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.