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Prepaid SIM cards in Japan? 2019/7/24 03:38
Hi there. I'll be moving to Japan in less than a month from here on, and wanted to know whether prepaid SIM cards are available in Japan for purchase instead of lengthy contracts. I use a prepaid SIM card in Germany, thus I'd like to continue using one once in Japan as they are simpler to manage and I can simply charge money on it whenever I want/need to.

by ooochanya  

Re: Prepaid SIM cards in Japan? 2019/7/24 13:23
Yes

Just go to a Bic camera or similar shop and theyfll explain you what they have.
by LikeBike (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Prepaid SIM cards in Japan? 2019/7/25 07:41
Hi ooochanya. I'm a Japanese working in Tokyo for over a decade.
Let me answer to your question.

As LikeBike said to you, you can purchase a prepaid SIM card at physical stores, including convenience stores everywhere in Japan.

To grab a summary of it, I just put one useful page to choose yours from a bunch of options.


Where to Buy A Prepaid SIM Card in Japan
https://prepaidsim.visitjapanplaces.com/wheretobuy


More to that, this kind of article might help you some.


Comprehensive Lists of Prepaid SIM Cards Sold at Convenience Stores at Narita Airport (2018 April Edition)
https://pocketwifi.me/sim/989


Hope you'll have a wonderful experience in Japan.
by Gatigati rate this post as useful

Re: Prepaid SIM cards in Japan? 2019/8/2 16:57
Hi there!

I bought a SIM card for my trip but not in Japan. I bought mine online because I didn't know that I could buy it once I was there. I had many doubts about it, but this https://www.jrailpass.com/faq#sim-card helped me to solve some doubts before deciding if a SIM card would work for me.

Hope this information helps you!
by John Liam (guest) rate this post as useful

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