BEST OPTIONS: Japan Pocket Wifi

BEST OPTIONS: Japan Pocket Wifi

Getting lost in Japan is a good idea when you have a reliable pocket Wifi on you. Rent the best one here.

The Rundown

  • Planning a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun? Stay connected by getting a prepaid pocket Wifi for Japan.

  • If you want to get a Japan pocket Wifi device that can offer unlimited data, 3G to 4G LTE connection, and the capability to connect up to fourteen (14) devices, click here to rent one for the price of ₱372 per day (around $7 or ₩8,500).

  • Another way you can make your trip smooth (and save money!) is by purchasing subway tickets for Tokyo Metro and Toei subway lines. You can check the rates of the 24-hour pass here.

  • To help you learn more about the various Japan Wifi eggs available, we’ve listed customer reviews below.

  • Also included are Japan pocket Wifi options for pick-up at Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan as well as delivery options to Manila and Vietnam.

  • This feature is part of our BEYOND ManilaxSeoul series, which offers tips and recommendations to travelers going beyond Manila and Seoul.

Also read: GUIDE: Tokyo Subway Tickets, Fares, & Schedule

Japan Pocket Wifi: Price & Reviews

Ready to explore the bustling areas of Tokyo, Okinawa, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hokkaido with your group? Never have to worry about finding your way when you rent a prepaid pocket Wifi rental device that can connect multiple devices. While getting this Japan SIM card and turning it into a mobile hotspot is possible, it may not be the most feasible and cost-effective option for everyone (If you’re a solo traveler with multiple gadgets, having a pocket Wifi would also prove more convenient). Here are the options that you may consider for your upcoming trip:

1. 3G/4G LTE SoftBank Japan Pocket Wifi — Unlimited Data

This might be your best bet. Japan pocket Wifi device powered by SoftBank.

This might be your best bet. Japan pocket Wifi device powered by SoftBank.

This pocket Wifi in Japan that’s powered by the popular Japanese telecom SoftBank can provide unlimited 3G to 4G LTE connection speeds. It can connect up to fourteen (14) devices and can last for nine (9) hours following a full charge (Yes, you read 14 devices!). This is the perfect portable Wifi router to bring in Tokyo Disneyland, Kyoto Tower, or this resort spa in Hokkaido. It’s also available for pick-up and drop-off at multiple airports’ Wifi counters, which makes redemption and return trip stress-free!

🏷 RENTAL PRICE for the 3G/4G LTE SoftBank Japan Pocket Wifi — Unlimited Data: only ₱372 per day (around $7 or ₩8,500).

  • Inclusions: Portable Wifi router, pouch, battery (equipped in the router), USB cable, charging cable, and manual.

Where to pick up your pocket Wifi in Japan’s airport/s (Narita, Haneda, Kansai, etc.)? Here are the SoftBank Japan Pocket Wifi counter locations and hours:

  • Narita International Airport (NRT) Terminal 1 Wifi counters:

    • Japan Wifi pick-up: QL Liner Counter at the 1/F International Arrival Lobby - North Wing. Open from 6am through the last flight arrival schedule.

    • Return: QL Liner Counter at the 4/F International Departure Lobby — North & South Wing Open from 7am-9pm.

  • Narita International Airport (NRT) Terminal 2 Wifi counters:

    • Japan Wifi pick-up: QL Liner Counter at the 1/F International Arrival Lobby. Open from 6am through the last flight arrival schedule.

    • Return: QL Liner Counter at the 3/F International Departure Lobby. Open from 7am-9pm.

  • Haneda Airport (HND) International Terminal Wifi counters:

    • NINJA WIFI counter located at the 2/F of Keikyu Haneda Airport International Terminal Station 2. Open from 6:30am-11:45pm.

    • JAL ABC pick-up counter located at the 3/F of Haneda Airport International Terminal Building. Open 11:45pm-6:30am.

    • JAL ABC drop-off counter located at the 2/F of Haneda Airport International Terminal Building. Open 11:45pm-6:30am.

  • Kansai International Airport (KIX) Terminal 1 Building Wifi counters:

    • Ninja WIFI Counter at the 1/F International Arrival Lobby, Terminal 1 (near the information desk at the entrance of the South Arrival Gate). Open from 7am-10pm for pick-up and return. (After-hours return is available using the pocket Wifi return box. That’ll be 10pm to next day at 6:59am).

  • Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO Wifi counters):

    • 2/F Access Plaza (To the far end on your left from the Arrival Lobby, next to the entrance to the parking lot). Open from 7am-10pm for pick-up and return. (After-hours return is available using the pocket Wifi return box. That’ll be 10pm to next day at 6:59am).

