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wifi on japan rail trains

WiFi on Japan Rail Trains

Will be spending a lot of time on trains will have a laptop and ipad with me - which was is recommended to get on line please.


Hi there!

By far the best way to get online in Japan is by renting a portable 3G/4G wifi device (like a MiFi) at the airport on arrival. These can work out at around ¥1200/day, and will let you connect multiple devices at the same time.

We have a blog post with more about mobile internet rental here.

Although the bullet trains also offer Wifi services, it is not free, is pretty pricey, requires a protracted (japanese) signup process and is not as flexible as the mobile internet solutions that you can use anywhere, including on the bullets.

Hope this helps!


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