Can I Still Get Connected with Japan Prepaid SIM/Pocket WiFi? / Case 8: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses (Gifu)

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), and SoftBank […]

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 . […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

In 2018, WiFi Situation On Shinkansen Will Be Changed Dramatically

Good news about Japan travel should be sent to everyone having a plan to visit Japan as soon as possible. Shinkansen, or bullet trains in Japan, will approach on our side next year. JR East & JR West officially announced simultaneously last week that they are starting offering public wireless LAN […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]