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Sunday, February 21, 2016

New App Will Help Navigate Shinjuku Station

Above, Denise and Aiden with service dogs outside of Shinjuku Station. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The train and subway system in Tokyo is one of the most efficient transit systems in the world.

However, sometimes it can be bewildering for a newbie to navigate some of the enormous stations in Tokyo. To help visitors, a new app has been introduced for Shinjuku Station.

According to Japan Today:
TOKYO —Tokyo’s efficient rail system makes getting from one part of the city to another a snap. What’s not always so easy, though, is getting around the stations themselves. 
Shinjuku Station, located on the west side of downtown, can be particularly intimidating for the uninitiated. It’s not just the busiest station in the city, but the entire world, with 3.6 million passengers making their way through the train and subway hub every day. Of those, roughly 750,000 are using East Japan Railways’ trains, so the company has released a new smartphone app to help them navigate the JR portion of Shinjuku Station. 
The app is actually an updated version of a similar one released last year for Tokyo Station. The new edition can be used in either Shinjuku or Tokyo Stations, and can be configured for either English or Japanese menus and displays.
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