Must-Have Travel Apps on Your Phone

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When it comes to traveling abroad, we have to think about crucial things like hotel bookings, discounted tickets, how to get around and many annoying issues. In this advanced technology world, with the existence of the Internet and free Wifi in most public places, you will have nothing to worry about.

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In addition, up until today, there are hundreds of useful travel apps for you to download and use during your vacation. These apps were made to reduce our burden and to avoid hiccups during our holiday. We have several apps recommendations that you can use while traveling, especially in Japan.


Firstly launched in 2014, Klook has grown rapidly as one of the popular travel apps for people to look for the best prices for tickets.  You can explore and get cheap rates to most the tourist destinations based on the countries listed in the apps. Book your tickets, read reviews and go on guided tours when you browse in Klook. It’s just at the touch of your finger.

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Other than that, Klook provides their user with many excellent deals for their trip to Japan. For instance, if you plan to go to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, they have an offer for a two days admission pass to the theme park. The price is slightly cheaper as compared to walk-in tickets. Another great offer is their 7 Days Whole Japan Rail Pass. This pass allows you to ride JR railways, buses, and JR-West Miyajima Ferry. If you purchase this pass, your journey will be more enjoyable and less stressful. You can choose whether to purchase the 7 days pass or 14 days or 21 days. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful view of Japan when you use the JR Pass.

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You should also check out other offers for WiFi rental, One Day Kimono Rental, Kyoto Temples and Shrines Tour and other exciting cheap deals.

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Expedia is definitely one of the picks for us to search for low-priced hotels, flight tickets, car rentals and tickets to popular tourist spots. For accommodation, you can choose to look for hotels nearby your desired location. Expedia will provide the ratings, reviews and exclusive offers for each hotel.

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For flight tickets, they will show you the list of airlines that fly to your selected location. Here, you can survey the flight details and choose which time and date you prefer. Besides that, to save more cost, you can combine the search for hotels and flights. It is cheaper than purchasing these two separately.

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Moreover, you can also rent a car using Expedia. You will be able to search rental car according to your needs, for instance, GPS. To complete your travel in Japan, browse things to do in Expedia to look for the best suggestions for sightseeing tour and admission tickets to national parks and theme parks. Go on a full-day tour on a cruise at Mount Fuji, admission to quirky Japanese restaurants like Robot Restaurant and Alice in Wonderland Restaurant, and Tokyo SkyTree tickets. Expedia is really one of the most helpful travel apps for you to use to plan your trip from day one.


Rather than carrying your documents or travel diary around, why not download Tripit. Work as a personal reminder and a travel planner you will have no problem remembering all the important details. The app will notify you when you should be at your gate and when to check in your hotel. Since Tripit is your portable mobile planner, you can simply sync your online calendar, Twitter, Facebook, and other related social media to this app.

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You can share your travel itineraries to selected contacts and you can use Tripit while offline too. Tripit will help you to keep track of your travel details. Other travel organizer apps that you can download are Roadtrippers, TripHobo and TripCase.

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Sushi Dictionary

When you travel to Japan, it is quite impossible to understand the language especially if you have zero knowledge about it. Using Sushi Dictionary apps, you will be able to get extensive details on the many kinds of sushi and seafood, the preparation methods like tempura or grilled and the correct pronunciation of each dishes.

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 In addition, you can look for images on what type of fish they use for their dishes. If you purchase Sushi Dictionary Deluxe, you will be revealed to more than 800 Japanese dishes along with their description. Download the apps to learn more about your favorite sushi.

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Similar to Trip Advisor, Yelp is also recommended to those who are looking for the best restaurants and home services. You can discover the best restaurants in your favored areas and it will provide you with detailed information like operating hours, address, the contact numbers, and other reliable information. On Yelp, people will also leave reviews and suggestions for each restaurant. As for home services, Yelp prepares a long list of electricians, contractors, and home cleaners for people to refer to.

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Established in 2004, Yelp has assisted many people to expand and promote their businesses to the public. Owners can create an account to upload photos of their premises and menus. You can also seek for nearby events by engaging with the people on Yelp. They will text you the link of the restaurants or services to your phone for you to access the photos and directions.

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For those who have never set their foot in Japan, this app will guide you throughout the rest of your trip. Planetyze specialized in preparing travel arrangements for only in Japan. The travel guide will features videos, images and short articles of tourist’s destinations in Japan.

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You can look for the destination and they will show you tons of travel plans for first-timers and frequent travelers. For example, you can look for itineraries for places like Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Hakone. The detailed information on each location is utterly helpful and very fitting.

Besides itineraries, Planetyze includes top food and drinks for you to try while in Japan. Plus, you can explore Japanese popular souvenirs that most people don’t know about like Daiginjo Sake Cake, Japanese Cooking Knives and Edo Kiriko.

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If you want a private tour to specific areas in Japan, the apps will show you the type of transportation you prefer, a proposed travel schedule and recommended tour guide including their hourly rate. In conclusion, by using Planetyze, you will have a well-planned trip to the land of the rising sun.


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