The list of train company public wifi connection

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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

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.

Rapid Airport Train for New Chitose Airport to/from Sapporo 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:

Wi-Fi Guide (JR Hokkaido official site)


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.

JR East official site (English)

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 Central Wi-Fi service (official site)

JR-West Free Wi-Fi Service

JR West provides free wifi spots at major stations in Kansai, Hokuriku, Sanyo and Sanin regions. Free wifi services are also available on the limited express Haruka and Osaka Loop Line train too.

Please find the detailed information in the link below:

JR-West Free Wi-Fi Service

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.

JR Shikoku Free Wi-Fi Service (JR Shikoku official site in Japanese)

Free Wifi by Private Railway companies

Many major private train companies provide their own wifi service.

Odakyu Railway

Many of you will take this train to Hakone and Enoshima from Shinjuku.

Odakyu Railway Free Wi-Fi (Odakyu Railway official site)

Keisei Railway

Keisei railway connects Narita airport and Tokyo (Ueno, Nippori). You can connects Wifi in the train when you move to Tokyo.

Keisei Railway Free Wi-Fi (Keisei Railway official site in Japanese)

Tobu Railway

Tobu Railway connects Asakusa and Nikko, Kinugawa Onsen.

Tobu Railway Free Wi-fi (Tobu Railway official site)

Keihin Kyuko Railway (Keikyu railway)

Keikyu connects Haneda, Shinagawa and Yokohama. You will take this train after you arrive in Haneda.

Keikyu Railway Free Wi-Fi (Keikyu Railway official site)

Tokyo Metro and Tokyo Toei Subway

There are two subway companies in Tokyo and both provide same wifi network.

Tokyo Metro / Tokyo Toei Subway (Tokyo Metro official site)

Meitetsu Railway

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.


  1. Jack Shields
    Jack Shields says:

    Hi Takeshi,

    I am contacting you on behalf Whoosh Media. We provide the on-board entertainment and infotainment, via WiFi through the passengers personal devices, on trains coaches and buses around the world.

    I would love to learn more about the WiFi on Japanese Trains and discuss whether there might be interest in introducing our system.

    Let me know how best to get in touch.


  2. Hi JPrail.
    We have purchased 7 days pass and we went yokohama on 24th of July and we supposed to leave on 25 of July from the yokohama but stations staffs told us there is no trains today because of festivals ( something ) then we took hotels because of that. My question is can we get that one day extra ? Our 7 days pass will be finished on mid night 28 of July.
    Can you please answer my question.

    • Takeshi Shimomura, Author of
      Takeshi / says:

      Hi Dipak,

      I don’t think so unfortunately. The JR Pass official site says:

      “Once you have started using this pass, the validity period cannot be extended, nor will any refund be issued, even if trains and other qualifying transportation services are suspended or delayed for any reason, including natural disasters. Moreover, the JR Group will not bear additional costs due to changes in your route, such as alternative transportation costs or accommodation charges.”


      Takeshi /

  3. lucykuwahara
    Fuyiko says:

    Hi Takechi,
    I have a question regarding the information you gave me about a trip from Kanazawa to Takamatsu. I am traveling with a JR Pass and it seems that I have to pay to reserve seats? I am wrong? Or, everything is included with the JR Pass?

  4. Rachel says:

    Hi Mr Takeshi,

    We will travel 10days from Singapore to Haneda airport in 4th Jun -14th, 2 adults+2kids 11,4yrs
    Our trip will cover
    Tokyo 3days
    Osaka, Kyoto
    Nagoya. we want to visit Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
    and back Singapore from Chubu Centrair airport

    Should we purchased in advance for JR Pass is best option for our trip?

    Thank you for your advise

    • Takeshi Shimomura, Author of
      Takeshi / says:

      Hi Rachel,

      I recommend you to use JR pass 7-day. You can start using it when you leave Tokyo. There are some deals to cover Haneda-Tokyo and Tokyo. Please see the link below:

      I think you can complete Osaka, Kyoto, Alpine route and to get Nagoya in 7 days coverage period.


      Takeshi /

      • Rachel says:

        Thanks so much Takeshi,

        I can not find previous of sample itinerary of Tokyo,Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya
        Do you mind to send me the link
        We have not been Nagoya before so more excited and concern about hotel, transports since with two kids to eager experience to Alpine route

        Once Thanks
        Best Regards

      • RACHEL says:

        Hi Mr Takeshi,

        Further previous details, we will eta from Kyoto from day 7th to Kanazama by JR pass
        We will stay there for 1night

        Next day will heading to Alpine route with 2kids, and will go Nagoya for 2days
        for return trip to Singapore from Chubu In’t airport

        Can you advise we should purchase Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass suitable for us
        since JR pass can not use for Alpine route

        Thank so much for your advise

        Kind Regards

        • Takeshi Shimomura, Author of
          Takeshi / says:

          Hi Rachel,

          Don’t start using JR pass from day 1. You will spend 3 days at Tokyo. This is the first part of your trip and you don’t need JR pass at this point. Subway pass or regular ticket is okay when you are in Tokyo. You should start using JR pass when you leave Tokyo as I mentioned.

          And Takayama Hokuriku area tourist pass does not cover alpine route either. If you see whole part of alpine route, you will be Nagano after alpine route. You should use Tateyama Kurobe option ticket for this trip.

          And then you have to take Shinkansen to go back to Toyama. You can use JR pass for Nagano to Toyama. Takayama Hokuriku area tourist pass does not cover Nagano to Toyama either. So you must use JR pass for the last 7 days of your trip.


          Takeshi /

  5. lucykuwahara
    Fuyiko Kuwahara says:

    How can I go from Kanazawa to Takamatsu using the JPR Pass?

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