Free wifi   無料のWiFi

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"Wifi available" indicates the sign. Cafes and restaurants in Japan often offer their customers a free network.

"Wifi available" indicates the sign. Cafes and restaurants in Japan often offer their customers a free network.

The chain of convenience stores 7-Eleven offers free WiFi network and the operator via the NTT Flounder card.

The chain of convenience stores 7-Eleven offers free WiFi network and the operator via the NTT Flounder card.

Even on vacation in Japan, difficult to do without internet and wifi.

Even on vacation in Japan, it can be hard to be without internet and wifi.

The 7/11 konbini offer free wifi service.

The 7/11 konbini offer free wifi service.

All tips Guide Japan for free wifi.

Eye on the network

How to check your mail, social networks and get your guide throughout Japan? Get your state of play with free wifi and travel connected.

East - West

14 days of free internet is offered by NTT East Free Wifi (NTT Docomo is the first Japanese telephone company). You must first pick up a small card and present your passport at participating stores, like Keio Shinjuku or Daimaru Sapporo (complete list here). With 45,000 wifi spots, the service covers almost all the North-East of the Archipelago, from Tokyo to Nagano and north to Hokkaido.

From Kanazawa to Fukuoka through Kobe, the process of JR West is simpler (all done online), but is only 8 days and mainly good at Japan Railways stations on the network.

Urban networks

By 2016, Japan should allow all tourists to get wifi for free ...

Meanwhile, major Japanese prefectures and cities are putting up more and more wifi. Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Fukuoka...the list goes on. To connect, the easiest way is to go to a train station, but free wifi is also found in some museums or parks.

In Tokyo, the streets of Ginza have the network G Free and is accessible to all. Ditto for the neighborhoods near central station like MarunouchiOmotesando, and Harajuku with Omo-Free.

Among the useful apps to download before a trip to Japan is NAVITIME, promised to be a lifesaver: it allows offline location of free wifi networks throughout Japan.


Atop

Mount Fuji is a must visit in Japan. Upon reaching the fifth station on Gotemba Trail, just present your passport at the information desk. The first 3000 foreign visitors will receive a ticket allowing them to have free wifi for three days anywhere in Japan. Warning, this is limited to the season of ascent.

Konbini wifi

At almost every corner there is a konbini. In addition to daily shopping, convenience stores like Familly Mart and 7-Eleven are now offering wifi. To take advantage of this authentication is required and the procedure is completely in Japanese ... (here is a little tutorial for the network Famima_Wifi, and explanations in English to wifi at 7-Eleven). The service includes a number of connections and limited time, but sufficient to get new information and consult Japan Guide.

Coffee

Over a thousand in Japan, the famous Starbucks offers wifi. It is better to register in advance because the procedure needs a confirmation email (therefore you must already be connected ...).

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