To see other available Japan airport Wifi counters (includes Fukuoka Airport, Naha Airport, and more), click below:


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2. 4G Japan Pocket Wifi from Uroaming (Pick up at Hong Kong International Airport)

Traveling to Japan from Hong Kong? You can book the Japan pocket Wifi option specifically for pick-up at Hong Kong International Airport! The 4G Wifi egg provided by Uroaming provides fast, stable, and reliable data connection. Battery life lasts around 4-6 hours when one device is connected.

🏷 RENTAL PRICE for 4G Japan Pocket Wifi from Uroaming (Pick up at HKIA): only HK$ 50 per day for unlimited data, if not discounted!

  • Inclusions: Pocket Wifi device and charger

  • Pick-up location and hours: Hong Kong International Airport service counter. Counter A08, Arrival Hall, Level 5, Terminal 1, HK International Airport. Open 24/7.

Here is a review that we got from the 4G Japan Pocket Wifi from Uroaming (Pick up at Hong Kong International Airport) booking page:

‘It is high speed and easy to use. the waiting time for the wifi is acceptable…High speed internet in japan. It allow me to check in everywhere…and search for transport information.’

Japan Pocket Wifi review (Klook customer)

To see another Japan pocket Wifi option that you can book online and pick up easily at Hong Kong airport, click here. (Rental price per day is HK$ 50, when no discount is applied.)

3. 3G/4G Japan Pocket Wifi (Delivery to Manila, Philippines)

Pocket wifi for Japan that can be delivered to your preferred address in Manila and other parts in the Philippines. Screengrab from  Klook

Pocket wifi for Japan that can be delivered to your preferred address in Manila and other parts in the Philippines. Screengrab from Klook

If you’re from the Philippines, you can get your pocket Wifi for Japan delivered to your home before your flight! This is a lightweight and portable Wifi router option powered by a virtual SIM technology that can catch the local signal all around Japan, including Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa, Hokkaido, and Kyoto. With this device, you can easily connect up to five (5) gadgets for at least 8 hours per day. Book this now so you can go straight to the first stop in your Japan itinerary.

🏷 RENTAL RATE for 4G Japan Pocket Wifi (Delivery to Manila, Philippines): ₱490 per day for unlimited data + 4G speeds, when not discounted.

  • Inclusions: Pocket Wifi powered by Virtual SIM, 1 USB cable, manual, pouch, and courier fees (delivery and pick-up)

  • Delivery and pick-up (return) location this Japan pocket Wifi: any point in the Philippines

Here is a customer review that we got from the 3G/4G Japan Pocket Wifi (Delivery to Manila, Philippines) booking page:

‘[It'] was my first time booking this kind of service… Booking was hassle free… Fast replies, delivery, pick-up and deposit refund. Never encountered any problem with the device while in Japan…’

Japan Pocket Wifi review (Klook customer)

4. 4G Japan Pocket WiFi (Pick up at Singapore)

Are you flying to Japan from Singapore? You can easily pick up a 4G pocket Wifi egg for your Japan trip at Ucloudlink Singapore office, which is located at 101 Upper Cross Street, People’s Park Centre, #B1-17D, Singapore 058357! Similar to other options aforementioned, this portable Wifi router can connect up to five (5) devices so you and your group can stay connected wherever your itinerary takes you. Here’s how much this Japan pocket Wifi (for pick up at Singapore) costs:

🏷 RENTAL PRICE for 4G Japan Pocket Wifi (Pick-up at Singapore): S$5 per day, when not discounted.

  • Inclusions: Wifi device + charging cable

  • Pick-up and drop-off location: 101 Upper Cross Street, People’s Park Centre, #B1-17D, Singapore 058357

Courier service is also available, but additional charges will apply. Here is a review that we got from the 4G Japan Pocket WiFi (Pick up at Singapore) booking page:

Pick up and return was fuss free, staff was clear in explaining how to use the device. Wifi speed was good, so good that I did not bother to use the hotel’s wifi as my device’s speed is faster.’

Japan Pocket Wifi review (Klook customer)

5. 4G Japan Portable Wifi Router (Malaysia Pick-up at KLIA or KLIA2)

If you’ll be traveling to Japan from Malaysia, you can conveniently pick up a 4G pocket Wifi at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA/KLIA2) for your trip. This portable Wifi router can connect up to five (5) devices and has up to 12 hours of battery life following a single charge! Aside from the fast speeds that it can offer via 4G connectivity, this pocket Wifi offers unlimited data as well.

