Free internet for Mount Fuji climbers 日本富士山向游客提供免费无线网

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Image caption Last year a record 285,000 people made it to Mount Fuji’s summit



Starting this Friday, eight free wi-fi hotspots will start operating at rest stops all the way up the mountain, including three on the summit. Japanese tourism officials say they will be handing out English instructions to hikers as they head up the trails.

They seem to be hoping that photos and videos posted from Japan's highest mountain will spread across the internet bringing lots of free publicity and lots more tourists.

The question for anyone who's been up the mountain is: 'Why does Mount Fuji need more publicity?' In the peak climbing months of July and August, the trails are already jammed with nearly 10,000 people a day. Last year, a record 285,000 people made it to the summit.