Welcome to diddlefinger
On diddlefinger you can locate most addresses in Japan IN ENGLISH
When we plot your address on our map, you will see English labelling
of the surrounding area.
We have labels for almost 120,000
cities, towns, wards and localities - and we are adding to them all the time.
You can diddle those labels on and off with a single click
on the map.
on the map to create a new marker
- which you can save
to your computer, email
the location to friends
or see how far it is from your home "marker".
Diddlefinger isn't perfect - it sometimes makes mistakes and we don't guarantee it will always give you the correct information. Please read the disclaimer
Here are some other things diddlefinger can do.
- give us a postcode, we will try and tell you where it is....
Lookup Japanese language addresses
and plot them on our map.
Quickly lookup places
in Japan and map them
List all the cities
('-shi" and '-gun', to be technical ) in a given prefecture, and all the areas within those cities.
... oh and finally - it can plot "google maps" email links
(links people have sent you to places on "google maps
") and plot them on our maps....
We hope you like diddlefinger - let us know what features you would like to see on our feedback address
- but please, read the F.A.Q
and the notes about romanisation
A final note - we hate it
when people tell us to use a different browser to access their website - but the fact is that the technology behind diddlefinger seems to work best - or at least fastest - in the Firefox browser. So if diddlefinger is running slow on your computer, give it a try in Firefox
. (Mac users: Firefox is fast - the latest version of Camino
is even faster and is highly recommended.)