Sightseeing Japan

Mobile Hotspot(WiFi) for Japan Travel

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I think most of people trip to Japan have their smartphones.

Internet access is necessary for trip.

Let me introduce Mobile hotspot(Wi-Fi).

Why Mobile Hotspot(WiFi) in Japan

Japan has fewer free-wifi spot compared to overseas.

Although you can use wifi when you are at hotel or airport, you have only 2 ways to connect to internet anytime.

They are prepaid SIM and mobile hotspot.

Convenient for Any Devices

If you have mobile hotspot, you can use for laptops, smartphones and anydevices.

When you go trip to Japan with work, you can use laptop.

Although many of smartphones can do tethering, some smartphones can’t.

So it is quite convinient.

Can be Shared by One Mobile Hotspot

Many of people go trip with their families or firends.

In such situation, you can share mobile hotspot.

Sharing mobile hotspot might be cheaper than using mobile hotspot in each of you.

Prepaid SIM Might Be Unavailable

But if you smartphone is not compatible with Japanese communication standards, prepaid SIM is not available.

So it is better to considering using mobile hotspot.

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How to Use Mobile Hotspot

Flow of how to use mobile hotspot is like this.

①Sign Up
②Payment
③Pick-up
④Use
⑤Return

You can pick mobile hotspot up at airpots, hotels or stores.

Most of travelers might pick up at the airport.

When you return the device you just need to put in return box at the airport or stores.

Recommended Mobile Hotspot Companies

Here are mobile hotspot companies.

Ninja Wifi

Ninja Wifi is famous mobile hotspot for travelers to Japan.

You can sign up on the web site.

After singning up, you can pick up at following airports.

Pick-up Date Pick-up at an Airport Time
3 Days Before ・New Chitose
・Asahikawa
Sign-up by
15:00
(Japan Time)
2 Days Before ・Chubu Centrair International
・Fukuoka International
・Komatsu
・Mt.Fuji Shizuoka
・Sendai International
1 Day Before ・Narita International Terminal 1
・Narita International Terminal 2
・Haneda International
・Kansai International
・Naha

 

You can pick up at convenience stores and hotels too.

It takes about 3days to arrive.

Sign-up Deadline
Pick-up Date Time
3 Days Before By 3:00 PM (Japan Time)

Tokyo Speed Wifi

Tokyo Speed Wifi is also famous.

You can sign up on the web site too and pick up at following airports.

Airport Floor business hours closed
HANEDA Haneda Airport International Passenger Terminal 3F
the departure lobby
0:00~0:00 NON
NARITA Terminal 1 the international arrival floor
NorthWing(1F),SouthWing(1F)
6:30~Until last
arrival
NON
Terminal 2 the international arrival floor
1st Floor
6:30~Until last
arrival
NON
Kansai
International
Terminal 1,2Floor
(South)
9:00~17:00 NON
Chubu Centrair
International
Welcome Garden (1F) 9:00~17:00 Sat,Sun
public holidays,
(New Year’s holidays closed:
12/30-1/3)
Osaka
International
(Itami)
Central Terminal 1F 9:00~17:00 NON
New Chitose Terminal New Chitose Airport Terminal
Building 2F
9:00~17:00 NON
kagoshima Domestic Terminal Domestic Terminal, 1st floor 9:00~16:00 Sat,Sun
public holidays,
Naha 1st Floor Arrival Lobby 9:00~17:00 New Year’s holidays closed:
12/30-1/3

When you return mobile hotspot, it is OK to drop into a Post box.

Of course, you can return at the airport.