29 December 2016

Get free Wi-Fi at over 200,000 hotspots in Japan

Source: Wire and Wireless Company.  Logo for the Travel Japan Wi-Fi app.
Source: Wire and Wireless Company. Logo featuring the Wi-Fi symbol and Mt Fuji.
Japanese telecommunications company Wire and Wireless Company has marked the two-year anniversary of its free TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi app with an app upgrade as well as expanded coverage for free Wi-Fi, enabled by the app.

The app also provides tourists with information on nearby shops and sightseeing spots, as well as with a wealth of discount coupons. There are no limits on Wi-Fi data usage, and no costs.

By downloading TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi and completing the setup before leaving their countries, tourists can launch the app upon arrival, leave it running in the background, and get Wi-Fi access at 200,000 hotspots throughout Japan. The app enables free Wi-Fi at all the major airports in Japan, including Narita Airport and Haneda Airport in Tokyo, New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, Fukuoka Airport in Kyushu, and Naha Airport in Okinawa. It also automatically connects with free Wi-Fi hotspots such as Wi2, Wi2_Club, Wi2premium, and Wi2premium_club at major train stations, tourist spots, popular shops, and restaurants and cafes such as Don Quijote, Bic Camera, KFC and Starbucks.

The app has already been downloaded by over 1.5 million users in the last two years. The app is available in simplified and traditional Chinese as well as in English. Currently, people from Chinese speaking countries account for nearly 45% of the user base.

Michiko Seto, Sales Engineer, Wire and Wireless Company said, "There are many spots where this TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi app can be used, but the fact is that they are mainly concentrated in busy, densely populated areas like shopping districts. If the main destination on your trip is the mountains or the seaside, I recommend you to get a Wi-Fi router, and mainly use it when you're on the road or in remote locations, whereas when shopping or eating out, use the free Wi-Fi app hotspots with unlimited data usage."

Seto also stressed that there are many lookalike apps today. The TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi app can be downloaded from the official website and should have the deep blue logo with the Wi-Fi symbol in white below a graphic of Mount Fuji.


Download the TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi app before arriving in Japan. The app is available for
Android and iOS