Y!mobile is a low-cost smartphone carrier from SoftBank that has been in operation since 2014. It was born from a merger between two phone carrier brands, eAccess, and Willcom.
You’ve probably seen one of Y!mobile’s 850+ stores throughout Japan, and some of you may be interested in their service. However, as the majority of their website is in Japanese, we decided to write this English guide. READ MORE
Photos courtesy of Nasuonsen Sanraku (top right) and Nasu Tourism Association
Nasu Onsen is an area located in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture. Boasting different types of hot springs and all sorts of tourist attractions, Nasu Onsen is known among locals as a peaceful and relaxing getaway area. In this article, we will be providing you with a complete guide to the Nasu Onsen area.
This guide will include our recommended lodges for staying in Nasu, the best places to eat, and our favorite locations for sightseeing. READ MORE
Photos courtesy of Nguyen TP Hai on Unsplash (top left) and Kusatsu Onsen Hotel Sakurai
Kusatsu Onsen is one of the three most famous hot springs in Japan and is a popular spot frequented by both locals and international travelers. To help first-time visitors to Japan enjoy Kusatsu Onsen 120% more, the Sakura Mobile Blog Team has created a complete guide to Kusatsu Onsen. READ MORE
Are you looking for a way to unlock the smartphone that you got from SoftBank, au, or docomo? The user login pages and official websites are all in Japanese, making it very difficult to navigate for those who do not understand Japanese.
The procedure to unlock a smartphone is also quite complicated. The unlocking procedure differs depending on how the smartphone was purchased (new or used), the carrier you have a contract with, payment method, etc.
We have the answers that you’re looking for. In this article, we will be explaining (with pictures!) how to unlock the smartphones that you have purchased from the three major Japanese phone companies: SoftBank, au, or docomo. We hope that it comes in handy!
Setting up home internet in Japan can be a hassle!
When setting up regular fiber internet in Japan, you will probably have to let some construction workers into your place for so they can run the fiber optic wires through your walls. You may have to take the weekday off, or spend extra so they can install it on the weekend.
Also, from when you order home internet, it could take up to 2 months for the installation team to make it to your residence, and even longer if you live outside the metropolitan area. That means it will probably take a while before you’ll be able to use your super-fast fiber-optic internet.
For these reasons, SoftBank has released a new service called SoftBank Air to help relieve the hassle. In this article, we will explain what their new service is, translate some reviews, and tell you how to apply. READ MORE