Japan Installs Wi-Fi Hotspots on Mount Fuji

/ 3 years ago

Mount Fuji

Japan is a picturesque country which combines its traditional roots with modern technology. Nothing signifies this ethos more than the installation of Wi-Fi hotspots on the hugely popular tourist destination, Mount Fuji. Internet access will be available from July 10th to those who successfully ascend to the top and can now instantly share their photos of the awe-inspiring view. At 12,389 feet, Mount Fuji brings in some of the most ambitious climbers and attracted more than 285,000 people last year. Throughout the trek, there will be hotspots on eight different locations run by the telecom company, NTT Docomo.

A Yamanashi tourism official told the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun,

“We hope people will use the service not only to tell about the attractions of Mount Fuji to people abroad but also to obtain weather and other information to ensure their safety,” 

Internet access is free for a 72-hour period which allows you to take a wide range of photos and store them in the cloud. This move is intended to enhance the volcano’s social media presence and encourage more tourists to reach the peak. I presume it will become a popular hotspot with smartphone users who can now take “selfies” next to the idyllic view.

Thank you The Daily Dott for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Cupegraf.

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