How to Stay Connected for FREE while Travelling to Japan

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Konnichiwa!


Are you going to Japan very soon? This post is exactly perfect for you!

Being a traveler is such a rewarding experience. We’ve got to know many new things, new experiences, meeting unexpected people and be connected, learn new cultures and new delicacies, and many more.

And yes, no matter how far we are at home, with the help of modern tech we always want to still connected with our family and friends, letting them know your amazing adventures, and most especially – that you are SAFE.

And honestly, sometimes there is nothing more annoying than suddenly be disconnected online especially in case of our “emergencies” (whatever that mean is!).


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Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture


And if you are going to visit new place like Japan, either you are a frequent traveler of a first-timer don’t worry about being disconnected to our online life, because we’ve got you covered.

With the recent sudden influx of visitors to Japan, there has been also a rise in complaints about the lack of free Wi-Fi hotspots.

In an effort to solve this problem, a Japanese telecommunications company, Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd., introduced a free Wi-Fi connection app two years ago, called TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi, for tourists to Japan, while the app is free of charge. 


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Yes ladies and gentlemen it’s FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Recently the coverage of this service has been expanded, allowing connections at a massive 200,000 hotspots throughout Japan.

Visitors from abroad can download this TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi app before coming to Japan, and by completing a simple set-up procedure, they can use hotspots at over 200,000 locations within Japan for free.


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You can enjoy your whole trip and snapping beautiful photos, and posting it later on your Instagram for your friends to droll with.


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By downloading TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi and completing a simple set-up process before leaving their countries, tourists can launch the app upon arrival, leave it running in the background, and get a Wi-Fi access 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.


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The app 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.

Users can enjoy Wi-Fi connections with no limits on data usage, and at no cost.


This app is designed specifically for tourists from overseas, and runs on both Android and iOS devices. 


It has already been downloaded by over 1.5 million users during the last two years since its launch, and has received rave reviews.


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In addition, this app automatically provides tourists with information on nearby shops and sight-seeing spots, as well as a wealth of discount coupons.

The TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi app is multi-functional and it is a personal assistant for all travelers in Japan.

The app is available in multiple languages, including simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and English. Currently, people from Chinese speaking countries account for nearly 45% of the user base.


It is the most downloaded and popular free Wi-Fi app among tourists visiting Japan, and it also has a high level of security.


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"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." - Michiko Seto of Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd.


Not being able to share your experiences, thoughts and pictures from your trip on SNS would take away half of the fun of travelling. Luckily, TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi app makes sure that doesn't happen.

Also, as December marks the two-year anniversary of the service, a new version of the app was released to make it even more user-friendly.

Michiko Seto also calls for users' attention to make sure they go to the official website and check that they can see the logo with the deep blue Wi-Fi sign and Mt. Fuji before downloading, since there are many apps including those that are similar to TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi in the market.


Download TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi APP, a free Wi-Fi service with no limit on data usage.


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Akibahara Park, Akibahara, Chiyoda, Tokyo


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Ema or wooden plaques




Whoa isn’t this news effin amazing????!!!!

Travel Japan Wi-Fi is available now for FREE! Download this travel app now via Android and iOS.
For more information, you may visit their website.



xoxo, Blair



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  1. Wow. This is pretty awesome! You know how important Wifi is these days. Lol. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. No problem! Anything that will be helpful for fellow travelers :) And I love freebies!

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  2. Great tip. I would love to visit Japan it sounds an amazing place and so much Culture to take in.

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    1. Thank you Lisa, and I hope you'll going to try this app and let me know how to works on you :)

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  3. I've always wanted to visit Japan! So good to know I can stay connected to the internet and people back home while I am there!

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    1. Well glad that you like it Angela! Let us know if you are in Japan, or maybe send us a postcard :)

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  4. Wow, so this app sounds absolutely amazing, definitely going to be useful for tourists -- why doesn't every country have one?
    Lol

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    1. Hhmm maybe because most countries needs to cash-in much from tourists. Besides, japan is a very rich country, very substantial that they can spend their government funds to benefit more their people and guests.

