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LightPocket is a Tokyo-based company established to solve one big issue facing visitors to Japan: Unstable internet connections.

When traveling to Japan, a majority of people finds that they cannot easily get connected with the internet.
Although the number of public WiFi spots are increasing, they are still insufficient in terms of security, stability, data limits, throttling and communication speed. The choices are very inconvenient, even for locals.

Don't let yourself be captured in such a cage, and escape from the stress of poor internet services.
To stay easily and reasonably connected when you travel around Japan, how about renting a superior pocket WiFi router or a data reliable SIM card?
LightPocket provides high speed and stable data communication services with proven reliability.

If you are considering renting a pocket WiFi or buying a SIM card directly at the airport after arrival, unfortunately, chances are you can not always rent/buy it because their stock inventory at airport shops is limited, and they often run out, especially during peak seasons (March, April, November, December). When you arrive in Japan, you may find yourself in a long line, for a long time, just to get pocket WiFi or a SIM card.

Don't let yourself be victimized. Stay focused on your invaluable Japan travel experience.
With LightPocket service, all you have to do is just pre-ordering a pocket WiFi or a SIM card online.
You can have it sent anywhere with a deliverable address, including post offices in the airport, your hotel, or at your residence/Airbnb.
Also, you can return it from anywhere in Japan. Furthermore, our prices are much more reasonable than renting at physical stores in airports.

Delivery Guarantee: If you are concerned or unsure of your Japanese address which you specified as a pickup point, don't worry. Our team at LightPocket will check and confirm it, and revise if needed. If you forget to pick up your pocket WiFi or a SIM card at the airport, don't worry. LightPocket can transfer it to a new address.

Quality Guarantee: If you find that your device is not compatible with our products or the signal or strength is poor, don't worry. LightPocket will issue you a refund.

Extension and Return Guarantee: You can easily extend the rental period, and returning products is always free of charge with our postage-paid return envelope.

Japan Pocket WiFi Rental

Stay fast and connected all around Japan. If you are visiting Japan with your family or friends, or are staying long in Japan, renting a portable WiFi router is your best choice. One pocket WiFi supports simultaneous multiple device connectivity.

All our Pocket WiFi routers have good coverage throughout Japan, covering more than 95% of the population, so coverage and connectivity should not be a problem anywhere you go in Japan.

Japan Data SIM Card Rental

A data SIM card is useful for mobile phones or tablets. Other prepaid SIM cards will leave you high and dry when the data limits are reached. LightPocket SIMs stay fully connected during your rental period, as there are no caps on data usage.
You will be satisfied with the high-speed internet communication through the SIMs we offer. Even if you exceed the daily data limits, don't worry, you still have internet access at 256Kbps, which enables you to use essential apps such as Google Maps.

Furthermore, even if you reach the daily data limits, the speed limitation will be lifted the following day, while other rental providers keep you waiting up to several days before they lift the restrictions. We manage the data communication of our service on a daily basis to ensure high-quality for you.
Along with our SIM, we also provide you a with a complimentary SIM card holder and an ejection pin to insert the SIM into your device.

Why did we select rental SIMs for our business, and not prepaid ones?
Because we never want to make our customers feel disappointed whatsoever.



Prepaid SIMs seemingly looks convenient as there is no need to return them. However, many prepaid SIMs don't fit, don't work in your device, or malfunction soon after purchase. Prepaid SIMs cannot be returned so you lose your purchase costs, and then you need to buy another.

Major reasons for disappointment are:
Your device does is not compatible with the frequency bands in Japan.
Your device is completely locked.
Your device is unlocked for SIM use, but is locked regionally .
You ordered the wrong SIM card size.
Poor connectivity at places where you stay or go.

It is very difficult to check each of these conditions before you actually arrive in Japan.
However, once you purchase a prepaid SIM, you cannot get a refund for any reason, even if the SIM did not work.
You will end up really disappointed. This is not a rare occurrence; the number of people getting caught in this situation are increasing all the time.

Therefore, LightPocket chose not to sell prepaid SIMs, but decided upon rental SIMs instead.
We accordingly can support you if you experience any of these troubles, and promptly issues a refund if needed.



No Waiting Time/Easy Return: Pocket WiFi

If you reserve your SIM or Pocket WiFi with one of our competitors, you start the process of renting after you arrive at the airport. Don't do that.
It could be take a long time, and it might end in vain if they are out of stock, especially during peak seasons.
If you pre-order online through LightPocket, you can pick it up or have it delivered anywhere you want such as the airport, your hotel, or your residence.
Also, you can return it from anywhere in Japan just by dropping the postage-paid envelope into any mailbox located all over Japan. For no additional fee, of course.