🏷 RENTAL PRICE for 4G Pocket WiFi for Japan (KLIA/KLIA2 pick-up) RENTAL RATE: RM 12 per day

Here are more notes about the 4G Japan Pocket WiFi (Pick up at Malaysia airport) option:

  • Inclusions: Portable Wifi router, pouch, USB cable, and user guide.

  • Pick-up and drop-off locations and hours:

    • KLIA: Pick up and drop-off at KLIA International Departure Hall Level 5 (Between McDonald's and Secret Recipe). Open 24/7.

    • KLIA 2: Pick-up and drop-off at KLIA2 International Departure Hall Level 3, Sector 2 (Near check in counter Row Y and next to HengHeng Local Delights). Open 24/7.

Here is a review that we got from the 4G Japan Pocket WiFi (Pick up at Malaysia airport) booking page:

‘First time tried this and pick up at KLIA. It was a very good experience. Battery can last for 8hrs++…coverage so far in Tokyo was good. No issue of coverage when sharing among few devices…’

Japan Pocket Wifi review (Klook customer)

Other Japan pocket Wifi eggs available for booking are the following:


TIPS!

  • If you’re getting the 3G/4G LTE SoftBank Japan Pocket Wifi Egg — Unlimited Data, do note the following:

    • Choose which major Japan airport where you want to pick up and return your booked Japan portable Wifi router.

    • No minimum rental period limit! (You can rent it just for one day if preferred.)

    • No deposit is required to rent this Japan pocket Wifi.

    • Day charges are calculated over the days you have the device in your possession. For example, if you pick up the device on a Thursday and return it on a Monday, you will be charged for 5 days of usage.

    • Broadband carrier of this pocket Wifi for Japan: Softbank

    • Battery life: 9 hours

    • Maximum connected devices: 14

    • Data limitations for this Japan Wifi egg: unlimited

    • Transmission speed: 4G LTE/3G

    • Coverage area for this Japan pocket Wifi: All areas in Japan (there may be weak signal in the countryside, basements and mountains)

    • Size: 117x62x13.9mm

    • Weight: 150g

    • If you need two or more WiFi devices, please make separate orders for each one

    • Please indicate at checkout which airport at which you want to pick up and return the device (you can select different pick up and return airports). Please leave your flight number upon booking this Japan pocket Wifi online.

    • Do obey the Fair Usage Policy (policy for the fair use of data communication): Under the Fair Usage Policy, users who deal with large amounts of data in a short period of time might, without prior notice, have their data use limited at the discretion of the telecommunications company they are subscribed to. Please refrain from watching videos for a long time, etc., or from using a huge amount of data in a short period of time. Telecom Square will in no way be responsible or liable for the incurred data limit as per above, and you will still be charged with the appropriate fees during your rental period

    • If you lose the related equipment listed here, you will be charged the following: ‎‎¥‎‎42,000 for the Japan pocket WiFi rental device, ‎¥‎540 for the USB cable, ‎‎¥‎1,080 for the special pouch or pocket Wifi case, and ‎¥‎1,080 for the cable charger.

  • If you’re getting the 4G Japan Pocket Wifi from Uroaming (Pick up at Hong Kong International Airport), do note the following:

    • Day charges are calculated inclusively. For example, if you pick up the Japan pocket Wifi device at Hong Kong airport on a Thursday and return it on a Monday, you will be charged for 5 days of usage.

    • When claiming your booked Japan pocket Wifi device, you will need to put down a HK$500 deposit via credit card. You card will be placed under credit card authorization hold. Please note that only credit card transactions will be accepted unless you book the device for more than 10 days.

    • Pick up your portable Wifi device on your DEPARTURE DATE at the Hong Kong International Airport service counter.

    • If midnight flight customers can pick up their Japan portable Wifi router after 9pm and return it before 6am on the return date, no extra day charges will apply.

    • If fully charged, this Japan pocket Wifi rental device can be used continuously for 4 to 6 hours. We'd recommend you also carry a portable battery charger to repower the device on the go.

    • This particular service is only provided for Japan, with pocket Wifi device pick up and drop off at Hong Kong International Airport.

    • There is a minimum 3 day charge for this Japan pocket Wifi option from Klook. If you use more days than you originally booked, you will be charged at the original retail price for the extra days when you return the device.

    • You will be charged the days that you are in possession of the WiFi device, whether or not you are using the service.

    • Type: 4G pocket WiFi device for Japan

    • Service area: anywhere in Japan

    • Battery life of this Japan Wifi egg: 4-6 hours, connect up to a maximum of 5 devices

    • Network provider: Ymobile/Softbank

    • Data: No limit (Fair Use Policy)

  • If you’re getting the 3G/4G Japan Pocket Wifi (Delivery to Manila, Philippines), do note the following:

    • Service area of the portable prepaid Wifi egg: Japan only.

