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Free WIFI in Japan

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Free WIFI in Japan

To provide convenient free Wifi service to foreign travelers, many major cities offer free Wifi plans, including 14 days free wifi in Tokyo. Currently, there are over 40,000 hotspots in Japan.  For that reason, foreign visitors can easily find hotspots in Roppongi, Asakusa, Shinjuku, and Ueno when traveling in Tokyo. All these hotspots are free to use up to 14 days, thus providing super convenient internet service to foreign guests. Moreover, hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, and other private spaces usually provide free wifi. These private facilities, especially hotels, often display any wifi password.


Specific Place Free WiFi
Hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, and convenience stores usually provide free wifi. You can simply ask for the wifi password at a restaurant to connect to internet. Many restaurants would even display the wifi password. The majority of the Japanese hotels have free wifi, and the service covers every room.
Addtionally, free wifi is available at convenience stores, as long as you are in a range close to the store. However, bear in mind that you might be asked to download an app before connecting to the wifi. The instructions on connecting to wifi differ from company to company, and you may refer to the specific instruction online: LAWSON Free WiFi     7-11 7SPOT WiFi     Famima Free WiFi



NTT 14 Days Free WiFi
Currently, there are over 40,000 hotspots in Japan. For that reason, foreign visitors can easily find hotspots in Roppongi, Asakusa, Shinjuku, and Ueno when traveling in Tokyo. All these hotspots are free to use up to 14 days, thus providing super convenient internet service to foreign guests. You can obtain the wifi ID before or after arriving in Japan. If you lost the wifi ID applied before arrival, you can also re-apply once in Japan. First, you would download the application called NAVITIME for Japan Travel, which will provide you with an wifi account and password. The entire process is free. If you have arrived at Japan, you can obtain a free wifi card with your passport. Input the account name and password accordingly and you can connect to internet anywhere with a "free wifi" sign for 14 days. These free wifi card are available 24/7 at the tourist information counter, located on the second floor of Haneda airport International terminal. If you forget to get a wifi card at the airport, you can still get it at other locations.
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Freespot Free WiFi

Freespot is known to be the largest hot spot provider in the country, and service covers almost every corner of the country. First register with your email address, through which you will receive a code. Use the code to login and connect to Freespot. Once connected, you won't need to login again for 6 months.

Free WiFi in Tokyo City
Even if you didn't get a NTT wifi card, you can still connect to wifi in major shopping districts or at the stations. Simply open the browser and sign in.

Visit SHIBUYA Wi-Fi:
Shibuya wifi is intended for foreign travelers. You can use your passport to get a wifi ID and password at the Shibuya station, Tokyu Department Store, and other locations. 
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G Free (Ginza Free WiFi):
Provide free wifi in Ginza, Chuo-dori, and Harumi dori area. Login to G Free.
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Toei Free Wi-Fi:
Provide wifi at Toei Metro, Toei bus, Toei tram, and Nippori-Toneri Liner. Once login with email, you can connect to internet for 180 minutes, and you have unlimited access to login.
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JR East & JR West Free Wi-Fi
JR East Free Wi-Fi:
JR East Free Wi-Fi is the best of tourists traveling within Tokyo. Hotspots cover Narita airport, Haneda Airport, major stations such as Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuku, Ikebukuro, and Ueno. Use your email address to login to JR East Free Wi-Fi. Login in is required every 3 hours and you can login as many times as you want.


JR WEST Free Wi-Fi:
Major JR station in Kansai provides free wifi near paid area. Each login account can access wifi for 8 days (starting from the 1st login). To login, simply send a blank email to jrw@forguest.wi2.ne.jp, and you will receive a code. On the guest login in page, use the code to sign in and connect to hotspot.
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Osaka Free WiFi and Osaka Free Wi-Fi Lite
Starting Jan 2014, Osaka Tourism Bureau provides free wifi in Osaka area. Hotspots are located at Namba Station, Kintetsu Nihombashi Station, Nakanoshima Station and 28 other stations. Free wifi is also available at popular tourist attractions including Kuchu Teien Observatory and shitenno-ji. You can use email to login and connect to internet when hotspot is available. Osaka free wifi allows unlimited access, but signing in is required every 30 minute. Osaka Free Wi-Fi Lite, on the other hand, requires user to sign in every 15 minutes, and only up to 4 times a day for each email.
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Hankyu Free WiFi
Hankyu Free Wifi provides service to foreign tourists at all the 87 Hankyu stations, and 157 other stations in Kansai area. It allows travelers to use internet in transit, and it is valid for a day. Each login allows 15 minute access to the internet, and login is limited to 3 times a day. If you have purchased the Hankyu Tourist Pass, the Hanshin Tourist Pass, or the Rokkosan Tourist Pass, you can have free wifi access for 3 days without time limit.
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Kyoto Free WiFi
Visitors at Kyoto can login with email to access wifi at bus stops, metro stations, 7-11 stores, and popular tourist attractions. Each login allows you to use the wifi for 3 hours, and unlimited login is allowed.
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Kobe Free WiFi
Kobe city provides free wifi service to foregin travelers. You can obtain a Kobe Free WiFi card at designated tourist information centers by showing your passport. Using the login ID and password on the card, you can connect to "Wi2 300" for 7 days. 
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Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there free WIFI on Japanese bullet trains?
    Free wifi is not provided on the train, but is provided when you are at or near the station.
  • Is there free WIFI at hotels in Japan?
    Most of the hotels in Japan provide free wifi. You can ask the hotel for the wifi password. Often time the hotel will display the wifi password.
  • Is there free wifi at Japanese convenience stores?
    Free wifi is also provided at convenience stores. However, it is available within a range near the stores and you might be asked to download an application. The stores usually show how to connect to wifi on their website.
  • How to use the free wifi in Osaka?
    You can use email to login and connect to internet when hotspot is available. Osaka free wifi allows unlimited access, but signing in is required every 30 minute. Osaka Free Wi-Fi Lite, on the other hand, requires user to sign in every 15 minutes, and only up to 4 times a day for each email.
  • Where can I get free wifi in Japan?
    Hotels, restaurants, and convenience stores usually provide free wifi. Additionally, many major cities provide regional free wifi, such as in the large business regions in Tokyo.
  • Where can I get free wifi card in Tokyo?
    Free wifi card is available 24 hours in the Haneda Airport tourist information center, located on the second floor of international terminal. Wifi card is also passed out in many other locations in Tokyo.
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