Unlimited Data Pocket WiFi/SIM Card

If you rent an unlimited Data Pocket WiFi or SIM from LightPocket, there are no limitations for data usage overall. But please note that your data speed may also be limited if you routinely exceed your allotted data, which varies depending on your plan. However, you can still connect at 256Kbps, which enables you to use essential apps such as Google Maps. Data limitations will be lifted at 0:00 the following day.



Communication Network: Great Stability and Large Coverage

LightPocket provides pocket WiFi routers and data SIMs using NTT DoCoMo and SoftBank networks. Both networks are highly-acclaimed for its great stability and nationwide coverage.

About SIM Card in Japan

In Japan, SIMs with voice call functionality are strictly regulated to prevent crime by use of unidentified and unregistered phone numbers. Obtaining such a SIM card by international travelers or people who stay in Japan for a short period of time is almost impossible. Even if you are able to find one, it will be very pricey. Although there might be some exceptions, they are not recommended. Therefore, a data SIM card without voice call functionality will be the only SIM for visitors to Japan. Of course, even with a data SIM card, you can still use VoIP apps such as IP phone, FaceTime, and Skype to make calls, as they are not regulated.

Australia

Would still be lost without it. From Sapporo down to Tokyo and Yokohama, across to Kanazawa and Hiroshima the SoftBank WiFi unit never missed a beat. It stayed connected throughout. Made navigating via maps very reliable. Thank you LightPocket. I will be recommending you to my friends.

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 16 Days Rental



France

Best portable wifi service in my opinion. The price is justified by the quality and stability of the signal. I appreciated the possibility of choosing the precise number of rental days.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 144 Days Rental



India

Easy pick up and drop. Great speed and coverage. Love to use it again and again.

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 14 Days Rental



Poland

I like reliable delivery and simple return procedure with package tracking. No problems with network coverage during our trip (including remote areas in Japanese Alps). The only problem I had was charging the router. I had to follow a specific procedure to fully charge it (turn off, plug charger in, turn on, turn off). Otherwise the router was charged up only by 10-15% for 6 hours. I had to find out this procedure on my own, because it differs from what was described in leaflets provided by you (the router didn't turn on automatically when charger was plugged in)

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (500MB/day) 18 Days Rental



Indonesia

Despite thinking that 100 GB will not be enough for every months, turns out it is more than enough for me to use during my stay in Japan The connection is also good and I never encounters any problem The battery can last a day even though I am using it almost a whole day

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 68 Days Rental



Indonesia

When the data limit is almost reached it already slowed down at 480-490MB, but recieving, using , and returning is easy. I recommend just buying the unlimited data package.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (500MB/day) 60 Days Rental



U.S.A.

Easy to use and great battery life! Served us well during our entire trip from Hokkaido to Osaka, would recommend.

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 40 Days Rental



Belgium

It was simply perfect ! Packed wifi waiting for us at our arrival hotel, with pre-printed envelop to send it back. Always working, efficient battery, perfect !

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 10 Days Rental



Australia

Great service and product, wouldn’t hesitate to use again, a must have on any trip abroad

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 15 Days Rental



United Kingdom

Everything was arranged easily. The mobile router was waiting at our hotel on arrival and set up was easy. The Wi-Fi was reliable, even with 4 devices attached to it. Without the router, our time in Japan would have been much more difficult as we used it constantly to check directions and train routes, etc. I would definitely recommend this company and this device.

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 12 Days Rental



Russian Federation

Quality of connection was very good even in far areas, all the instructions about the installation and return operation were provided,. The icky negative point is that sim card eject pin wasn't solid enough, so it was immediately broken after attempt to use it.

Ordered Product :
Nano SIM card (500MB/Day) 17 Days Rental



U.S.A.

Good price , can use anywhere

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 14 Days Rental



Italy

I've never had a connection problem. I've chosed the 14 day rental.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (500MB/day) 14 Days Rental



Denmark

Using this pocket wifi company was super easy and reliable! We picked up the package containing the pocket wifi from the airport post office right after we landed. The post office was easy to find, pick-up was fast and easy, and setting up the wifi and getting connected to the wifi took seconds. We had no problems with connection or the actual device throughout our 3 weeks in Japan (traveling both in large cities and in small mountain villages). Battery lasted a long time, we made sure to switch it off when we didn't use it and so we only had to charge it every 3-4 days. Dropping off the pocket wifi was super easy too; we just put everything in the pre-paid envelope that came in the package and put it in the mailbox at the same post office in Narita airport. I can recommend this company!

