Hikers on Japan’s highest mountain, Mount Fuji, can now use free Wi-Fi at all lodging facilities along the 4 routes to the peak, and at the summit.
The Fujisan Wi-Fi is available at 49 locations, including an information center on the 5th station of the mountain.
Mount Fuji straddles Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures and is on the UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
The service is aimed partly at the growing number of foreign hikers on the famed mountain. An older, limited service was available but required an ID and password.
Hikers can now use free internet on both the Yamanashi and Shizuoka side.
The service will provide information on safety and evacuation during emergencies, such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. It is available till September 10th while lodging facilities in both prefectures are open.
Source and image: NHK