May 2018

Tokyo is like a fascinating, vibrant and yet a truly precise mechanism. Its advanced technological solutions, culture very much di erent from what we are used to in Europe, as well as sophisticated art and the world's healthiest cuisine - all this attracts tourists and businesspeople from all over the world. Last year alone, the Japanese capital was visited by 20 million people, and if the latest predictions are correct, this number will double in two years’ time when Tokyo hosts the Olympic Games.

But how do you navigate this vast metropolis, which is widely considered as one of the most di cult cities to get around? In our cover article we write about the best phone apps that can help you nd your way around the city simply and fast.

The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) recently launched the Japan O cial Travel App ( in Chinese, English and Korean, o ering a mix of content such as travel articles with practical information on how to get around, route mapping and guides to customs.

Another new app useful for anyone aiming to get out of Tokyo is the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App (, which o ers train bookings in English – in this case for the bullet train (shinkansen). Importantly, it also allows you to change bookings up to four minutes before departure.

Have a successful trip to Tokyo – directly from Warsaw!

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