Which Pocket WiFi Rental is the Best in Japan 2021?

Choose the best pocket WiFi in Japan comparing rental prices, data usage amount, data speed, battery life, etc.

Best Pocket WiFi in Japan

Wondering which pocket WiFi rental company you should choose in Japan? A pocket WiFi is one of the most important items to travel Japan. Let’s compare the prices, device specs and other services.


A pocket WiFi is one of the most important items if you travel to Japan. You can’t help but use SNSs like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, search with Google Maps and talk with WhatsApp and WeChat. It’s hard to travel foreign countries smoothly without the Internet connection.

I’d like to find out which pocket WiFi rental company is the best in Japan for you to take it with the best deal. Spend your travel budget wisely.

Here are the comparisons of 7 popular pocket WiFi rental companies in Japan. Rental rates, data usage amount, data speed, battery life, delivery speed and how easy to pick up and return are compared under the same condition:

Pick-up Location: Airport
Rental Term: 7 days
Option: Extra mobile battery

These 7 pocket WiFi rental companies allow you to pick up a WiFi unit at your hotel, but quite a few people think it’s too difficult to get to their hotels from airports without it. So I believe that pick-up at arrival airports is the most agreeable option.

I think a power bank is as necessary as a pocket WiFi router. If you connect the Internet all day, the battery of the WiFi router is fully drained. What do you think if you run out of the battery and cannot search the restaurant for dinner? Take one mobile battery at least in Japan.

(The information below updated in June, 2021.)

1. Japan Wireless

Logo of Japan Wireless

2. eConnect Japan

eConnect Japan Logo

3. Pupuru WiFi

Logo of Pupuru WiFi

4. NINJA WiFi

Logo of NINJA WiFi

5. Wi-Fi Rental Store

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6. Global Advanced Communications

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7. Sakura Mobile

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Rate 3,289 yen 6,631 yen 5,335 yen 7,700 yen 4,730 yen 7,080 yen 10,098 yen
Data Speed 187.5Mbps 187.5Mbps 187.5Mbps 187.5Mbp 612Mbps 150Mbps Around 20Mbps
Data Usage Amount Completely
Unlimited
50 GB Unlimited* Unlimited* 20GB/Month Unlimited* Unlimited
Battery Life 10 hours 8-48 hours 8 hours 9 hours 4-5 hours 10 hours 20 hours
Pick-up Hotel/Airport
Hotel/Airport Hotel/Airport Airport Hotel/Airport Hotel/Airport Hotel/Airport
Return
Post box
Post box
Post box
Airport Post box
Post box
Post box
Last Minute Order 1 Day Before 1 Day Before 3 Days Before 1 Day Before 1 Day Before 3 Days Before 1 Day Before
Website https://japan-wireless.com https://www.e
connectjapan.com
https://pupuru
wifi.com
https://ninja
wifi.com/en
https://en.wifi-rental-store.jp https://global
advancedcomm.com
https://sakura
mobile.jp/
 

1. Japan Wireless

1. Japan Wireless
Rate ★★★★ 3,289 yen
Data Speed ★★★★★ 187.5Mbps
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Data Usage Amount  ★★★★★ Completely
Unlimited
Battery Life ★★★★☆ 10 hours
Pick-up & Return  ★★★★★ Pick-up at Hotels/Airports
Return at Post boxes anywhere
Last Minute Order  ★★★★★ 1 Day Before

Japan Wireless is the most recommended pocket WiFi company in Japan, achieving over 350,000 rentals to customers from all over the world. It has 2 kinds of WiFi routers, and both are completely unlimited 4G LTE data usage plans. You can literally use the 4G Internet without data limitation.

For faster data speed, longer battery, and wider coverage, Premium Wi-Fi is more recommended. It offers an extra mobile battery for free and you are never charged for a cancellation fee before shipping if you want to cancel for any reasons.

Special Offer: all orders with Japan Wireless are 45% discounted using this coupon code!

Coupon Code: JWMAG452021

Get the best deal right now here!

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2. eConnect Japan

eConnect Japan
Website of eConnect Japan
2. eConnect Japan
Rate ★★★☆☆ 6,631 yen
Data Speed ★★★★★ 187.5Mbps
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Data Usage Amount  ★★★☆☆ 50 GB
Battery Life ★★★★ 8-48 hours (Depending on activity)
Pick-up & Return  ★★★★★ Pick-up at Hotels/Airports
Return at Post boxes anywhere
Last Minute Order  ★★★★★ 1 Day Before

There are three data usage plans from 10 GB to 100 GB with 4G in eConnect Japan. The WiFi connection allows you to use the 4G Internet for 10 GB, 50 GB or 100 GB during your renral. You need to be careful about the given usage data limitation if you share it with some people or use much data watching videos and downloading apps and others.

This pocket WiFi rental company provides you with a free mobile battery, which help you to use the WiFi outside all day. It’s also OK for you to return at different locations from pick-up. eConnect Japan also offers SIM cards with several data plans from 500 MB to 10 GB.