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  5. This is so helpful! I don't think I'm going to Japan anytime soon, but when I do I will keep this post in mind. I like that there is wifi!

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    1. Oh maybe when you friends are visiting to Japan, you might share this article to them. It will be helpful for their travel :)

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  6. Wow what an awesome tip!! I hope to travel to Asia someday!!

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  7. This is great information for the traveler! I'd love to do some traveling abroad. But yes, staying connected is a must. It's great that this service is offered for free.

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    1. Yeah that's Japan which make it more exciting to many travelers like me :)

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  8. Whoa what a live-saving app this is for tourists to Japan! I'm gonna get this should I head East! Thanks for the alert.

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    1. You are very much welcome Emily! I am glad to help :)

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  9. Woww they have free wifi for tourist. Such a thoughtful one.

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    1. Thank you Emilinda :) Keep on visiting us!

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  10. That's pretty neat that wi-fi hotspots have been added! Making it free not only pleases the visitors but I'm sure is also beneficial for the businesses as well.

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    1. So true, and I am glad that many Japan travelers and tourists like this new services.

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  11. travel japan wifi is freaking awesome! thanks for sharing babe! *.*

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    1. You are very much welcome Fatin! Thank you for visiting my blog :)

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  12. Wow..thanks for the info! This will be useful for my Japan trip in the future :D

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  13. ooo this is new! Never knew this app existed for Japan. Will keep this in mind. Thanks Blair!

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    1. Thank you Aliza for visiting my blog! Let me know when you have visited Japan soon :)

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  14. What an amazing trip you had! Japan is so beautiful and unique country, it’s on my travel bucket list! Thanks for letting me know about the free Wi-Fi app, I’ll keep it in mind!

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    1. Oh thank you for dropping-by at my blog :) I truly appreciate it!

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  15. Thank you for posting this! I'm glad to know that if I travel to Japan next year, I will still be able to stay connected with everyone!

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    1. Hello Sondra,

      You're welcome! Nothings makes our travel more fun than to enjoy more freebies, right?! Share this post to your friends!

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  16. The wood plaques are beautiful (: I liked that you gave us insight on the wifi in Japan!

    xoxo
    Isaly Holland
    www.memoriesbyisaly.com

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    1. This is for the preparation for traveler who would like to witness the Cherry Blossom Season very soon!

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  17. I remember having limited wifi connection when I was travelling in Japan before and it certainly posed such an inconvenience at the time. Cheers for letting us know on the free wifi app - will definitely consider it from now on :)

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    1. Free-WiFi plus the app also gives free discount coupon for partnered establishments! Discounts on foods and shopping!

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  18. wow I never know that we have this apps to use in Japan!! I need to intro this to my friend too =D Thanks for the sharing Blair!

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    1. You are always welcome Sharon! Please help to spread this word!

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  19. What an amazing app! Thanks for sharing dear, will try this out when I visit Japan ;)

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  20. Didn't know about this until I read your post, thanks for the info sharing :)

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    1. Glad that you like it Ivy! Please help to spread this news!

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  21. Wow thanks for the sharing and great information here. I will take note on it.

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    1. Thumbs up Sunshine! Hope you could share this post to your friends :)

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  22. wow this is cool. my family is going to JP soon. they will surely use the app

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    1. Oh my this is so timing and perfect! Remember that there is no limit on data usage! Hahaha have fun in Japan :)

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  23. I am headed to Osaka in March and will definitely be downloading this app.. thanks

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    1. You'll gonna love it Babe! Ohh don't forget to share us your experience :)

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  24. Wow that's a great news! I remember when I stayed in Japan, the internet was so fast and I could download 4 movies just in hours. I'm excited to go back there and try this!

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    1. Ahh Japan! Oh my I wish to live there soon!

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  25. This is great! I will go to Japan this year and it will be easy to post picture on instagram in Japan! wehuuu

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    1. Heyey! No more slow wifi! Our online life is still alive :)

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  26. Yeah! Truly convenience with free wifi when traveling in Japan! I had a great trip too in march 2015 :) cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

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  27. Blair this is so useful and informative. Having visited Japan I can definitely vouch for the fact that there is a lack in wifi hot spots. Usually because of this I have invested in a data simcard which, although has been incredibly handy has obviously come with a cost and expiry date! What a great app!

