Journey Frog Articles RSS Feed | Journey Frog RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Travel Frog Animal Friend & Food Translation Guide Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:13:21 -0500 Ashley Shankle

You may be wondering why your frog is even bringing you food items back from his trips, and for good reason. You get them, they sit in your inventory. What purpose do they serve in Travel Frog?

You've surely noticed the animals that stop by your yard every once in a while, and chances are you've accidentally fed them a time or two. This is the very use of all the food the frog brings home, and it's a worthy investment if you know what you're doing.

Three animals stop by your yard: a snail named Maimai, a bee named Bunbun, and a tortoise named Pukapuka. Each one has its own food preferences, but they all offer the same benefit: Three-leaf Clovers!

Your frog's friends will grant you clovers when they leave, with the amount being based on the food you give them while visiting. You obviously want to give them the food they like best to get the most from their visits.

This guide will go over each of the food items your frog can bring home, and then will list out each animal's preferences. I've done my best to make this as easy to understand as possible!

Present food

Something to note with the food is that some foods can only be obtained when your frog visits certain areas of Japan. Some foods, like the Steamed Rice Cake, are specialties to certain areas of Japan and, as such, your frog will only bring them home when he visits those areas.

The best way to diversify your frog's travel locations is to get Province Tickets from the Lottery. You can get tickets for provinces in all four directions, each one with its own specialties.

Some examples of regional specialties are the Southern Rice Cookie and Roasted Rice Stick (North), Onsen Buns (East), and the Five Color Beans and Tile Rice Cracker (South).

There is no way to guarantee you'll be gifted one of the regional specialties when your frog travels to one of those regions, but it does significantly increase the chance of you obtaining one of the regional foods.

Baked Buns
Five Color Beans
Fried Sweet Noodles
Gohei Mochi
Roasted Rice Stick
Onsen Buns
Southern Rice Cookies
Steamed Cake
Steamed Rice Cake
Tea Leaves
Tile Rice Cracker




Animal preferences

Each animal has four food preference tiers, ranging from "Pleased" (least favorite) to "Can't eat anymore" (most favorite). Refer to the below lists and the images above to figure out which food is which in-game, and feed them wisely. The more the food fills them up, the more Three-leaf Clovers they'll bestow upon you.

If you're only getting Maimai, hang in there through your frog's numerous journeys. The better traveled he is, the more likely you are to see Bunbun and Pukapuka at your doorstep. Bunbun and Pukapuka are easier to fully please than Maimai.


  • Pleased - Onsen buns, milk, cheese, rice
  • Happy - Baked buns, gohei mochi, cabbage, onion, peppers, scallions, garlic, roasted rice stick
  • Full - Five color beans, strawberry, steamed rice cake, persimmon, banana, tile rice cracker, water, orange, apple, peach, southern rice cookies, hardtack, fried sweet noodles
  • Can't eat anymore - Chestnuts, tea leaves

  • Pleased - Five color beans, onsen buns, strawberry, peach
  • Happy - Steamed rice cake, water, orange, apple, persimmon
  • Full - Unknown
  • Can't eat anymore - Peppers, cabbage, chestnuts, milk, gohei mochi, garlic, rice, baked buns, tea leaves, hardtack

  • Pleased - Tea leaves, onsen buns
  • Happy - Scallions, persimmon, chestnuts, water, hardtack
  • Full - Unknown
  • Can't eat anymore - Roasted rice stick, gohei mochi, steamed rice cakes, five color beans, rice, cabbage, garlic, peppers, strawberry, banana, orange, apple, milk, cheese

This isn't all there is to know about Travel Frog! If you've wandered to this guide, you've surely figured out how to play the game, so you have no need for a tutorial translation guide. However, if you're interested in getting all the items translated, look no further than my Travel Frog item translation guide.

Travel Frog Item Translation Guide Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:06:55 -0500 Ashley Shankle

You don't really need all of the standard items in  Journey Frog (aka Travel Frog) translated to play the game, but knowing what you're buying can certainly make things a little less cryptic and a lot more fun.

This guide is going to go over the items you can purchase in the shop as well as those you get from the Lottery. As discussed in my tutorial translation guide, you can equip your frog with three types of items at a time. They provide your frog with nourishment, entertainment, and shelter on his travels.

He needs food more than amulets and tools, but good amulets and tools will help him travel further and hopefully do more on his trips.


Your frog friend needs to eat just like you do, but he eats a variety of frog-specific delicacies. There's a handful of food available in the shop, but the more rare varieties must be obtained via the Lottery.

The bagged candies are more rare than the bouro bags. Bouro are a type of round, cake-like cookie (or cookie-like cake?).

Grape Scone
Stellaria Sandwich
Pumpkin Bagel
Onion Quiche
Wormwood Focaccia
Chive Pierogi
Strawberry Candy
Lemon Candy
Grape Candy
Melon Candy

Carrot Bouro
Edamame Bouro
Burdock Bouro
Milk Bouro
Pumpkin Bouro



At the time of writing this guide, every available tool can be purchased in the shop.

Hand Towel (Earth)
Hand Towel (Camo)

 Hand Towel (Wood)
Natural Tent
High Tech Tent
Stylish Tent

Wooden Bowl

Beautiful Bowl
Lacquered Bowl
Portable Lantern



Most amulets are obtained via the Lottery. There are two exceptions: the Four-leaf Clover, which is generally obtained via your garden, and the Lucky Bell found in the shop for a whopping 3,000 Clovers.

Province Tickets will affect the direction the frog travels in, which affects the type of food he will bring back for you.

Four-leaf Clover
Blue Luck Charm
Pink Luck Charm
Red Luck Charm
Yellow Luck Charm
White Luck Charm
Eastern Province Ticket
Northern Province Ticket
Southern Province Ticket
Western Province Ticket
Lucky Bell


If you found these translations useful, please check out our other Travel Frog guides.

