Monday, September 17, 2012

Japan Rail East free wifi

Japan is notorious for its dearth of free wifi access points. Recently, several free options have become available. The latest option is from JR East. Use of the service requires registering you email address. Doing so gives three hours of free wifi access. Reentering your credentials will give you more time.

There is no security, so connect to the access point, then open your web browser and follow the instructions.

More details here (PDF).

Currently, service is limited to mainly the Yamanote line around Shinjuku and Tokyo stations, plus Narita and Haneda.

1 comment:

  1. I tried to connect in Shibuya station this evening - it said the service isn't available until the end of the month.