TOKYO —Climbers who reach the summit of Mount Fuji will now be able to share their achievement via free Wi-Fi.
Japanese mobile phone network NTT Docomo started offering free wifi service Friday (today) at eight hotspots on Japan’s most famous mountain, including the 3,776-meter summit.
The initiative is aimed at attracting more overseas visitors to Shizuoka and Yamanashi, the two prefectures that are home to Mount Fuji. From airports to subway and bus operators, Japan has been fast expanding free Wi-Fi service ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Users on Mount Fuji will need to enter a user ID and password provided in fliers in English, Chinese and Korean. These fiiers will be distributed at some trailheads. Docomo will provide the service for 72 hours from the initial log-in. However, you could get the service extended by loging out once and then logging in again.