this totally free and also thorough app to try to satisfy the increasing demand of travelers. Called the Japan Official Travel App, and also made to be a one-stop look for all. It has a multitude of information and also solutions that are not only important for visitors, but I would certainly say for international nationals living in the country as well. The app supplies info on numerous elements of Japan including travel destinations, dining establishments as well as ATM areas. You can additionally use it to situate consular office and medical facility information, a list of free WiFi spots, info on society as well as more. Moreover, the application additionally supports numerous languages such as English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese and also Korean.
Keep in mind that I have taken screenshots from the Android variation of the app. Fairly, the iOS variation while coinciding application might be a little various in look and user interface.
Getting the application is extremely simple from either the iTunes or Google Play shop. As soon as youre in hit download and after that youre prepared to jump into the app. Upon start-up, you might be originally asked to input some standard information for a survey, nonetheless, this is optional so feel free to miss in advance. You will certainly after that exist with a start-up display, giving you an option of short articles and also info based upon a selection of either new (newest short articles), classification or location. In the Android version of the app, the main slide out menu can likewise be accessed from the top left-hand side of the application.
The default startup screen finds us touchdown in the most recent short article (new) area, and this includes one of the most recent enhancements and also blog posts to the application. The appeal of the app is that it supplies access to information and also YouTube videos (ingrained) in the application from a range of sources consisting of All About Japan, Break Tokyo, Live Japan, Japan Month-to-month Web Magazine and also more. So not just will you have the ability to access a variety of point of views and information, however you will certainly also have the ability to gain all this understanding under one roofing.
The route search of the application is likewise rather remarkable when contrasted to Google Maps presently functionality, it consists of better details that may influence your journey. Specifically points like, expected climate if you require to walk, the variety of train line changes needed, and also the difference in between typical ticket and IC card price rates. It likewise has a visitor emphasis, as it enables you to prioritise courses which are covered under the Japan Rail Pass to increase the value of that precious purchase.
The setups area of your path search capability is also rather versatile, allowing you to pick from Plane, Shinkansen (Bullet train) as well as neighborhood train courses, ferryboat, bus as well as also taxi. The displayed taxi course will certainly likewise include an estimated cost and time to your preferred destination, although this might be impacted by things like web traffic as well as ETC costs.
Spot search and also Offline Features
In the Area Look section of the app, you are able to carry out a number of convenient functions, based on your existing GPS placement. Based upon your current area you can look for bordering Tourists Attractions, Tax-Free Stores, places for Baggage Storage as well as local ATM locations.
By selecting among these choices, you will be presented with a map of your present placement, and you will certainly then be provided a vantage point of the surrounding centers that are close to your area. You are also provided a tip to gauge the estimated distance in between you and also your preferred location. As an example, selecting the ATM position closest to you, your axis will certainly then supply a measurement of the distance in between you which ATM, so you can establish how far you require to travel.
From the exact same screen, you can additionally access a listing of locations, in this situation Atm machines, typically based upon closeness to you, which you can select and also access further information concerning. As an example, the real address, running hours, range from you and also extra.
Among the practical functions of the application is the accessibility of offline choices, particularly for those tourists who may not necessarily have access to a continuous information link in Japan. Several of the solutions available even while offline consist of:
- Free WiFi find neighborhood free WiFi hotspots in your location.
- Traveler Info Centre look for local Visitor Details Centres that may be nearby.
- Terminal you can locate the closest train terminal to you based upon your current place.
- Healthcare facilities find the local healthcare facility based on your current position.
In addition, any type of paths that may come in useful or you desire to utilize in advance, can be saved and also accessed later also when offline, so this is additionally one more hassle-free offline feature. You will certainly observe all offline features are likewise highlighted in the Spot Search area of the application.
The Traveling Tips section of the app supplies you with basic advice as well as tips for making your travels in Japan a smoother and more trouble-free experience. There are five choices you can access including basic traveling ideas, web links to useful apps, web links to useful web solutions, a checklist of discount rate travel passes offered as well as your home countrys Consular office information.
Tips on travelling in Japan, supplied by Navitime Japan, offers you with guidance and tips on making your journeys in Japan trouble complimentary. From providing details on hospitals, medication, travel details, navigating the numerous airport terminals and more.
Consular office Information is obviously one more convenient feature, in the unfortunate occasion you experience an emergency situation, shed your key or come across some other type of trouble, it is handy to see to it you know the place of your nations main office place. Having this details in the application is very valuable.
The app likewise provides a comprehensive checklist of discount rate traveling passes, offered for both train and also bus, although regrettably the checklist is long, and navigating of this details appears a little user-unfriendly as there is no search function, as well as the list is not in alphabetical order either. Nevertheless, if you have the time to spend browsing, you may be able to uncover a couple of useful discounts to conserve you some.
How can I get it?
To access this application, follow the link to the JNTO Application page below, or alternatively, you can also jump right to the download pages for both iOS as well as Android. Hope this application makes your travels or life in Japan a somewhat smoother experience. Bon Voyage!