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    You’ll have a much easier time getting around Kyoto by downloading these useful map and translation apps before you set out on your trip.
    *You may be charged by your provider for downloading applications and using cellular service.

    Useful Applications When Touring Kyoto:

    Arukumachi Kyoto

    “Arukumachi KYOTO Route Planner” is a handy search application providing information on routes, times, and fares for buses and trains in Kyoto.
    Arukumachi Kyoto Website  (Languages: English, Japanese)

    Japan Travel by Navitime

    Use Japan Travel by NAVITIME and you can get around as smoothly as a local!
    App Overview: Explore (Travel Guides and Articles), Route Search, Map / Offline Spot Search, Plan
     (Language: English)

    smartEX: Train Booking App

    Purchase your Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen tickets easily using this application!
    This app can be used before coming to Japan to get tickets and reserve seats on the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen on Japan's Golden Route which connects Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and other cities.
    smartEX Website (Language: English)

    Japan Official Travel App by (JNTO) - Japan National Tourism Organization

    JNTO’s Japan Official Travel App provides the newest information about travel in Japan, so you can have a safe and comfortable journey. 
    Japan Official Travel App by (JNTO) (Language: English)

    On the trip

    On the trip provides invaluable information about cultural heritages, festivals, and such aspects of Japanese culture as Zen and sushi.
    On the trip (Language: English)
    Google Store: Not Available for Android


    "VoiceTra" provides free, on-the-spot translation for 31 languages (including multiple dialects of Chinese and Portuguese). An internet connection is required to use the app.
    VoiceTra (multi-language)

    Safety tips

    The Safety tips app sends push-notifications to your smart phone so you can get alerts about earthquakes, tsunamis, and other weather warnings within Japan in English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified).
    Safety tips Website (Languages: English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Korean and Japanese)

    Websites & Services


    GURUNAVI is one of Japan's leading gourmet & restaurant guides. Using the Gurunavi app, you can search for restaurants by a variety of guidelines, including type of cuisine and location. 
    Gurunavi Website (Language: English)

    Sharing Kyoto

    Whether you’re just planning or already here and loving it, a Sharing Kyoto membership grants you access to a range of useful tools and services to help you in Kyoto. 
    Member page with coupon by sharing Kyoto(Language: English, Traditional Chinese)
    Reservation service by Sharing Kyoto(Language: English, Traditional Chinese)


    Use Voyagin to find a variety of unique tours and activities to do within Kyoto and around Asia.
    Voyagin Website (multi-language)

    Live Japan

    Using the Live Japan app, you can learn about Kyoto’s most well-known tourist destinations and things to do even from abroad! You can even discover popular shops, events, and souvenirs too.
    Live Japan Website (multi-language)



    Tsunagu Japan

    Tsunagu Japan contains a collection of articles on activities to do in Kyoto and around Japan. You will find information that will make your stay in Kyoto a worthwhile one.
    Tsunagu Japan Website (multi-language)

    Trip Advisor

    Trip Advisor is the world's largest travel platform. Explore endless reviews and opinions from travelers themselves and compare accommodation prices.
    Trip Advisor Website (multi-language)