Only problem, which is probably user error I can’t get app to show current time and schedule. Stuck at 15:30 or something like that. Only thing would like to see how to levigate in side the stations. To get from one line to the next is not always straight forward and with all the construction going on for 2020 Olympic; at one station had to go above ground to get to other line while construction was blocking normal way. Finding the other entrance was not fun.
Unable to access the app while traveling
Really laggy on iPhone. And it takes forever for it to find the station you’re looking for on their roster.
This is a very polished and easy to use map of Japan’s intricate railway network and good for travelers and holiday makers alike. It can help decide routes using conventional lines in Japan more easily compared to Apple Maps which normally give you the more expensive route via the Shinkansen. My one concern is the app badge on my screen is slightly cropped on the left and top sides, just a minor complaint but I just like the presentation of my apps. Cheers!
Easy to use and it gives you more options than google map(in Japan)
I purchased a JR Pass for Japan. If this had the ability to try and push JR travel lines for the sake of this pass, it would be perfect! I would pay for the ability to do this!
Rail Map has been very useful in Japan, once you understand the transit systems. The app is pretty easy to use.
It might be a little complicated at the beginning but once you get used to it... it becomes VERY helpful!! I've been using this during my stay in Japan and it can really help plan your destination! One addition that may help it become more helpful is if it can show you the route on the actual map!
A great (and imho superior) alternative to HYPERDIA. After downloading the area you wish to search it’s a matter of First station and last station and then choose from your fast, cheap, or #transfers. Set arrival or departure time. Includes JR and city rail maps. Includes direction of travel, platform numbers, and links to google maps of stations which have exit numbers also. As a complete novice to the system it’s been a godsend.
Very complete information but basic functionality like how to get from A to B is hard to find. Fine for going from my location to somewhere, but not a all helpful going from two places where you aren’t. Would have thought this would be a primary function of an application like this. Really don’t know what the thought behind this was.