Do I Need a SIM Card?
Staying connected when you travel Japan
No trip overseas these days is complete without guaranteed access to the web. Does a SIM card work for your travel? Add one to your cart when you purchase your JR Pass!
Data Sim Card for Japan
Staying connected while traveling through Japan is a top concern on many travelers’ minds. Between wifi hotspots, SIM cards, and pocket wifi, it can be a tricky decision to make, too.
Is a SIM card best for you?
If you are traveling with just a smartphone and/or tablet for a long period of time, a SIM card is a simple way to keep your device connected.
Our SIM cards are available for 8, 16 or 31 days, so if you are traveling for a longer period of time and want to stay connected but also keep your luggage light, a SIM card is perfect.
The card requires a one-time setup in Japan to activate, as well as a wifi connection during the initial setup. Airports and hotels will usually provide hotspots, but it’s best to check and have a plan. If you have trouble connecting, the instructions provided with your SIM card comes with a technical assistance hotline.
In short, a SIM card is great if:
- You want to keep your luggage simple and light
- You are only traveling with your iPhone/Android device
- You are looking for a cost-efficient way to stay connected for one month
- You don’t want to worry about returning a device (just toss the SIM card when it expires!)