Internet Access in Japan
If you're travelling to Japan and would like to make use of your smartphone/tablet for handy things like google maps, trip advisor reviews etc., the high cost of data roaming has probably put you off. WiFi access is typically only available on a subscription basis, free WiFi is not too common. It’s understandable why travelers are disappointed by the gap between the perception that Japan is a hi-tech country with a high Internet penetration and advanced mobile usage, and the reality.
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