According to reports, Japan will soon offer free Wi-Fi on its iconic peak, Mount Fuji to satisfy Internet-addicted tourists.
Now you can Instagram atop the famous Mount Fuji, because WiFi
Wi-Fi will be available for hikers in eight locations on the mountain, including a number of cottages and a resort.
According to the Asahi Shimbun, a local newspaper, from Friday, Wi-Fi will be available for hikers in eight locations on the mountain, including a number of cottages and a resort.
"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," a government official repportedly told the newspaper.
Around 40,000 to 50,000 foreign tourists walked the very popular Yoshidaguchi trail up Mount Fuji in 2014.
National Parks in North America have also been debating with whether to bring connectivity to the wilderness. Canada, for example, announced plans in 2014 to install Wi-Fi in up to 20 locations in its national parks.
You have to be a quick hiker to make use of the connection though — the Wi-Fi is only set to be available on Mount Fuji for 72 hours from first login. And as you know, if it wasn't Instagrammed, you never really did climb that breathtaking snowy mountain more than 12,000 feet above sea level.
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