April 19, 2016
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs
Free Wi-Fi launched on Tokyo streets
For the convenience of overseas visitors, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is launching free Wi-Fi on city streets. Free Wi-Fi is now available in areas around tourist information boards on streets in Shinjuku and Ueno.
March 25, 2016
Areas around tourist information boards(5 locations) and digital signage (4 locations). Details.
Users can access the following services, provided in collaboration with the relevant wards.
Registration is required only once.
Shinjuku Free Wi-Fi 2
Shinjuku Station area, Kabukicho area (18 locations)
Start of service: From April, 2016, onwards
Taito Free Wi-Fi (Ueno area) 3
Areas around tourist information map and signs (5 locations)
Also available on the Megurin bus.
Start of service: April 1, 2016
Partner Wi-Fi services
Registering with one of the following free Wi-Fi services gives access to all of them with no need to
re-register (partner services as of March 18, 2016)
By downloading the “Japan Connected Free Wi-Fi” app 4, it is possible to get free Wi-Fi at 140,000 spots around the country.
Welcoming Environment Promotion Section, Tourism Division,
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Long-Term Vision for Tokyo
This project is related to the following Long-Term Vision for Tokyo urban strategy and approach
- Urban strategy 3: Omotenashi
- Approach 7: Warmly welcome international visitors
 FREE Wi-Fi & TOKYO
Free Wi-Fi service aimed at tourists, available in Tokyo Metropolitan Government buildings and metropolitan parks, gardens, cultural facilities etc. (Operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Government.)
Launch date: December 25, 2015
Service Provider: NTT Broadband Platform, Inc.
Access: Register email address or SNS account
Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Korean
Note: In emergencies, the service may be used without registration. After connecting, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Disaster Prevention Information website will be displayed.
 Shinjuku Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi service aimed at tourists, available in public spaces, restaurants etc., in Shinjuku City. (Operated by Shinjuku City and Shinjuku Convention & Visitors Bureau.)
 Taito Free Wi-Fi
Aiming at providing a welcome to visitors and also serving as an information service in emergencies, this free Wi-Fi service is available at Taito City facilities, on buses, in areas around tourist information boards and so on. (Operated by Taito ward.)
 Japan Connected Free Wi-Fi (App)
This is an app that allows use of multiple free Wi-Fi services around Japan with one registration. (Service provider: NTT Broadband Platform, Inc.)