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    1. Thank you Suanlee! I am also happy to know that telecommunication companies in Japan are investing in this kind of initiative to attract more visitors.

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  28. Awesome! We are planning to come to Japan later this year. Great to know that we can stay connected there without any problems. I just traveled through South West Australia, and it was absolutely horrible. I am not even talking about wi-fi, but cell service was non-existent too. Frankly, it was scary, and I would never want to repeat this experience.

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    1. Hello Elena, sometimes being disconnected is also good thing. But totally disconnected especially when you are in a place you're not familiar with is totally scary.

      Japan is making this initiative possible, thanks to the partnered telecommunication companies. Am also planning to visit Japan this year and I am so excited for this new experience.

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  29. Thanks for sharing. I always travel to Japan and I guess I need this.

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    1. Hello Shini,

      Thanks for visiting and hope this will help you on your next Japan trip!

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  30. Wow, great news! It's so great to have Wi-fi while traveling, my Instagram account will certainly benefit from this. :)
    I plan to travel to Japan in the future, so thank you for the tip!

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    1. You're welcome Raluca. Oops! let us know if it works fast!

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  31. This is great news, all the information about Japan at the click of a button and totally free. It would make travel to Japan so convenient and hassle-free. Will make a note of this for future.

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    1. Not only the free wifi connection. You should take advantage too the free coupons they are giving away for FREE.

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  32. It's so weird because I don't remember having that problem when I visited Japan! I had a flight that got canceled and luckily actually had random free internet at the Harujuku Metro station! This is definitely good to know though!

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    1. Lucky you! I guess some areas have wifi access but not so fast. I am glad the these companies are having this initiative to give service to the tourists.

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  33. This is wonderful as we plan to visit Japan. I was pretty worried about international data roaming charges. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. You are very much welcome! Keep on visiting my website for more Japan travel tips :)

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  34. OMG, Blaire, the idea if this app is fantastic! I remember desperately looking for free wifi spots all over the world for so many times!
    And of, course, finding some free in Japan is a precious gem lol!

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    1. Hello Veronica,

      I got so excited too! And I know that no matter how hard we want to save expenses in japan, it is still a costly city.

      Ohh you have to take advantage of those coupons too!

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  35. This is very helpful to have internet access for directions and looking up the hot spots. Thanks for the tips when I head to Japan!

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    1. You are always welcome Shane! Let your friends know this post too :D

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  36. That is a very useful tip and service. WiFi is definitely required when you travel out - at least for some basic connectivity. Glad you have this kind of a service. I hope we too, can imitate the same and offer this for our tourists.

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    1. Yeah I wish we have this too. But Japan is very substantial, very rich country and they are capable on providing this services for their people and their guests. Which will turn to more profits.

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  37. Incredibly informative post. I must admit, I'm surprised I haven't heard of this but it will be really nice if other countries jump on board and follow suit!

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    1. I know right? Many tourists and locals as well will be benefited. But for now, Japan can!

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  38. Great tips to know, I take note on this. Love your pictures, especially the first one, I like the traditional outfits Japanese wear

    Miriam Ernst - http://www.be-sparkling.com

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    1. Ohh this is what I love to visit Japan, to see for myself their rich culture, the combination of old and the new era.

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  39. Great initiative by Japan! It's very important to have wifi when you're traveling to a new country in order to stay connected with the world!

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    1. And also we could have an exciting travel experience not only connecting with family and friends, but also to your readers online!

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  40. My wife has been there last year, actually it was much better to read this post 1 year ago! anyway I would like to go there, many beautiful places and she told me that in Japan is possible to find the most friendly, helpful and sweet people all over the WORLD!! :-D thanks for sharing it

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    1. Yeah it's true. My Dada also tells me that when you ask for direction, they won't just point you the way - they would literally guide you and show you the way! They are good people :D

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