Wifi In Japan- An easy access!

by TripleLights travel specialist

Wifi In Japan- An easy access!

The pricing for a smart phone rental or a rental SIM card service for both mobile phones and tablet is very limited and pretty expensive. The same is the case with pocket Wifi devices. However, the pocket Wifi can be used to connect several instruments like a laptop, tablet and mobile phone with the help of one router provided it has to be use for a period of 3-4 hours (Yes, the battery runs out very fast on the pocket wifi devices). The growth of telecom sponsored WIFI networks is the best and the cheapest way to get the internet connection. It is availabe almost every 500 mts in Japan and one doesn’t have to empty his pockets for the same. 

Here is your guide to free Wifi services in Japan:

  • Japan Connected free Wi-Fi

This is a mobile phone app that can be downloaded from Google play or apple store.  Under this application, free Wifi can be accessible in around 82000 spots including the major international airports, JR train stations, shinkansen, major sightseeing spots and convinience stores.            

For further information please access the below mentioned website: http://www.ntt-bp.net/jcfw/en.html

  • Tabimori Smart Phone App  

Tabimori is a smartphone application provided by Narita International Airport that can be used in conjunction with the Japan Connected-Free Wi-Fi app. It presents information about transport (including trains and transfers), money (including details on cash machines and the latest exchange rates), shopping, and dining. Information accessed by the app online is automatically stored internally so that it can be viewed again without the need for Internet access. This means that, for example, users can get the latest updates on the information they need via the free Wi-Fi at their hotels, etc., and then browse through the information anytime, anywhere during their trip without having to connect to the Internet. Tabimori can be installed from the Google Play or the Apple App Store.              

For further information please access the below mentioned website: http://www.narita-airport.jp/en/fun/app/tabimori/index.html  

  • NTT East Free Wi-Fi Japan  

This service allows foreign visitors free 14-day wi-fi access at a wide variety of locations in eastern and northern Japan.  

Method to use this service is as follows:

1)     Get a free Wi-Fi card just by presenting your passport!

2)      Enter the wifi ID and password where you can see the NTT East Free Wi-Fi logo

3)      Enjoy using the free services for 14 days (336 hours)  

Free wi-fi cards containing a service ID and password can be obtained at the following locations: Select Travelex foreign exchange shops, Select Isetan, Mitsukoshi, Keiō, and other department stores,  Many major tourist spots such as Mount Fuji, Akihabara, Ginza, Harajuku, and the Tokyo Skytree. 

For further information please access the below mentioned website:  

http://www.nippon.com/en/features/h10011/ .

http://flets.com/freewifi/card.html  

  • Docomo Wi-Fi for visitor

Docomo Wi-Fi for visitor” covers all of Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa. The service uses approximately 150 thousand Wi-Fi hotspots across Japan, the most among any public Wi-Fi service in the country. An additional convenience is that users can log in with the same ID/password anywhere and there’s no need to go through the trouble of changing ID/password for each area. Furthermore, unlike prepaid SIM cards or mobile Wi-Fi routers, “docomo Wi-Fi for visitor” has unlimited access. Users have unlimited use of the service during the activation period of the selected plan, free from worries about uploading large files such as photos or videos. Uploading is smooth and easy. 

For further information please access the below mentioned website: http://japan-magazine.jnto.go.jp/special_nttdocomo.html

  • Starbucks

A free wi-fi service is provided at Starbucks coffee shops around the country. To sign up (online only) provide an email address and password, then follow the instructions contained in the subsequent confirmation email. Please note that it is not possible to register for this service using the in-store wi-fi, so don’t forget to create a username and password in advance via the internet or your mobile network.

 

Please let us know if you think there could be better options for staying connected in Japan. We would love to hear about it. Keep in touch!

 

Did you like my article?

If you are interested to know more and save your time during your trip to Japan, You can send a message to our local guides to get a customized itinerary and quotation for an unforgettable experience.

In the TripleLights website you can find the best professional guides all over Japan to help you plan your trip. Check our local guides for Japan


27 Oct 2014

Plan your trip to Japan

Chat with a local tour guide who can help organize your trip.
Get Started

Recent Tour Reviews

“ Full day visit to Tokyo ”

Excellent
5 hours ago Traveler: Mariclaire -   Tour Guide: Yuki

Yuki put together a very nice Tokyo itinerary incorporating the 3 places I indicated to him that I woulf like to visit. He was very prompt, organized, knowledgeable, and personable. I highly recommend him as a guide.
read more

“ Perfect English speaking guide! ”

Excellent
8 hours ago Traveler: Laura -   Tour Guide: Yuji

We were looking for a guide who spoke excellent English and could lead us on both a day hike on Mt. Fuji as well as tour other sights. He was willing and able to do either or both and customize it to be exactly what we wanted. He did a wonderful job at telling us in depth about the sights as well as giving us a better understanding of the culture and location. We had just arrived in Japan and h...
read more

“ Noriko was a wonderful guide. ”

Excellent
12 hours ago Traveler: Jason -   Tour Guide: Noriko

We enjoyed having Noriko as our guide in Naha. She was flexible about showing us the things we were most interested in and was very knowledgeable about the history of Okinawa and the culture of the islands. Definitely recommend!
read more

“ Fish Market to Asakusa ”

Excellent
16 hours ago Traveler: Polly -   Tour Guide: Atsuko

Atsuko is charming and knows Tokyo as a local. The highlight for me was walking through the former gardens of an imperial palace and seeing modern Tokyo in the background at every direction.
read more

“ Grand tour of Tokyo ”

Excellent
19 hours ago Traveler: Alba -   Tour Guide: KAHOKO

Kahoko was everything we hoped for. Punctual, polite, informative, energetic and flexible.
read more

“ Great interpreter for a family get together with my Japanese family. ”

Excellent
22 hours ago Traveler: Kelly -   Tour Guide: Michiko

Michiko is very easy to be with and an excellent interpreter. She guided us on a 1/2 day Tour of Tokyo and even gave us important information on how to use the complicated Train system. The most important event for me was meeting my Japanese family, who do not speak English. She interpreted effortlessly and the day went without a glitch. I would highly recommend Michiko for Tokyo tours and an...
read more

“ Knowledgeable guide with a beautiful disposition ”

Excellent
1 day ago Traveler: Jodi -   Tour Guide: Keiko

We had decided we needed a guide to assist us with traversing the trains system and finding interesting places without getting lost! Keiko really knew the history of the areas we visited. We had a list of must sees and some places Keiko hadn’t seen before ( Nissan Crossing for getting a coffee with your face printed on it!) She was the most polite and lovely lady. It was definitely an amazing thre...
read more

“ Money well spent! ”

Excellent
1 day ago Traveler: Andrea -   Tour Guide: YUKIKO

Yukiko took us through two whirlwind days around Tokyo. She was punctual, knowledgeable, and friendly! Just having her lead us through the public transportation nightmare that is the Tokyo transit system was worth every penny spent on a private guide. Thanks for an amazing trip!
read more

“ A fun education ”

Excellent
2 days ago Traveler: Jeri -   Tour Guide: Katsuko

Katsuko arranged a wonderful first day in Kyoto for us. She helped us understand the temples, shrines, local neighborhoods, and the Nishiki food market. Thanks to her we are on strong footing for the rest of our visit. She was very informative of the history of each place we visited. She also designed a route that lead from one place to another seamlessly. She did it all with a smile and a g...
read more

Plan your trip to Japan

Chat with a local tour guide who can help organize your trip.
Get Started