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.
How to Use Mobile Hotspot
Flow of how to use mobile hotspot is like this.
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 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
|2 Days Before||･Chubu Centrair International
|1 Day Before||･Narita International Terminal 1
･Narita International Terminal 2
You can pick up at convenience stores and hotels too.
It takes about 3days to arrive.
|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.
|HANEDA||Haneda Airport International Passenger Terminal 3F
the departure lobby
|NARITA||Terminal 1 the international arrival floor
|Terminal 2 the international arrival floor
|Welcome Garden (1F)||9:00～17:00||Sat,Sun
(New Year’s holidays closed:
|Central Terminal 1F||9:00～17:00||NON|
|New Chitose Terminal||New Chitose Airport Terminal
|kagoshima Domestic Terminal||Domestic Terminal, 1st floor||9:00～16:00||Sat,Sun
|Naha||1st Floor Arrival Lobby||9:00～17:00||New Year’s holidays closed:
When you return mobile hotspot, it is OK to drop into a Post box.
Of course, you can return at the airport.