Mount Fuji
Around 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year Reuters

Parts of Japan's Mount Fuji are to get free Wi-Fi, allowing climbers to share their progress and achievement on the internet.

Japanese mobile phone network NTT Docomo will offer the service at eight hotspots on the mountain - including the 3,776m (12,388ft) summit - from 10 July.

The initiative is aimed at attracting more foreign tourists to Mount Fuji, which lies on the border between the Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures.

Users will have access to the free service, which will be protected by a special password, for 72 hours after first logging in.

Japan has been increasing the number of its public Wi-Fi hotspots as it gears up to host the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Fuji is not the first tall mountain to get internet access, however.

In 2013, Huawei and China Mobile deployed high-speed internet connection at the base camp of Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain at 8,848m (29,029ft).

Renowned for its snow-capped symmetrical cone and scenic beauty, Mount Fuji lies about 100km to the south west of Tokyo. Around 200,000 people climb the mountain every year.

Fuji is a low-risk active volcano that last erupted in 1707-08.