Yamap App allows both a fun and safe mountain experience in aJapan The YAMAP App is my go-to app in Japan for almost anything involving hiking, climbing, trekking, BC/XC skiing, as well as long distance walking. You can download extremely detailed countour maps, pre-plan a trajectory/route, and download others previous routes for your study. It tracks your trail with GPS. It allows you to take photos all within the app, and then at the end of your adventure journey the photos are available to be seen at the precise location you took the photo at. Great for others to see your route and inspire them to attack the same mountain you did. Elevation change, distance, total elapsed time in shown in a separate window. But really the thing that makes YAMAP what it is is the wonderful community of people who faithfully record their wonderings and share them. It's a very friendly social app. The app itself is completely bi-lingual in both Japanese and English ( the general social community supporting the thousands of activity posts is in general however usually in Japanese of course). Many people when they travel abroad like to New Zealand or Iceland or the USA or China often post their non-Japan adventures as well based on maps that are also available through the app itself. It's free of charge but there is also a paid support level as well that gets you some premium features. Even the free charge level however gives you all the above. Especially anything to do with serious mountain experience, this app gives great info so that you can adequately prepare. And it's all fun and easy.
デベロッパの回答 、 Thank you for the heart-warming review. Your review encourages us a lot. Thank you for introducing YAMAP features, we consider this review as an attractive description of YAMAP service. We will work hard so that not only Japanese users, but also oversea users can feel easy to use our service. We aim to become a more enjoyable and safer outdoor activities supporting service. Thank you for your continuous support.