How to Play Travel Frog: Tutorial & Menu Translation Guide Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:30:36 -0500 Ashley Shankle

If you've just come to Travel Frog from Neko Atsume, you're going to find yourself more than a little confused. The game is currently only in Japanese, and it's much slower than the cat-collecting hit. Despite these two facets, Journey Frog is an easy game to get into and can be enjoyed even with the language barrier.

You wait for cat visitors in Neko Atsume, but Travel Frog is completely different. Here you send your resident frog off on adventures, after which he will return with souvenirs and pictures for you to marvel at.

Your frog may take some time on his adventures. Sometimes he will be gone for a few hours, and other times he'll be gone for a few days. I haven't figured out whether the goods you give him affect the time he's gone, but they do affect what he brings back.

The first thing we're going to go over in this guide is a translation of the tutorial the game puts you through the first time you launch it. This way you know what you're getting into and understand the flow of the game better than you would just blindly tapping through the Japanese menus.

Tutorial translation

When you first launch the game, you will be prompted with the terms of service. Tap the circled button to continue to the game.

You'll then be prompted to enter a name for your frog. This part is easy enough to understand. Enter your preferred name and continue, tapping through the menus as the game demonstrates.

Next, your frog will be preparing for his first journey when you enter the house.

The frog can take three types of items with it on its journey, those items ranging from food, amulets, and tools. This time you'll be sending him off with some food.

Three-leaf clovers are used to purchase items from the shop. The game will now prompt you to go to your front yard to collect clovers, your primary currency in Travel Frog. You can collect them just by swiping across the garden.

You can see how many clovers you have at the top left of the screen.

Sometimes you can collect four-leaf clovers instead of three-leafed ones. These can be used as amulets on journeys, rather than being used as currency. You will be sending your frog off with his first four-leaf clover soon enough.

Once you've finished collecting your clovers, the game will prompt you to go to the shop to purchase a snack to send the frog off with. The item you need to buy here is the grape scone, which is on the top left of the first page.

Let's equip some items for your frog's journey.

Equip the grape scone you just bought and the four-leaf clover you found, then press the accept button at the bottom.

Restart the app for your frog to go on his tutorial journey. You won't have to restart the app when sending him off after the tutorial.

When you restart the app and return, the game will tell you that your frog is on a journey and will return after some time.

"Your frog will head out on journeys by himself, but if you prepare him as you did here in the tutorial he may bring pictures and souvenirs home for you."

From here, you've got to play the waiting game. Your clover garden will replenish over time, and from time to time you'll have friends of the frog visit like little ol' Maimai shown below. These friends will grant you tickets, which we'll get into shortly.

I'm not sure what dictates how long your frog takes on his journeys, I haven't gotten to test enough. When your frog friend returns, you will be prompted with a red notification when you launch the game.

"It seems Kero (my frog's name) has come home."

Let's go over the rest of the game's UI and other functions.

UI and menu translations

The game's menus change based on where you are (in the yard, in the house, in the shop, etc.), so we're going to go through them step by step.

The image below shows the menus when you are in the yard. The top right takes you to the menu, and the bottom two take you to the store and house respectively.


Let's go over what's in the "Menu" first. Three new icons will appear when you tap it.

You can tap "Items" to view your food, amulets, tools, and the specialties your frog brings home.

Your "Cabinet" holds a record of all the items your frog has brought back for you. The left is item records, and the right is your photo album.

"Help" is a little more complicated.

All you need to know about this menu is what's in the options section. You can adjust the music and sound effects, as well as change your notification setting (set to "On" for notifications when your frog returns home).


The function of the store is pretty obvious, and tapping around in it is fairly easy -- so we don't need to go over that. Double-tap to buy something and all that fun stuff.

The real thing to pay attention to here is the "Lottery," which you may have overlooked completely.

You get lottery tickets after journeys and from visitors. They can be used here.

It costs five tickets for one spin, and it is very possible you'll spend five tickets to spin ... and win one ticket in return. It's something to be aware of.

That's about all there is to translate with Travel Frog, sans the items you can purchase in the shop. The game is easy to understand and follow despite being in Japanese, and you can easily have fun waiting for your frog to come home and show you what he's picked up on his travels.

The game's not just what you see here. Check out my animal friend & food translation guide to get the deets on those animals that show up at your doorstep, and my item translation guide to at least know what's in the shop and lottery.

Why bother with all of this? For spiffy souvenirs and pictures of your frog's travels! I've worked up a picture requirements guide, but for now (if you don't mind slight spoilers) you can take a look at the 12 rarest pictures your frog can bring home.

Developers of Neko Atsume Release New Game Tabikaeru ("Journey Frog") Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:02:13 -0500 Zach Hunt

Hit-Point, the developers behind the 2014 smash hit Neko Atsume, are ready to make a splash in the mobile pond yet again. This time focusing on a frog with some serious wanderlust, Tabi Kaeru ("Journey Frog"), like its cat-collecting cousin, is only available in Japanese, and it can be found on both iTunes and the Google Play Store by searching "旅かえる."

In Journey Frog, you prepare your adorable amphibian buddy for exotic adventures by packing him some lunch, loading him up with clovers (which serve as the game's currency), and equipping him with various accessories. While he's off exploring the virtual hinterlands -- for hours on end -- you're free to go about your real-world life until he returns, usually with some goodies he came upon and perhaps even a photo from his travels. The spoils from his daily adventure can then be used to ready him for the next journey ... and so on and so forth.

Make GameSkinny your go-to lilypad for all things Tabi Kaeru, and together we'll watch him grow from aimless tadpole to seasoned amphibian adventurer.