The free Japan Official Travel App, launched by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) aims to make travelling in Japan hassle-free for visitors, and provides tourist information, public transport route guidance, free Wi-Fi and ATM locations, hospitals that support foreign languages, restaurant listsings, luggage forwarding and storage locations, duty free stores, and even safety alerts for natural disasters.
JNTO says it will continue to expand the content within the app to include information on rural areas, with the aim of bolstering regional tourism.
JNTO Executive Director, Kana Wakabayashi said: “Travellers are increasingly looking for digital resources for trip planning, not only before their trip but during their travels. Our new app contains the information travellers need to make their travel in Japan as smooth as possible.”
More than 315,100 Australians visited Japan this year, up 11.8% from last year. Of those, 85.3% said they were highly satisfied with their visit to Japan, according to the Consumption Trend Survey of Foreigners Visiting Japan conducted by the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA).
The app is available for both iOS and Android, and supports English, Korean and Chinese.
Download it now at jnto.go.jp/smartapp