About 50% of all international travelers used Narita International Airport (NRT) for entering and leaving Japan in 2019.
As of January 2023, Japan has entry restrictions, but compared to a year ago, it has eased considerably. The number of foreign visitors to Japan will increase every month from now on.
Many international travelers ask whether the renting pocket Wi-Fi is necessary or not during their stay in Japan. Although Japan has many free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout city hubs and possibly even if in rural areas, they may not always be used effectively.
Pocket Wi-Fi is an essential item for visitors to Japan, as it provides convenient, easy, and stable Internet access.
Fortunately, pocket wifi is relatively easy to rent with many services at Narita International Airport.
Are you wondering which pocket WiFi rental company you should choose at Narita Airport?
Here are some pocket Wi-Fi services that can be rented reliably at the airport.
Online Pocket Wi-Fi Rental Service
At airport rental stores, you may have to wait a long time for your rental, or the rental may be out of stock. But with online rental services, you can get your Pocket Wi-Fi without waiting at the airport. And the price is relatively low. This section covers Pocket WiFi rental services used by many Japanese people.
When you arrive at Narita Airport, you can simply go to the post office and show your passport to receive the Pocket Wi-Fi.
Unlimited plans existed until February 2021. However, several services had data communication restrictions, although they were named unlimited. After February 2021, Softbank’s SIM, which was the basis of the unlimited plan, will no longer be offered because of growing problems, and most pocket Wi-Fi rental services in Japan have discontinued their unlimited plans. Each service now states the maximum data capacity they can promise to provide.
As of 2023, I think unlimited data pocket wifi should be noted.
If you make a reservation at least 4 days prior to your arrival at the airport, you can be sure that it will be delivered to the airport. They offer low rental prices and high-capacity pocket WiFi. They deliver not only to airports, but also to hotels, companies, hospitals, and many other places.
Wi-Fi RENTAL Store
There is a store in Akihabara, and you can pick up your order at the store.Pickup at the airport is also available.
JAPAN WiFi Rental
This service offers pocket Wi-Fi with various plans for Japanese people. For non-Japanese, there is only one plan, perhaps because it is limited to travelers. However, It is very simple and easy to understand.
They have their own airport counters so you can receive your pocket Wi-Fi early in the morning or late at night. Prices are slightly higher. If you must pick up your pocket Wi-Fi at the airport, this is a good option.
They have been providing online rental services for a long time. More recently, they have been known for their eSIM and data capacity comparison services for Japanese customers. There are three data usage plans from 10 GB to 100 GB with 4G in eConnect Japan. The WiFi connection allows you to use the 4G Internet for 10 GB, 50 GB or 100 GB during your renral.
Ninja Wifi is not well known to Japanese people, but it is one of the rental services for foreigners provided by the company that handles the most rental Wi-Fi in Japan. It is perhaps the most well-known service for foreigners. Ninja wifi is a specialized service for foreigners and offers a variety of options and convenience.
Sakura Mobile is specializing in providing mobile phone services to foreign visitors and residents in Japan. They offer prepaid SIM card plans with no contracts, and their plans include data, voice and SMS services. They also provide rental pocket WiFi devices.
Rental service with a store in the Narita Airport terminal
Narita Airport’s website provide a list of WiFi rental services located within the airport terminals that can rent you a pocket wifi.
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I have been working in the mobile telecommunications industry for about 7 years and am familiar with Japanese telecommunications services. Although my English is not very good, I would like to provide useful telecommunication-related information to those who stay in Japan as accurately as possible.