Japan's Shizuoka City Now Lends Mobile Routers to Inbound Travelers

By: Laura McQuarrie - Nov 7, 2015
References: visit-shizuoka & prnewswire
At the beginning of the month, Shizuoka City in Japan launched a mobile router-lending service to all new inbound travelers.

Wi-Fi router rentals are now available for pickup at the Shizuoka City Tourist Information Center, making it possible for travelers to have access to a free Internet connection wherever they are in Japan. Considering that many young travelers view access to the Internet connection as a vital part of sharing meaningful travel experiences, this is a clever initiative for the city to offer.

In terms of nearby destinations, Shizuoka City is located nearby the Mount Fuji UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, as well as being in fairly close proximity to other major places like Osaka and Tokyo. While in Japan, these mobile routers can be used anywhere in the country, although they are expected to be returned at the end of one's stay.