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WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 34013 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2015-07-10 06:08:59 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-07-10 06:08:59 [post_content] => [caption id="attachment_134069" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Snow-covered 3,776-meter (12,388-foot) Mount Fuji is seen behind Tokyo's skyscrapers, Japan, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama) Snow-covered 3,776-meter (12,388-foot) Mount Fuji is seen behind Tokyo's skyscrapers, Japan, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)[/caption] We can expect a deluge of selfies from the top of Japan's tallest mountain in the coming days and weeks after a Japanese mobile phone network said it will begin offering a free Wi-Fi service Friday at eight hotspots on Japan's most famous mountain, including the 3,776-meter (12,389-foot) summit.
The initiative is aimed at attracting more overseas visitors to Shizuoka and Yamanashi, the two states that are home to Mount Fuji. From airports to subway and bus operators, Japan has been expanding free Wi-Fi service ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Users on Mount Fuji will need to enter a user ID and password provided in fliers in English, Chinese and Korean that will be distributed at some trailheads. NTT DOCOMO Inc. will provide the service for 72 hours from the initial log-in, which should be plenty of time for most climbers to reach the summit and share it with the world.
As many as 50,000 hikers walk the Mount Fuji’s trails each year, so we're expecting to see some selfies from the peak pretty soon. Additional reporting from Associated Press [post_title] => Selfie summit: Japan launches free Wi-Fi on Mount Fuji [post_excerpt] => We can expect a deluge of selfies from the top of Japan's tallest mountain in the coming days and weeks after a Japanese mobile phone network said it will begin offering a free Wi-Fi service Friday at eight hotspots on Japan's most famous mountain, including the 3,776-meter (12,389-foot) summit. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => selfie-summit-japan-launches-free-wi-fi-on-mount-fuji [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-07-14 05:08:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-07-14 05:08:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.travelwireasia.com/?p=34013 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Selfie summit: Japan launches free Wi-Fi on Mount Fuji

Selfie summit: Japan launches free Wi-Fi on Mount Fuji
July 10, 2015 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

We can expect a deluge of selfies from the top of Japan’s tallest mountain in the coming days and weeks after a Japanese mobile phone network said it will begin offering a free Wi-Fi service Friday at eight hotspots on Japan’s most famous mountain, including the 3,776-meter (12,389-foot) summit.

Going wild on flowers: Asia’s best wildflower locations

Going wild on flowers: Asia’s best wildflower locations
September 28, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

MOST travellers would not equate Asia with being a good place to see wildflowers, but thanks to some high altitude plateaus and its dramatic change of seasons, there are numerous locations to see profusions of wildflowers. Here are some of these places.

Finding meaning: 5 pilgrimage paths across Asia

Finding meaning: 5 pilgrimage paths across Asia
July 28, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

THE art of pilgrimage is an age old tradition that is not lost in modern day Asia where it is still possible to follow routes with other pilgrims to holy places such as the source of the River Ganges in India, the holy mountain of Kailash in Tibet or Buddhist monasteries perched on clifftops in…>

The Asia-Pacific’s best movie set locations

The Asia-Pacific’s best movie set locations
June 26, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

THE Asia-Pacific region is no stranger to the silver screen. Thanks to its bustling cities, futuristic architecture and incredible landscapes it’s served as the backdrop to major feature films such as The Lord of the Rings, Entrapment and Memoirs of a Geisha. While local films are also a burgeoning industry in many of these countries, here are some of the movie sets you might recognise from English language films.

Trekking Japan’s Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trails

Trekking Japan’s Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trails
June 12, 2014 - 1 Comments - Cormac Quinn

IN ancient times it was called the ‘Land of Yomi’, meaning land of the dead, a wilderness of dense cedar forests and high mountain passes, believed to be embedded with spirits of Japanese and Buddhist deities.

Top travel moments of 2013

Top travel moments of 2013
December 6, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

FROM the anniversary of the Everest climb to airways that charge per weight, the release of films that put tourism on the map and lots of travel awards, 2013 has brought a range of tourism experiences to the Asia-Pacific region.  January Qantas Airways passengers between Cairns and Port Moresby watched a large python clinging to…>

5 of the best waterfalls in Asia

5 of the best waterfalls in Asia
November 7, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

WATERFALLS make up some of the most amazing sights on the planet, and that is especially true in Asia. A region of incredible natural beauty, there are a wide range of falls you’ll find on this continent. From limestone rocks you can climb while the water flows around you to jungle falls that will make…>

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