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (350MB/day) 21 Days Rental



India

It is very simple to order, get delivery and use. Very good services, data connectivity and speed.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 60 Days Rental



Canada

A bit tough to install profile on some iPhones and bandwidth can be slow. But it works and I’m satisfied overall. Note that you need to delete the lightpocket profile under settings/general/profile before you can reuse your original SIM.

Ordered Product :
Nano SIM card (350MB/Day) 15 Days Rental
Nano SIM card (350MB/Day) 15 Days Rental
Nano SIM card (350MB/Day) 15 Days Rental
Nano SIM card (350MB/Day) 15 Days Rental



U.S.A.

We rented the 500MB WiFi. As far as connectivity and speed it was a great device. The device was mailed to our hotel. We mainly used it to get around using google maps, google translate, email and web searches. We exceeded the data limit two of the days then the speed slowed as expected. The rest of the trip we only turned it on when we were searching for something or lost which happened a lot. At home we rarely exceed 250MB of data so we thought the 500MB plan would be more than enough, but I guess we underestimated the data we would need. Next time we will go with the unlimited plan. Overall a good device at a reasonable price

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (500MB/day) 14 Days Rental



Canada

Overall I am really satisfied with LightPocket. The process in receiving and returning it is so smooth. The wifi connection during my trip in Osaka and surrounding area is excellent. More than that, the battery last more than 12 hours. Amazing. Highly recommended.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 7 Days Rental



U.S.A.

I used the Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 15 Days Rental. It was amazing. I had it running pretty much all day and it lasted for the whole time we were out. We would go back to rest in the early evening and charge it back up so it would run all evening. The connection was as amazing. Could stream videos without an issue. Even worked in the subways when at the subway stops to check to make sure we were on the right route. Would definitely use it the next time I am in Japan. The customer service is great also. I wrote the wrong date on a comment and someone from the office emailed me to confirm which date I wanted the pocket wifi. Just drop it off at any mailbox to return it. Easy as can be.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 15 Days Rental



U.S.A.

Thank you so much LightPocket. You’re customer service was excellent. I live how prompted your customer care was with my concerns and questions. I will be using your product again in the near future! Pocket WiFi was extremely fast! I loved it! Well worth it’s price!

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 8 Days Rental



Ukraine

Great and convenient way to get internet at basically any point in the Japan in your pocket. Device holds on one charge trough all day with 4 people using it. Also is provided with charging cable and can be recharged from any powerbank. Coverage is pretty great we didn’t get any blackouts during our trip. Would totally recommend for the price given

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 19 Days Rental



Australia

Worked great from Tokyo to Kagoshima, with good speeds, will recommend to others.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 22 Days Rental



Canada

Fantastic. Pick up and return was simple. The pocket wifi was small and easy to use. We were travelling to very remote parts of Japan and it performed well for both coverage and battery life. A great solution when 2 people need to be connected at the same time. I would gladly recommend this service and will be using it again when we return.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (500MB/day) 22 Days Rental



United Kingdom

On arrival at Kansai/Osaka we went up one floor to the Post Office and exchanged the email from Light Pocket for this great powerful little device. We switched it on and entered the password and that was it we were connected to the internet. It has a long battery life up to 9hours and definitely saved us tens of Pounds. When leaving it was even simpler we just popped it in the post box in the prepaid envelope. Just brilliant, I recommend you get one without any hesitation. 5Star *

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 10 Days Rental



Philippines

Lighpocket helped me in finding my hotel, food and train stations nearby, hyperdia services, google maps and information while on my train. Great connection I even uploaded my photos on Drive and OneDrive simultaneously :) You rock \m/

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 8 Days Rental



U.S.A.

The device worked very well. It always worked when we were on land, the only time we didn't get a signal was when we were on a cruise ship far from shore. Battery life was excellent; the device never ran out of power even when being used most of the day. It was small and convenient, easy to put in our daypack or camera bag or in a pocket if needed. Picking up and returning the device was easy. I would definitely use the LightPocket wifi unit again.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 24 Days Rental



Denmark

Worked like a charm. Perfect delivery to our hotel and set up was very easy. Just turn it on. Great reception in every part of Japan we visited during our stay. Very easy to order, receive and return. Very fair price and good options for different products. And thank you for the handwritten note (To enjoy our stay in Japan)

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 16 Days Rental



U.S.A.

LightPocket was a great choice for my two week trip to japan. The battery life was great! I used it all day to get around and by the end of the night it still had about 40-50?ttery left. Never had an issue connecting and always had fast LTE. Will definitely use LightPocket again for my next trip to Japan!

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 15 Days Rental



India

It was very good service with easy to handle and tension free. I would like to use it again when in Japan.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 60 Days Rental



Russian Federation

Works as advertised, good coverage, good service

Ordered Product :
Nano SIM card (500MB/Day) 35 Days Rental