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Find Your Best Renting Pocket Wifi in Japan | Japan Guide

Here, we introduce a renting pocket wifi in Japan. You can compare some pocket wifi (JAL ABC wifi, Imoto wifi, Global wifi and pupuru) to rent. you must chck it out!

JAL ABC WIFI

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Inconvenience tourists in Japan experience is there is almost no free wifi. Even in main area of Tokyo you don’t really have wifi connections. One of solutions for this is to rent “pocket wifi”. Here I will show you some representative pocket wifi to rent by comparing prices and features. Let’s make trip in Japan better!

Price : 
1290 JPY/DAY, limited data amount, without tax

Network : 4G

Pick-up & Return : 
Narita International Airport Terminal 1 & 2, Haneda Airport and Kansai International Airport
*Returning by delivery is NOT available

Language for instruction manual : 
Japanese Only

WebsiteJAL ABC Wifi

First of all, available data amount is limited but it is said that the amount is enough for per day use. Also, there is no extra charge such as operation fees or airport pickup fee. Moreover, you can make reservation for renting the wifi beforehand. Or you can just go to the counter at a airport without reservation. In that case, there is no guarantee that you can rent it for sure because of limited stocks

IMOTO WIFI

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Price : 
900 JPY/DAY, limited data amount, without tax

Network : 
4G and 3G

Pick-up & Return : 
Narita International Airport Terminal 1 & 2, Haneda Airport, Chubu International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Fukuoka Airport. *Returning by delivery is available

Language for instruction manual : 
Japanese Only

Website : ImotoWifi (Japanese)

The data amount is almost same situation as JAL one. Network is mainly 4G but sometimes will be 3G depending on situation. You can return the wifi by delivery service inside Japan. In that case, delivery fee will be your own expense. Also, 500yen will be charged as pick-up fee.

GLOBAL WIFI

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Price : 
970 JPY/DAY, limited data amount, without tax

Network : 4G-LTE

Pick-up & Return : 
Narita International Airport Terminal1&2, Haneda Airport, Chubu International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Fukuoka Airport, Hakata Port International Terminal, New Chitose Airport, Niigata Airport, Komatsu Airport and Naha Airport.
*Returning by delivery is available

Language for instruction manual : 
Japanese Only

Website : GlobalWifi (Japanese)

Global Wifi provides 4G-LTE network which is faster than 4G so you will have more comfortable wifi situation. For pick-up & return, both at the airport and delivery are available. For both pick-up & return, you will be charged 500yen each and also if you return with delivery, the fee will be on your own expense.

PUPURU

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Price : 
1000 JPY/DAY, unlimited data, without tax

Network : 4G-LTE

Pick-up : 
Narita International Airport Terminal1&2, Haneda Airport and Kansai International Airport
*For returning, ONLY delivery is available

Language for instruction manual : 
Japanese and English

Website : Pupuru

Pupuru has instruction manual in English. Another option, which is 10GB limited pocket wifi is available and its only for 400yen. 400yen for 10GB is good deal if you use wifi just for SNSs not like downloading lots of movies. However, at least 1080yen round-trip delivery fee will be charged if you order and want to receive at the airport. Moreover, pick-up fee will be 800 yen plus the delivery fee.

CONCLUSION

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In personal opinion, pupuru is the best for tourists since some languages are available for the manual and there are 2 options for amount of the data. 1000yen for unlimited data is good deal even if you pay more delivery fees and pick-up fees than other companies.