Country for PR: Japan
Contributor: Kyodo News JBN
Thursday, September 21 2017 - 15:00
AsiaNet
"Japan Official Travel App," New App for Tourists in Japan, Goes Live: All Information You Need to Plan Your Trip in Japan, from Pre-trip Planning to Useful, Real-time Transit Information
TOKYO, Sept. 21, 2017 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ --

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is officially launching the 
"Japan Official Travel App," its tourism app for iOS and Android devices, on 
September 21, 2017.

Please download: http://www.jnto.go.jp/smartapp/

The app is aimed at international tourists traveling to Japan and offers 
information on tourism destinations nationwide, including rural areas, 
transport information and essential information, in multiple languages in the 
event of an emergency or disaster. It acts as a comprehensive tourism portal 
offering everything a visitor to Japan may need in one place. Drawing on both 
JNTO and Japan Tourism Agency's tourism information, as well as in 
collaboration with the various services offered by private-sector firms, the 
app is designed to improve the overall travel experience in Japan.

JNTO plans to partner with other service providers and add content to the app 
in order to make travel in Japan a fun, stress-free experience for people 
everywhere.

Japan Official Travel App: Summary
1. Application features
- Features regular tourism articles, with content covering all areas of Japan,
  authored by resident writers in their native languages (English, Korean, 
  Chinese (traditional and simplified))
- Route guidance and navigation
- Spot search based on current location
- Providing emergency awareness information in the event of a disaster
- Showcasing other useful apps for international tourists operated by private 
  companies

2. Languages
- Offered in English, Korean and Chinese (traditional and simplified)

3. Download URLs (free to download and use)
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/japan-official-travel-app/id1230367186?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.go.jnto.jota


SOURCE: Japan National Tourism Organization