Which Pocket WiFi Rental is the Best in Japan 2020?

Comparing Japanese pocket WiFi 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.

For those who stay in Japan longer or shorter than 7 days, the best option for 14 days and 3 days will be suggested at the Conclusion part of this article below!

(The information in this article is the one as of August 7th, 2020.)

1. Japan Wireless

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2. SUSHI Wi-Fi

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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 2,294 yen 6,701 yen 3,025 yen 9,100 yen 4,070 yen 7,080 yen 9,880 yen
Data Speed 187.5Mbps 187Mbps 187.5Mbps 187.5Mbp 612Mbps 150Mbps Around 20Mbps
Data Usage Amount Completely
Unlimited
Unlimited Unlimited* Unlimited* 20GB/Month Unlimited* 3GB/Day
Battery Life 10 hours 5 hours 8 hours 9 hours 3-4 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 2 Days Before 1 Day Before
Website https://japan-wireless.com https://sushi-wifi.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 ★★★★ 2,294 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 300,000 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 71% discounted using this coupon code!

Coupon Code: STAYSAFE71JW

Get the best deal right now here!

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2. SUSHI Wi-Fi

SUSHI Wi-Fi
Website of SUSHI Wi-Fi
2. SUSHI Wi-Fi
Rate ★★★★☆ 6,701 yen
Data Speed ★★★★★ 187Mbps
(Download)
Data Usage Amount  ★★★★★ Unlimited
Battery Life ★★☆☆ 5 hours
Pick-up & Return  ★★★★★ Pick-up at Hotels/Airports
Return at Post boxes anywhere
Last Minute Order  ★★★★★ 1 Day Before

SUSHI Wi-Fi also offers pocket WiFi rentals with the unlimited data usage plan, and you can get a 10% discount if you place an order 1 month before your rental date (the information is as of January, 2020). There is a special rate plan for long-term rentals over 3 months. The same-day delivery is available under a certain condition while it takes an extra fee. The battery of the WiFi router will be drained a little faster (5 hours is relatively short), so don’t forget to carry a power bank with it.

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3. Pupuru WiFi

Pupuru WiFi
Website of Pupuru WiFi
3. Pupuru WiFi
Rate ★★★★ 3,025 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 thanthe Hi-Speed plan. This WiFi rental company also lends the translator device POCKETALK for 400 yen per day. The company provides the mobile WiFi at that budget rate with its New Year discount promotion (the information is as of January, 2020). 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 ★★★☆☆ 9,100 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 10GB 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: 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 10GB 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 ★★★★
4,070 yen
Data Speed ★★★★★ 612Mbps
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Data Usage Amount  ★★ 20GB/Month
Battery Life ★★☆☆ 3-4 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 4G pocket WiFi with the cheapest plan of the 7 WiFi rental companies. Its latest model device also 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  ★★★★ 2 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, PremiumPocket Wifi and Standard Pocket Wifi, and a long-term plan (from 120 days). For example, the information of Super Premium Wifi is like above. An extra mobile battery is provided for 100 yen per day. They don’t provide any loss/damage insurance and they recommend to take travel insurance with your travel agency or credit card.

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7. Sakura Mobile

Sakura Mobile
Website of Sakura Mobile
7. Sakura Mobile
Rate ★★☆☆ 9,880 yen
Data Speed ★★☆☆☆ Around 20Mbps
(Download)
Data Usage Amount  ★★☆☆☆ 3GB/Day
Battery Life ★★★★ 20 hours
Pick-up & Return  ★★★★★ Pick-up at Hotels/Airports
Return at Post boxes anywhere
Last Minute Order  ★★★★★ 1 Day Before

Wi-Fi Rental Store offers three 4G pocket WiFi plans with the different data usage limitations: 300 MB, 600 MB and 3GB per day. If you connect to the WiFi to use the Internet in many ways including watching movies and talking through Skype and other VoIPs, the Lite Plan and Regular Plan may not be enough for you. There are also SIM cards available.

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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. The best rental option for each term of 3, 7 and 14 days is here:

7 Days

For 7 days, Japan Wireless is one of the best rental options for you to use the truly unlimited data with fast speed at an affordable rate. Some companies offer the unlimited plan while they announce the date may be restricted in the case of exceeding a certain amount of data.

14 Days

If you have a plan to stay in Japan longer like 2 weeks (14 days), it is recommended to hire a portable WiFi at Japan Wireless. The cheapest options for 14 days are served by two companies: Japan Wireless and Pupuru WiFi, which costs around 8,000 yen. However, Wi-Fi Rental Store lends only limited plans, so you want to take the unlimited model at the former company.

3 Days

For those who travel in Japan for a short term like 3 days, you should get a WiFi device under 3,000 yen. Pupuru WiFi and Wi-Fi Rental Store are the cheapest options for 3 days, and Pupuru WiFi will be a better choice with the unlimited plan. Kindly be noted that data speed may get much slower in the case of excess data usage though it offers the “unlimited” plan, also you can check Japan Wireless because Japan Wireless offers 70% discount for now!

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


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