Best Japan Tourist Sim Card And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Japan

Last updated on December 14th, 2020 at 01:00 am

BEST JAPAN TOURIST SIM CARD AND HOW TO BUY A PREPAID SIM CARD IN JAPAN

In this guide you will learn about the best Japan tourist sim card. Whenever you travel from one country to another, one thing you shouldn’t forget to have is a local sim card. We will tell you how to buy your sim card in Japan.

As one might expect, It’s hard to travel without Internet because you’ll need your GPS to track your location and destination. Besides, reading guides from blogs prepare you beforehand. Also, your own SIM is important for communicating with locals.

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JAPAN TOURIST SIM CARD

SIM CARD IN JAPAN BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about internet and data connection in Japan is amazing especially if we compare with the Philippines where we were coming from.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Japan. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you to get your Japan tourist sim card in the airport. You can get in the kiosks or phone shops if you prefer beter rates. 

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GETTING JAPAN PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT

For us when traveling the best way is buying our Japan tourist sim card in the airport. Since you get to a new country and as sooner you are connected you will start checking maps and checking information.

You can buy your Japan prepaid sim card in Tokyo International airport. Another option is booking online your Japan tourist sim card with Klook and pick up in the airport. For both of them you have to show your passport.

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WHERE TO GET JAPAN TOURIST SIM CARD

Apart from the airport you can buy your Japan sim card in the official shops (Yodobashi Camera, Sofmap and Bic Camera). You will find many of them in the cities. Just bring your passport and a second ID or driver license (they require both). They will explain their packages to get your prepaid Japan sim card.

It’s easy to activate your Japanese sim card and you can do on your own. If not you will see a line where the staff will help you to activate.

BEST JAPAN PREPAID SIM CARD

There are a few phone companies when looking for the best Japanese prepaid sim card: IIJmio, B Mobile and Holifly. There are different prices and packages. All of them have great coverage and they will give you access to wifi hotspots in the city.

IIJmio

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IIJmio has two prepaid Japan tourist sim card for $25 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days. And for $37 USD with 2 GB data for 90 days. You can get both of them in the airport of in Bic Camera shops. It depends how long you are planning to stay in Japan.

B Mobile Japan

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It has for $40 USD with 1GB valid for 14 days. You can purchase online or in the shops in Japan. The best thing about B Mobile that you can order before your trip or pick up in your hotel which is more comfortable.

OTHER PREPAID SIM CARD IN JAPAN

Holafly

Holafly works with Softbank it has a few Japanese tourist sim cards. You can get for $22 USD with 1.5 GB valid for 7 days. There are other options 16 GB for 8 days and 30 GB for 15 days. You can order online to be ready before the trip.

JAPAN POCKET WIFI

If you prefer Japan Pocket Wifi a Hotspot can be the best option. You will avoid changing sim card and just landing in Japan you will start getting data connection. Read here our full review of Tep Wireless Hotspot with all the details, prices, coverage and how it works.

The price is €7.95 to get wifi when traveling and it includes truly unlimited internet, which is never cut off, regardless how much you use with unlimited wifi and can connect up to 5 devices. If you use more than 1GB in a day, your connection speed will get slowed to 256kbs.

The connection speed will return to normal the next day. Click here, to buy your Tep Wireless Hotspot now. If you add the promo code GAMINTRAVELER you will get 10% discount!

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JAPAN SIM CARD CONCLUSION

My Japan Sim Card Conclusion is getting IIJmio since it has better prices. If you are ordering online depending if you are visiting for 15 days or longer. Also it depends if you need unlimited data or just a few GB data is enough.

ATMS AND CASH IN JAPAN

There are few ATMs in the airport that they don’t charge commission. Outside the airport you will be able to exchange money in banks and exchange office and also ATMs around the city.

The exchange rate $1 USD= 104 JPYClick here to know more about the current exchange rate in Japan!

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL JAPAN

For food budget travel in Japan we have to say that’s affordable if we compare with prices for transportation and accommodation. For decent meals expect to pay $7-10 USD per person in a local restaurant. If you visit fine dining restaurants prices are starting from $20 USD.

You can always get meals and snacks in 7-Eleven that you can find everywhere. It costs $3-5 USD and you will not have to be worried of cooking!

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Book your accommodations in Japan through Agoda or Booking.

You can also try AirBnB in Japan with prices starting from $20 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!

WHERE TO STAY IN JAPAN

A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Japan. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from $20-30 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $50-70 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $200 USD.

If you are traveling in Japann outside the peak season prices will be much cheaper. Places like Tokyo will be the most expensive and you will find great deals in not so touristic cities.  There are AirBnB options in Japan where you can have a budget accommodation and a local experience at the same time.

Book your accommodations in Japan through Agoda or Booking.

You can also try AirBnB in Japan with prices starting from $20 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!

Click here if you want to get your discount booking activities in Japan with Klook!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!