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Information of Prepaid SIM Cards for Visitors to Japan
Information of Prepaid SIM Cards for Visitors to Japan

Mar 2017

Below is a list of prepaid SIM cards available in Japan. Currently almost all prepaid SIM cards are only for data communications but not for voice communications.

Almost all prepaid SIM cards are on Japanese national carrier, NTT docomo's wireless networks, there is no big difference in the coverage areas of each SIM card. All the SIM cards below provide close to 100% population coverage in Japan. Please note that information below may not be the most up-to-date.



Information of Prepaid Data Only SIM Card for Visitors to Japan

Most of the prepaid SIM cards are provided by Japanese Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO). You can purchase prepaid SIM cards at their stores, partner hotels, airport stores, partner electronics stores, partner discount stores, online, etc. You may need to show your passport when buying these SIM cards.



# SIM Name Provider Usable Period Price Maximum Speeds Speed Limits Start at Where to Buy
1 NTT Communications Prepaid SIM for JAPAN

NTT Communications 7days
14days
c.¥3,200
c.¥3,800
262.5Mbps 100MB/Day
2 IIJ mio JAPAN Travel SIM

IIJ mio 30 days (1GB)
3 months (2GB)
c.¥2,700
c.¥4,100
300Mbps No daily limits
3 So-net Prepaid LTE SIM

So-net 30 days (1.2GB)
30 days (2.4GB)
60 days (3.2GB)
c.¥3,000
c.¥4,000
c.¥5,000
300Mbps No daily limits
4 b-mobile VISITOR SIM 5GB / 21Days Prepaid

b-mobile 21 days or up to 5GB c.¥3,500 225Mbps No daily limits
5 Rakuten Mobile Prepaid SIM

Rakuten Mobile 30 days (1GB)
90 days (2GB)
c.¥3,200
c.¥4,300
262.5Mbps No daily limits
6 Wi-Ho! Prepaid SIM

Telecom Square 7 days (2GB)
30 days (5GB)
c.¥4,100
c.¥6,000
150Mbps No daily limits
7 BIGLOBE NINJA SIM

BIGLOBE 30 days (3GB)
30 days (7GB)
c.¥5,300
c.¥8,300
682Mbps No daily limits
8 BOJ mobile Prepaid SIM

Beauty of Japan 7 days
15 days
c.¥3,200
c.¥3,860
150Mbps 200MB/Day
9 U Mobile Prepaid

U-NEXT 7 days
15 days
30 days
c.¥2,000
c.¥3,500
c.¥3,800
375Mbps 200MB/Day
10 FREETEL Prepaid SIM for JAPAN

FREETEL 7 days (1GB)
30 days (2GB)
30 days (3GB)
30 days (5GB)
c.¥2,500
c.¥3,800
c.¥4,300
c.¥5,400
225Mbps No daily limits
11 Mineo Prepaid SIM for Japan Travel

Mineo End of next month (1GB)
End of next month (5GB)
6 days (Unlimited)
11 days (Unlimited)
c.¥3,600
c.¥6,000
c.¥3,600
c.¥6,000
225Mbps No daily limits



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Easygo Japan SIM Card Rental

Japan SIM Card Comparison
Data SIM (350MB/day) Data SIM (500MB/day) Talk+Data SIM (300MB/day)
Rental Fee 240 JPY/day 290 JPY/day 450 JPY/day
Speed Test Results* 5Mbps-30Mbps 5Mbps-30Mbps 5Mbps-30Mbps
Data-Throttling Limits 350MB/day 500MB/day 300MB/day
Phone Number No No Yes
SMS No No Yes
Compatible Networks NTT docomo 4G LTE/3G NTT docomo 4G LTE/3G NTT docomo 4G LTE/3G
* Our speed test results do not represent any minimum guaranteed speeds. The data speed may vary depending on the location, time and the type of your device.





Easygo Japan Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Rental

Easygo Japan Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Comparison
High-Speed Wi-Fi (2.4GB/3days) High-Speed Wi-Fi (1.2GB/day) Mid-Speed Wi-Fi (Unlimited Data)
Rental Fee 540 JPY/day 650 JPY/day 490 JPY/day
Speed Test Results* 3Mbps-30Mbps 3Mbps-30Mbps 0.5Mbps-10Mbps
Data-Throttling Limits 2.4GB/3days 1.2GB/day Unlimited Data**
Battery Life 18h 18h 13h
Ideal if You Value Data Speed Data Speed Data Amount
Ideal for Use by 2-3 persons 3-4 persons 3-5 persons
Compatible Networks NTT docomo 4G LTE/3G NTT docomo 4G LTE/3G NTT docomo 4G LTE/3G
* Our speed test results do not represent any minimum guaranteed speeds. The data speed may vary depending on the location, time and the type of your device.
** An extremely large amount of data usage with the Unlimited Data Wi-Fi may trigger the throttling for the rest of the day.




Japan 4G LTE iPhone, Android Phone

Japan 4G LTE iPhone, Android Phone
iPhone 6 iPhone 5c Andorid Phone
Rental Fee 680 JPY/day or 580 JPY/day 600 JPY/day or 500 JPY/day 520 JPY/day or 420 JPY/day
OS iOS iOS Android
Data-Throttling Limits 6GB/month 6GB/month 6GB/month
Phone Number Yes Yes Yes
SMS Yes Yes Yes
Display Language Almost all languages Almost all languages Almost all languages



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