How to Rent a Japan Wireless Pocket Wifi for 2019

Japan Wireless Pocket Wifi Review for Japan

A FAQ in the Japan Travel Planning Facebook is how to rent a Japan Wireless pocket wifi for your upcoming trip to Japan.  As a result the aim of this article is to provide you with an overview of this pocket wifi option and provide details on how to book, and also provide you with a Japan Wireless coupon code to get a discount on your pocket wifi booking.

Benefits of Renting a Pocket Wifi for Japan

In our experience as travellers we can confidently state that either purchasing a sim card or renting a pocket wifi are great options to ensure that you have an affordable option to access data while on the go.  Both options provide easy access to the internet without having to waste time trying to find free Wifi.  Free wifi sounds great in practise, but in reality it can be difficult.  First you have to find a hotspot, then log in to each wifi location, without ever knowing whether you will have a great or poor connection…  In addition there is an issue with regards to the security of each public free wifi hotspot.  You can also use your accommodation wifi, however these are only available while you are in the building.

In our recent visit to Japan we regularly used data – looking up Google Maps to get around (and not wanting to muck around with trying to download the offline maps…).  We also regularly used data to research information to plan each day.  We also found using the ride waiting time apps for Disneysea Tokyo and Universal Studios Japan an essential requirement!  We also regularly shared our experiences and photos with friends and family using social media.  Check out our article on the best apps to load onto your phone for Japan for more information!

Renting a Japan Wireless pocket wifi is a great option to have easy access to data during your trip to Japan.  While there is also the option to purchase a pre-paid data only sim card for Japan, the advantage is that you do not need to install it.  The downside is that it is an extra item to carry and you need to remember to recharge it each night.  Pocket wifi can also be easily used by multiple people and devices, and we also use them regularly to communicate using apps like Whatsapp to message and call each other.  Renting a pocket wifi with unlimited data makes it very easy to get information on the go and stay in touch.

Disclaimer:  This article contains affiliate links.  If you book after clicking on one of these links then we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Join the Japan Travel Planning Facebook Group

You are also welcome to join our Japan Travel Planning Facebook Group – it is a great resource to enable you to ask questions about your upcoming trip to Japan!

Disclaimer:  This article contains affiliate links.  If you book after clicking on one of these links then we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Note prices are correct as at 7 November 2018, and are subject to change due to exchange rate variations and product pricing changes.  This article will be periodically updated.

Japan Wireless Review

Japan Wireless Pocket Wifi Review

Japan Wireless makes it really easy to pre-book your pocket wifi online, and then collect it from the airport post office when you arrive in Japan, or get it delivered to your hotel.  Of note is that the Japan Wireless pocket wifi cannot be delivered to a private holiday rental such as AirBnB.  You can however get your Japan Wireless pocket wifi shipped to the closest or most convenient Post Office ready to be collected.

All Japan Wireless pocket wifi rentals include a free backup battery to ensure you never run out of battery!

At the end of your visit you can easily return your Japan Wireless pocket wifi by using the pre-paid and self-addressed return envelope included in your package to mail it back.  There are post boxes in the departure halls of all airports so this is a really easy option.

When you visit the Japan Wireless website, your choices are whether to rent a Premium pocket wifi or a Business pocket wifi.  Each product has a page with further information. Of note is that both pocket wifi options offer unlimited data at great speeds, and unlike many other pocket wifi options for Japan there is no throttling of your speed after you have used your daily data limit.  Also, both pocket wifi options include a free backup battery as a standard inclusion at no additional cost.

You can place your order for delivery the following day – if you need a last minute option!  But you do pay an extra fee if you require express shipping.

Japan Wireless also offer an optional Damage Insurance for an additional cost of 30 Yen / $US 0.26 per day, which covers 75% of the fees payable in the event of loss or damage.  You can select this option on the product order page.  This option is very worthwhile as the fees for loss or damage are substantially higher.

Japan Wireless Premium with Unlimited Data Japan Wireless Business with Unlimited Data
Click here to pre-book through Japan Wireless

Use Coupon Code JWPRETRAVELLER to get a 1000 Yen discount

Softbank network

Unlimited Data (no throttling)

Download Speed:  187.5 Mbps

Pricing is variable, and progressively reduces the more days you book.

Cost for 14 days is $US 73, with further discounts if you use our coupon code

Rental Period: No limit

If you would like to rent for a longer period please send them an email query to cs@japan-wireless.com to request a quotation, ensure you include our coupon code in your email to get the best price

Up to 10 connected devices

4-8 hour battery life and a free backup battery is included

Click here to pre-book through Japan Wireless

Use Coupon Code JWPRETRAVELLER to get a 1000 Yen discount

Softbank Network

Unlimited Data (no throttling)

Download Speed:  75 Mbps

Pricing is variable, and progressively reduces the more days you book.

Cost for 14 days is $US 66, with further discounts if you use our coupon code

Rental Period: No limit

If you would like to rent for a longer period please send them an email query to cs@japan-wireless.com to request a quotation, ensure you include our coupon code in your email to get the best price

Up to 10 connected devices

4-8 hour battery life and a free backup battery is included

What is Included in the Japan Wireless Pocket Wifi Package?

The Japan Wireless package includes the Japan Wireless wifi router, a backup battery, compact carry pouch, AC adaptor, USB cable, user manual and a return mail satchel.

Your Japan Wireless pocket wifi should be fully charged and ready to be used.  Make sure you turn it on at the counter and log into the wifi hotspot with your phone so you have data straight away for your visit.  Also ensure that you have turned off mobile data on your phone.

Each night ensure that you charge both the pocket wifi and backup battery so you are ready for the next day of use.

Japan Wireless Pocket Wifi Package Inclusions
Japan Wireless Pocket Wifi Package Inclusions

Where to Pick Up Your Japan Wireless Pocket Wifi

Pick up of your Japan Wireless Pocket Wifi is available at many airport locations.  Note that for deliveries within two days of placing your order you should select the option for Express delivery, which costs an additional 500 Yen.

Airport pickup locations are as follows.  When you place your booking you also select your planned pickup time and counter and advise your arrival flight number.

Narita Airport Terminal 1

  • Post Office Counter – 8.30am to 8pm, 7 days per week (note if your flight is scheduled to arrive close to post office closure, instead use the QR Liner option below to allow for flight delays)
  • or QR Liner Counter – 6.30am to last flight, 7 days per week

Narita Airport Terminal 2

  • Post Office Counter – 8.30am to 8pm, 7 days per week (note if your flight is scheduled to arrive close to post office closure, instead use the QR Liner option below to allow for flight delays)
  • or QR Liner Counter – 6.30am to last flight, 7 days per week

Haneda International Terminal

  • Post Office Counter – 8am to 8pm, 7 days per week

Kansai International Airport

  • Post Office Counter – 9am to 5pm, 7 days per week

New Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal

  • Post Office Counter – 9am to 5pm, 7 days per week

Chubu Centrair

  • Post Office Counter – 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday only

Naha Airport Domestic Terminal

  • Post Office Counter – 9am to 5pm, 7 days per week

Click here to book the Japan Wireless Pocket Wifi – make sure you use coupon code JWPRETRAVELLER to get your 1000 Yen discount

Japan Wireless Pocket Wifi Review for Japan
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Disclaimer:  This article contains affiliate links.  If you book after clicking on one of these links then we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Join the Japan Travel Planning Facebook Group

You are also welcome to join our Japan Travel Planning Facebook Group – it is a great resource to enable you to ask questions about your upcoming trip to Japan!

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