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Yutenji Temple Launches a Bilingual Guidance App

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Yutenji Temple Launches a Bilingual Guidance App

Myoukenzan Yuten-ji Temple (Nakameguro, Meguro, Tokyo) is a Jodo (Jodo etymologically means pure) Sect of Buddhism established about 300 years ago. The Temple has launched smartphone AR App, a bilingual guide to the precincts of the Temple.
You can enjoy original videos of history and origin of the 9 buildings within the precinct in Japanese and English, by simply downloading the App and placing it over a ground map available at the temple office. This service for visitors to obtain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the place making them feel closer to the Temple.

Wondering what's an AR App?
Augmented Reality Application (AR App) enhances convenience and entertainment by integrating the digital information input by a camera, such as those on smartphones and thereby providing additional information.

App Overview
Name: reAR PRO
Compatible with: iOS 6.0 or later and Android 4.0 or later
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/rear-pro/id916632748?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.remodelpartners.rearpro
Fee: Free

Myoukeisan Yuten-ji Temple of Jodo Sect
Address: 5-24-53 Nakameguro, Meguro, Tokyo 153-0061
Transportation:7 minutes walk from Yutenji Station of Tokyu Toyoko Line

Website: http://www.yutenji.or.jp/
Open all year around, Free entrance