New Chitose Informaiton: Pocket Wi-Fi Comparison

The largest airport used for most flights in the Hokkaido area, the New Chitose International Airport (CTS) is the gateway into the Hokkaido region. Located 5km south-east of Chitose and serving the Sapporo area, New Chitose Airport serves as the hub for international flights to and from Hokkaido.

Hokkaido is a nice place to get away from the concrete jungles of Osaka and Tokyo to see some nature. There are a variety of place to go to such as the Shikisai-no-oka which is a field of flowers that in the winter you can sled on, or the lavender fields of Farm Tomita where beautiful lavenders fill the fields. Additionally, in the winter most people visit Hokkaido to go skiing or snowboarding.

To accommodate for travelers, Japan has tried to implement a free Wi-Fi system, but it is only available in select areas; and that is why people should use a Pocket Wi-Fi. With all the nature in Hokkaido, Wi-Fi is very scare and free Wi-Fi even more. This makes a Pocket Wi-Fi device very useful as they can take care of staying connected in Japan anywhere you go. There are alternatives such as a travel SIM or using an international plan from your carrier, but these have some limitations over a Pocket Wi-Fi such as not being able to connect multiple devices at once. However, there are many companies which offer a Pocket Wi-Fi service in New Chitose Airport, so which one has the best value?

Company LightPocket AnyFi NinjaWiFi JapanWireless Sakura Mobile Sushi Wi-Fi
Data Cap Unlimited* Unlimited* Unlimited* Truly Unlimited 3GB/day Truly Unlimited
Network SoftBank ? SoftBank SoftBank SoftBank SoftBank
Battery Life 9 Hours ? 9 Hours 10 Hours 20 Hours 17 Hours(With
complementary
power bank)
Data Type 4G LTE Hybrid 4G LTE Hybrid 4G LTE 4G LTE 4G LTE 4G LTE
Service Times Open 24
Hours a Day
(Post Office Pickup)
10:00 – 20:00
(Shibuya Pickup Counter)
Open 24
Hours a Day
(Post Office Pickup)
Open 24
Hours a Day
(Post Office Pickup)
Open 24
Hours a Day
(Post Office Pickup)
10:30 - 19:00
(Shibuya Pickup Counter)
Price (7 days) ¥4,130 ¥4,480 ¥7,884 ¥5,980 ¥10,900 ¥5,092

The table shows that Sushi Wi-Fi holds the best value for most travelers with truly unlimited internet and relatively cheap price.

Borrowing Sushi Wi-Fi at New Chitose International Airport

Sushi Wi-Fi delivers their Pocket Wi-Fi to New Chitose Airport through the post office. You will have to order before landing in Japan as it takes about 3 days to send a Pocket Wi-Fi to New Chitose Airport, but it also opens up the option of sending it to your hotel or a private residence. Find some more information here:【SUSHI Wi-Fi PICK-UP AND RETURN】. The post office in New Chitose Airport is located on the second floor in the Center Plaza area.

From the table the best choice is Sushi Wi-Fi with its truly unlimited data cap and 4G LTE speeds. It holds the best value as you can use as much as you want, whenever you want, without worrying if the internet will slow down. Although it isn’t the cheapest, it definitely has the best value. Additionally, even though the you can pick up from the other companies’ 24 hours a day, Sushi Wi-Fi has a pickup counter which allows for same-day pickup. So you can order online here: 【SUSHI Wi-Fi Web】and pick it up in minutes.