Prepaid SIM cards for visitors to Japan

In major cities and tourist spots in Japan, there are quite a number of places to take advantage of a Wi-Fi Internet connection.

Considering security risks and limitations in usage, Paid Wi-Fi must be much more convenient than Free Wi-Fi. In fact, a variety of paid SIM cards are available for visitors to Japan.

Last Updated: June 2015

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Types of Prepaid SIM cards and where to buy

Most of prepaid SIM cards for visitors to Japan are sold at international airports or major electronic stores, including Yodobashi Camera and Bic Camera (You will be required to show your passport when purchasing), and the store location maps are usually provided on their websites. You can also purchase the SIM card online before coming to Japan.

Types of SIM cards available for visitors are mostly Data SIM, some of them are rechageable.

* Note that prices vary with each retailer or depending on where/how to buy. Please take the prices shown in this page as reference.

BIGLOBE NINJA SIM

http://ninjasim.jp/en/
Price:
1GB: 2,700 JP Yen
3GB: 4,500 JP Yen
7GB: 7,300 JP Yen
Validity Period: 30 Days
SIM Size: Nano, Micro, Standard
Features:
Rechargeable on their website at 2,000 JP Yen/1 GB. The payment is made by credit card
Maximum Speed: 225Mbps
Where to buy:
Sold at the following stores and facilities: Aeon Shopping Malls (11 facilities), Yodobashi Camera electronic stores (21 stores), Tokyo Central Youth Hostel

JAPAN TRAVEL SIM powered by IIJmio

https://t.iijmio.jp/en/
Price:
2GB: from 3,700 to 4,090 JP Yen *Varies depending on where to buy.
Validity Period: 3 Months
SIM Size: Nano, Micro, Standard
Features:
Maximum Speed: 150 Mbps
Rechargeable at convenience stores by using Brastel card. The Brastel card also allows you to make telephone calls.
Brastel Card www.brastel.com/
http://brastel.com/eng/japantravelsim
Where to buy:
Sold at stores listed on their website, includes Yodobashi Camera Electronics Stores, Bic Camera, and BLUE SKY. BLUE SKY is a shop located in Narita International Airport (2nd terminal) and Haneda International Airport. Also, In-flight sales available on ANA airplanes (would be sold at the cheapest price).

Prepaid SIM for Japan by NTT Communications - OCN

http://service.ocn.ne.jp/mobile/one/visitor/en/
Price:
For 7 Days (100MB/day): 2,980 JP Yen (3,218 JP Yen with tax)
For 14 Days (100MB/day) : 3,500 JP Yen (3,780 JP Yen with tax)
SIM Size: Nano, Micro, Standard
Features:
Maximum Speed: 150 Mbps
Not-Rechargeable
Where to buy:
Sold at their website online.
Sold at the stores and facilities listed on their website, includes local and international airports in Japan. There are bending machines selling this SIM card at AQUA CITY ODAIBA (Tokyo) and Kansai International Airport. *The machine accepts payment by credit card only.

Prepaid LTE SIM by So-net

http://so-net.ne.jp/prepaid/en/
Price:
1 GB: 3,000 JP Yen Validity Period: 30 Days
2.2GB: 4,000 JP Yen Validity Period: 30 Days
3 GB: 5,000 JP Yen Validity Period: 60 Days
SIM Size: Nano, Micro, Standard
Features:
Maximum Speed: 150 Mbs
Rechargeable (paid by credit card) at 1,500 JP Yen for 200MB, 2,000 JP Yen for 500MB, and 2,838 JP Yen for 1GB
Where to buy:
Sold at Amazon online store.
Sold at sores and facilities listed on their website, includes Haneda Airport (International terminal), Narita International Airport (1st terminal), Kansai International Airport (1st/2nd terminal), Laox stores, Yodobashi Camera electronic stores etc. The bending machine is also available at international airports. The machines accept payment by cash (JP Yen).

COMST T-SIM For VISITOR by TeleCute

http://www.comst.jp/products/list.php?category_id=17
How to set up (PDF)
http://www.comst.jp/user_data/setting/HowToSetupCOMST_T-SIM(ENG).pdf
Price:
3GB 3,980JP Yen
5GB 6,980 JP Yen
SIM Size: Nano SIM comes with SIM adapter for micro/standard
Features:
Rechargeable at convenience stores; Lawson, FamilyMart, Three F, Circle K Thanks ( By using SmartPit Payment System)
Where to buy:
Sold at their website.
Sold at Yodobashi Camera, Bic Camera electronic stores

U-mobile Prepaid by U-NEXT

http://umobile.jp/d/lp/prepaid/eng.html
Price:
For 15 Days (100MB/day): 3,000 JP Yen
For 30 Days:(100MB/day) : 4,000 JP Yen
SIM Size: Nano, Micro, Standard
Features:
Maximum Speed: 150 Mbps
Not-rechargeable
Where to buy:
Sold at the stores and facilities listed on their website,includes international airports.

b-mobile VISITOR SIM by Japan Communications Inc.

http://www.bmobile.ne.jp/english/
Price:
14 Day: 3,686 JP Yen
SIM Size: Nano, Micro, Standard
Features:
Maximum Speed: 300Mbps
Rechargeableon their website (paid by credit card)
Where to buy:
Sold onlie at their website or Amazon Japan
Sold at Yodobashi Camera electronic stores

For those who want to make telephone calls, another type of this SIM card is offered.
b-mobile PAYG SIM
http://www.bmobile.ne.jp/payg_sim/
Price: 9,500 JP Yen for 7 days

Related info : Wi2 300 by WIRE AND WIRELESS
http://wi2.co.jp/en/300/

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Do you have Prepaid SIM Cards?
プリペイドSIMカードはありますか?
Prepaid SIM card wa arimasu ka?


Here's my passport
(これが私の)パスポートです。
Passport desu.


Can I have a information on how to use it, in English?
英語の説明書をもらえますか?
Eigo no Setsumeisho wo morae masu ka?


Would you please help me for activation?
アクティベーションを手伝っていただけないでしょうか。
Atcivation wo tetsudatte itadake naide shou ka


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