January 28, 2016
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs
Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau
Tokyo’s Official Tourist Guide, “Tokyo Handy Guide” App Released
As part of efforts to warmly welcome visitors to Tokyo, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau have been publishing the “Tokyo Handy Guide,” an official tourist guide to Tokyo, for distribution at hotels, tourist information desks, train stations, and other locations.
Against the backdrop of increasing numbers of international visitors to Tokyo and Japan, a “Tokyo Handy Guide” app, carrying the contents of the published Tokyo Handy Guide, has been released to enhance convenience for travelers.
Tokyo Handy Guide App icons
Tokyo Handy Guide App
Tokyo Handy Guide
December 25, 2015
Japanese, English, Chinese (simplified, traditional), Korean
Download from the App Store or Google Play
- App Store
- Google Play
Free (however, any data transmission fees incurred shall be borne by the user)
iOS 7.0 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
*App Store is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the United States and other countries
*Google Play and Android are registered trademarks of Google Inc.
Area maps with tourist information and maps compiled by area in Tokyo
Sightseeing information is provided by area, such as Shinjuku and Asakusa. Information on the Tama area and the Izu and Ogasawara Islands, rich in nature, is also provided. It also contains information on facilities in Tokyo such as gardens and parks, zoos and botanical gardens, amusement parks, and museums.
Information and features making it easier to walk around town
- Use the “Spot nearby” function to search for sightseeing locations around you.
- Use the “Favorites” function to register your own must-go spots and create a convenient list of places to go.
- Use the “Keyword” function to enter terms to find information.
- Easy-to-see maps and transportation routes that can be used offline are also provided.
About Tokyo Handy Guide
This is Tokyo’s official tourist guidebook. This fiscal year, 3.9 million issues were printed in nine languages (Japanese, English, Chinese (simplified, traditional), Korean, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Thai). These are distributed for free at tourist information desks, hotels, train stations, and other locations. They are also available at the digital pamphlet gallery (http://www.gotokyo.org/book/?la=en) of Tokyo’s official travel guide site, “GO TOKYO.”