Having trouble in Japan?
**Ask a Japanese local!**
We help you during your trip. Chat with us and ask us anything!
We provide travel support for people traveling to Japan.
Here is what we offer:
askMomo helps with the common language barrier that travelers face.
We can help translate stuff and teach you some basic Japanese.
You: This menu is all in Japanese! Can you translate it for me, please?
momo: Sure! Send me a picture and I'll translate it for you.
You: How do I say "The check please!"
momo: Okaike onegaishimasu. :)
When something happens to you in a foreign country you feel kinda helpless.
askMomo tries to assist you as much as possible in these situations.
You: I lost my wallet on the train
momo: What station are you at? Let me talk with train staff, please.
You: I have a headache. How do I buy some pills?
momo: There's a pharmacy around the corner. Say this: ...
You: My baby lost her favorite toy and won't stop screaming.
momo: There's a huge baby store just 3 stops from you. I'm sure you can find something there :)
**Tickets and Reservations**
Want to book a restaurant, ticket or activity?
Sometimes the websites are only in Japanese... Just ask momo!
You: I can't seem to book this restaurant on the website. Can you help me?
momo: Sure! Please give me the details and I'll call them for you.
You: It's sunny outside, what's a good outdoor activity I can do right now?
momo: Do you like surfing? I know a cool surf teacher, do you want to make an appointment?
You: Looking for a safe and exciting plan for 5 people tomorrow night in Tokyo.
momo: Got a plan that involves a private limousine, champagne and karaoke singing. Sounds good?
**Events and Things to Do**
We believe that real-time recommendations by locals are better than generic reviews websites.
Get updated on exciting things happening near you by local experts.
momo: Tomorrow there will be a free Sushi making class in Shibuya!
momo: Don't miss the Nebuta festival in Aomori this weekend!
You: What can I do tomorrow?
momo: Tomorrow will rain all day... How do you feel about a relaxing day at a local onsen?
You: I visited all the temples already, I need some action!
momo: Want to be a samurai for a day? It's not too far away
From finding the right shop to helping you communicate with the clerk, askMomo helps you make the right decision for the products you want to buy.
You: I want to buy a kimono.
momo: Nice. What's your budget?
You: Where can I buy cool electronics?
momo: Try Akihabara. Do you have something more specific in mind? A camera, phone, toys...?
You: I heard Japan has some really high-quality health and beauty products.
momo: You're right! There's a sale this weekend at a shop near you.
You: Where can I buy some cheap souvenirs for my coworkers?
momo: Try the 100 yen shop. There's one about 2 minutes from where you are. Also, sweets!
You: I need a taxi to my hostel but I can't speak Japanese...
momo: Sure, send me your location. I'll ask for one right away. I can also give you an estimate of the price.
You: My train seems to be delayed but I can't understand what they're saying...
momo: Let me check the estimated time of departure.
**Specific Interest Recommendations**
You: Where can I find a vegetarian restaurant around here?
momo: I can't find a specific vegetarian restaurant near you... Some restaurants have a vegetarian menu. Want me to check that?
You: Where can I hang out or have a couple of drinks with some friendly locals?
momo: I know a couple of places near you where locals bar hop. Let me check the availability.
- We are working on support for other languages
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (JST)