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Tips from Japan Trip Experts!! Essential free Wi-Fi spots in Japan!

Tips from Japan Trip Experts!! Essential free Wi-Fi spots in Japan!

When travelling abroad, one thing you need to have is the internet connection. It can be very troublesome if you don’t. There is an increasing number of restaurants and convenient stores providing free Wi-Fi in Japan. Here below are where you can get free Wi-Fi while being in town. 

【Free Wi-Fi at convenience store】

You can find convenient stores anywhere around the nation. Those major convenience stores, Seven-Eleven, Lawson, Family Mart etc. all provide free Wi-Fi service. You need to turn on the Wi-Fi function on your device first, then select SSID that the convenience store is setting to be theirs from the network list. Then follow the instruction which comes on the screen to register and you can use the Wi-Fi when done. Please go to the following links for learning details of how to use:



・Family Mart

【Free Wi-Fi at cafe】

The numbers of those cafes available in towns are less than convenience stores, but it comes quite handy having places where you can sit and drink coffee while browsing the internet.

・Starbucks Coffee

・DOUTOR Coffee

・Tully’s Coffee


【Other free Wi-Fi】


Softbank is providing free Wi-Fi  spots for foreign tourists. There are 400,000 access points and it’s in three languages; English, Chinese and Korean. To secure access, you need to call special telephone number (*8181 for Chinese) to get password. Find an access point and input your telephone number and password to activate the connection.

【Cautions for using free Wi-Fi】

In using free Wi-Fi open to public, you have to be careful of its security. There is a risk of wiretapping or for identity theft. If the internet environment is not secure, it’s safer to avoid doing online shopping or inputting personal information through.

Jasmine zhao

Female office worker in her 20s working for major Japanese trading company. She has business trip to Japan once a month and is taking that opportunity to spend her off-duty weekends to go around Japan sightseeing. She is an expert of travelling Japan and her strong interest is in experiencing Japan's traditional cultures at first hand. Her major at her University in China was Japanese. She became strongly interested in Japanese culture by being exposed to Japanese TV dramas while she was small. "Tokyo Love Story" was one of them and she has an extensive knowledge of Japanese anime and TV dramas.

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