Best Short Term Travel SIM Card For Japan

A few friends have come to visit us in Japan now, and we’ve had to help them out with some good SIM card options so they could have internet while they were in Japan on a short stay.

These type of SIM cards are often called Travel SIM Cards and generally include a data (and/or voice) option which is valid for a short period of time, usually 7 – 30 days.

Usually, the travel SIM cards are just a data only option, which means you can’t make phone calls. We solved this problem by setting up our Skype account with some phone credit and use that when we need to make phone calls (which is pretty rare).

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How We Got Our Data SIM in Japan

Since we were in Shinjuku and already heading to check out the area, we thought we’d inquire at the Tourist Information Center about getting a SIM Card.

We showed them that we wanted to sign up with IIJmio, and the staff pointed us in the right direction and were even kind enough to call the BIC Camera Shinjuku West store to confirm that we could in fact purchase the SIM card we were after from there. Continue reading “How We Got Our Data SIM in Japan”