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SIM Cards and Portable Wi-Fi: Stay Connected While Touring Japan

Want to post a story about your food trip at Tsukiji Market? Need directions to the closest subway station? Have to make a video call with your folks back home to tell them about your day of exploring? Don’t worry! Staying connected while touring a destination as exciting as Japan has never been easier!

Here, we list down some of the best and most affordable travel SIM cards and Portable Wi-Fi from Japan’s top network providers and mobile phone operators:

 

Japan Joytel 4G SIM Card

From SoftBank comes this easy-to-use travel SIM card. Ideal for short term trips, it remains active for five (5) or eight (8) days, depending on the package you choose. While it doesn’t support calls or SMS, it guarantees unlimited high-speed internet connection, so you can chat with friends, post as many updates on social media as you want, and surf the web for useful information about Japan during your trip.

Internet Speed: 4G
Data Limit: Unlimited
Data Sharing: Up to two (2) devices
Validity: 5 days / 8 Days
Price: From 12.56 USD

Get yours here:
Kansai International Airport (KIX) Pickup
Deliver to Malaysia 


Japan Prepaid 4G SIM Card

If you are looking for a brand that offers flexible packages that will suit your needs and preferences, you might want to consider this travel special from Docomo. Avail of their 1GB, 3GB, or unlimited data for six (6) or eight (8) days, and get instant high-speed internet the moment you activate your SIM card. It’s also ready for pickup at Japan’s major airports, so you wouldn’t have to worry about looking for a reputable place to get a stable connection.

Internet Speed: 4G
Data Limit: 1GB / 3GB / unlimited
Data Sharing: Available for 3GB package
Validity: 6 days / 8 days
Price: From 16.46 USD

Get yours here:
Pickup at Japan airports


4G/LTE/3G Portable Wi-Fi (1GB Per Day)

If you are traveling with a group or carrying multiple devices that you wish to connect online, it would be best for you to rent a portable Wi-Fi. It’s the easiest and most inexpensive way for you and your friends to stay online while you’re on-the-go.

This package from SoftBank offers 1GB of data per day, which is more than enough if you are mainly going to use the internet just for browsing the web, posting pictures on social media, and sending messages through app-based platforms. And in case you’re worried about your unit’s battery running low at any point, you may also opt to rent a portable power bank for free!

Battery Life: 6 hours
Data Sharing: Up to 10 devices
Data Limit: 1GB per day
Internet Speed: 4G / LTE / 3G
Price: From 3.14 USD

Get yours here:
Pickup at Japan airports 

 

4G Portable Unlimited Wi-Fi

With this portable Wi-Fi unit (also from SoftBank), enjoy unlimited high-speed internet wherever you are, whatever you’re doing in Japan. It comes with flexible packages, offering up to 50 days of service, making it a great option for longer travel periods.

Battery Life: 6 hours
Data Sharing: Up to 10 devices
Data Limit: unlimited
Internet Speed: 4G / LTE / 3G
Price: From 3.46 USD

Get yours here:
Pickup at Japan airports
Pickup at Fukuoka/Nagoya airports 

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