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WiFi in Japan with Rentalwifi

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Geoff Day   - 5 min read

If you need to stay connected while traveling Japan, a pocket WiFi router is the way to go. It can be difficult to access the internet through hotspots and local networks making these portable connectivity devices the best way to get online. Don't get caught without a connection and secure your own pocket WiFi before arriving for peace of mind.

Why choose Rentalwifi:

Coverage. Both the standard and premium WiFi options offer widespread national coverage (99.9%), meaning that you can stay connected whether in the city, the mountains, or exploring one of Japan’s many islands. This includes on the metro, too, allowing you to check train schedules and do travel research while on the move.

Simplicity. Returning the devices could not be any easier as you can drop the device into any post office or postbox across Japan. Free shipping is provided with the included prepaid envelope.

Technology. Rentalwifi updated the entire line of devices in 2020 to brand new models with over 20-hours of non-stop usage, meaning they will last the entire day. If you need to recharge while out and about, the rental package comes with an AC adapter and compact USB cable so you have the option of charging from your computer, cafe, or even inside a taxi.

Service. RentalWifi responds promptly to customer inquiries, typically replying within just 15 minutes during office hours. Those requiring immediate access to a WiFi device, urgent delivery can often be arranged upon special request where delivery can be scheduled for the next day after the request is received.

Check out Rentalwifi to make a reservation and learn more about service details.

How to rent:

It’s as easy as one-two-three to get your own Rentalwifi device.

  1. Place a reservation via Rentalwifi two days prior to when you hope to obtain the portable WiFi device. Payment can be made via credit card or PayPal. Extend the rental period with an email at least 48 hours in advance of the return date.
  2. Select the device delivery location at the time of reservation. This could be from a post office at one of seven airports, hotel accommodation, or a Japanese residence.
  3. Return the device via mail in the provided prepaid envelope. Simply drop the package into any post box or post office in Japan (including at the airport).

Please note that there are no mailboxes available at airports past security and passport checkpoints.

Every pocket WiFi rental order contains the device, USB cable, adapter, pouch, and a prepaid envelope for an easy return.

Price guide:

Rentalwifi offers two different devices to meet your travel needs. You can be sure there are no hidden fees or taxes with Rentalwifi.

Standard WiFi:

Running at a maximum speed of 112.5Mbps for downloads and 50Mbps for uploads, this option offers 20GB of data. It costs ¥790 per day for the first 7 days and ¥300 for each additional day thereafter.

Premium WiFi:

Running at a maximum speed of 150Mbps for downloads and 50Mbps for uploads, this option offers 20GB of data. It costs ¥990 per day for the first 7 days and ¥500 for each additional day thereafter. There’s even an optional pack for an additional 5GB of data available at ¥2,500.

Both options have a minimum rental period of four days. Users will pay no additional tax or shipping fee.

Insurance is optional for ¥500.

Early bird specials apply if reservations are made 5 days (save 5%) or 14 days (save 8%) in advance.

How to use your WiFi:

The slim and light device will arrive fully charged meaning that you can connect to WiFi right away. The device name and password are included on the back of the router so hold the center button to turn it on and connect your devices with ease. The main screen shows your remaining battery power and signal strength.

A number of user devices can be connected at any one time, making this ideal when traveling in a group.

Get started and secure your early bird discount now from Rentalwifi.

Geoff Day

Geoff Day @geoff.day

Explorer and COO for the Japan Travel team. Always on the lookout for unique adventures. Originally from Texas, I am approaching fifteen years in Japan. Feel free to message me for opportunities.