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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Smartphone Free Lending Experiment to Foreign Tourists by Kanagawa prefecture.


Mood:  cool
Topic: Gadgets

Smartphone Free Lending Experiment to Foreign Tourists by Kanagawa prefecture.

 

Everyone knows that the Olympic and Paralympics will be held in Tokyo in two years. Kanagawa Prefecture has decided to conduct an experiment trial to lend a smartphone free of charge for foreign tourists to provide fulfilling information and to enjoy traveling in Kanagawa. This is the project with Handy Japan, a private company, that handles the scheme to lend Kanagawa Prefecture and smartphone free of charge.

Hnady Japan is the company to do the business to support free rental smart phones for the guest of hotels, Sheraton Hotels, Prince hotels, Mercure Hotels etc,..

In the demonstration experiment, 50 smartphones per day are lent out for free to foreign tourists at five tourist information centers in Yokohama City, Kamakura City and Hakone Town. Smartphones are compatible with over 10 languages ​​such as English and Chinese, and you can browse the Kanagawa-ken's homepage and get sightseeing information for foreigners. The Kanagawa Prefectural Tourism Bureau collects the GPS data of the rented smartphone, examines where the foreigner who used it visited, etc., finds the popular tourist spots, and wants to reflect it in future sightseeing measures about Kanagawa-ken. Governor Kuroiwa in Kanagawa prefecture said, "Japan has poor Wi-Fi environment and I am expecting to resolve the dissatisfaction, I want to expand to all prefectures as soon as possible". Demonstration experiments are held from the middle of February to the end of March, and Kanagawa prefecture is considering full-scale introduction after April based on the results

Free calls and free communication costs are isupplied, so why not to rent it?





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Posted by kanaday at 8:59 PM JST
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Saturday, 18 February 2017
Free Wifi Finder
Mood:  cool
Topic: Gadgets

Free Wifi Finder


If you are looking for free Wifi in Japan, here is a good site.

This is an official site of Japan.
Supported by Japan Tourism Agency.

Access:  Click the next figure.

a picture of free wifi tool. This is very helpful for visitors to Japan

Just type your location and press Search.

image of input form your location  Tokyo or Yokoham or Osaka

You can see the result  like following.

image of the result sample. Visitor can find the freewifi spots very easily.

Very good tool!! Easy to use!
You should try!!

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Posted by kanaday at 10:44 PM JST
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Monday, 1 August 2016

Mood:  cool
Topic: Gadgets
The real cool application by Hitachi.

The real cool application by Hitachi.


Here is an application for Android and iPhone.


You will have a trouble to get the target place for business or sightseeing.

The following application assists you to take the right train to get off.


HyperDia for Android HyperDia is an application of Train Timetable and Route Search in Japan. You can search the best route from the place wherever you are now to the target place with your smart phone.


It also inform you of the train fare.


HyperDia


Here is a link for Google Play.


Link for Apple Store.



Introduction Video of the product:





Sponcered Link


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Friday, 28 November 2014
Enjoy Hakone Free Wifi with Odakyu & Hakone Tozan Train!
Mood:  happy
Topic: Gadgets
Enjoy Hakone with free Wifi

New service will help you during traveling in Hakone.

From December 1st, 2014, Odakyu Electric Railway will provide free Wi-Fi services.
How to use it?
Download the application "Odakyu Free Wifi" from Google Play or iTunes store.
Install it and register your device with your account of Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo!Japan.
Now you can use the free wifi for 1 month.
The guidebook is also available

Locations:

Internet access is available at thwe following spots;
Shinjuku Station of Odakyu Line
Odawara Station of Odakyu Line
Odakyu Limited Express
Romancecar VSE/EXE trains.

Hakone Tozan Train
Hakone-Yumoto Station of
Gora Station
Sounzan Staion
Owakudani Station
Togendai Station
Hakone-machi Station

Now enjoy your Hakone trip without irritation of non-connection to internet!

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