In the run up to the 2020 Olympics Japan is trying to be more tourist friendly – advertising WiFi for visitors on the subway system and even bus tours with WiFi.
Flesh and blood English assistance is generally hit and miss around Tokyo’s transport system.
Japan railways is trying to solve this issue with a more robotic touch.
Many Tokyo train stations have implemented Route Finder machines.
These machines support Japanese, English, Korean and Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
It offers two services – finding routes and sightseeing information.
You can print the routes you find and be on your merry-sightseeing-way.