After four years of construction the Tokyo Sky Tree is only a few weeks away from opening its doors to the public on May 22, 2012. It is now the world’s tallest tower measuring in at an astonishing 2080ft or 634 meters tall and is the premier destination to enjoy breathtaking views of Tokyo.
The technology you can see says a lot about the city you’re in. Some of the most significant advancements in technology over the last few decades have drastically altered the way we experience the urban environment. Services like mTrip have revolutionized the tourist literature market – you’ve got interactive, multimedia resources in the palm of your hand, whereas five years ago you’d have had to make do with a guidebook or tourism office.
Each city has something unique to offer the world of technology. Whether it’s a vital tool or just a simple gadget, we’re impressed and have listed them below. So without further ado, here are the top five destinations for the tech tourist.
With the launch of seven new travel guides for spring, we will be offering them for free today in the Apple App Store. In the Android market, the 11 selected apps will be discounted to 0.99 Thursday and Friday, perhaps even longer so keep an eye out! Along with the 7 new city guides, some of our older destinations will be on offer for free: Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore & Shanghai. All apps go back to regular price ($5.99) afterward so don’t miss out on this promotion!
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mTrip’s iPhone travel apps
mTrip’s Android travel apps
It seems that for many people, planning a trip to Japan follows a predictable pattern. Step 1: book a cheap flight to Tokyo. Step 2: begin dreaming of drinking copious amounts of sake, indulging in way too much sushi, visiting ornate temples and soaking in a traditional onsen and then…step 3: discover that, not only do you soak in an onsen, or Japanese hot spring stark naked, but there’s also a very specific etiquette that goes along with a visit, and promptly begin freaking out. Suddenly your hot springs experience, which is meant to be soothing can become a source of anxiety. Will people be looking? What if you make a faux pas? But an onsen visit doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are four things to know before you go to ensure a pleasant experience.