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Japan: Multilingual Guide App Launched for Imperial Palaces

The Yomiuri Shimbun Tourists use the new guide app downloaded on a smartphone in the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, on Tuesday.

Tourists use the new guide app downloaded on a smartphone in the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, on Tuesday. The Yomiuri Shimbun

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Imperial Household Agency on Tuesday started free distribution of a guide app that supports six languages for visitors to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo and the Kyoto Imperial Palace.

The app, which can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets, offers audio guides in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, French and Spanish.

Covered by the app are a total of 82 facilities at the Imperial Palace and its East Gardens in Chiyoda Ward and the palace in Kyoto. It also offers 223 photos and graphics.

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Using the Global Positioning System, the app informs users on a pop-up window that guide services are available when they approach any of the facilities … (read more)

via The Japan News

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