The hassle free app for Japan travelers

Japan Direct helps you find the best route to travel Japan like a local.

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JapanDirect - Mobile App

Discover the app

Favorite routes

Wishing to save a route in Japan? You can add any route to your favorite list and always keep it available offline.

Add to calendar

Worried to miss your train? You can add your route to your calendar to automatically get a reminder and never miss your train.

Itinerary details

Each route include time, number of transfer, fare as well as departure track if available at that time. Fare displayed includes seat fee and might vary.

Japan Direct - Favorite

Map station

Lost in a city? You can find any train station in Japan Direct and get your direction to it by opening Apple Maps.

Number of stops

For specific journey, number of stops are available to make sure you won't miss yours.

Advanced search

Japan Direct includes many advanced search to select specific types of transport, number of results, train compagnie and so on.

Japan Direct - Route and train

An app JR Pass friendly

Japan Direct app makes it easier for Japan Rail Pass owners to see which route is compatible with their pass at no extra cost.

No pass? No worries, you can specify which services and routes you want to use like private railway or airport shuttles.

Once your Japan route found, you can easily add it to your favourite for an direct access once offline.

They loved it

Used this app extensively as we planned our travel through Japan. Very accurate and informative. Along with Google Maps, had no trouble navigating. I liked that we could filter down searches for JR routes.

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June 2019

You NEED to download this app! I was worried about getting lost in Japan with so many trains and different routes but this app made my life easier!

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August 2019

Before I booked a trip and ordered a JR Pass, people recommended Hyperdia but I found it too cluttered and confusing. Japan Direct was simple and straight to the point.

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February 2020

Made by Japan lovers, for Japan lovers

After many trips in Japan, we had this common issue to find our way around. We came with Japan Direct, a clean interface to help travelers finding the best itinerary to travel around Japan.

Japan Direct is available thanks to Flavier Recouvreur and Benoit Pasquier who have created it on their free time and HYPERDIA for their data.