The mobile connection is essential in these days. The number of overseas tourists to Japan have been increasing significantly in these day. The demand of the mobile connection are huge. Many train companies provide the free wifi at the station and in some trains as the tourists’ demand.
In this post, I would like to tell you about the free wifi in the train and at the station.
- Nationwide Free Wi-Fi
- Free Wifi by JR companies
- Free Wifi by Private Railway companies
Nationwide Free Wi-Fi
Before I explain about the free Wi-Fi which is provided by railway companies, I would like to show you Japan Connected-Free Wi-Fi.
Some railway companies use this wifi network in the train and at the station. And you can use many local wifi service without registration if you have sign-up this app. I recommend you to download this app into your device before you depart from your country and be ready to use this wifi.
Free Wifi by JR companies
JR is national wide train network. Many JR companies provide Free Wifi at the station and in the train. When you use these public wifi services, most public wifi require you to register before using it. Please refer the link to the official site of each train company. You can find the information how to connect the free wifi.
JR Hokkaido Free Wi-Fi
JR Hokkaido is the train company which covers most part of Hokkaido.
Free wifi is provided on many of Rapid Airport train which runs between New Chitose Airport and Otaru.
One of major mobile carriers, NTT Docomo provides Free Wifi at many major stations. Please see the link below to find the detailed information:
JR EAST FREE WI-FI
JR East covers Tohoku region, Kanto region (Tokyo and surrounding area), Nagano area. This free wifi service is provided in the major station. Please see the link below. You will find “JR EAST FREE WI-FI” in the middle of this page. You may click it to find the detailed info in PDF file.
Shinkansen Free Wi-Fi and JR Central Free Wi-Fi
JR Central provides free wifi services in the Tokaido, Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen trains. But this free wifi service is not available on all Shinkansen trains.
JR Central provides also free wifi services at the major stations in JR Central area (Tokai and Chubu area). And it is provided on Green class seat and some part of Ordinary class seat on the limited express Wide View Hida and Wide View Nanki.
You can find the detailed information about this wifi service in the link below:
JR-West Free Wi-Fi Service
Please find the detailed information in the link below:
JR Shikoku Free Wi-Fi Service
In Shikoku island, JR Shikoku provides free wifi services at major stations and some of the limited express Shiokaze and Ishizuchi. However this information is provided in JR Shikoku official site in Japanese only.
Free Wifi by Private Railway companies
Many major private train companies provide their own wifi service.
Many of you will take this train to Hakone and Enoshima from Shinjuku.
Keisei railway connects Narita airport and Tokyo (Ueno, Nippori). You can connects Wifi in the train when you move to Tokyo.
Keihin Kyuko Railway (Keikyu railway)
Keikyu connects Haneda, Shinagawa and Yokohama. You will take this train after you arrive in Haneda.
Tokyo Metro and Tokyo Toei Subway
There are two subway companies in Tokyo and both provide same wifi network.
Meitetsu Railway operates the train services between Chubu airport, Nagoya, Toyohashi and Gifu. You may take this train after you arrive in Chubu Airport (Centrair).
Meitetsu Railway Free Wi-Fi (Meitetsu Railway official site)
Please find “Free Wi-Fi” in the link above. You will see the detailed information on PDF file.