This is a map service for those who visit Japan or are interested in Japan.
The map of entire Japan and facility information are available in 5 languages
(English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean (Hangeul character) or Japanese.)
Runs on Apple Watch!
･ Convenience stores or cafes nearby are searchable.
･ It displays “Distance” and “Direction” to your destination.
･ Your current location is on push notification to tap the map.
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JAPAN MAP is a multi-lingual map application which runs on iPhone or iPad.
It displays the map of entire Japan written in both Japanese and a multi-language.
As a matter of cause, it can display only Japanese.
About the Contents
About the Map
This map uses the 1/500000 and 1/25000 topographical map provided by Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) with its approval. (Approval code平２６情使、第２４４－B１５号)
*To use this application, internet connection such as 3G, Wi-Fi or other networks will be required.
*Current location measurement is available only inside Japan.
*Street address and facilities category searches are available only in English.
*Free word search is not yet available.
*There may be a margin of error between the measured current location and your actual location.
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Ratings and Reviews
Nice map, but slow
Good: the map display is nice; having a complete Romaji option is nice. (Compare Google Maps, which shows a lot of Kanji, even when you are supposedly reading in English mode.)
Bad: SLOOOOW! Long delay to load whenever you zoom in or out, or move the map. (Are the servers in Japan? Would it be faster if I were using it from Japan instead of the US? I guess I'll find out next month.) No legend — you have to guess what some of the symbols mean. No search by name means search is almost useless — you have to know the prefecture / district of a location to find it!
This app helps me in exactly the way I want: learning the location and names of Japanese prefectures and cities. It even has a Japanese language version to help me recognize the kanji. It would be amazing if it didn't have to load when you zoom in or out (even though it's quick). I don't know about how helpful this would be actually getting around in Japan, but I like this app. You should definitely get it to learn the names of prefectures.
Excellent English-language navigation tool
As a native English speaker, the Kanji-only Google map app that comes with the iPhone is a constant source of frustration. Japan Map provides detailed maps, reasonable load times, and - best of all - Romaji names for cities, railway stations, streets, and important buildings.
While some reviwers have complained about slow load times, I find them comparable to the standard Google map app.
Why only 4 stars? It does have some issues with location lock in more rural areas, and the address search can be a bit tough to navigate through when looking for smaller, incorporated, municipalities.
Worth $9? Probably not... But, in my opinion, - for anyone who spends any amount of time in Japan - it's worth every penny of the $5 sale price.
- ZENRIN DataCom Co.,LTD.
- 16.4 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2009 ZENRIN DataCom CO., LTD.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.