HYPERDIA is a train timetable application that allows you to search using natural language spoken queries in either English or Japanese. For example, try a query like "Narita Airport to Shibuya station, last train." The search parameters will be set automatically, providing quick access to the train timetable information you are looking for. This can be particularly handy if you are a foreigner traveling in Japan for the first time, or simply prefer to see timetable information in English.

[Jul 12, 2017 UPDATE]
We supported for 64bit architecture.

===Using Voice Search===
The English language voice search system supports "Departure station", "Arrival station", "last train", and "first train" input parameters. You may also specify time information.

The voice search functionality helps to eliminate otherwise difficult and time-consuming text input, particularly when entering the names of Japanese train stations. Voice search is also useful when you are in a hurry, or when it's awkward to input text using the built-in keypad.

Stations with similar pronunciations will appear as alternative candidates, making it easy to select your desired station.

The application also supports telephone-style usage. You can simply lift the phone to your ear and speak your query as if you were having a normal telephone conversation.

Of course, it is also possible to specify your search parameters using the built-in keypad without using the voice functionality.

===Route Search===
Search for all JR lines, private lines, subways, streetcars and airports is supported.

Information including the shortest route, fares, commuter fares, and links to time information and maps is shown.

It is possible to filter results based on plane routes, shinkansen, and rapid lines, as well as JR versus private railways.

===Japanese version===
Both English and Japanese versions of the system are available. This allows the user to search the same set of nationwide Japanese stations in either English or Japanese using text or voice input. Note that the English-language voice system is tailored to American English accents.

===30 days Free Trial===
The trial version of the application can be used for free for 30 days, starting from the first usage following installation.

At any time during or after the end of the 30 days trial period, you may purchase a usage coupon to continue using the application and enable the full set of available features.

In order to use HYPERDIA after the free trial period, it is necessary to obtain a coupon by making an In App purchase.

Four different types of coupons are available. (Prices subject to change.)
* Japanese (1 month) - $1.99
* Japanese (1 year) - $16.99
* Japanese + English (1 month) - $2.99
* Japanese + English (1 year) - $25.99

Please be aware that if you purchase a "Japanese + English" coupon when you already have a valid "Japanese" coupon, the "Japanese" coupon will become invalid.

In order to use this application, a stable Internet connection (3G, WiFi, etc.) is required.

Please note that, although great care and effort have been taken in the development of this application, it is possible, due to circumstances beyond our control, that fare and/or time information may occasionally be incorrect.

HYPERDIA by VOICE App Description & Overview

The applications HYPERDIA by VOICE was published in the category Navigation on 2010-09-24 and was developed by Hitachi Systems, Ltd.. The file size is 9.48 MB. The current version is 1.4.2 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

We supported 64bit for HyperDia.

HYPERDIA by VOICE App Tips & Tricks



Great app  Travel#1  5 star

I love it


Use this app all the time, but...  edo-japan  5 star

IOS has flagged this app as not being able to run on the next version of IOS. Wait for it to be updated before purchasing.


Needs an Update!  2tired2care  2 star

It works, but it has not been updated in over two years! The developers need to update this app, to optimize its performance!

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Best train app for JRRail pass!  Links that don't work  5 star

Works amazing for JRRail pass users and brought me to multiple city's on time for free!


Not free  Mgarrin  1 star

I downloaded this before I left the states but now that I am here my "coupon" has expired and the app is asking for money. Never even got to use the app


キーパッドで入力したほうが速い  moruslave  1 star

検索しようにも 聞き取れないの一点張り。日本語?英語?どっちで話したほうが良いの?時間が勿体無いと感じた。


web site is free, why isn't the app?  TigerMO53  1 star

You can get all the same information on the HyperDia web site, so why would I want to pay a monthly fee to use the app? Most other bus and train apps are free to use.


Easy to Use!  Peetran  5 star

I love this app!


A necessity for touring Japan  Boobooman6969  5 star

I had great success solo navigating the country when using Hyperdia in conjunction with Google Maps

Eggroll Monster

Best useful train app for foreigners in Japan!  Eggroll Monster  5 star

I am currently traveling in Japan. I tried to use Google maps and Apple maps at first but both maps didn't provide enough detailed alternatives for train rides. I have been using this train app to look at all the different trains going from Osaka to Kyoto and vice versa. I get to see and choose from super express Thunderbirds, wide view Hida, Shinkansen, or new express train. For JR pass holders, it is a no brainier to ride a more comfortable and quicker train. This invaluable train app has made my train ride decision so much easier as a foreigner in Japan. 100% recommended.


iOS 5 Incompatible  PfhorBorg  4 star

Update: Did what it was supposed to do before iOS 5. Updating because it did work well. At least before now. I'm an iOS developer. This app is incompatible with iOS 5, it crashes right after boot up. They need to fix this ASAP before it's released this fall, or A LOT of people are going to be very unhappy!

jklm Japan

Don't Bother  jklm Japan  1 star

If you have the iPhone/3G/wifi, just use the online site and don't pay for something you can get for free. They need an app that mimics the website....especially for off-line use. What in the Japan are they thinking!

Col Mol Bol

I like the features but...  Col Mol Bol  2 star

This is a trial app and it doesn't say.You have to pay subscriptions, 1 month, three months, one year etc... WHY? I never use the voice search so can do exactly the same by going online and checking the website. I would happily pay a one time fee for the app, but the subscription fees are way too high. Could easily be a five star app if it wasn't trying to con you.

The man who never was

Expensive  The man who never was  2 star

Don't know why anyone would pay for a search by voice function. Seriously, are people really going to use that instead of just typing in where you want to go and being done with it? And if you've go an iPhone you can use the web version for free. So again, what's the point?

Cheryl Espiritu

Quit working  Cheryl Espiritu  1 star

I ended up buying this app for a month because the free trial was great, but since I've bought it, I've tried searching many directions and it won't load!


Subscription fee is unjustified.  Eggyhead85  2 star

I would even pay a $5-$8 one time fee for a normal voice-free option on my iPod. $26/year won't kill me, but it seems like an awfully steep price for a voice feature I never used nor have interest in. I guess I will just use the browser. Hyperdia itself is a must-use for anyone navigating Japan.


Trial App 30 Days  Scarycall  1 star

Subscription of $25 a year for something you can get for free on the website? Fail.


Oh well, I guess I buy; it's well worth it!  Dustin21472  4 star

I have been using this App for 25 days and it has been a life saver (kinda). I got stuck in Tokyo because my flight was delayed over night; but I didn't want to wait to get back to my family down south, so I took the train system. This App worked like a champ. I thought I would miss a leg, or be confused, but I was able to make it from transfer stop to transfer start with no trouble. I don't use the voice feature, so I can't comment on it. The one thing I wish would be changed is for it to use the iPhone's map, when mapping a station. I love this App and will be buying the year plan.


Bait and Switch  Nickvroman  1 star

Trial App


Awesome  Big99end  5 star

Worth every cent especially with the history added into it! I use this app daily and find it easy to use and even nicer since they updated their tables with the blackout schedule! Very nice!!


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