How to Stay Connected in Japan?
For those wondering what is the best way to stay connected to Japan, the best solution might be a WiFi router rental. In Japan it is possible to find free WiFi hotspots at such locations as train stations, airports or hotels, but actually only about 10% of the country is covered in this way. If you need a reliable connection during your whole trip, you should consider renting a Pocket WiFi device.
A WiFi Router, what's included, and options
What is a WiFi Router?
First off, let's explain what exactly a WiFi router is:
A Mobile WiFi Router is a device which allows you to use Internet on your smartphone, tablet, etc. by connecting to the local mobile phone network.
In Japan there are several companies which offer rental WiFi service, and we would like to introduce you to one of them: NINJA WiFi.
NINJA WiFi devices provide download speeds of up to 187.5 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 37.5 Mbps, using the very reliable Softbank 4G LTE network. And what’s most important is that there is no limit to your data usage. Yes, data is UNLIMITED! Basically you can use as much data as you want and the speed will remain the same during your whole usage period (with other services, your speed slows down considerably after you've used a certain amount of data). Several devices can be connected to 1 router at the same time, which is great if you're traveling in a group.
The rental price is JPY 900 per day, but Japan Zone readers get a special 20% Off discount, which is applied automatically if you make an order via this link.
The usual WiFi Router rental process
The device can be picked up and returned at any major international aiport in Japan, delivered to your place of stay in Japan, or picked up at their counters in Shinjuku or Kabuki-jo (Tokyo).
All in all it's a perfect fit you wish to stay connected in Japan during your trip, without having to worry about data limits or unreliable connections.
In addition to that, NINJA WiFi offer all kinds of interesting options: from translation devices to medical insurance, so make sure to check them out as well.
Just click here to find out more or to make an application with your 20% discount