Having Internet in Japan is very useful. If you can do without the Internet while on vacation in many countries, being able to surf the net in Japan will make your life much easier and will allow you not to lose time and even gain time to enjoy your days in this beautiful country more and more. In this article, we offer you everything you need to know so that you can access the Internet all the time on your phone in Japan at a very competitive price.
When we go on a trip, we sometimes like to cut ourselves off from the daily routine, from the news. Sometimes you also enjoy being off the Internet all the time. Email? We’ll take a look at my mailbox tonight. If you don’t have time or anything else to do it will wait.
Nevertheless, having internet in Japan will be extremely useful for you, we will see below why. How to access the Internet from your smartphone 24 hours / 24 in Japan without spending a small fortune? Come on, We’ll tell you about it right now.
There are different ways to access the net on the Japanese archipelago but only one method will allow you to be connected 24/7 for a very affordable price. Let’s see it more closely…
The Japanese prepaid SIM card
Depending on the length of your trip, you can choose between two types of duration: 15 or 30 days. This means that you can use the Japanese network for an unlimited period of two weeks or a month.
These offers have high-speed data volumes that are perfectly calibrated for intensive Internet use while travelling (3Gb for 15 days and 6Gb for 30 days).
Refill options are available if needed.
Which card to choose?
The answer is quite simple since you just need to adapt the order of your prepaid SIM card to the length of your stay in the archipelago. Or you can simply choose a prepaid SIM card in Japan online via specific websites like www.simoptions.com for instance.
Where to order your SIM card
Even if it is possible to order your card on the Internet from, we would strongly advise you to go through the specialist agency for Japan in France: Vivre le Japon tout simplement car :
- You will receive your SIM card in your mailbox at home;
- You will be able to take advantage of this opportunity to ask all your questions about your trip with the agency’s specialists;
- You’ll even have the opportunity to get countless tips from these experts;
- You will choose a service you would not have thought of to save big (like a JR Pass) by talking to these specialists.
The delivery is made between 24 and 48 hours by the Post Office. Still place your order two weeks before your departure to Japan.
Payment is made by credit card directly on the site and it takes less than 2 minutes to fill out the order form.
Check carefully which card model works with your smartphone (micro or nano).
You have used up all the data volume before the 15 days or you still want to use it after 15 days? Don’t worry, all you have to do is log on to the website to recharge your SIM card. You will have to do this within 10 days after the 15-day period has expired (you will receive an email from Japan Communications about this).
An alternative to the SIM card: Pocket wifi
There are pocket wifi, small routers allowing you to access the Internet 24 hours a day. To learn more, we invite you to read my article on renting Pocket wifi.
We particularly appreciate the fact that we can allow my companions of adventure to also have access to Internet by connecting to the box.