TOKYO, Sept 12 — Tourists no longer have to worry about the hassle of finding an internet café in Japan where free public wifi is relatively rare. Japanese rail operator East Japan Railway Co will offer free wifi starting from October 1, according to a report last week on Japan Daily Press website.
The service will be offered at the Travel Service centres at 13 railway stations in Tokyo, including Akihabara, Shinjuku and the monorail stations at Haneda and Narita airports.
The wifi hotspots will be indicated with prominent stickers and wireless connection can be made within a 50-metre radius of these locations, according to the report. The free wifi service can be accessed for up to three hours at each time.
The wifi service can be accessed in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. — AFP/Relaxnews