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Hirosaki city free public wireless LAN service(HIROSAKI Free Wi-Fi)

Overview of the service

Hirosaki city offers free public wireless LAN service called 「HIROSAKI Free Wi-Fi」to provide faster and easier acess to internet network in public areas and maintreets, as well as to enhance convenience to obatian tourist information for all the visitors including foreign tourists.

「HIROSAKI Free Wi-Fi」 is a service that utilizes public wireless LAN service 「Hikari station」of NTT East, and has the following features.

  • It can be used regardless of the telecommunications carrier that currently contracted with your device.

  • Free internet can be used for 60 minutes each time. (No limit on the number of use per day)

  • Any device that can connect to wireless LAN can be used for free.

  • You can use it by registering your e-mail address and password.

  • When the connection to the Internet is completed, the homepage of Hirosaki Tourism and Convention Bureau pops up and provides tourist information of the city.

  • It allows you to download sightseeing pamphlets using the wireless connection.

  • In case of a major disaster, we will release the service to be used without registration procedures.

 

※ For the overview of「Hikari station」, please visit the NTT East Japan website.

NTT East 『Public Wireless LAN 「Hikari station」 Service Overview』(English Page)このリンクは別ウィンドウで開きます

 

Facilities where free Wi-Fi is available

  • Hirosaki City Hall (New buildning 1F,2F,4F)

  • Soma City Hall

  • Hirosaki Tourist Information Center (JR Hirosaki station 1F)

  • Hirosaki Bus Terminal (waiting area)

  • Hirosaki Municipal Tourist Center

  • Otemon Square *

  • Hirosaki City Museum 

  • Osamu Dazai House of Study

  • Former Sasamori Family House

  • Former Ito Family House

  • Former Iwata Family House

  • Zen Temple Area *

  • Horai square *

  • Iwakiyama Shrine public restroom *(Andokan) 

  • Fujita Memorial Garden (Western-style building,Archaeological Museum,Upland*, Lowland Lounge*)

  • Romantopia, A Landscape of Forest and Stars

  • Iwaki Sanpokan / Iwaki trail center

  • Hirosaki Shitadote-machi Shopping District Promotion Association

  • Nakasan Department Hirosaki branch

  • Tenkodo Piaza

  • Kikuchi drugstore main store

  • Kadare Yokocho

* Outdoor Wi-Fi available

※For the locations of facilities, please check Hirosaki convenient map below.

Hirosaki convenient map(Japanese Page)このリンクは別ウィンドウで開きます

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How to use

Please check the PDF file below 「Guide to connecting HIROSAKI Free Wi-Fi」.

Guide to connecting HIROSAKI Free Wi-Fi PDFファイル(585KB)このリンクは別ウィンドウで開きます

 

Termination of「FREE Wi-Fi CARD」for foreign trevlers

The 「FREE Wi-Fi CARD service provided by Tohoku Tourism Promotion Organization and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation, terminates on the 31st of August 2017.
 

 

Cautions & Disclaimers

  • Connection to this service can be used only within the area which radio wave can reach from the access point. Depending on the distance from the access point or etc., there may be places where the connection is weak, inside and outside the facility.
  • Users need to prepare the devcice by themselves.
  • Users need to prepare the necessary power supply for the device by themselves. Power supply will not be provided at the facility.
  • Users need to set the device for themselves.
  • Users need to care for security of the device by themselves. (※ Please refer to「About security policy」below.)
  • Users are responsible for paying services that the user has used on the Internet through this service.
  • If you move the access point or do not use the service for more than one hour, you will need to log in again.
  • Hirosaki city does not hold any liability for any damage and loss caused by using this service, and for troubles and claims caused between user and other users or third parties.
  • Hirosaki city does not hold any liability when service is unavailable because of the model of the device or the browser you use.
  • The access point may be suspended or canceled without notice to users due to equipment or network failure. Please note.
  • Hirosaki city does not hold any liability for any damage suffered by the user or a third party due to the use or suspension of this service.

 

About security policy

This service offers unencrypted (password-free) network so that all the visitors to Hirosaki can have easy and equitable access to online information and internet services. Please beware of the security risks (information leaks) from using public Wi-fi and transmitting personal information on your own responsibility (credit card PIN numbers, other login IDs and passwords)

Please refer to the following hyperlink to learn how to use wireless LAN (Wi-Fi).

To check「Three Promises of Wireless LAN Information Security」(Government Public Relations Online)(Japanese page)このリンクは別ウィンドウで開きます
Ministry of Internal Affairs 「Information security site for citizens」
(About secure use of Wi-Fi (wireless LAN))(Japanese page)このリンクは別ウィンドウで開きます

 

Especially for young users, parents' care is required based on the「law of the development of environments for young users' safe and secure use of Internet」. Please take appropriate measures such as using filtering softwares or managing browsing history.

About internet environment improvement for youth law (Japanese page)このリンクは別ウィンドウで開きます

 

※The hyperlink may be changed / deleted without notice.

 

Seeking for local facilities or shops to install Wi-fi access point

We are seeking for local facilities or shops to install Wi-fi access point of 「HIROSAKI Free Wi-Fi」.

If you are already using NTT East's public wireless LAN service「Hikari station」, you can install it with simple procedure without additional cost.

For inquiries about registration and etc., please contact the diivision in charge posted on the bottom of the page.

 

About Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi

It is a free App for Android or iOS devices which can connect to public wireless LAN at access points such as municipalities, stations, airports, hotels, convenience stores that are scattered throughout Japan.  After register for use once (email address required), you can easily search for a nearby Wi-Fi spot. You can connect to Wi-Fi with one tap when you arrived at the access points.

 

  1. Install the app.
  2. Open the app at「HIROSAKI Free Wi-Fi」access point and tap「Connect」.

 

※Available only for smartphone devices.

※Please check the website of Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi HP(English Page)このリンクは別ウィンドウで開きます for details.

 

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