Can I Still Get Connected with Japan Prepaid SIM/Pocket WiFi? / Case 2: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (Kyoto)

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 company 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 2: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (Kyoto)

First of all, all the companies cover the area of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.
SoftBank and au (KDDI) especially completely covers around the area, including mountain areas behind the shrine.
Although you might not worry about it, DoCoMo don’t cover to that extent. They covers the area of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine alone.

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 “伏見稲荷大社” 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 August 30th, 2017, and each company’s connectivity is changing (mostly improving) monthly.