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3. Pupuru WiFi

Pupuru WiFi
Website of Pupuru WiFi
3. Pupuru WiFi
Rate ★★★★☆ 5,335 yen
Data Speed ★★★★★ 187.5Mbps
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Data Usage Amount  ★★★★☆ Unlimited*
Battery Life ★★★★ 8 hours
Pick-up & Return  ★★★★★ Pick-up at Hotels/Airports
Return at Post boxes anywhere
Last Minute Order  ★★★ 3 Days Before

*From the standpoint of quality network maintenance and fair use of radio waves, data speed of the device will be limited in the case of large-capacity communication that occupies an extremely severe network (according to the website).

There are two 4G LTE unlimited plans in Pupuru WiFi: the Hi-Speed plan good for city areas and the Broad-Coverage plan good for suburban areas. The latter one is a little more expensive than the Hi-Speed plan. This WiFi rental company also lends the translator device POCKETALK for 400 yen per day.

The company frequently provides the mobile WiFi at a discounted rate. Please be noted that the data speed may drop down depending on the condition of the network.

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4. NINJA WiFi

NINJA WiFi
Website of NINJA WiFi
4. NINJA WiFi
Rate ★★★☆☆ 7,700 yen
Data Speed ★★★★★ 187.5Mbps
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Data Usage Amount  ★★★★ Unlimited*
Battery Life ★★★★ 9 hours
Pick-up & Return  ★★★☆ Pick-up and Return at Counters in Airports
Last Minute Order  ★★★★★ 1 Day Before

*Please be aware that exceeding 3 GB in a day can result in a loss of speed and possibly a temporary loss of connection (according to the website).

There are two 4G LTE plans in NINJA WiFi for unlimited usage and 1 GB per day. The Unlimited Plan has no limitation of data usage, so it is recommended for a heavy Internet user to rent. However, its connection may be lost after using 3GB in a day according to its website. The WiFi company also serves translation devices such as ili and POCKETALK and tablets like Handy.

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5. Wi-Fi Rental Store

Wi-Fi Rental Store
Website of Wi-Fi Rental Store
5. Wi-Fi Rental Store
Rate ★★★★☆
4,730 yen
Data Speed ★★★★★ 612Mbps
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Data Usage Amount  ★★ 20GB/Month
Battery Life ★★★☆☆ 4-5 hours
Pick-up & Return  ★★★★★ Pick-up at Hotels/Airports
Return at Post boxes anywhere
Last Minute Order  ★★★★★ 1 Day Before

Wi-Fi Rental Store serves three plans of 4G pocket WiFi. Its latest model device has the fastest connective speeds 612Mbps (Download). If you want to use WiFi a lot of time, please note there is a data usage limitation (20 GB per month) and the battery life is shorter than other modems.

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6. Global Advanced Communications

Global Advanced Communications
Website of Global Advanced Communications
6. Global Advanced Communications
Rate ★★★☆☆ 7,080 yen
Data Speed ★★★★★ 150Mbps
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Data Usage Amount  ★★★★ Unlimited*
Battery Life ★★★★☆ 10 hours
Pick-up & Return  ★★★★★ Pick-up at Hotels/Airports
Return at Post boxes anywhere
Last Minute Order  ★★★☆ 3 Days Before

*Even though we are advertising that the WiFi doesn’t have data usage limitation, practically, in case you constantly consume the data usage over 5G bytes within one day, the carrier may slow down the communication line based on its fair use policy (according to the website).

Global Advanced Communications offer a few plans: Super Premium Pocket Wifi and PremiumPocket Wifi. For example, the information of Super Premium Wifi is like above. Global Advanced Communications also provides an extra mobile battery for 800 yen and an insurance for 500 yen.

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7. Sakura Mobile

Sakura Mobile
Website of Sakura Mobile
7. Sakura Mobile
Rate ★★☆☆☆ 10,098 yen
Data Speed ★★☆☆☆ Around 20Mbps
(Download)
Data Usage Amount  ★★★★ Unlimited
Battery Life ★★★★★ 20 hours
Pick-up & Return  ★★★★★ Pick-up at Hotels/Airports
Return at Post boxes anywhere
Last Minute Order  ★★★★★ 1 Day Before

Sakura Mobile offers a 4G pocket WiFi plan with the unlimited data usage. If you connect to the WiFi to use the Internet in many ways including watching movies and talking through Skype and other VoIPs, the unlimited option may be suitable for you. There are also three SIM cards available for 8, 15 and 30 days.

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Should you take insurance?

Do you worry about loss or damage of your pocket WiFi? You just maybe drop a WiFi router on the ground or have it stolen though Japan is a safer country. Some companies offer insurance options which cover full compensation or a part of it like 50%, 75%.

Just in case, it is recommended to take an insurance to avoid being charged for much more expensive compensation fee than the amount of WiFi rental fee.

▽For any further question about a pocket WiFi, check out this FAQ list!▽

Conclusion

The best pocket WiFi depends on what you want to do with WiFi in Japan, however, it is definitely better to choose the unlimited data usage at an affordable rate. And, easy pick-up and return services will help you in the strange country. At rental periods, all you need is put the package in a post box or post office anywhere in Japan.

In conclusion, the best pocket WiFi option is now Premium WiFi of Japan Wireless, which offers the fast and unlimited connection at the cheapest price for a short and long term.

Take a wonderful trip to Japan staying connected with useful pocket WiFi devices!!


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