Best Pocket WiFi Rental in Tokyo 2019

Comparing pocket WiFi rental prices and service quality in Tokyo

A pocket WiFi is one of essential tools to make you travel in Tokyo smoothly. Let’s compare 5 pocket WiFi rental companies in Tokyo and choose the best unlimited 4G LTE pocket WiFi at an affordable price!


If you visit Tokyo for the first time, you may have some worries about the strange city such as language barriers and complicated transportation system. Do you wonder if you can somehow eliminate those worries during your stay in Tokyo? A pocket WiFi is one of the best tools to make you travel in Tokyo smoothly.

If you think Tokyo is a high-tech city and has Free WiFi spots anywhere, you are very wrong! Unfortunately, Free WiFi is available only at confined spots in Tokyo so far, so it’s the first thing you should get in Tokyo is a pocket WiFi.

You want to use online maps like Google Maps, get train information, search and book nice restaurants and get in touch with your family and friends with the WiFi, don’t you?

Tokyo has a large number of pocket WiFi rental companies, and you may be wondering which WiFi you should choose. Today, I’d like to compare 5 WiFi rental companies for you to get to know the best and affordable WiFi company in Tokyo.

Let’s pick up your pocket WiFi at Narita / Haneda Airport or your hotels in Tokyo!!

*The information in this article is the one as of October, 2019.


Comparing those 5 pocket WiFi rental companies in Tokyo under the same condition.

Pick-up Location: Airport (Hotel)

Rental Term: 7 days

Option: Extra mobile battery


1st. Japan Wireless

Japan Wireless

Rate:5,828 yen (7 days rental fee 5,980 yen + Shipping fee 500 yen – Discount 1,300 + tax)

The latest information: special discount for 300 yen is available for every customer now as of July, 2019 and here is the exclusive 1,000 yen discount coupon only for our readers!

(Further discount offered! The shipping fee will be waived if you choose the company’s counter as your pick-up location.)

Data Speed: 187.5Mbps(Down Max)/37.5Mbps(Up Max)

Data Usage Amount: Unlimited

Battery: 10 hours continuous use

Pick-up and Return: You can just pick up at Airports/Hotels and use a pre-paid return envelope to drop it off into post boxes anywhere in Japan. The return envelope is provided with a WiFi unit.

Last Minute Order: 1 Day Before (It depends on your pick-up location and the season)

Japan Wireless has two 4G LTE unlimited WiFi plans: Premium WiFi and Business WiFi. For wider coverage, faster data speed and longer battery life, the Premium one is highly recommended to hire. Both of the plans has no data usage limitation. You can literally use the unlimited 4G Internet as you want.

Easy pick-up and return. It offers an extra mobile battery for free and you are never charged for cancellation fee if you cancel the order for any reasons. One day delivery is available within Tokyo!

Coupon code: JWWMAUTUMN19

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2nd. NINJA WiFi

NINJA WiFi

Rate: 7,700 yen (7 days rental fee 6,300yen + Extra mobile battery 700 yen + tax)

Data Speed: 165Mbps(Down Max)/37.5Mbps(Up Max)

Data Usage Amount: Unlimited*

**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).

Battery: 9 hours

Pick-up and Return: You can pick up and return at NINJA WiFi counters in major international airport for the free option. Delivery services are also available with extra fees.

Last Minute Order: 1 Day Before (It depends on your pick-up location and the season)

NINJA WiFi provides you with two 4G LTE plans: the plan for unlimited usage and 1 GB per day. The unlimited plan has no limitation of data usage literally, however, its connection may be lost after using 3GB in a day according to its website.

The WiFi company also serves high-tech translation devices such as ili and POCKETALK.

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3rd. Wi-Fi Rental Store

Wi-Fi Rental Store

Rate: 5,150 yen (7 days rental fee 3,150yen + Shipping fee 1,650 yen + Extra mobile battery 350 yen)

Data Speed: 612Mbps(Down Max)/37.5Mbps(Up Max)

Data Usage Amount: 20 GB/month (You can use 15 GB at least if you start to use from the middle of the month.)

