Most Useful and Most Practical Travel Tips in Japan

SoftBank supports wifi router

 About SoftBank Global

SoftBank is one of the three famous network companies in Japan. Their service is widely spread to all network items.

You can rent a cell phone, a SIM and a Wifi Router with a great service. You can easily be connected with these network devices and your travel will be stress-free about network communication.


By 1 pm (JST) of the previous day of the rental start date

Be careful about the time difference between Japan and your country.

  • Japan is ahead 9 hours than Greenwich Mean Time (London time)
  • Japan is ahead 14 hours than Eastern Standard Time (New York time).
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No cancellation fee will be charged as long as you contact them at least 3 days (18:00 Japan time) before your rental schedule. You just need to make your cancelation.

Pick up and return of wifi router

Wifi router at counter
Wifi router at counter

You can pick up and return wifi router at airports.

  • Narita International airport
  • HanedaInternational airport
  • Chubu Centrair International airport
  • Kansai airportsInternational airport

Narita, Haneda, Central Japan, Kansai airports.

Start to rental Wifi router at the airport counter. They will explain how to set up your smartphone. And you can return it to the same place at the airport. Or you can mail it to the SoftBank Global Rental office at your own expense.

Wifi router rental price (SoftBank Global Rental)

Now It’s 860yen/day  (It was 1590 yen/day)

+Administration fee. 330 yen

+ 220 yen/day insurance fee (this is an option)

Lost/Damage for Coverage of the device is 50%.

Other devices including charger, rental bag and battery are covered 100%.

Daily data limit

Softbank Global Rental doesn’t have any daily data limit.


It is informed that you might get telecommunication speed down if you use a huge amount of data such as video downloads.

As always, wifi usage is “best-effort” and “share the capacity with others”.

Payment method

You can pay the wifi router fee by credit card, VISA, Master, Diners, AMEX and JCB

They can’t accept the following methods:

  • No debit card
  • No cash (Japanese Yen)
  • No travel card
  • No prepaid travel card


Web site for contact

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