Climbers to get free Wi-Fi on Mount Fuji
Asahi -- Jul 06
Following a raft of requests, free Internet access will be available on Mount Fuji starting July 10 in a bid to bring more overseas tourists to Japan's highest peak.

Working with telecommunications carrier NTT Docomo Inc., Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures will set up Wi-Fi hotspots at eight locations on the mountain, including three cottages around the summit and a general management center and a resort facility at the fifth station in Yamanashi Prefecture.

The free Internet access will be available at the fifth station from July 10 through Sept. 14 and around the summit between July 10 and Sept. 10, according to the Yamanashi prefectural government.

Climbers who are extremely slow could be out of luck, however. The free Wi-Fi will be available for 72 hours from the first login.

The service will be available to all hikers, but the two prefectures are more focused on attracting climbers from overseas through e-mail and social media.

News source: Asahi
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