Benefits of Pocket Wifi

Unlimited High-speed Data

Go online as much as you want and as often as you want without worrying about extra fees.

Easy Setup

Just turn on the pocket WiFi, select SSID, and set the password (located on the back of the unit) on your devices. It's done!

Rental Extention Available

You can easily extend your rental period anytime right up until the return date.

Works With All Devices

Our pocket WiFi works with ANY smartphone, tablet, or other WiFi enabled device.

Money Back Guarantee

We will offer a refund if the following occurs within 2 days after acceptance: (1) The pocket WiFi did not have acceptable connectivity in your location; (2) You failed to receive the item due to flight delay or other reasons. *All refunds exclude shipping and handling fees.

Easy Pick Up and Return

We will deliver the pocket WiFi to your accommodations, or you can pick it up at most post offices and airports. To return the pocket WiFi, just put it in the postage-paid return envelope we provide, and drop it into any mailbox anywhere in Japan.

With our pocket WiFi, you can stay connected anywhere in Japan.

Pocket Wifi Lite
Download150Mbps (Best Effort)
Device connection10
Battery Life9 Hours (Internet use), 340 hours (Standby time)

Customize your rental period

Purchasing WiFi service is nearly impossible without a two-year VISA due to minimum contract length regulations.
Our Long-Term pocket WiFi Router rental is simple, easy & reasonable.
More than 60 days of use Long Term Pocket Wifi Router Plans *If you will rent a pocket WiFi for more than 60 days, a long-term discount pricing rate will be automatically be applied.

You can easily extend your rental period anytime right up until the return date.

Pocket WiFi Extension Plans

High Data Limits on a Stable Network with High Speed Access

A pocket WiFi on the SoftBank network provides you high speed, stable, and high data limits. If you need high speed and high data limits, this router is highly recommended. The prices can be much more reasonable by sharing it with your partner, family, or friends. With a data limit of 200GB per month, you will be virtually stress-free from worrying about running out of data. With LightPocket plans, data use is basically unlimited. If heavy data comsumption occurs for several days in a row, SoftBank might limit the speed to maintain network data quality.

Japan's Best Coverage Network Available At A Reasonable Price

2GB in 14 days. This is said to be the most common plan for pocket WiFi routers used by visitors to Japan, or for people staying in Japan for a short stay. Based on that, LightPocket successfully contracted for optimized data capacity at reasonable prices with the major telecommunications companies. The Docomo network is the most stable and has the widest coverage in Japan.

Furthermore, LightPocket offers a small pocket WiFi router with long-lasting battery, and you will be satisfied anywhere you take it. Searching with Google Maps, using social networking services, browsing, watching videos & a little gaming . . . whatever you do, you will be reliably connected to the net with our portable WiFi routers.

Estimates on Data Consumption

About Download Speed Limitation on Pocket WiFi Plans with Docomo

50MB/day: After using your high speed data allowance, you can still use your pocket WiFi at 256kbps.
500MB/day: After using your high speed data allowance, you can still use your pocket WiFi at 256kbps.

The data limitation will be lifted at 0:00 on the following day.

During the rental period, there is no data limitation overall.
But please note that your data speed may also be throttled if you routinely exceed your allotted data for several days in a row, which varies depending on your plan. Even if your service is throttled, you can still connect at 256Kbps, which enables you to use essential apps such as Google Maps. 256kbps is relatively faster than other providers' Docomo plans (128-200kbps).

Even within the service coverage areas, your signal may be weak or out of service in certain areas (in a car, underground, in a tunnel, along or in between narrow rows of buildings, in mountainous areas, etc.)

Japan

Got the pocket wifi unlimited SoftBank for around 30 days, the service worked perfectly without a problem, delivery was really quick, and the support was amazing, I made a pretty big mistake with my order so I contacted the support team and not only they replied within minutes, but also they gave me the best solution possible. Can't recommend LightPocket enough 10/10

Product Ordered :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 103 Days Rental



Hong Kong

Rented the 4G portable wifi. Easy to start and return, no need to travel to shop, can get the machine in the mail. Speed and stability is quite good for 4G as well. Price is fair. Easy to use backend to manage and extend rental. The only complain is the machine can only connect to 7 devices at the same time. Not sure if that's usual for a limitation with these machines. But for usual travel needs I guess 7 is quite enough. I used it at home which were not quite enough but could manage to survive ... sometimes have to switch off some device to allow others. Overall quite good, would choose it again.

Product Ordered :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 18 Days Rental



Malaysia

Service was great and pricing was on the steep side but overall it’s good

Product Ordered :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 44 Days Rental



U.S.A.

