Tourists can get free wifi in Japan just by showing their passport

Tourists can get free wifi in Japan just by showing their passport

JAPAN - It can be hard finding an internet connection overseas, but that soon won't be a problem in Japan.

In an effort to attract more tourists to the technologically advanced country, the Japanese government has come up with a special programme designed to provide foreign visitors with free public wifi, reports RT.

To gain access, tourists just have to present their passports upon their arrival at a Japanese airport, where they will be given a card that offers free Wi-Fi coverage via 45,000 hot spots in the eastern Japan area.

This includes iconic places such as Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Nagano, Hokkaido and Fukushima.

The system is expected to be fully available in 2016 and will last for 336 hours after registration, giving you 14 days of free internet.


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