How to Get Connected in Japan: 4G/LTE SIM Card by Docomo

Whether you’ll enter via Narita, Haneda, or Kansai airport, you can book the best 4G/LTE Japan SIM card on WAUG! See our discounted offers here.

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Highlights

  • Traveling to Tokyo or Osaka soon? Make sure to get a Japan SIM card that you can pick up from the airport!
  • WAUG offers 4G and LTE options from Docomo, which have 1GB, 3GB, and unlimited data.
  • Price starts at around ¥1,270 or $12, but you can check here (in your local currency) if you can get a SIM card for much less on your arrival date!
  • To make your commutes hassle-free, you may also want to consider purchasing an ICOCA IC card for Osaka or a SUICA IC card for Tokyo.
  • Finally, if you have not used WAUG yet, do sign up here to get an extra $3 off your first booking!

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Why buy a Japan SIM Card by Docomo?

If you plan to visit Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, go paragliding near Mt. Fuji, try an onsen, or see the view from Sapporo’s TV Tower Observation Deck (basically have an epic adventure in Japan!), you’ll definitely need a SIM card to help you find your way. The last thing you want is to waste time being lost, so make sure to get a fast, consistent, and reliable Japan SIM card as soon as your arrive in the airport.

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Docomo, which is one of the three major operators of Japan’s mobile market, offers excellent options for solo and group travelers. Here’s their 4G/LTE SIM card offerings that you can book online:

1. 4G/LTE Japan SIM Card for 6 Days (1GB Data)

  • PRICE: around ¥1,100 (or $10.4, HK$80, S$14.7, ₱525, or NT$311)
  • Pick up in various airports in Japan.
  • Data SIM card with 1GB allocation valid for 6 days. Works anywhere in Japan!
  • Functions such as outgoing calls, incoming calls, or SMS service will not be available. Also not compatible with HTC, HUAWEI, Xiaomi, TELECOM, Blackberry, and other SIM-locked phones.

2. 4G/LTE Japan SIM Card for 8 Days (3GB Data)

  • PRICE: around ¥1,650 (or $15.6, HK$120, S$22, ₱785, or NT$470)
  • Pick up in various airports in Japan.
  • Data SIM card with 3GB allocation valid for 8 days. Works anywhere in Japan!
  • Functions such as outgoing calls, incoming calls, or SMS service will not be available. Also not compatible with HTC, HUAWEI, Xiaomi, TELECOM, Blackberry, and other SIM-locked phones.

3. 4G/LTE Japan SIM Card for 8 Days (Unlimited Data)

  • PRICE: around ¥2,490 (or $23.5, HK$185, S$33, ₱1190, or NT$705)
  • Pick up in various airports in Japan.
  • Data SIM card with unlimited allocation valid for 8 days. Works anywhere in Japan!
  • Functions such as outgoing calls, incoming calls, or SMS service will not be available. Also not compatible with HTC, HUAWEI, Xiaomi, TELECOM, Blackberry, and other SIM-locked phones.

Where to Pick Up Your Docomo Japan SIM Card

1. Narita International Airport T1

Collect your pre-booked SIM card at Narita International Airport (NRT) Terminal 1. Here’s the exact location: EASYGO Counter on the 2/F of the International Arrivals Hall. Open from 8:30am-10pm.

2. Narita International Airport T2

Redeem Japan SIM card at Narita International Airport (NRT) Terminal 2. Here’s the location: EASYGO Counter on the 2/F of the International Arrivals Hall. Also open from 8:30am-10pm.

3. Haneda Airport International Terminal

If you’ll enter Japan via Haneda Airport (HND), you can pick up your Docomo SIM card at the EASYGO Counter on the 2/F of the Arrivals Hall. Open from 8:30am-10pm.

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4. Kansai International Airport T1

If you’ll fly into Kansai Airport (KIX), you can pick up your Japan SIM card by Docomo in this location: 1/F North Exit HIS/EASYGO Counter. Open from 8:30am-10pm.

5. Edion Namba Tourist Information Center

Alternatively, you may also pick up your Japan SIM card at Edion Namba Tourist Information Center, which is 2 minutes away from Nankai Namba Station. Here’s the address: 3 Chome-2-18 Nanba, Chuo Ward, Osaka. Open from 10am-9pm.

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6. Chubu Centrair International Airport

Here’s where you can redeem your Docomo Japan SIM card at Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO): Arrivals Lobby, 2/F, EASYGO Counter. Open from 9:30am-6:30pm.

7. Shin-Chitose Airport

To get your SIM card for Japan at New Chitose Airport (CTS), proceed to the International Terminal, Arrivals Lobby, 2/F, EASYGO Counter. Open from 9:30am-6:30pm.

GET INSPIRATION FOR YOUR TRIP!

Reviews for Docomo’s Japan SIM Card

To help you decide if you should get a data SIM card in Japan that’s offered by Docomo, here are some reviews from WAUG users who booked the product:

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LOL actually so much faster than what I use in the states! You guys have the best internet here in [Japan]! thanks!

Customer review on WAUG | 2019-01-07
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We picked it up at Narita Airport because our trip was in Tokyo. If you don’t know how to install the SIM card, someone will help you. I think I’ll buy it again when I go back to Japan.

Translated customer review for Docomo Japan SIM Card on WAUG | 2019-08-17
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I really liked the SIM card. I used it well until the end of the validity period without any data interruption! The staff who guided me to the counter was so kind! I highly recommend it!

Translated customer review for the Japan SIM card on WAUG | 2019-02-22

If you want to see more feedback for this Japan SIM card, click below and find the Reviews section.

How to Book your Japan SIM Card Online

If you haven’t used WAUG before, refer to these steps to buy your Docomo SIM card online:

  1. Create an account here.
  2. Click here to go to the booking page.
  3. Select the date when you’d like to pick up your preferred option.
  4. Provide the other information required and check out using your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. (If you’re using a card issued from South Korea, click here to go WAUG’s Korean site.)
  5. Wait for the transaction confirmation and mobile voucher.

That’s it! To make the redemption process in the airport smooth, download WAUG on your phone. This is where you can access your voucher conveniently.

Booking Notes & FAQ

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1. Can I call my friends or family back home with this SIM card?

Unfortunately, these Docomo SIM cards for Japan are only enabled for data use.

2. Will I be able to connect other devices with this SIM card just like a pocket Wifi device?

Sure, if the other gadgets are enabled for tethering or mobile hotspot, then you can get them connected the way a pocket WiFi does. However, doing this may drain your smartphone’s battery fast so make sure that you have a power bank.

3. Will I be able to use Facebook, Google Maps, Netflix, and the like?

Yes! 😊

4. To claim my Docomo Japan SIM card, do I need to print the voucher?

No, you can just show them the voucher that you’ll receive via email and the WAUG app. However, showing a printed voucher works just fine.

5. Is there any other thing I need to do at the airport pick-up counter?

Before you leave, do make sure that your SIM card is working and you’re connected to the internet!

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