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 & Wireless, 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.
Recently the coverage of this service has been expanded, allowing connections at a massive 200,000 hotspots throughout Japan.
Visitors from abroad can download the app coming to Japan, and by completing a simple set-up procedure, they can use hotspots at over 200,000 locations within Japan for free.
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.
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.
In addition, this app automatically provides tourists with information on nearby shops and sight-seeing spots, as well as a wealth of discount coupons.