Here, we’ll introduce the main spots in Sapporo where you can access free Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi Services for Tourists Operated by Sapporo City
If you enter your e-mail address and register for the “Sapporo City Wi-Fi” operated by Sapporo City, you will be able to use the Wi-Fi for up to 30 minutes each time you connect at hotspot locations. You can connect an unlimited number of times. Support is available in Japanese, English, Korean, simplified and traditional Chinese and Thai. If you have already registered on the “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” app (see below), then you do not need to register to use Sapporo City Wi-Fi.
Kita 3-jo Plaza (Akapla)
Inside the following Sapporo municipal subway stations:
Sapporo Station (Namboku, Toho line), Odori Station (Namboku, Tozai, and Toho Line), Susukino Station, Nakajima Koen Station, Aso Station, Makomanai Station, Miyanosawa Station, Maruyama Koen Station, Bus Center-Mae Station, Higashi-Sapporo Station, Shin-Sapporo Station, Sakaemachi Station, Fukuzumi Station
As of October 2015 *Hotspot locations will be sequentially expanded.
A convenient app for connecting to free Wi-Fi
The “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” smartphone app is a free app that allows you to search for free Wi-Fi hotspots and connect to free Wi-Fi with a single tap. It allows you to bypass the registration procedures necessary to use Wi-Fi at each hotspot. It can be used to connect to many free Wi-Fi hotspots around Japan such as those in airports, train stations and commercial facilities. The app is available in 11 languages.
Visit the“Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” websitefor further details.
Free Wi-Fi offered at around 2,400 locations across Sapporo
This Wi-Fi service can be accessed by visitors with a Wi-Fi enabled device such as a smartphone. The service area spans 2,400 locations across Sapporo where you can access Wi-Fi free of charge. This service is available regardless of your mobile carrier or mobile phone manufacturer. For details, check out NTT East’s “Hikari Station Service Contents.”
Convenience stores, etc.
Available at convenience stores and shopping centers with this mark. Ask the staff at the store for details.
SIM card vending machine
Inside the Hokkaido-Sapporo Tourist Information Center within Sapporo Station, you will find a vending machine that sells prepaid SIM cards that are great for travelers. Those traveling with a SIM-free device (unlocked to a particular service carrier) can conveniently purchase a SIM card for data communication while in Japan.
1.2GB 3,500 yen (valid for 30 days)
3.2GB 5,500 yen (valid for 60 days)
Available in three sizes: standard SIM, MicroSIM, and nanoSIM.