Hello, this is Mami. Time goes by so fast that it's almost the end of December already.

By the way, do you have any plan to go to Japanese exhibition?

The peak season for exhibitions in Japan is in January and February, so I believe those who will go there have already begun their preparation.

I would like to ask those who have visited Japan for a trip or for business procurement, have you ever been troubled with the lack of internet environment in Japan?

In fact, there still aren't many shops in Japan with easily accessible WiFi connection, and even for the Japanese, it's hard to look for them without knowing exactly where to search.

If that's the case, work at your destination may not go well due to the expensive rental fee for the pocket WiFi, or the anxiety about the remaining usable data traffic caused by the limited data traffic of the SIM card you use.

Then, today, I'm going to introduce the cafes in Tokyo you can drop in easily and, use Wifi for free.

Tully's Coffee

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Tully's Coffee is a specialty coffee retailer based in Seattle, United States.

If it's a shop with a sticker, "tullys_Wi-Fi" saying it has a WiFi available, then you can use it immediately without member registration or downloading an application.

140 shops/170 shops are available in Tokyo. (Current, 15/12/2016) We would recommend to search the shop from here in advance before you visit.

Tullys Information

Address & Open: Refer to each shops
HP: http://www.tullys.co.jp/index.html
About Wifi: http://www.tullys.co.jp/wifi/index_en.html

WIRED (Cafe Company)

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There are fashionable and comfortable cafe managed by the Cafe Company Co.

While you will need to do email confirmation via your browser, you can use the WiFi without any particular limitation, making it convenient. Using a PC may be forbidden depending on the shop, please confirm with the shop before you enter.

These cafes are compatible with FREE SPOT managed by Buffalo Inc., it is available at these 38 shops.

In addition, the cafes except Wired Cafe which FREE SPOT is installed are here.

WIRED (Cafe Company) Information


Address & Open: Refer to each shops
HP: http://www.cafecompany.co.jp/en/

Cafes Around Exhibition Hall

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I investigated the cafes in and around the Tokyo Big Sight where many large exhibitions are held. You can check up on things while taking a rest after looking around. I hope it will be helpful to you.

Tully's Coffee (Tokyo Bigsight)


As I described above, you can use Wifi soon, it would be very useful.
When the exhibition is popular, these cafes will usually be crowded, so I recommend you to look at the situation before you make use of them.

Open: 8:00-19:00(Change depending the exhibition)
Address: Tokyo Big Sight Inc. 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
東京都江東区有明3-11-1 東京ビッグサイト
HP: http://www.bigsight.jp/english/services/shop/restaurant08//

THE BIG LOUNGE


The large lounge has 221 seats and you can use for business. There is power sources.
When the exhibition is popular, these cafes will usually be crowded, so I recommend you to look at the situation before you make use of them.

Open: 11:00-17:00(Change depending the exhibition)
Address: Tokyo Big Sight Inc. 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
東京都江東区有明3-11-1 東京ビッグサイト
HP: http://www.bigsight.jp/english/services/shop/restaurant03/

Lohas Cafe ARIAKE (ロハスカフェARIAKE)

There is a fashionable space at the cafeteria inside the Musashino University around 10 minutes walk from the Kokusaitenjijouseimon station (国際展示場正門駅) that is open for the public.

The good point is there are power outlets and WiFi that you can use, and you can also eat delicious, affordable food there.

There seems to be many students and people who bring their children along, so it would be better suited for those who don't mind that.

Open: [Weekday]10:00 - 21:00[Sat]11:00 - 21:00[Sun&National Holidays]11:00 - 19:00
Address: Musashino University Ariake Campus Low-rise Building No.3 2F, 3-3-3, Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
東京都江東区有明3-3-3 武蔵野大学有明キャンパス低層棟3号館2F
HP: http://www.lohascafe-ariake.net/

THE CANTEEN

This cafe is located at the largest rental office in the world. The space's interior is designed like a luxurious small office where you can work comfortably while eating healthy meals that you will not be bored of even if you them everyday.

Open: [Weekday]9:00-22:00(L.O21:30) [Sat]10:00-18:00(L.O17:30)
Address: 1F the SOHO Aomi, 2-7-4, Koto-ku, Tokyo
東京都江東区青海2-7-4 theSOHO 1F
HP: http://www.transit-web.com/shop/the-canteen/

Summary

It gives you a peace of mind if your trip's destination has a comfortable internet environment when you work on your PC during the trip.

Currently, it's hard to find such environment unless you look for global stores including McDonald's and Starbucks or large cafe chains like the ones I mentioned here.

I hope this article can help you work outside cleverly and efficiently when you come to Japan!