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2. Internet

In Japan, you can choose from dialup, ISDN, CATV, ADSL, and optical fiber for connecting to the Internet. However, the services available may differ depending on where you live. Please check with your real estate agent.


Internet Providers

The major providers in Japan are listed below. It is recommended to compare the providers before finalizing the contract as they vary in services and fees.

Hotspot (Public Wireless LAN)

In the hopes of elevating its inter-city competitive power, Fukuoka City provides a free public wireless LAN service known as “Fukuoka City Wi-Fi”. Beyond this service provided by the city, there are many other places that offer free wireless LAN service. In addition, you can use wireless internet in many train stations, hotels, fast food restaurants, etc. within the city. However, in general, there is a charge to connect to these services that requires an initial contract with the provider.
Since all wireless LAN companies vary in their service areas and internet providers, you must inquire with them beforehand. In addition, you must make an arrangement with your internet provider to use the public wireless LAN service. For details, please inquire with the providers.

<Fukuoka City Public Wireless LAN Service (free)>
All stations of the Fukuoka City Subway, Tourist Information Centers (Tenjin, Hakata), Fukuoka Airport, Hakata Port International Terminal, Fukuoka City Hall, Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka Tower, Rainbow Plaza, etc.
http://www.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/wi-fi/english/index.html