Why You Need a Pocket WiFi in Japan?

Why You Need A Pocket WiFi In Japan? | FAIR Inc

One of the easiest way to stay connected while traveling abroad is through the use of wifi rental. But what is wifi rental? The word wifi means wireless fidelity while rental means a service that offers to rent or borrow an object. Simply it means you will pay for a router or other devices to have internet access.

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We can’t deny the fact that almost everybody wanted to stay connected on the internet while traveling outside the country because of several reasons. Like we can do research, navigation, communication, and even staying up-to-date on our social media with the help of internet.

In Japan, finding a free wifi service could sometimes be troublesome because you can only avail it on a designated spot. Unlike you have a router, you can conveniently connect to the internet, and you will surely get the fastest connection you desire.

On the other hand, you can also have the choice to get either a local sim card or roaming services. However, these choices can give you hassles. Therefore, the best option you can have is wifi rental.

In this article, we will feature two of the best wifi rental services you can avail.

Ninja Wifi

Ninja wifi

Ninjas are specialist for bringing information fast. Do you want to experience an internet connection as fast as a ninja while in Japan? Then, worry no more. You can avail at Ninja Wifi, a service offering wifi routers that features a connection as speedy as a ninja.




The mobile wifi router is compatible with the latest Hybrid 4g LTE, the highest speed class. The internet speed is up to 187.5 Mbps. Ain’t very fast right?

Data Bundle

The good news is that the data bundle is unlimited. There is no limit on the data volume you want to spend. Unlike the other mobile companies, the speed will not slow down whenever you reach your data limit. You can enjoy surfing with comfort.


There are 3 plans you can choose with. The price differs in the plans.

The Standard Plan (Softbank)

The specs of this plan are the following. The carrier is Softbank. The data limit is unlimited. The downloading speed and the uploading speed has its max transmission rate. The rental fee is 900 yen plus tax per day.

Softbank 601HW 1GB/Day Plan

The broadband standard is Softbank 4G LTE and Softbank 4G. The data limit is 1GB per day. If you reach the limit, the device itself will work for texting or SMS. After 12:00 midnight, the speed will be back on track. Best choice for everyone, right? The rental fee is 800 yen plus tax per day.

Handy data Plan

handy is a mini tablet, that can be used as a connector to the internet and at the same time, can be used as a mobile hotspot. The good thing about this plan is that it has many features. The data limit is 5GB per day. The device supports 15 languages. It also has a Japan guide that introduces you to every attraction in the country. Very easy to use because it has 5 options only in the main menu which is the Ninja Wifi Link, Wifi Hotspot, Internet, Japan City Guide/Coupons, and the Change Language. The rental fee is 900 yen plus tax per day.


The devices can share up to 5 persons in your family and friends. The device is connectable to tablets, smartphones, computers, and laptops.

People using wifi

Other Features

Ninja Wifi offers Medical Support.

Ninja Wifi offers secure Guarantee plan. If any malfunctions happen, Ninja Wifi will send a replacement.

Wifi Rental

Wifi rental

This service offers an online application which is very simple. The good thing is that you just need to follow the three-way process to order their service and return the device. So if you are looking for a wifi router service that offers a straightforward application, Wifi Rental is the best thing for you.



By connecting to the local mobile phone network in Japan, internet access is granted. The fastest internet speed they offer is 300 Mbps.

Data Bundle

The data bundle is unlimited.


There are 3 plans you can choose with.

Softbank 303ZT Unlimited

This plan is the best seller, the favorite, and the most used. The data bundle is unlimited and the transmission is very fast at 187.5 MBPS. The rental fee is 5,980 yen a month which means 199.33 yen a day.

Softbank Handy 5GB per day

This plan is the second best seller even though this is a new product. This plan offers 5 GB per day as a limit. This device functions as a tablet and a WiFi provider. The rental fee is 4,980 yen a month which means 166 yen a day.

Softbank E5383 5GB

This plan is the third best seller. The only difference is that it has a limit of 5GB per month, with an internet speed of MAX 300 Mbps. The rental fee is 2980 a month which means 99.33 yen a day.

Quick Set Up

It takes seconds to connect the router to the internet. Find the code, enter the password and you are all set.

Easy Pick-Up/Return

You can pick up the device at any international airport in Japan and return it at the departure airport. The device can also be delivered to your address in Japan and return it via post.

Flexible Rental Period

No long term contract obligations and cancellation fees.

Pros and Cons of Using Wifi Rentals

Pros and cons


  1. Big Data Allowances
  2. Lightning fast speeds
  3. Can connect up to 10 devices


  1. Less Convenient – you need to carry and maintain the device around. You also need to charge it and make sure you don’t misplace it.
  2.  Pick and Return – this factor can take your time because you need to return it in the right place.

If you plan to travel to Japan, you can avail these services before the trip. It will be delivered to you or you can pick up the device in your preferred location. Furthermore, you can also use wifi rental services for school fieldtrips.

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