The area that stretches from Kanazawa to Gokayama, Shirakawa-go, Takayama, and Matsumoto that are home to tourism resources such as World Heritage Sites or National Treasures with 3-star ratings in the Michelin Green Guide Japan is an extended tourist route called the“Three-Star Road of Hokuriku, Hida and Shinshu,” and is a popular destination among many foreign tourists to Japan.
Five municipalities on the Three-Star Road of Hokuriku, Hida and Shinshu (Kanazawa city, Nanto city, Shirakawa village, Takayama city, and Matsumoto city) have formed an alliance to develop free public Wi-Fi networks. These networks use Japan Wi-Fi to simplify the connecting procedure (which previously used to require registration of email address at each location of use) to enhance hospitality for foreign tourists.
“Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” (hereinafter “Japan Wi-Fi”)is a free Wi-Fi connection app for smartphones.(NTTBP offers this app)
Once you sign up, the app allows you to use free Wi-Fi safely, with a few simple operations, in the Three-Star Road area, at stores covered by Japan Wi-Fi, and numerous other spots(about 160,000 access points*1 at major airports, train stations and tourist facilities all around Japan).
*1 As of January 2018
In order to fully enjoy [A trip along “Mitsuboshi Kaidou” Three-star Road] it is best to be in the company of a local guide. There are a variety of tour guides available in this region. Please do feel free to avail of their services.
[A trip along “Mitsuboshi Kaidou” Three-star Road] car movement is recommended. There are economical and convenient expressway passe
Precautions for safe drive.
To make your sightseeing more convenient, baggage storage and delivery services are available in Hokuriku, Hida, Shinshu, and on Mitsuboshi Kaidou: at Kanazawa Station, Gokayama, Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal, Takayama Station and Hirayu Bus Terminal, and Matsumoto Station and Kamikochi Bus Terminal.