The Best Pocket Wi-Fi to rent in Narita Airport

November 15th, 2019
by meizi

As Narita Airport is the first place people will come to when traveling to Japan, it is the best place to get a pocket wifi, as you can stay connected to the internet from the start of your journey. However, with the ever increasing number of pocket wifi companies, which one is the best?

Free Wi-Fi is very rare in Japan

You may think that theres free Wi-Fi anywhere in Japan but in reality it is very rare. Places where it is available are very rare and sometimes the speeds are so slow that it is unusable. Additionally these places usually ask for an email to login and are not user friendly; and the rarity increases as you move away from city centers. Therefore it is recommended to rent a Pocket Wi-Fi before coming to Japan.

Pocket Wi-Fi that offer pickups at Narita

Company Air's JAL ABC NINJA
WiFi
Softbank
Global Rental
XCOM GLOBAL
(JAPAN WiFi)
SUSHI Wi-Fi
Data Cap Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 3 GB / 3 Days 500MB / Day Unlimited no restrictions
Network au / KDDI ? SoftBank SoftBank ? SoftBank
Battery Life 12 hours ? 9 hours 10 hours ? 17 hours
(With Mobile battery)
Data Type 4G LTE ? 4G LTE 4G LTE ? 4G LTE
Serivce Times 7:00-21:00 10:00 - 20:00
(Weekdays)
11:00 - 19:00 (Sat.)
(Closed at Sun. and
on national holidays)
6:30 a.m.
until time
of last flight
6:30-21:00
(Depending on terminal
and counter)
9:00 - 20:00
(Weekdays)
10:00 - 19:00
(Sat., Sun. & national holidays)
6:30 a.m.
until time
of last flight

There are about 18 companies renting their pocket wifi in Narita Airport. However, some of them may not fit into your schedule, or you might order a pocket wifi without fully understanding what you are getting. Additionally, during travel season it may be hard to order on the spot at the service counter. Therefore, I have picked 6 out of them and put them in a table to show the differences. (Some companies did not specify their network, speed, etc.)

Then there’s Sushi Wi-Fi, a company known for unlimited fast data at a cheap price. They allow you to order and receive your Pocket Wi-Fi on the same day. They don’t have a dedicated service counter but they you can pickup at the post office and QL Liner counter(Terminal 1 1st floor (Arrival floor) Immigration area / Terminal 2 1st floor (Arrival floor) Immigration area) in Narita Airport.

Pocket Wi-Fi Price Comparison:

Although Sushi Wi-Fi offers same day pickup at the airport if you order a month before you get 10% off of your order. Therefore we recommend ordering a month before.

Company Air's JAL ABC NINJA
WiFi
Softbank
Global Rental
XCOM GLOBAL
(JAPAN WiFi)
SUSHI Wi-Fi SUSHI Wi-Fi
(Order a Month Before
your Rental Date)
7 Days 8,426円 8,365円 7,560円 6,300円 5,460円 5,092円 4,582円
14 Days 16,204円 16,730円 15,120円 9,345円 10,374円 7,185円 6,466円
30 Days 31,945円 35,850円 32,400円 39,015円 19,890円 11,969円 10,772円

Note: All prices do not include tax.

Although not all of the Wi-Fi rental services are shown here, if you want fast unlimited internet for cheap Sushi Wi-Fi is the best choice.