Can I Still Get Connected with Japan Prepaid SIM/Pocket WiFi? / Case 7: Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley (Kagoshima)

Checking map, contacting with people, searching for something, etc. etc. Internetting is essential, especially when 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), […]

Traveling to Japan? Then take a look at benefits of WiFi rental service

Are you looking forward to travel to Japan anytime soon? Are you worried about staying connected to the internet during your stay? Then you must take a look at the pocket Wi-Fi service offered by LightPocket. What is the pocket Wi-Fi rental service? Pocket WiFi router is a small device […]

Which Is The Best Option to Rent A Pocket WiFi at Kansai Airport (Osaka)?

You can rent a pocket WiFi router at the Kansai airport, and can rent it once after arriving as Kansai airport has counters specializing in renting pocket WiFi routers. What kind of a rental service is the best for people who has a plan to rent a pocket WiFi router […]

Can I Still Get Connected with Japan Prepaid SIM/Pocket WiFi? / Case 6: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (Kanagawa)

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 […]

Japan Travel Answer & Solution: What’s The Difference Between “Standard” & “Premium” Pocket WiFi Plans?

  I received a very interesting inquiry from an international visitor to Japan, asking At some websites of portable WiFi device, they offer some premium models for Hokkaido or rural places. If I rent standard WiFi device and just go to cities like Sapporo, Asahikawa, Abashiri, etc., can’t I use […]

Japan Travel Answer & Solution: Why Slow Internet Speed in Certain Period of Time?

  I received a very interesting inquiry from a visitor to Japan, asking In Japan, why is the data communication speed limited for 30 minutes from 12:15 to 12:45? Is it a technical reason, or a cultural one? This is seemingly easy question to answer, but actually, it can be […]

Japan Pocket WiFi Rental Best Solution: Pre-order It!

If you are going to rent a pocket WiFi router in your travel in Japan, I strongly recommend that you pre-order it, not order it. In this blog post, I will write the reason why you had better pre-order a pocket WiFi. *If you are still searching which ways you should take […]

Farewell, Free WiFi Paradise in Japan

This might be not a good news for international travelers to Japan, but perhaps it should have come at some point to 2020. Free WiFi spots in Japan are highly likely to be regulated in the near future. The Japan government Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) firmed up […]

Prepaid SIM or Pocket WiFi? Try Easy Checker for Your Best Internet Connection in Your Japan Travel

Every week, somewhere in forums regarding Japan travel, almost the same topics are posted repeatedly, one after another. That is, “During my trip to Japan, can I get connected with the internet?” Some of them, who posted such topic, even might not know differences between SIM cards and pocket WiFi […]

WiFi Accessibility On Shinkansen (Bullet Trains)

  JAPAN RAIL PASS is a special JR railway ticket sold at a very reasonable price exclusively available for overseas travelers to Japan. With this ticket, you can go throughout Japan by rail, including Shinkansen (bullet trains). Even by rail, considering transportation from your home to an airport and from […]

Basic Knowledge To Make A Phone Call in Japan: How to Contract, IP-Phone, Prepaid SIM with Phone Number

For traveling, to study, for business, or temporarily returning. There are people visiting Japan with various purposes. I think that a certain number of people in that group may come to need to make a phone call for various reasons. For one such reason, either in Japan or to outside […]

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 […]

[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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]