September 29, 2016
Bureau of Construction
“FREE Wi-Fi & TOKYO" now available at 18 more metropolitan parks
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is expanding the FREE Wi-Fi & TOKYO service at its parks to enhance convenience for foreign visitors and park users. The service, which allows Internet connection at various metropolitan facilities with just one registration, is now provided at 18 more metropolitan parks.
|Start date||Thursday, September 1, 2016|
|18 parks newly covered||See Attachment 1 (PDF:38KB)|
|Service provider||NTT Broadband Platform, Inc.|
|How to use||Register your email address or SNS account|
|Languages||Japanese, English, Chinese (traditional, simplified), and Korean|
(1) Area sign (service mark)
The following area sign is exhibited at facilities covered by this service.
(2) Within two weeks from registering for FREE Wi-Fi & TOKYO at any of the metropolitan facilities where the service is available, users can access the Internet without registering again.
*For the metropolitan facilities covered by the Wi-Fi service (46 facilities as of the end of July 2016), please visit: http://www.wifi-tokyo.jp/
*The list of the 21 metropolitan parks which are already covered by the service and their service spots can be found in Attachment 2 (PDF:39KB).
Features of FREE Wi-Fi & TOKYO
One registration procedure to use multiple Wi-Fi services
(1) Without an app
Users can access the following partner Wi-Fi services without registering again.
[Partner Wi-Fi services] *as of the end of July 2016
- Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
- TMG Bureau of Transportation (subway and bus)
<SSID: Toei_Subway_Free_Wi-Fi, Toei_Bus_Free_Wi-Fi>
- Tokyo International Forum
<SSID: JAPAN-FREE-Wi-Fi (Of this SSID’s services, only service within the Tokyo International Forum is covered)>
- Shinjuku-ku (areas around Shinjuku Station and other locations)
- Taito-ku (on the Megurin bus, and at some of the tourist information boards in the Ueno district)
- Tokyo National Museum (Honkan and Hyokeikan buildings)
(2) With an app
Users can access the Internet at a broad range of hot spots by downloading and using the “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” app operated by the service provider.
[Main service spots]
Key transportation facilities and commercial facilities including convenience stores.
For details, please see the website of Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi at: http://www.ntt-bp.net/jcfw/area/index.html
In the event of a disaster
The service may be used without registration. After connection, the TMG’s Disaster Prevention Information website will be displayed.
*For details, please visit: http://www.wifi-tokyo.jp/
Long-Term Vision for Tokyo
This project is related to the following strategy and approach of the Long-Term Vision for Tokyo:
- Strategy 3: Omotenashi
- Approach 7: Warmly welcome international visitors
Park Management Section, Park Division
Bureau of Construction
Phone:+81-3-5320-5377 (Assistance available in Japanese only)