It was very easy to use the website to reserve the wifi rental, and It worked great while I was using it. Overall, I was very satisfied.

Product Ordered :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 17 Days Rental



United Kingdom

This was the most useful item of my whole holiday! I was unsure if this would work, if I would be able to link it to my phone, if I would have enough data or even if it would be delivered to my hotel in time. It was perfect and so easy! I cannot recommend it highly enough. I mainly used it for Google maps. Made my holiday travel so smooth.

Product Ordered :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (350MB/day) 11 Days Rental



U.S.A.

Once I had the device in had it was great, but I was flying in to Itami Airport after usual business hours and as such could not pick the device up at the airport. I had to have it shipped to a Post Office near my AirBnB unit the next morning. This made getting from the airport to my AirBnB very difficult, especially after 26 hours of travel and no sleep. Also, I had spoken to a representative to get the shipping address switched from the airport to a Post Office after I became aware of the problem, and received notice that it had been shipped to the airport after all. The representative fixed the problem and had it reshipped as soon as I reached back out, but had I not noticed that email I would've been sunk.

Product Ordered :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 16 Days Rental



Canada

Worked amazingly well everywhere we went, including the mountains of Niseko. LightPocket also left an personally handwritten message with the package upon receipt, which was a really nice touch! Would definitely recommend this service!

Product Ordered :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 14 Days Rental



Germany

The whole process was very easy, from picking the router up at the airport to the day of returning it. THe internet saved me from getting lost a whole lot of times, I'm very happy to have found this service, because back in the day when rentable internet wasn't a thing yet, I was always in trouble setting up meet ups with friends in Japan. It worked always perfectly for me and never ran out of battery too fast, it provided good internet connections at any time it was needed. Can't be more satisfied and it was the second time I used it :)

Product Ordered :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 21 Days Rental



Australia

Easy to use but remember to keep the return envelope to return it

Product Ordered :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 12 Days Rental
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 12 Days Rental



Spain

Excelent service!

Product Ordered :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (350MB/day) 6 Days Rental



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Rent a Pocket WiFi

Rent a Pocket WiFi

Free WiFi spots in Japan have several weak points such as limitation of place/time, hassle of personal authentication, and low security level. One of the most frequent needs from foreigners who stayed in Japan is improvement of the WiFi environment.
Renting a Pocket Wifi in Japan is the best solution for Internet Access with your smartphone, tablet and laptop. Also, you don't need pay a lot of roaming fee. It is fast and stable than Prepaid SIM cards. We recommend to rent a pocket wifi for your staying in Japan.



What is Pocket WiFi?

What is Pocket WiFi?

the Pocket Wifi is a small portable wifi router that acts as a mobile WiFi hotspot and establishes high-speed broadband connectivity that can be shared by up to 10 users at a time. Using a Pocket WiFi works just as your home Internet does. Devices have an SSID and password/key that are necessary for accessing the connection. It is easier to set up than prepaid SIM cards, especially useful if you are traveling in a group or have multiple devices, it’s easy to be always connected, you can easily communicate with family and friends, upload to social media and research things on the go



How to use a Pocket Wifi?

How to use a Pocket Wifi?

It is very simple. Once you've got a pocket wifi you just switch it on, connect to it from your devices and that's it, you have the internet at your disposal. Our Pocket WiFi battery lasts around 8-9 hours for continuous usage.

Pocket Wifi Rental FAQ

How good is the coverage?

Our pocket wifi (4G / LTE models) have very good reception across Japan, covering 99% of the population with 4G and more than 95% with LTE network. they also work in the underground e.g. subway stations in the Metro Tokyo.

Does Pocket WiFi work with my smartphone?

Yes, it works with ANY WiFi-enabled devices

How many devices can connect to a Pocket WiFi?

You can connect up to 10 devices simultaneously so it can be shared between couples, friends and families.

Is it easy to set-up a WiFi device?

Turn on the pocket wifi and , select the corresponding network name (SSID). Enter the password. that's it.It's same as connecting to any WiFi network.

How to recieve

Pickup At Wherever You Want

At airports, hotels, post offices, and even at residences. We will deliver the rental item to almost wherever you'll be at, and you can pick it up.

Find more at: How to Receive the Rental Items


How to recieve

Easy Return

Put the items in the prepaid return envelope we provide, and drop it into the mailbox anywhere in Japan by the midnight of the return date.

Find more at: How to Return the Rental Items

¥ 540
  • Flat rate for every single order.
  • No return fee. Return envelope will be provided.
  • One return envelope provided per order.
    *For multiple items with different return dates, envelopes for each return date will be provided.