Can I Still Get Connected with Japan Prepaid SIM/Pocket WiFi? / Case 3: Itsukushima (Miyajima)

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 3: Itsukushima (Miyajima)

“Divine and Tranquil.”
This is a simple, but strong expression from arcticwren’s feedback on TripAdvisor.
After seeing this beautiful picture, you might strongly agree with the words.

This torii at the Itsukushima Shrine welcomes visitors to the island.” by Jordy Meow is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

First of all, all the companies cover the land area of Miyajima island, where has Itsukushima Shrine’s Big Torii Gate.
And they also covers, to some extent, the maritime area around the Japan. So, basically you do not have to have any concerns on it, but you probably feel slightly disconnected when you use your device on the maritime area.

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 September 16th, 2017, and each company’s connectivity is changing (mostly improving) monthly.