SIM free Japan 2018

Cellular network for foreign nationals.

Welcome to Japan!

You are about to start a pleasant journey in Japan. In Japan, there are wonderful landscapes, tasty dishes and cultures not found in other countries. upload it to social networks, or send photos to your friends. But how do you use for mobile network communicate? This page explains the SIM card that can be used in Japan.

Can buy anywhere!

In Japan, SIM cards for travelers have begun to spread 2014 ago. You can purchase SIM card at any time at airport, and Home electric shop.

High speed!

Japanese telecommunications company provides a very high-quality cellular environment. In large cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka, 4G cellular (LTE cellular) can be used anywhere.

Wide area!

Japan's 4G cellular can be used in a wide area. Of course not only outdoors but indoors as well as hotels and event halls, you can use anywhere in the subway or train.

How to buy?

Airport

You can purchase prepaid SIM card at major international airport in Japan, or with in-flight sales from overseas to Japan.

(Major international airport)
- Haneda Airport (HND) *INTL Terminal
- Narita Airport (NRT)
- Kansai Airport (KIX)
- Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO)
- New Chitose Airport (CTS)
- Fukuoka Airport (FUK)
- Shizuoka Airport (FSZ)

(In-flight sales)
- Spring Japan (IJ/SGO)

Home electronics store

You can purchase SIM card at home electric store in Japan. There are staff who can speak English, Chinese and Korean, and detailed explanation can be obtained. Recommended for those who purchase SIM card for the first time.

(Famous stores)
- Yodobashi Camera
- Bic Camera
- SOFMAP
- LAOX
- YAMADA (LABI)

Shinkansen
(Bullet train)

If you are on the Sanyo Shinkansen (Bullet train, Shin Osaka to Hakata) you can purchase a SIM card for in-car sales. If you are on the other Shinkansen, there is a Home electronics store near the station. Please try looking.

(Major station)
- Shin osaka
- Shin kobe
- Okayama
- Hiroshima
- Kitakyushu
- Hakata (Fukuoka)

Others

Recently, many hotels are now able to purchase SIM cards. If you forget to buy a SIM card at the airport, let's ask if you can buy a SIM card at a hotel.

Since 2014, the Tourist Information Center (TIC) is established in Japan. Some TICs may be able to purchase prepaid SIM.

U-mobile prepaid SIM

Provided by NTT docomo's MVNO.

U-mobile is a prepaid SIM card that can be purchased at the Airport, Shinkansen (Bullet train), Hotel. U-mobile is MVNO of NTT docomo and can be used anywhere in Japan. (Photo : Tokyo metro Akihabara station)

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NTT Communications Prepaid SIM for JAPAN

Provided by NTT docomo's MVNO.

Prepaid SIM for JAPAN sold by NTT Communications (NTT com) is MVMO's SIM card sold by NTT Group, Japan's largest network company. This SIM card can be purchased at major airports. Because free phone support can be received, even beginners can purchase with confidence. (Photo : Narita airport 1st terminal arrival zone)

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Sony nuro mobile Prepaid LTE SIM

Provided by NTT docomo's MVNO.

nuro mobile Prepaid LTE SIM (Previously So-net Prepaid LTE SIM) is a SIM card provided by Sony group's telecommunications company. It is a pioneer of prepaid SIM card which became available at the airport of Japan, and you can purchase it even at home electronics stores. (Photo : Kansai airport 1F bus stop area)

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J Walker SIM

SIM card provided by Japan's famous guide magazine.

This SIM card is offered by "Kadokawa" which creates Japanese famous guide magazine. (Photo : Haneda Airport international airport arrival zone)

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Japan Welcome SIM (NTT docomo)

Freemium SIM card by ads provided by docomo.

Japan Welcome SIM is a free SIM card provided by docomo, the largest cellular operator in Japan. Free high-speed 4G(LTE) service will be provided by browsing advertisement or booking hotel.

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SoftBank Prepaid SIM for Travel

Provided by SoftBank network.

SoftBank is major telecommunications companies in Japan. They are offering Sprint cellular service in the United States. This prepaid SIM, SoftBank cellular network can be used, and iPhone 5 later or iPad 4th later, APN settings are not required.

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IIJ JAPAN TRAVEL SIM powered by IIJmio

Data connection and get the Japan telephone number (IP telephone service by Brastel)

IIJ (Internet initiative Japan) is the largest independent telecommunications carrier in Japan. IIJ provides cellular services as docomo's MVNO. This prepaid SIM can obtain the Japanese telephone number (050 number). This number is IP phone, if you have cellular or Wi-Fi, you can use the telephone number in Japan.

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Apple SIM

Provided by au (KDDI) and SoftBank network

If you use the iPad, or if you use Apple SIM, you can use  japan network service provided by KDDI and SoftBank. You can use network by choosing "au 4G LTE" or "SoftBank" from the iPad setting screen. (1GB/1,560JPY)

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Trip Free - free SIM Card

Get the free cellular service by using restaurants.

Trip free is a service that you can use free cellular provider in Japan. By using it together with Free Wi-FI, it's also possible to make all free.

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FAQ

Q
Can I use prepaid SIM on iPhone?
A
Yes. SIM free version is released on the Apple Store in Japan, and iPhone can use prepaid SIM. Basically, it can be used by replacing the current SIM and prepaid SIM after reading the APN setting file using the currently contracted cellular or Wi-Fi. In addition, prepaid SIM can only be used on SIM free iPhone.
Q
Can I use prepaid SIM on Android?
A
Yes. If you are a SIM free Android you can use prepaid SIM. Please replace the current SIM and prepaid SIM, then set APN.
Q
Can I use prepaid SIM on iPhone?
A
Yes. SIM free version is released on the Apple Store in Japan, and iPhone can use prepaid SIM. Basically, it can be used by replacing the current SIM and prepaid SIM after reading the APN setting file using the currently contracted cellular or Wi-Fi. In addition, prepaid SIM can only be used on SIM free iPhone.

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I'm marketing in Japanese mobile industry.
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