JNTO launches “Japan Official Travel App”
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) launched the Japan Official Travel App, the new app for overseas tourists in Japan.
The free app aims to make travelling in Japan hassle-free for visitors, and provides:
- Tourist information
- Public transport route guidance
- Free Wi-Fi spot and ATM locations
- A listing of hospitals that support foreign languages
- Safety alerts for natural disasters
- Restaurant listings
- Luggage forwarding and storage locations
- Duty-free store locations
JNTO will continue to expand the content within the app to include information on rural areas, with the aim of bolstering regional tourism.
JNTO Executive Director, Kana Wakabayashi said: “Travellers are increasingly looking for digital resources for trip planning, not only before their trip but during their travels. Our new app contains the information travellers need to make their travel in Japan as smooth as possible.”
More than 315,100 Australians visited this year, up 11.8% from last year. Of those, 85.3% were highly satisfied with their visit to Japan, according to the Consumption Trend Survey of Foreigners Visiting Japan conducted by the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA).
“A high satisfaction rate fosters repeat visitation, so we hope that travellers will want to return to Japan again and again, and tell their family and friends about their positive travel experience there.”
The app is available for both iOS and Android, and supports English, Korean and Chinese.
Download it now at www.jnto.go.jp/smartapp.