Travelling in Tokyo independently? These two apps sure helped us out.

By: Lakshmi

Who?  Are you spending some time in Tokyo?  Do you prefer taking local transportation and venturing out on your own rather than take tours?

What?   Two iPhone apps enabled us to navigate Tokyo like pros.

How?  Prior to our trip, we downloaded trains.jp and Basic Japanese for Dummies from the iTunes apps store

Why?  With trains.jp, we just typed in our origin and destination and the app would immediately give us multiple route options with travel times and fares.  We never had to fumble at the machines trying to figure out how much money we needed or where we needed to change trains.  With the app at our fingertips, we just zoomed through the city for a whole week, never stopping once to ask for directions.  Sweet indeed!

With Basic Japanese for Dummies, we had frequently used phrases at the touch of a button.  And not only could we read these phrases, we could just play them and feel so empowered!

We love it when technology enables us to do what we love …….travel independently!!!

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