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:
【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.
【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.