ZENRIN DataCom – Android App “Photo Japan Guide” – released today on Google Play
ZENRIN DataCom released the “Photo Japan Guide” Android app today. It is the English version of the Docomo map navigation tool, “Gotouchi Guide” and introduces tourist sites and local gourmet food to foreign visitors to Japan.
There is a lot more to Japan than Tokyo, Kyoto and Mt. Fuji. So download it and give it a try if you plan to visit Japan or live here and want to take a look around.
The app is free to download and features detailed photos, facility information, local food information, and maps in English, and will run on all Android devices installed with version 2.1 or above. It can be downloaded from Google Play in 134 countries.
Some area guides and facility information is not free-of-charge, with prices in the neighborhood of USD3.00 per month and it is not clear how extensive the free information will be and how necessary it will be to pay for the paid content. However, using it in the next 2 months may pay off – to celebrate the app’s launch, a promotional campaign will take place from today through April 30th, 2013 (Tues) during which users can use all the functions for free.
Get out of Tokyo and see what’s out there…
If you are a noodle person, visit Kagawa prefecture with its legendary “Sanuki” udon noodles. This is the smallest prefecture in Japan, where there are more udon restaurants than cafes. If you go be sure to get your Udon Prefecture passport and have it stamped as you slurp your way around.
Or if you love to go hiking, try Nagano prefecture, famous for its beautiful mountain hiking in the summer, and skiing in the winter in the “Japanese Alps”.