Best Japan Travel Apps – Directions, Food, & More

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  1. Selma Yilmaz Vega says:

    This is an impressive list. well done on that job like. seriously. really cool. will come back to this when i am off to japan for sure.

    • Kiyoko says:

      Glad it was useful! And I’ll be doing my best to keep this list updated so that when you come back to it for your trip, it will still be just as useful as it was now!

  2. Nancy says:

    This guide to useful apps in Japan is super helpful! I’m going next year for the first time, so I’ll be sure to download some of these apps. I have and find it incredibly useful, especially when you don’t have data!

    • Kiyoko says:

      Data can be so hard to come by when traveling, so having an app that doesn’t require it is always SUPER convenient. If only all of the convenient things about each of the apps could be combined into one big app!

  3. Sarah says:

    Found your blog through your Rikkyo articles(preparing for my own study abroad experience) and every post has been IMMENSELY helpful. Thank you so much!

    • Kiyoko says:

      Not a problem! I know my university didn’t really provide me with a whole lot of information when planning my study abroad trip to Rikkyo University. I actually started this blog out of my frustration with them. I wanted to document everything I learned so that future Rikkyo University international students hopefully wouldn’t have as many issues as I did. Glad you found it helpful! Feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions about studying abroad at Rikkyo. I hope you enjoy your time there!

  4. Stan says:

    Hello, and thank you for your suggestions! Is the GURUNAVI app still available in English or does it somehow need to be translated into English from the downloaded version? I can only seem to find/get it in Japanese! Thank you!

    • Kiyoko says:

      Hi Stan,

      No problem! I just took a look, and it looks like there is no longer an English version of the app (at least that I could find). However, they at least still have an English version of the website that you could potentially use:


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