Glue to hold your trip together.
Essential apps for a trip to Japan include; Hyperdia, Google Translate, Google Maps, a good Tokyo Metro app, and a good weather app. None of them work without a reliable internet connection. WiFiBuddy worked flawlessly for us; on the street, inside trains of all types, in hotels, shops, temples, and shrines, and in both the big cities and the more remote rural areas that we visited. The concierge handed me a package containing the device as we checked-in to our first hotel in Tokyo, and we dropped it into the mailbox right outside security as we left Narita terminal 1 — it simply could not have been more convenient. Altogether, an excellent service that we would highly recommend.
26 September 2017