Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hokkaido Travel Tips

I'm thinking since I do have plans to visit Hokkaido next time for a free and easy trip again, so I shall keep a post of all the useful download freebies and links so I can find it easily also next time :-)

Found this online and think it looks kwel to have an idea how far each access area in Hokkaido:
And for access in Sapporo:
If you are thinking to hire local travel tours while you are in Hokkaido, you can checkout the links below:
Public transport for tourists in Otaru : 
Freebies: Maps to download
Up-to-date guide for Japan tourist by JNTO:

Useful apps to download:
1) The app provides videos for easy-to-understand information on “Simple way to get access at Wi-Fi spots”, “How to purchase discount tickets”, “Table manners for Japanese cuisine”, and more.
Enjoy periodically uploaded articles, such as “The Best Recommended Japanese Cosmetics”, “The History of Sushi”, and “Selecting Sake”, even if you’re not traveling in Japan.

To see online version: http://www.goodlucktripjapan.jp/zh/tokyo/ 
Download app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.goodlucktrip.goodlucktrip 
2) *Updated 6-Nov-2014* Need translator to bridge language gap? 
Get this free speech translation app:
3) *Updated 7-Nov-2014* The Ultimate Travel App. for Travel in Japan is now available!
Japan's "must-sees" recommended by guidebook editors, are categorized by theme for your searching pleasure.
Useful for gathering information before your trip and for searching new destinations during your travels.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.mapple.digjapan
Iphone/Ipad: https://itunes.apple.com/app/digjapan!-travelers-guide/id930001009

Prepaid wireless data in Japan

Pocket wifi device
Rent a japan pocket wifi for a min of RM30 a day! You can online anywhere, anytime in Japan with X number of device connected to it. Checkout here:

*Updated 22-Sept-2014* Get Pocket Wifi from Wiyo Malaysia
Rent a pocket wifi at RM35/day from Wiyo Malaysia. And they offer pick-up/return at Publika Mont Kiara office or delivery by low cost courier service right to your door.

*Updated 6-Nov-2014* Comprehensive and informative Hokkaido travel guide by JNTO:

For the full itinerary of my Hokkaido trip, checkout here.

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