Not very useful The Japan Trains app is able to find routes that this app can't find, and it is free to search rail pass JR shinkansen lines. The results show travel options that I exclude from the search results. I bought the rail pass unlock code and removed flight options from my search but my top results are still for routes that use airlines. I can search the same options in Japan Trains and it shows the correct route. The app layout also needs to be improved as it is not difficult to read than it should be.
Fantastic App The app performed nearly flawlessly for the entirety of my family's trip. All times and, more importantly, tracks were accurate. This made it simple to make any necessary transfers and was critical to us as we were travelling with suitcases and a large stroller and thus required elevators at each station. I can't recommend it enough.
Very helpful, but not without frustrations Helped greatly in my three weeks of travel across Japan. Very useful for calculating travel times, cost and potential routes. Would rate five starts if not for some lack in user friendliness. The app does not make searching for stations as easy as others do. Stations with hyphens or spaces in the name will not even register in the search. Therefore, you end up searching multiple variations until you spell it exactly as the app chooses to, even if it is spelled differently on the station signage.
Good but expensive To the idiot who complained about having to buy another pass on top of the JR Pass: It's a subscription pass to use the app, NOT another train pass!! Please make sure you have at least 100 IQ before attempting high technology.
Useful This app has helped my friends and I during our trip to multiple cities in Japan. It's not without it's flaws, as it can be confusing to use at first, but if you can navigate yourself through the screens, you tend to get used to it. My friends and I have successfully used this app to determine which trains we needed to get on through our JR Rail pass. We've traveled from Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hiroshima with this app with rarely any hiccups. Definitely recommend this app when traveling by rail 👍.
Keeps crashing when app starts for some reason I remember the app was decent when I used it a year and a half ago with Samsung galaxy s2. Now I have an ulefone be one and it crashes whenever I try starting the app. Might be a problem with the phone / os (kitkat).
Dec. 09 2015 - Ver1.3.3
Fixed date and time format bug.
Dec. 03 2015 - Ver1.3.2
Fixed date format bug.
Fixed internal links bug.
Sep. 30 2013 - Ver1.3.0
Add-on features (in-app purchase) are available.
Dec. 21 2011 - Ver1.2.1
Fix language settings bug for Android OS 3.x and 4.x.
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