English iPhone maps and addresses in Japan

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So, you have your iPhone and wished you could use the included Google Maps to find an address ?

Not only will you have to master japanese writing, but the address system in Japan is quite the nightmare.

From the moment I’ve arrived in Japan, I started using Diddlefinger. This is a godsend for people still learning the language !

Their website offers multiple ways of looking for a Japanese address, the English Address Search being the most useful in my eyes. With this website, you can not only remember points but export them in Google Maps.

TO READ THE FULL POST, PLEASE GO TO THE NEW HOME: www.mobileinjapan.com

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6 Responses to English iPhone maps and addresses in Japan

  1. nick may says:

    Hi – thanks for picking up on this – if you or any of your readers have any suggestions for added functionality for diddlefinger (web or iPhone) then do please contact me through the website.

  2. PPP says:

    Thanks for leaving a message. I encourage all readers to check the website and its forums. Diddlefinger needs to be known by all foreigners living in Japan.
    Thanks Nick.

  3. Adam says:

    Have you written (or do you know) how to get the iPhone in Japan to display its maps with romaji near the Japanese text? Is there an application, modification, etc., to do this? Thank you so much! I’ll need it for a few reasons, mainly that I can speak better than read in Japanese. Best wishes!

  4. PPP says:

    @Adam

    hello, thank you for you comment. Please go to http://www.mobileinjapan.com (there’s an iPhone section) to ask these questions. This is only a legacy blog and no one moderates it anymore.

    Best regards.

  5. Yves says:

    The real problem with Google Maps is that is doesn’t show well the “chome” limits. One never know if she is in 4 or 5-chome for instance…
    This is annoying.

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