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Free Wi-Fi services in Tokyo are expanding!

When traveling in Japan, one concern for overseas visitors is whether there is an environment in place for free Wi-Fi access. Until a few years ago, there were only a few spots in Japan where anyone could use free Wi-Fi services. But now there’s no need to worry! The number of free Wi-Fi areas in Japan is rapidly expanding, especially in Tokyo.
When free Wi-Fi is available, the service can be used with Smartphones for a variety of purposes—searching for recommended restaurants, looking for sightseeing spots on a map, posting photos to SNS, etc. Once you arrive in Japan, use free Wi-Fi to create excellent memories of your trip!

"District-wide free Wi-Fi is especially convenient!"

In popular sightseeing areas such as Shinjuku and Asakusa, district-wide free Wi-Fi services are available.
Please access free Wi-Fi when you arrive in the district you wish to explore.

"Access via district-wide common SSID"

Selecting a common SSID with the name of the district you are visiting enables you to use free Wi-Fi around stations and in many shops in the area. Wi-Fi stickers in shop windows and other locations are signs indicating district-wide Wi-Fi services are available at that spot.

Wi-Fi can be used for long periods of
time, even though it’s free

Wi-Fi services can be accessed for up to 60 minutes at a time, providing ample time for connecting to the Internet, thereby enabling you to search for information at your leisure, such as while enjoying lunch at a local restaurant.

"Even more convenient with the Wi-Fi
connection app!"

Downloading the free Wi-Fi connection app in advance allows you to easily connect to free Wi-Fi services, even when riding on public transport.

Main popular areas where district-wide free Wi-Fi can be used

  • Shinjuku
  • Asakusa
  • Ikebukuro
  • Akihabara

District-wide free Wi-Fi can also be used in other areas.
Look for the stickers in shop windows and other locations!

  • Ueno
  • Kabukicho
  • Kagurazaka
  • Toshima
  • Shibuya
  • Shinagawa
  • Shinjuku
  • Asakusa
  • ToyosuCC
  • Jindaiji
  • Kappabashi
  • Akihabara
  • Nakano
  • Ota
  • Chiyoda
  • Akikawa

How to Use Free Wi-Fi

If you’re traveling in Tokyo, we recommend using district-wide free Wi-Fi services! They will make your trip even more enjoyable and comfortable. Here we introduce two ways to access free Wi-Fi services.

Method 1Using the Wi-Fi Connection App "Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi"

Before coming to Japan, we highly recommend downloading the "Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi" app for connecting to Wi-Fi. Simple one-time registration will enable you to easily use free Wi-Fi services in areas throughout Tokyo. Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi

The app can be used at free Wi-Fi spots in over 140,000 locations nationwide—not only at the Wi-Fi spots mentioned in this article, but also at airports, stations and commercial facilities.

The menu can be displayed in 11 languages, including English and traditional Chinese, enabling anyone to use it without confusion. When you reach a street or shop/restaurant in the district you are visiting, simply start the app and touch "Connect." The app also has a function to search for free Wi-Fi spots nearby. Download the "Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi" app before coming to Japan!

A convenient free app packed with sightseeing information for use with free Wi-Fi
Japan Travel Guide for Tourists

When you are unsure of where to go next, this app enables you to easily search for popular spots by category, such as "Buy," "Eat" and "Play," using free Wi-Fi. Download the "Japan Travel Guide for Tourists" app together with "Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi" before coming to Japan!

Method 2Method not using an app (selecting SSID manually)

If you are using a notebook computer or have not installed the app mentioned above, it is possible to use free Wi-Fi services by selecting a district-wide common SSID.
Check the Wi-Fi stickers in shop windows and other locations for the district-wide common SSID (for example, "Asakusa Free Wi-Fi" in Asakusa), then select the SSID from the list of Wi-Fi access points shown on your computer/Smartphone screen. All you need to do then is start-up your Internet browser and click on "Connect to Internet" or "Wi-Fi" to connect to Wi-Fi (registration is required the first time you use the service.)

Example of connection method that does not use an app.Example of connection method that does not use an app.

A city brimming with excitement and discoveries, Tokyo welcomes travelers with Japanese-style meticulous service known as omotenashi hospitality.
You can sense this spirit of hospitality from the network of free Wi-Fi services for overseas tourists that is continuing to spread across Tokyo. Now it’s time for you to take advantage of Tokyo’s free Wi-Fi services and enjoy your trip to Japan much, much more!


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