How to buy from Amazon in Japan and pick up at the hotel

For those who didn’t have time to buy a SIM card at the airport, or who gave up because the airport SIM card fees were high, SIM cards are sold at airports and convenience stores, but they are expensive and there are few plans. If it’s an eSIM, you don’t have to choose a place or time…

If you don’t reserve a SIM card or Pocket Wi-Fi before coming to Japan, the cost will be higher, so for those who are planning to go to Japan and are reading this article, let’s reserve a SIM card or Pocket Wi-Fi before coming to Japan.

For those who have arrived in Japan and want to buy a SIM card with a plan that suits them at a low cost, I think it’s a good idea to use Amazon Japan. Even if you don’t have an address in Japan, if you follow the method I’m going to introduce, they will deliver it to your hotel. Amazon Japan allows you to change the language to English and Chinese, so ordering is not that difficult. If you order in the morning, they will deliver it the next day, which is convenient.

In this article, We will introduce how to buy products on Amazon Japan and have them delivered to your hotel. Not only SIM cards, but also things that are only sold in Japan can be bought, so it’s useful to know how to have them delivered to your hotel.

How to buy products on Amazon Japan and have them delivered to your hotel

To have products purchased on Amazon Japan delivered to your hotel during your stay, you need to do the following two things.

1. Get permission from the hotel where you are staying
2. Register the address of the hotel (be careful how you write it)

1.Get permission from the hotel


SIM cards and Pocket Wi-Fi are sent to guests at most hotels in Japan every day, so I don’t think there will be a problem if you don’t tell them before you order. However, in the case of consumer electronics and other slightly larger items, be sure to get permission from the hotel before ordering. If you purchase large items from Amazon and have them delivered to the hotel without the hotel’s permission, the hotel may refuse the package.

2.Register the address of the hotel (be careful how you write it)


Once you have permission from the hotel, you need to register the address of the hotel with Amazon, but the hotel also buys products from Amazon, so even if you only register the address of the hotel with Amazon, it may not reach the guest. To make it clear that it is for a guest, write as follows.

If you are checking into “HOTEL A” on May 1

In the following field
Building/ Apt /Company, Room no.

Write
“C/O HOTEL A , check-in date May 1”.

If you write in Japanese
HOTEL A気付 5月1日チェックイン

Not only for SIM cards and Pocket Wi-Fi, but also for things you bought during your stay in Japan, it’s useful to remember how to send them to the hotel.
To use the internet in Japan, eSIM is also convenient these days. Especially the eSIM provided by Japanese companies is at a local price in Japan, so it’s very reasonable.

Recommended prepaid SIM cards available at Amazon Japan

Here are some SIM cards with good communication quality that can be purchased from Amazon Japan.
The price is lower than the SIM cards sold at the airport, and the capacity is larger, so it is a good idea to have them delivered to the hotel where you will be staying.
Reference page:Best japan travel Prepaid SIM Cards

DATANetworkPeriod(day)pricePurchase
20GBdocomo365¥5,980Amazon.co.jp
30GBdocomo180¥4,980Amazon.co.jp
50GBdocomo180¥7,980Amazon.co.jp
50GBdocomo30¥4,880Amazon.co.jp
50GBdocomo60¥5,780Amazon.co.jp
90GBdocomo60¥7,980Amazon.co.jp
135GBdocomo90¥9,980Amazon.co.jp
100GBdocomo180¥13,880Amazon.co.jp
100GBdocomo365¥15,086Amazon.co.jp

Prepaid SIM cards are becoming available at convenience stores, but the plans tend to be fewer and more expensive.

Investigation Result: Are prepaid SIM cards from Japanese convenience stores good quality? prices high?