Battery: 3–4 hours

Pick-up and Return: You can just pick up at Airports/Hotels and use a pre-paid return envelope to drop it off into post boxes anywhere in Japan. The return envelope is provided with a WiFi unit.

Last Minute Order: 1 Day Before (It depends on your pick-up location and the season)

Wi-Fi Rental Store serves three kinds of 4G pocket WiFi, and the Softbank 601HW plan is the cheapest plan of the 5 WiFi rental companies in Tokyo. Its latest model device also has the fastest data speed 612Mbps (Download).

However, please be noted that those plans are not unlimited. This plan above has the data usage limitation of 15~20 GB per month. There are other data usage plans such as 30 GB and 100 GB.

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4th. eConnect Japan

eConnect Japan

Rate: 6,977 yen (7 days rental fee 6,860 yen – Discount 1,235 yen + Shipping fee 790 yen)

Data Speed: 187.5Mbps(Down Max)/37.5Mbps(Up Max)

Data Usage Amount: 2GB / day

Battery: 8 hours continuous use

Pick-up and Return: You can just pick up at Airports/Hotels and use a pre-paid return envelope to drop it off into post boxes anywhere in Japan. The return envelope is provided with a WiFi unit.

Last Minute Order: 1~3 Day Before (It depends on your pick-up location and the season)

There are several data usage plans from 10 GB to 50 GB with 4G and 3G in eConnect Japan. The “4G Plan” like above allow you to use the 4G Internet for 10 GB and more (1 GB X your rental days). 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.

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.

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5th. Genki Mobile

Genki Mobile

Rate: 7,150 yen (7 days rental fee 3,500 yen + Wi-Fi Activation Fee 3,000 yen + tax)

Data Speed: Unknown

Data Usage Amount: 2GB / day

Battery: 14 hours

Pick-up and Return: You can just pick up at Airports/Hotels and use a pre-paid return envelope to drop it off into post boxes anywhere in Japan. The return envelope is provided with a WiFi unit.

Last Minute Order: 3 Days Before at least (It depends on your pick-up location and the season)

Genki Mobile’s 4G plans are roughly divided into two: 1 GB and 2 GB per day. The difference between the 1GB and 2GB plans is 200 yen per day. You can also choose a long-term rental plan from 60 days. A free mobile battery is included in each plan.

This WiFi rental company sells a SIM card as well as other companies in this article. Choosing a SIM card is worth considering if you travel only in Tokyo and use the limited Internet. It’s also very easy to pick up at Tokyo’s airports and hotels and return from post boxes anywhere in Japan with a pre-paid return envelope.

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Conclusion

1. Japan Wireless 2. NINJA WiFi 3. Wi-Fi Rental Store 4. eConnect Japan 5. Genki Mobile
Rate 5,828 yen 7,700 yen 5,150 yen 6,977 yen 7,150 yen
Data Speed 187.5Mbps
(Download)
187.5Mbps
(Download)
612Mbps
(Download)
187.5Mbps
(Download)
Unknown
Data Usage Amount Completely
Unlimited
Unlimited* 20GB/Month 2GB/Day 2GB/Day
Battery Life 10 hours 9 hours 3-4 hours 8 hours 14 hours
Pick-up & Return Pick-up at Hotels/Airports
Return at Post boxes anywhere
Pick-up and Return at Counters in Airports Pick-up at Hotels/Airports
Return at Post boxes anywhere
Pick-up at Hotels/Airports
Return at Post boxes anywhere
Pick-up and Return at Counters in Airports
Last Minute Order 1 Day Before 1 Day Before 1 Day Before 1-3 Days Before 1-3 Days Before

An ideal pocket WiFi should has no data usage limitation of 4G LTE and be offered at an affordable price. Easy pick-ups and returning are not special services almost all WiFi companies give.

Japan Wireless (ranked at the 1st place above) is the most outstanding pocket WiFi service with the completely unlimited 4G data usage plan at a budget rate. You can get a large-capacity mobile battery with the WiFi unit without any extra charge.

Here is the official coupon of Japan Wireless!!:

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