Free Wi-Fi Information

Recently, Free Wi-Fi environment is rapidly being adjusted for visitors from over sea who are increasing. Various companies and groups such as prefectures and municipalities provide Free Wi-Fi service. To use each service, you need to connect to the SSID provided for each service. There are various Free Wi-Fi spots widely.

These Free Wi-Fi services basically provide their own way (registration, agreement etc.) to connect it. Here is introducing major Free Wi-Fi spots and the applications that you can easily use each Free Wi-Fi service.

The major cafe, restaurant Free Wi-Fi spots

The following are famous cafe and fast food restaurant that provide Free Wi-Fi service. Some of these place also power supply. It’s convenience place to use any device.

Service Name Starbucks Coffee (スターバックス コーヒー)
SSID at_STARBUCKS_Wi2
How to Use Only agreement with the Terms & Conditions
Limitation 60 minutes/time
Other Some shops have power supply
Service Name TULLY’S Coffee (タリーズコーヒー)
SSID tullys_Wi-Fi
How to Use Only agreement with the Terms & Conditions
Limitation There is no limitation on the number of hours and times of use
Service Name McDonald’s (マクドナルド)
SSID 00_MCD-FREE-WIFI
How to Use Register with email address or register with SNS account
Limitation  60 minutes/time
Other Some shops have power supply

The convenience application “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi”

It is an application that you can use Free Wi-Fi service offered at convenience stores and shopping malls throughout the country, stations and buses, prefectures and municipalities in various areas. When using these Free Wi-Fi services, there are cases in which procedures necessary for use are variously and you usualy need registration for each service. By using this application, you can connect services provided by each company and organization with just one application. To use it, please download the application and register it by e-mail address or register it by SNS account you already have. The Free Wi-Fi location is displayed on the screen of the application.

With this application you can use GPS to locate the current position and the nearby Wi-Fi spots on the map. You can connect by going to the target Wi-Fi spot usable area and tapping on the displayed Free Wi-Fi spot.

How much you can use the connected Free Wi-Fi spot is different depending on each service. For example, there are limitations on connection time and number of times.

The support device of the application are Android, iPhone, iPad. When connecting with other devices, please use according to the connection method of each Free Wi-Fi service.

Application Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi
How to Use Register with email address or register with SNS account
Limitation Depends on each Free Wi-Fi service

Free Wi-Fi service available in this application is here.

Detailed information can be confirmed by the application.

The following are listing famous spots that you can connect with “Japan connected-free Wi-Fi” application.

【Wi-Fi Spot provided by Tokyo-to】

Service Name FREE Wi-Fi & TOKYO
SSID FREE_WiFi_and_TOKYO
How to Use Register with email address or register with SNS account
Limitation There is no limitation on the number of hours and times of use
Other You can connect with “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” application

【Wi-Fi Spot provided by 23 wards in Tokyo】

Some of “23 wards” in Tokyo also provide Free Wi-Fi spots. The following is the example spot. You can check more spot (Shinjuku, Shibuya, etc.) by “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” application. (available spots)

Service Name Chiyoda (千代田区)
SSID CHIYODA_Free_Wi-Fi
How to Use Register with email address
Limitation 20 minutes/time, No limit on number of times
Other You can connect with “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” application

 

The following also are listing major Free Wi-Fi spots. It’s useful when you move by train/bus and anywhere convenience store.

【Wi-Fi Spot at Narita / Haneda Airport】

Service Name Narita Airport (成田空港)
SSID FreeWiFi-NARITA
How to Use Only agreement with the Terms & Conditions
Other You can connect with “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” application
Service Name Haneda Airport (羽田空港)
SSID HANEDA-FREE-WIFI
How to Use Only agreement with the Terms & Conditions
Other You can connect with “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” application

【Wi-Fi Spot provided by JR-EAST / Private Railway / Tokyo Metro / Toei Bus】

Service Name JR EAST (JR東日本)
SSID JR-EAST_FREE_Wi-Fi
Limitation 180 minutes/time, No limit on number of times
Other You can connect with “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” application
Service Name Tokyo Metro (東京メトロ)
SSID Metro_Free_Wi-Fi
How to Use Register with email address
Limitation 180 minutes/time, No limit on number of times
Other You can connect with “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” application
Service Name Toei Subways (都営地下鉄)
SSID Toei_Subway_Free_Wi-Fi
How to Use Register with email address or register with SNS account
Limitation 180 minutes/time, No limit on number of times
Other You can connect with “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” application
Service Name Seibu Railway (西武鉄道)
SSID SEIBU_FREE_Wi-Fi
How to Use Register with email address
Other You can connect with “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” application
  Service Name Tobu Railway (東武鉄道)
SSID TOBU_Free_Wi-Fi
How to Use Register with email address
Other *You can connect with “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” application
*You can also connect at Tokyo Skytree® / Tokyo Solamachi® / Sky Arena
Service Name Odakyu (小田急鉄道)
SSID 0dakyu_Free_Wi-Fi
How to Use Only agreement with the Terms & Conditions
Limitation 180 minutes/time, No limit on number of times
Other You can connect by using the service owned application
Service Name Toei Bus (都営バス)
SSID Toei_Bus_Free_Wi-Fi
How to Use Register with email address or register with SNS account
Limitation 180 minutes/time, No limit on number of times
Other You can connect with “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” application

【Wi-Fi Spot provided by convenience store (Seven spot, Lawson, Family mart)】

Service Name 7 SPOT (セブンスポット)
SSID 7SPOT
How to Use Register with email address
Limitation 60 minutes/time, Up to 3 times a day
Other *You can connect with “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” application
*You can also connect at shops other than convenience stores
(Denny’s · Sogo · Seibu · Loft · Ito-Yokado etc.)
Service Name Lawson (ローソン)
SSID LAWSON_Free_Wi-Fi
How to Use Register with email address
Limitation 60 minutes/time, Up to 5 times a day
Other You can connect with “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” application
Service Name FamilyMart (ファミリーマート)
SSID Famima_Wi-Fi
How to Use Register with email address
Limitation *When you connect with “FamilyMart Wi-Fi easy application”, 60 minutes/time, up to 3 times a day
*When you connect via browser, 20 minutes/time, up to 3 times a day
*During the maintenance time (1:00 – 5:00 every Mon.), it may not be available.
Other You can connect with “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” application

 

Free Wi-Fi is very convenience to connect anywhere anytime, but because of focus on convenience, many services do not perform encrypted connection.

Although you can use the service of the SSL (https) site with confidence, when you use a service with a regular connection (http) there is a possibility to leak important information or you get malicious attack. Be careful when using any service. If you are concerned about security, consider to take any measures such as using the VPN connection application.

Even so, the number of Free Wi-Fi spots will increase more and more in the future, it will be very convenient, and in particular there will be no doubt that it will be necessary services for those visitors from over sea to Japan.

 

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