5 Best Tokyo Subway Map App For Android

So you’re headed off to Japan to see what Tokyo is all about — or maybe you live and work in the Japanese capital — and you plan on taking full advantage of their subway and rail system. Tokyo is a massive metro area, and without a rapid transit system, getting around anywhere would be a ridiculous task. If you’re new to the city, it’s still difficult to find information on the subway and rail systems, but like it seems with every problem we come across these days, “there’s an app for that!”

Download a Tokyo subway map app for Android on your smartphone, and you’ll get all of the information you need to make your way around Japan’s capital. Not sure which one to download first? Here are some of our top picks.

Tokyo Subway Navigation

Coming in at number five place, we have Tokyo Subway Navigation. Everything you could ever need is packed into this navigation app. This one actually supports real time arrivals, live status, offline scheduling, alerts, actual maps, and more. You can even manually select a “start” station and an “end” station for more accurate times. If you’re new to the city, finding a station is certainly no easy task, and that’s why Tokyo Subway Navigation makes it a little more easier to manage and find, with a GPS locator that will show you the nearest subway or rail stations. If you’re headed to Tokyo, or commute for work on the daily, the Tokyo Subway Navigation app is a must have essential on your smartphone.

Download it now: Google Play

Tokyo Rail Map

One of the problems that seems to be fairly prevalent with Tokyo subway apps is that they’re difficult to use because so much information is packed in one spot. That’s why Tokyo Rail Map — coming in at number four place — is an essential app for your phone. Download it, and you’ll get instant access to clear and concise information on Tokyo’s rail and subway transit system. Tokyo Rail Map has a station index, and even allows you to manually search for any rail station. There’s even a GPS locator that allows you to find nearby train stations based on your phone’s location. Finally, Tokyo Rail Map has a built-in route planner for planning your travels across the capital.

Download it now: Google Play

aMetro World Subway Maps

Chances are, if you travel a lot — whether as a tourist or for work — you probably don’t want fill your phone up with a transit app for every city. That’s what makes aMetro World so attractive — this one is able to easily show you subway maps, bus routes, trains, and other transit system information for major cities all over the world, including our dear Tokyo. Pull up rail system information anywhere in the world, and manually search for transit systems There are a handful of other extra features inside, such as being able to plan your own routes. You can even find nearby stations with a GPS locator. Don’t expect to find real-time information on this app, such as estimated arrivals.

Download it now: Google Play

Citymapper – Transit Navigation

Citymapper comes decidedly in second place. This is because the app is extremely clean and easy to navigate. Features are easily organized, and Citymapper makes it easy to manually choose your city, or choose it by GPS location. Citymapper has all the usual transit musts like bus, subway and train routes and real time departure and arrival times. It’s able to show you all of this information in major cities all across the world. There’s even a GPS locator to show you nearby stations. If you’re in a crunch for time, Citymapper is also able to give you the fastest route to any place through a variety of methods — by bus, train, subway, walking, biking, etc.

Download it now: Google Play

Japan Travel

If you plan on spending any time in Japan, Japan Travel is a must have essential to keep with you on your smartphone. Japan Travel provides you with basic guides to traveling around the country, as well as information on subway maps and other modes of transport. There isn’t any real-time information in Japan Travel, but you will be able to search for nearby stations all across Japan, including Tokyo.

It also allows you to download schedules and route itineraries to use offline if you are in a data crunch.

Download it now: Google Play

Verdict

There are a lot of excellent choices as far as transit apps go for Tokyo. Any one of these will help you navigate a new city like Tokyo, though we highly recommend Citymapper, as it can provide you with real time information in almost any major capital in the world!

Do you have your own favorite transit app? Let us know what it is in the comments section below — we’d love to hear from you!