Tokyo Stroll Supplement: Using the Bookmarks in Maps.me
This page explains using importing bookmarks into Maps.me on your smartphone or tablet. For an introduction to the bookmarks see the Maps.me, Google Maps, Google Earth, and Tokyo Stroll Locations page.
About the book.
Tokyo Stroll is a guide to twenty two neighborhoods in Tokyo. I describe locations in each neighborhood that may be of interest and let you wander as you want. It comes with maps which are detailed to the point that you will know how many buildings from a corner a location is, I hate having to try to figure out where I am from vague directions. The book is for those who simply wish to wander about and look at what is there.
The location bookmarks:
I have created bookmark lists of sites to use with the Maps.me app, Google Maps or Google Earth. You don't need to own Tokyo Stroll to use the bookmarks but it does explain what each item in the TokyoStroll.kmz bookmark file is.
TokyoStroll.kmz (TokyoStroll.kmz) These indicate items with entries in Tokyo Stroll and show up as Green in Maps.me. In a few cases these may be a branch of business that is described on a different detail map.
TokyoSuppl.kmz These are items listed in this web supplement to Tokyo Stroll as well as some branch locations of businesses on different detail maps in the book and show up as Red in Maps.me.
TokyoHandy.kmz (TokyoHandy.kmz) These are useful locations such as kōban, public restrooms, rail and subway stations, landmarks, etc.and show up as Purple in Maps.me
NOTE: Only Maps.me will display the different colors. Google Maps and Google Earth will only display one color.
Using the Bookmarks in Maps.me
Maps.me is a free app that does not required a data connection, you navigate with just GPS. If you are using it on a device that does not have GPS you still have very detailed maps to use.
To import the bookmarks into Maps.me:
Detailed instructions for importing the files into MapsMe for iOS and Android are below.
Importing the bookmarks for Android Devices as of February 2020:
It is, of course, also possible to download all 3 bookmark files in one go.
Thanks go to Valerie Bock for helping with these instructions.
Importing the bookmarks for Apple iOS Devices such as iPhone or iPad:
Importing the bookmarks into Maps.me will depend on the browser your are using. These instructions are for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari as of September 2019.For Chrome:
That should import the bookmarks
Bookmark and List Updates:
The bookmarks will be updated on occasion, these will be announced on my blog.
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Created July 10, 2019 | Content last updated November 8, 2022