How to access Internet in Japan ?

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Are you planning your visit to Japan, and wondering how to stay connected to the Internet? Thanks to Japan Experience, you don't have to worry, as there are several choices we offer to ensure a fast, reliable Internet connection. 

Our rental Internet service in Japan has many advantages. Whether you need Google Maps to help you navigate Tokyo's bustling streets or to search for restaurant recommendations, reliable Internet is essential. What's more, with a stable Internet connection, you can use real-time train timetables, check the weather, keep in touch with loved ones via e-mail and social networks, and much more.

So, how do you get an Internet connection in Japan? We have three different means to choose from:

Rent a Pocket WiFi

Stay connected with unlimited access to high-speed internet !

A mini portable router that gives you a private, secure wireless network, it's the best option if you plan to use several devices throughout the full duration of your trip!

Its light weight and full national service guarantees internet connection wherever you are, regardless of device (iPhone, Android smartphone, laptop, etc).

Pocket Wifi

Japanese Data Sim Card

Stay connected to the internet straight from your own personal phone !

A 4G LTE SIM card keeps you connected to the Internet during your travels. This option is ideal if you prefer not to carry anything or recharge, and gives you unlimited 24/7 high-speed internet from your own cell phone wherever you are in Japan for one, two, or three weeks!

Please click below to check your device compatibility with our SIM cards. 

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Japanese eSIM

Stay connected to the internet straight from your own personal phone !

An eSIM is essentially a non-physical SIM card that is embedded in your smartphone and can be activated online on the spot. It offers the same convenience as a SIM card without having to physically insert anything into your device. 

Please click below to check if your device is eligible for eSIM. 


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Each of these devices have their own advantages and disadvantages, and the choice will depend on your specific needs and preferences. If you're planning an extended stay in Japan, a portable WiFi device may be the best choice due to its ability to connect to multiple devices. On the other hand, if you prefer a simpler solution, the SIM card or eSIM might be better choices.

Which option to choose ?

Pocket WiFi SIM Card eSIM
Size Small Very small (nano-sim, micro-sim) None
Speed Ultra-fast 4G LTE - 5G option Ultra-fast 4G LTE Ultra-fast 4G LTE
Compatibility Phones (iPhone, Android...), tablets, laptops… Unlocked phones Click here to see
Maximum Connections 5 devices 1 device but tethering is possible 1 device but tethering is possible
Installation No installation Simple Very simple
Delivery Japan (airport or hotel) Home Email
Activation No activation required Activation in Japan Activation in Japan or from your departure airport
Limit Slows down after using more than 3 GB per day and 50 GB in total Slows down after using more than 3 GB per day Slows down after using more than 30 GB in 8 days
Validity From 5 to 45 consecutive days 8, 16 or 31 consecutive days From 8 days to 3 consecutive months
Price for 2 weeks 70€ 29€ 25€
Other costs None None None
Return Must be inserted in a prepaid envelope given at delivery and drop in the airport mailbox before return No return necessary No return necessary
Cancellation Cancellable and refundable up to 1 week before rental Cancellable up to 1 month after purchased if never used, 10% cancellation fee No cancellation
End of validity Extension possible with Japan Experience No extension possible Immediate repurchase possible

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