To Offer Most Reliable and Reasonable

Pocket WiFi & SIM Card Rental Service
For Your Best Japan Travel Experience

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

When people come to Japan, a large majority of them finds that they cannot easily get connected with the internet.
Although public WiFi spots are increasing, they are insufficient at all from perspectives of security, stability, available connection time, and communication speed. They are very inconvenient even for Japanese.

Don't let yourself be captured in such a cage, and let you be free from any stress.
To stay easily and reasonably connected when you get around Japan, how about renting a pocket WiFi router or a data SIM card?
LightPocket provides you high speed and stable data communication with proven reliability.

If you are considering renting a pocket WiFi or buying a SIM card at stores after arriving at airports, unfortunately, you can not always rent/buy it because their stock may run out especially during a peak season (March, April, November, December).
When you arrive in Japan, you may find yourself in a long line to get pocket WiFi or a SIM card for a long time.

Don't let yourself be victimized in such a penance, and let you 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 pick it up at any places with deliverable address, including post office in airport, hotel, and residence/Airbnb.
Also, you can return it from anywhere in Japan. Furthermore, our price range is more reasonable than renting at physical stores in airports.

If you are concern about the Japanese address which you specified as a pickup point for the first time, don't worry, LightPocket check it all and revise it if needed. If you missed to pick up a pocket WiFi or a SIM card in airport, don't worry, LightPocket transfer it to a new address.

If you found that your device does not compatible with our products or the communication situation is bad, don't worry, LightPocket will issue you a refund. Furthermore, you easily can set an extension of the rental period, and return of our products is free of charge.

Japan Pocket WiFi Rental

Stay and fast connected all around Japan. If you visit to Japan with your family or friends, or stay long in Japan, renting a portable WiFi router will be the best choice. One pocket WiFi enables several devices getting connected with the internet at the same time.

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

Japan Data SIM Card Rental

A data SIM card is useful when you use a mobile phone or a tablet. While some prepaid SIM cards will not be available if they over the data capacity, rental SIM cards stay connected during your rental period as they have not any limitation on the data capacity.
You will be satisfied with the high-speed internet communication through the SIM card we offer. And even if you over the day's limit of the data capacity, don't worry, you still have internet access at 256Kbps speed, which enables you to use some essential apps such as Google Map.

Furthermore, if you are limited to use the internet at low speed, the data limitation will be lifted the following day, which other rental providers tend to set it for several days. We manage the data communication of our service on a daily basis to keep the high-quality.
Along with our SIM card, we send you a SIM card holder and a pin to insert the SIM card to your device.

Why we select renting a SIM card for our business, not selling a prepaid one?
Because we never want to make customers to be disappointed at all.

Prepaid SIM card seemingly looks convenient as there is no need to return it. However, there are a lot of cases regarding to prepaid SIM card that they found that it does not work after they bought it.

Major reasons causing such troubles are:
Your device does not compatible with any frequency bands in Japan.
Your device locked.
Your device unlocked, but region locked.
Wrong SIM card size.
Bad communication situation at places you stay.

It is very hard to make sure each of them is okay or not before you actually arrive in Japan.
Once you bought a prepaid SIM card, you can not get any refund even if the card did not work.
You will end up really disappointed. And the cases are continuing to happen a lot.

Therefore, LightPocket does not select selling a prepaid SIM card, and renting a SIM card instead of it.
We accordingly can support you if you come across such troubles, and issues a refund if needed.

No Waiting Time/Easy Return: Pocket WiFi

You start a process of renting of a pocket WiFi after you arrive at airport.
Don't do that. It could be take some time, and it might be ended in vain due to out of stock especially during the peak season.
If you pre-order online through LightPocket beforehand, you can pick it up anywhere you wanted such as airport, hotel, and residence. Also, you can return it from anywhere in Japan just by dropping it to post boxes located all over Japan. No additional fee, of course.

Unlimited Data Pocket WiFi/SIM Card

During your rental period, there is no limitation for the data capacity overall.
But please note that you will be limited when you over a limit for a certain period of days, which details vary depending on your plan.
However, you are still connected at 256Kbps speed, which enables you to use some essential apps such as Google Map.
The data limitation will be lifted after 0:00 on the following day.

