Free Wi-Fi points have been installed across Kyoto City in order to provide easy internet access for locals, business travellers and visitors on holiday in Japan. The Wi-Fi hotspots can be found around the city, offering either 3 hours or 7 days free Wi-Fi.
People visiting the Japanese city can now find free internet at over 380 locations. Included in those locations are 297 bus stops and 78 Seven Eleven stores. The Wi-Fi points can be found wherever a blue and purple free internet symbol is seen across the city.
The introduction of the new Wi-Fi hotspots is part of the city’s plans to eventually set up 630 free internet points throughout Kyoto. Since 2012 the city has be setting up free Wi-Fi zones for tourists, locals and business travellers in a bid to keep up with international business and leisure standards.
Users of the free internet can access it by searching for the service set identifier (SSID) KYOTO_WiFi01 or KYOTO_WiFi02 on their smartphones of other devices. In order to obtain a guest code for the Wi-Fi all users have to do is scan the QR code located by the Wi-Fi zones and provide a current email address.
At current, the free Wi-Fi is available at hundreds of bus stops as well as major subway stations around the city and vending machines and public facilities. The Wi-Fi zones are also available exclusively at Seven Elevens, a popular convenience store, around the city.
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