Can Your Pocket WiFi Work Fine on Popular Zoos and Aquariums in Japan? Along with Latest Ranking by TripAdvisor Ranking

TripAdvisor has announced on September 20 that the latest ranking of Zoos and Aquariums, named “旅好きが選ぶ!日本の動物園・水族館ランキング2018” or “Selected by Travelphiles! Top Ranking of Zoos and Aquariums in Japan 2018.”   This chart is based on online reviews in Japanese posted on TripAdvisor website for past a year. Although (or . […]

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), […]

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 […]

Differences Between Prepaid SIM Card and Rental SIM Card

SIM Cards for Visitors from Outside of Japan All the SIM cards for visitors from outside of Japan can be categorized in two types: Prepaid SIM or Rental SIM. Most of them use the same network from NTT Docomo, one of the largest mobile phone operators in Japan. Their network […]

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 […]