Communication Network: Great Stability and Large Coverage

LightPocket provides pocket WiFi routers and data SIM cards, using the networks offered by NTT DoCoMo and SoftBank. Each network is highly-acclaimed for its great stability and large coverage.

About SIM Card in Japan

In Japan, a SIM card with voice call functionality is strictly regulated to prevent crime by using unidentified phone numbers.
And it is very difficult to obtain such SIM card by international travelers or people stay in Japan for a short period of time.
Even if you are able to buy it, it will be very pricey. Although there might some exceptions, they are not recommended.

Therefore, a data SIM card without voice call functionality will be the only SIM card type for visitors to Japan, except for the people living in Japan. Of course, even with this type, you can still have voice communication through VoIP apps such as IP phone, FaceTime, and Skype. And they are not regulated.

New Zealand

I had an excellent experience with lightpocket. Our pocket wifi was at the post office when we arrived and the return was very easy. The pocket wifi battery lasted a full day and we never had any problems with it. Highly recommend.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 14 Days Rental


The Lightpocket WiFi was extremely convenient and reliable. Pickup and sending it back was very easy and hassle free. The coverage of the wifi was very good and the connection speeds were fast and without delay. Would recommend to anyone!

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 15 Days Rental


Amazing products for a great price. Would definitely order from again if I travel to Japan again.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 14 Days Rental
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 14 Days Rental


Good value for money. Good detail explanation

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (350MB/day) 7 Days Rental


LightPocket is an amazingly convenient service which provided reliable WiFi connection throughout different areas in Japan. Even in the rural mountains, the Pocket WiFi worked with full bars.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (350MB/day) 14 Days Rental

Slovak Republic

All in all I was very happy with the service. I had no problems with delivery and the simcard worked perfectly. The only drawback I experienced was that the instructions were not extremely clear on how to adjust my phone (iphone) to have the mobile network details (APN details) setup. It did not say I should download the profile details while connected to Internet from another network (possibly a Wifi). I strictly followed the instructions, so I replaced my simcard but I could not download the profile (as my mobile network was not setup properly at that moment). It took me quite a long time and many attempts until I realized that I perhaps try downloading the profile over wifi. I almost returned the simcard for that. I strongly suggest you make this detail clear in your otherwise quite clear instructions.

Ordered Product :
Nano SIM card (500MB/Day) 21 Days Rental

United Kingdom

The light pocket WiFi was well worth having on our trip round Japan. There wa much more WiFi available than we expected in hotels and in some towns but a number of times we found ourselves needing information or translation when none was available. For example we were able to book a hotel and car while travelling on a train. Some trains had WiFi but not the Shikansen, surprisingly. Our Japanese grinds also found it useful to hook up to. We would recommend this service which was efficient and good value. Easy to return and we had it delivered to our friend’s house.For us it was better than having a sim as our phones only take one card.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (350MB/day) 32 Days Rental


Everything was perfect. The hotel clerk gave me the package and the connection was easy with the data sticked on the back of the pocket. The return was simple with the prepaid envelope that was in the package. I'll probably use this service again in the future.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 18 Days Rental

United Kingdom

This service worked perfectly for me - it was especially helpful to be able to send the package to a post office rather than a hotel address. The device worked well consistently and was invaluable during my trip.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (350MB/day) 14 Days Rental

New Zealand

Excellent little unit, very easy to set up and use.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 9 Days Rental


Such an awesome customer service and great product with plans. Came with good return instructions. No problem whatsoever. Our trip was very comfortable because of this product. 10/10 will recommend

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 10 Days Rental


Very versatile and most affordable walking wiFi,easy to work and return .Charge and connect and you are off and drop off any Post Box when you return.Absolutely No Hitches.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi SoftBank Unlimited 14 Days Rental


Worked excellent. I used two phone and they worked very well in all places visired (e.g. Tokyo, Kyoto, etc.) including during hiking in mountain trails. Thanks. Mostly use it for maps, reservations, skype calls, youtube, etc.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (350MB/day) 10 Days Rental