Narita Airport (NRT): Pocket Wi-Fi Comparison

When planning a trip to Japan, Tokyo is one of the most common places that people will plan on visiting. There are two airports located in Tokyo but the main hub for international flights is Narita Airport.

Located approximately 60 kilometers east from the city of Narita, it is called the “Gateway to Tokyo” because of the amount of international travelers arriving there before heading into the city.

Because of this, the airport has a wide range of services and amenities to fit your needs during your stay in Japan. I definitely recommend taking advantage of these before heading out to not run into any trouble on your trip.

A particular problem that people run into is connecting to the internet. Whether it be to use a map, finding a restaurant, or making reservations while traveling, nowadays the internet is pretty much required for everything that we do. Even though Japan does have free Wi-Fi, it’s far from perfect. With it only being available in stations and select areas, free Wi-Fi coverage is very small. Which makes the best way to stay online in Japan a Pocket Wi-Fi, which you can rent at Narita Airport as soon as you arrive.

Pocket Wi-Fis are small devices that once turned on, allow you to connect to the internet anywhere by connecting your devices such as your phone, computer, or tablet with the Pocket Wi-Fi. Another option is to get a travel SIM card, but it is a lot harder to setup and is less convenient as a Pocket Wi-Fi because a SIM card can only be used with one device at a time which a Pocket Wi-Fi can be used with multiple devices. With so many Pocket Wi-Fi rental counters in Narita Airport, it may be hard to choose one. Therefore, we have looked at and compared them to each other to show you the best one. Before getting your Pocket Wi-Fi you should connect to the Wi-Fi that Narita Airport provides called “FREE Wi-Fi NARITA” to have internet so that you don’t miss out on any emails or messages before getting your Pocket Wi-Fi.

Company Air's JAL ABC NINJYA
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
Service 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
Company Air's JAL ABC NINJYA
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.

These are not all of the Pocket Wi-Fi companies available but, if you would like to use a lot of data without worrying for a cheap price, Sushi Wi-Fi is best choice.

Borrowing Sushi Wi-Fi at Narita Airport

Sushi Wi-Fi has service counters at both Narita Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 where you can receive their Pocket Wi-Fi, which allow you to receive their Pocket Wi-Fi as soon as you arrive in Japan. Here are maps in both terminals to where their counters are.

Narita Airport Terminal 1 Luggage Counter

Narita Airport Terminal 2 Luggage Counter

Even if you don’t order your Pocket Wi-Fi before coming to Japan, it is possible to order your Pocket Wi-Fi from Sushi Wi-Fi as soon as you land at Narita airport by going on the website. If you would like to receive your Pocket Wi-Fi at Narita Airport, please make sure to select either Narita Airport Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 depending on your arrival area (If you are arriving in Terminal 3 select Terminal 2 as there is no pickup counter in Terminal 3 and Terminal 2 is close to Terminal 3). You can order a Pocket Wi-Fi using the order form below.
To receive your Pocket Wi-Fi, you will need your passport and confirmation email so please be sure to bring them with you.

Although this is a guide on how to receive your Pocket Wi-Fi at Narita Airport, there are other ways that you can receive your Pocket Wi-Fi from Sushi Wi-Fi. With pickup locations in Shibuya, Asakusa, and Akihabara, and delivery toz hotels, private residences and other airports, Sushi Wi-Fi can get a Pocket Wi-Fi to you anywhere in Japan. For more information look at 【SUSHI Wi-Fi Web】. Enjoy your trip to Japan!