If y0u are traveling to Japan for holiday, remember to download this “Photo Japan Guide” app. It is free on Android (version 4.0 and above). This app is the English version of DOCOMO map navi’s “Gotouchi Guide”and introduces tourist sites and local gourmet food in Japan.
Zenrin DataCom is providing the free app via Google Play in 134 countries, including Japan. The app supports the travel activities of both foreigners visiting Japan and residing in the country.
It is very easy to use and a lot of information. As I am more familiar with Kyoto, I did a check on some temples and it shows up easily on the screen. It also has information about the place. It will be very useful for tourists visiting Japan.
Features of the app:
-Photo Slideshow / Pictures of Sightseeing spots
Within this Japan travel guide you can view photos of recommended sightseeing spots and check the details of pictures that catch your interest. Moreover, since the Photo Japan Guide also features a slideshow function, you can also spend some time enjoying pictures of beautiful sights from around Japan.
- Local Spot Search
Do local searches on approximately 15,000 sightseeing spots.
*Regular updates planned!
You can also set which genres to display on the map and drill-down search by genre. Furthermore, you can also use the Japan travel guide for continuous GPS positioning anywhere in Japan.
In addition, you can check the next spot that you plan to visit by scrolling on the map or selecting the area from the “area” menu for an enlarged map.
- Area Guide
The area guide introduces local information on each area separately. The Area Guide can be used like a guidebook within the Photo Japan Guide where you can enjoy reading about locations or you can check for information and attractions in each area such as sightseeing spots or local foods.
In addition, you can also access information sites and tourism videos for each area.