    • Battery life: 6-8 hours, connect up to a maximum of 5 devices (for 4G units)

    • If the 500MB or 1GB daily data limit (Fair Use Policy) has been reached, the speed of the Japan pocket Wifi will be capped at 3G.

    • You will be charged for the entire duration of your trip only. If you are departing on 1 May and returning on 5 May, you will be charged for 5 days of usage. Please select your departure date during time of booking.

    • Please refrain from watching videos for a long time, etc. or from using a huge amount of data in a short period of time.

    • Please indicate your address at check-out. This Wifi device for Japan will be delivered to you at least 2 days before your departure date. The portable WiFi router will be picked up from the address you gave 1-2 days after your trip, our courier will contact you to coordinate the pick up.

    • Delivery time of the Japan pocket Wifi for delivery to Philippines address: 9:00am-3:00pm, daily

    • Returning of the Japan pocket wifi rental device is done via courier.

    • Security deposit of ₱500 is required before collecting the Japan Wifi egg from the courier.

  • If you’re getting the 4G Japan Pocket WiFi (Pick up at Singapore), do note the following:

    • Download speed: up to 70 Mbps

    • Data limit of this Japan pocket Wifi device: 4G high speed data for the first 500mb. After 500mb is consumed, unlimited 3G data will be applied with a speed limitation. Speed limitation will be removed at 12:00am (+8 GMT) the next day.

    • The number of rental days for this Japan Pocket Wifi device for Singapore pick-up will be counted starting from the date of departure to the date of arrival. For example, a total number of 5 rental days will be counted from 1-5 Dec.

    • For self pick up/drop off, your device will be available for pick up one business day before departure and is due for return one business day after arrival.

    • For the courier service option, the Japan pocket Wifi rental device will be delivered one business day before departure and will be collected one business day after arrival, between 9:00am-5:30pm.

    • Extra daily rental fees will be incurred for those who want to pick up their devices ahead of time

    • A penalty of S$ 20 per day will be charged for late returns of this pocket Wifi for Japan.

    • The customer will be liable for any damages/loss of the prepaid pocket wifi rental device (capped at S$ 100).

  • If you’re getting the 4G Japan Portable Wifi Router (Malaysia Pick-up at KLIA or KLIA2), do note the following

    • Minimum number of rental days for this Japan pocket Wifi device (Malaysia/KLIA airport pick-up) from Klook: 3 days

    • The penalty for a damaged Japan pocket Wifi device is at RM 350 per device.

    • Unlimited data allowance for this Japan Wifi egg.

    • 4G network device

    • Battery life of this portable Wifi router: Up to 12 hours

    • This Japan pocket Wifi can be shared with up to five (5) devices!

    • Day charges for this Japan Wifi rental for pick-up in Malaysia are calculated inclusively. For example, if you pick up the device on a Monday and return it on a Thursday, you will be charged for 4 days of usage

    • You will be charged the days that you are in possession of the Japan pocket Wifi device, whether or not you are using the service

    • Under the Fair Usage Policy, users who deal with large amounts of data in a short period of time might, without prior notice, have their data usage limited at the discretion of the telecommunications company they are subscribed to.

    • Please refrain from watching videos for a long time, or from using a huge amount of data in a short period of time.

    • For any changes to your Japan pocket Wifi rental device during rental period, please call operator's hotline: +60 32 715 9971 (8:30am-6:30pm, Monday-Friday) or reach out to our Whatsapp hotline: +60 16 303 8380 (24 hours).

    • There is a minimum 3-day charge for this Japan Wifi egg. If you use more days than you originally booked, you will be charged at the original retail price for the extra days when you return the device.


Pocket Wifi vs. SIM Cards: Japan

If you want to compare any of the pocket Wifi options listed above to a data SIM card in Japan, you can click below and make a comparison from a Japan data SIM card booking page:

How to Get a Pocket Wifi for Japan

Once you’ve taken your pick from the available Japan pocket Wifi rental devices listed above, simply follow these instructions to rent the device of your choice:

  1. Log in. (Create a Klook account here if you don’t have one.)

  2. Select the date that you’ll pick up and use the Japan pocket Wifi device.

  3. Indicate the package quantity or the no. of days you intend to use the Japan portable router.

  4. Pay via debit, credit, or prepaid card.

  5. Expect a confirmation email with your activity (Japan pocket Wifi) voucher.

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