February 23, 2016
Bureau of Transportation, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
NTT Broadband Platform, Inc.
Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd.
Free Wi-Fi services for international visitors on Toei subway trains
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Transportation, in collaboration with NTT Broadband Platform, Inc. (NTTBP) and Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd. (Wi2), is steadily introducing free Wi-Fi services as follows to 147 trains on four Toei Subway lines in order to raise convenience for international visitors to Japan.
The first to introduce services was the Toei Asakusa Line, a line that also connects to the airport. It is planned to roll out this service to all Toei subway trains by March 2020, prior to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Start of services
Friday, February 5, 2016
One train on the Toei Asakusa Line
Introduction schedule (planned)
February 2016 to March 2020
Starting from the Asakusa Line, services will steadily be expanded to other Toei subway lines.
Order of introduction: Asakusa Line (27 trains) ⇒Oedo Line (55 trains) ⇒Mita Line (37 trains) ⇒ Shinjuku Line (28 trains)
Note: Number of trains as of January 26, 2016
Service notification signs
Signs are displayed on trains providing the service
(1) “Toei Subway Free Wi-Fi” provided by NTTBP
|Duration of use:||Up to 180 minutes per connection. No limit to the number of connections per day|
|Languages:||English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, Japanese|
|How to use:||Select the SSID and register for use|
|Features:||Partner services with FREE Wi-Fi & TOKYO without the need of an app (see (1) in the attachment)
Compatible with Android/iOS app “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” (see (2) in the attachment)
NTT docomo “docomo Wi-Fi” subscribers can also use docomo Wi-Fi. For details, visit the website of NTT docomo (in Japanese)
https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/service/data/docomo_wifi/ (in Japanese)
(2) “TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi” provided by Wi2
|Duration of use:||No limits|
|Languages:||English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, Thai|
|How to use:||Can be used by downloading “TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi”, the free Android/iOS-compatible app for international visitors (see (3) in the attachment)|
|Features:||The TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi app automatically provides information on nearby Wi-Fi hotspots and other useful information|
Wi2 “Wi2 300”, “au Wi-Fi SPOT”, and“UQ Wi-Fi Premium”subscribers can also use this Wi-Fi service with no additional charge. Visit the following websites for details.
- Wi2 300 http://wi2.co.jp/en/300/
- au Wi-Fi SPOT http://www.au.kddi.com/english/mobile/service/wifi/wifi-spot/
- UQ Wi-Fi premium http://www.uqwimax.jp/service/price/option08.html (in Japanese)
Long-Term Vision for Tokyo
This project is related to the following urban strategy and approach of the Long-Term Vision for Tokyo:
- Strategy 2: Evolving Infrastructure
- Approach 6: Build a seamless, convenient transit network
Inquiries (Japanese and English)
Toei Transportation Customer Center
Phone:+81-3-3816-5700 (everyday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)