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Welcome to Kyoto: here's a free cellphone

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We really wish all our past Japan trips had been accompanied by this free cellphone service which provides translations in Korean and English (and later on Chinese), road maps and GPS system of the surrounding landscapes and cultural events alerts around Kyoto prefecture. We're definitely not knocking the age-old Tonto-style pointing which can usually deliver your basic needs (point sushi, point stomach, smile, repeat), but what better way to get a Japan-immersion experience then to have your full service cellphone act as your new best friend guide. Kyoto Prefecture plans to launch the service in December, and is loaning 500 cellphones to to lucky tourists.  

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