Most of us are so dependent on our smartphones, looking for maps, information and guides when we travel.
If you travel eastern Japan, free WiFi for 14 days is available at certain hotspots provided by NTT East.
Click here to visit the website. It will have sufficient guides on how you can obtain the access and where. This will be your first stop or first thing to do before you visit Japan.
A summary of what to do :
1) Obtain your free WiFi ID and password, either before the trip by downloading the app “Navitime for Japan Travel”, click on “Free Wi-Fi Spots” and you will be guided on your next step; or if you are already in Japan, you can check out the link below on where to get your Free WiFi Card.
Free WiFi Card distribution locations : Click here
2) Step by step guide is also provided on how to connect. Click here.
3) To locate connection hotspots, you can check it on the website link here, or check more hotspots through the app.
Some points that you need to take note :
a) This WiFi services is only available for consecutive 14 days from your first login.
b) You can only request for free WiFi ID and password through app when you are outside of Japan.
c) There is an expiration date for the ID and password. So, you have to login within 6 months from issue date.
d) The ID and password cannot be reissued for 90 days after last issue.
For travelers to western Japan, you have 2 options depending on your destination.
Free WiFi provided by Osaka City Tourism – Click here.
Free WiFi provided by JR-West – Click here.