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Tuesday, 11th September 2012
In Japan Travel News,

Tourists secure free wi-fi on Japanese rail network

People travelling to Japan will now have free internet access for up to three hours at a time when travelling along one of the country's main railway networks.

East Japan Railway (JR East) has succumbed to tourist demands by offering the gratis service from October 1st, Jiji Press reports.

Stickers will be used on participating locations to flag up web access to visitors and domestic users alike, although they will have to be within a 50 metre radius of the display.

The Travel Service Centre at Tokyo Station and the Tokyo Monorail at Haneda Airport International Terminal Station are counted among the many places set to provide the wi-fi facilities.

Some 13 other JR East stations, including Tokyo, Shinijuku and Akihabara, will also be offering the free service bound to make travel through Japan that much more enjoyable.

Users simply have to register their email address to avail of the service, with English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages as standard. 

Posted by Susan Ballion

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