Good Deal: City of Kobe offers “KOBE Free Wi-Fi”

The City of Kobe is now providing over 3,000 “KOBE Free Wi-Fi” hotspots in main tourist areas and travel routes in the city for free as of July 31, 2014 to foreign tourists. By offering this free Wi-Fi service, the city hopes it makes Kobe 神戸市 more tech-friendly for non-Japanese tourists to explore the lovely city.

Kobe Free Wi-Fi

You can get a “KOBE Free Wi-Fi” card by presenting your passport and filling in a short form at one of the three tourist information offices listed below. The card will a ID and password written on it which you can use to connect to the hotspots “Wi2 300”.

“Wi2 300”is a public wireless LAN service with high-speed Internet access accessible in cities in various locations like airports, railway stations and fast food places like McDonald’s. The card is good for 7 consecutive days starting from the first login.

More information is available online at the Kobe Convention & Visitors Association website

“KOBE Free Wi-Fi” Card Locations:

KOBE Information Center

Address: 8-chome, Kumoi-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe
* South of JR Sannomiya Station East Gate, and downstairs from Port Liner Sannomiya Station
Hours: 9:00 to 19:00
Open 365 days (31st December to 2nd January 9:00 to 15:00)

Shin-KOBE Tourist Information Center

Address: 1-3-1 Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe
* Inside JR Shin-Kobe Station
Hours: 9: 00 to 18:00
Open 365 days (31st December to 2nd January 9:00 to 15:00)

Kitano Tourist Information Office

Address: 3-10-20 Kitano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe
* In front of the Weathercock House
Hours: March – October 9:00 to 18:00
November – February 9:00 to 17:00
Open 365 days

Kobe Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots