Can I Still Get Connected with Japan Prepaid SIM/Pocket WiFi? / Case 10: Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (Nagano)

Checking map, contacting with people, searching for something, etc. etc.
Internetting is essential, especially you travel abroad.
  But, even at famous tourist spots, Japan sometimes has no connectivity with the internet. How do you know that beforehand?

Japanese 3 major mobile phone companies NTT DoCoMo, au (KDDI), and SoftBank provide the maps, showing how far each company’s frequency reach.

But unfortunately, these are available only in Japanese. So, in this page, I checked it on behalf of you.

Case 10: Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (Nagano)

By Yosemite, CC BY-SA 3.0

 Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (Nagano) is one of the most tourist spots in Nagano prefecture, which got huge popularity in 2018 at TripAdvisor. You can read over 1,700 feedback in English to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park at TripAdvisor.

As for connectivity in the area, you need to pay some attention as
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park is located at the middle of mountain area.

According to my research, today, SoftBank is the best. They offers a good network even around the area to some extent. DoCoMo provides good network next to that.

On the contrary, among the three, au (KDDI) is the weakest on the area. More to say that, au (KDDI) does NOT provide network just on the spot.

Although they are available only in Japanese,
I just put links to network compatibility maps offered by them in one place.
If you want to check it through the links below by yourself, put Japanese “地獄谷温泉” into their search windows.
SoftBank *Hard to search by yourself alone
au (KDDI)

If they can not help you at all, or if you have a specific area to be checked,
feel free to send me an inquiry through the link below or just comment here.

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Good trip starts from good preparation.
Hope your travel in Japan will be memorable.

The contents of this article are from the data taken as of February 2nd, 2019, and each company’s connectivity is changing (mostly improving) monthly.