Tokyo Guide is an official app full of useful information for traveling to Tokyo!
Published in 2019 by Japan's City of Tokyo and Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Tokyo travel guidebook is now a smartphone app!
The Tokyo Guide app introduces sightseeing spots that have been chosen with care by the City of Tokyo and Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Featuring the functions of an app, once downloaded, it can also be viewed offline on a smartphone or tablet. That makes it easy to check tourist information while traveling in Tokyo, even without a Wi-Fi connection in the surrounding environment.
As a rule, all articles are written in English, and it's completely free! For those planning to travel to Tokyo, Tokyo Guide is the optimal app. Be sure to check below for all the details visitors want to know!
About the Contents of the Guide
Starting with Shinjuku, Shibuya/Harajuku/Omotesando, and Asakusa/Oshiage, Tokyo Guide introduces many attractions from each of these parts of Tokyo, located in the center of Japan. Only the sightseeing spots carefully chosen by the City of Tokyo and Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau are introduced here! People visiting Tokyo for the first time, as well as repeat visitors, can enjoy reading this Guide.
The theme of each area, plus their main sightseeing spots, are introduced below.
Recommended shops for consumer electronics, fashion and souvenirs, and museums exhibiting Japanese armor, swords and other samurai artifacts, as well as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building with its observatory at a height of 202 meters above ground level, offering sweeping views of the city, are introduced on this page.
Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando
Here are the perfect shops to buy the latest fashion items, theaters staging a new style of musical show based on anime and video games, amusement facilities offering virtual reality experiences, and pork cutlet restaurants that are popular with Japanese people.
This page introduces soba restaurants serving traditional Japanese buckwheat noodles, Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple, famous for its Kaminarimon gate, the 250m-long shopping street that leads to the temple, shopping centers offering regional delicacies and specialities from around Japan, and photography studios offering the opportunity to experience wearing a kimono.
Other content noted in Tokyo Guide
・Maps that are easy to read and use, even for first-time visitors to Tokyo.
・This page introduces opportunities to enjoy a range of activities, including the traditional Japanese tea ceremony and making nigirizushi and makizushi at a sushi restaurant, or virtual reality attractions using the latest technology.
・Hints on what to wear for each season, and important manners to observe in Japan, are noted.
In addition to all of the above, the Tokyo Guide digital app has a huge amount of the latest information on Tokyo. It is highly recommended that those planning to travel to Tokyo download this app!