Can I Still Get Connected with Japan Prepaid SIM/Pocket WiFi? / Case 4: Akiba Fukurou (Tokyo Owl Cafe, Akihabara)

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 […]

The Best Internet Contract for Staying in Japan for More Than 30 Days But Less Than 2 Years

If you visit to Japan for various purposes such as studying and business, you might be staying in Japan much longer than tourists. During staying for a long period of time in Japan, disconnected to the internet is very inconvenient. However, network conditions in Japan are very complicated and hard […]

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 […]

All Japan Travelers Must Check: Sending & Receiving Packages Will Dramatically Be Easy

Definitely worth using service for every travelers to Japan will appear from this October. Great news has just came in from Yamato Transport (Kuroneko Yamato), announcing that they will start a new service from October 1st, 2017. The service name is “TA-Q-BIN Center Uketori Service,” meaning that with this service, […]

[Feedback Appreciated] Address Verification Service for Airbnb Stay in Japan – Free Trial & Beta Ver –

We just have launched a service to help travelers on their journey to Japan. This is named, “Address Verification Service for Airbnb Stay in Japan.” Before/after/during you stay in Japan, it is very convenient to have a place to receive packages, including a pocket WiFi router, a prepaid SIM card, […]

Useful Websites to Get Around Japan: Guide Websites Part.1

Curated websites and guide services for getting around Japan are rapidly increasing to meet the needs of the rising number of people visiting to Japan. However, the more websites/services, the more complicated. To untie it, LightPocket put them in one place sort by category to know which is the best […]

Japan Guide Prices WILL be Lowered with High Probability

According to the statistics data of The Japan Tourism Agency, an expenditure for “on-site Japan tour guides” in 2016 is 12,080yen per person. That number is almost equivalent to the topics in the same data such as: 10,992yen on “Other food, drink, alcohol & tobacco” and 11,606yen on “Golf courses/theme […]

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), […]

One Major Problem at Airbnb in Japan: Failure to Receive Your Luggage: Part 2

Major Reasons to Fail to Receive Your Luggage at Airbnb in Japan Address Info: Lack of The Name of The Building If there is no exact name of the building where your luggage will be delivered, a delivery company will/can not deliver yours. There are many cases that multiple buildings […]

One Major Problem at Airbnb in Japan: Failure to Receive Your Luggage: Part 1

Demand for Airbnb in Japan is rising. However, as it becomes more popular, problems between users and hosts often happen. That is, you cannot receive your luggage at the Airbnb room you stay at. Travelling, studying, having a business trip, etc.. A number of people pre-ordering pocket WiFi routers or […]

Are Free WiFi Spots in Japan Really Useful? Part 3: Ambiguity Problem & Solutions

This is the last part out of 3 consecutive blog posts, “Are Free WiFi Spots in Japan Really Useful?” If you are directly come to here, you may want to start the part 1 here.   Well, following the last article, I will write about the last major reason why […]

Are Free WiFi Spots in Japan Really Useful? Part 2: Security Problem

This is the part 2 out of 3 consecutive blog posts, “Are Free WiFi Spots in Japan Really Useful?” If you are directly come to here, you may want to read the part 1 here. Well, following the last article, I will write about the second major reason why I […]

Are Free WiFi Spots in Japan Really Useful? Part 1: Complexity Problem

No, it is completely not. Unfortunately, I can not say that it is “really useful” at this point.   The reasons are many, and out of them, To make it easy to understand, I’ve compiled them into 3 key problems: Complexity, Security, and Ambiguity.   To know them beforehand, you […]

Narita Airport Pocket WiFi Rental Comparison

About 50% of all international travelers use Narita International Airport (NRT) for entering and leaving Japan. There are many services and amenities to international travelers at the airport. Many international travelers ask whether the renting portable WiFi is necessary or not during their stay in Japan. Although Japan have many […]

Interneting in Japan: You’d Better NOT to Download Big Data On Shinkansen

You’d better not to download big data on Shinkansen, bullet trains getting around Japan. Shinkansen surely is super useful. It brings you to all over the country very smoothly and rapidly. But as for internet use, it’ll be another story.   The reason is quite easy to understand. Because – […]

A Solution to the False “Unlimited”: Japan Prepaid SIM/Pocket WiFi Service Frequent Misunderstanding (1)

Last time, I posted an article about one of the frequent misunderstandings regarding Japan Prepaid SIM/Pocket WiFi service. That is, Japan SIM/WiFi providers often use “Unlimited” on their service descriptions but its not necessarily appropriate.   More specifically, it just might confuse users because of the following reasons.   Data […]

True Meaning of “Unlimited”: Japan Prepaid SIM/Pocket WiFi Service Frequent Misunderstanding

One day, I came across a painful message about Japan SIM/WiFi service, saying   @VisitJapanPlace hey Yohei, looking thru your Japan WiFi / MiFi lists. Question: I have exp. with false “unlimited”. I need true unthrottled — Swoll Wyll (@SwollWyll) 2017年6月30日 In this page, I will try to remove the […]

Can I Still Get Connected with Japan Prepaid SIM/Pocket WiFi? / Case 1: Mt.Fuji

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), […]

How to Reset Network Settings On iPhone

While using iPhone you may experience problems with your network connectivity. Our ot area is not improved. Can’t connet to Wi-Fi You can fix all these problems by simply resetting the network settings of your iPhone as it will clear all the network settings.   Resetting your network is straightforward! […]

How Do I Know Which iPhone Model I Have?

Find the model number on the back of iPhone If you need to know frequency or replace the battery on your iPhone, you’re going to need to know which model it is. You can find your iPhone model number by looking at the small text on the back of the […]

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How to Set APN profile to iPhone – LightPocket SIM Card

iPhone APN Settings Preparation If your iPhone has another company’s profile, please delete that profile. How to Delete an iPhone Profile Tap the “Settings” icon on your iPhone. Tap “General,” then tap “Profiles.” Tap the profile you wish to delete, then tap the red “Remove” button. Confirm by tapping “Remove” […]