How to Enter Japan on the Residence Track Visa

From October 1, 2020, people from all over the world can enter Japan using the Residence Track process, but the procedure is quite complicated, and many things are unclear and can be confusing. We often hear stories such as “Even if I contact the Japanese embassy, I do not get a reply,” etc.
In this article, we will explain what the Residence Track is, what procedures are required, and what you should be aware of in an easy-to-understand manner.
Sakura Mobile also conducted interviews with customers who have entered Japan on the Residence Track, so we will also share information from their actual experiences.


Getting Online in Japan: What internet is right for you while in Japan?

So, you have just arrived in Japan and are about to start a new chapter of your life! Your room is set, you have a cellphone, and you are ready to take on Japanese life. However, you realized you have no internet besides your phone! With so many internet options, what do you choose?


Why Is Every Month’s Phone Bill So High? How to Lower Your Phone Bill!

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The current number of users on NTT docomo, au, and SoftBank in Japan is quite high. Within this number of smartphone users, there are those who are thinking, “Is it me, or is my cellphone bill pretty high?” or “Is there any way to lower my monthly cellphone bill?” Have you had any of these thoughts or similar ones cross your mind when staring at your cellphone bill? Such as…


How to Unlock a Smartphone From SoftBank, au, docomo


If you are reading this article, you are possibly considering switching from your current mobile carrier to another company. When you buy a smartphone in Japan, the phone is usually SIM locked to the carrier you purchased the phone from (SoftBank, au, docomo, etc.). If you put in a SIM card of another company into your smartphone that is SIM locked, you will not be able to make calls or transmit/receive data. The solution you are looking for is to unlock your smartphone!


Japan Prepaid SIM Data: Fixed vs. Unlimited Plans

If you’re reading this, you most likely have a smartphone and are planning a trip to Japan — that means you need data. Tourist SIM Cards are a great way to stay connected after you land in Japan, but with so many options it really can be difficult to compare. If you’re shopping around for a plan, it’s important to understand what to compare before making your decision. READ MORE

Your Complete Guide to Haneda Airport (HND)

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Haneda Airport, once the main airport in Tokyo, is now mainly taking care of domestic flights, while its cousin, Narita Airport, deals with the International ones.
It doesn’t mean you have no chance to land in Haneda though!
Haneda, being closer to the center of Tokyo, is a more desirable arrival point for visitors than Narita.
If it’s your first time in Japan, we’re sure you’re overcome with excitement to have finally arrived in the country you’ve dreamed about for so long — but your excitement quickly turns to confusion as soon as you step off the airplane at Haneda Airport.


Kansai Airport: Japan SIM Card and Pocket WiFi Rental Options Compared

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With over 13 million passengers passing through Kansai Airport (KIX) on international flights in 2018, Osaka’s premier aviation hub has established its place as the gateway to Japan’s Kansai region, signaling a growing need to stay connected during your travels with pocket WiFi or a Japanese SIM card.

If your travel plans include visiting Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, or any number of the other must-see destinations of western Japan, then it’s important to consider where and how you can get and stay online before embarking on your journey.

Keep reading to find out what Kansai Airport Pocket WiFi and Travel SIM card services are available, and which companies offer plans that meet your personal data needs.


Kansai Airport Guide: Start Your Japan Journey on the Right Foot

Kansai being a really rich region in terms of culture, architecture and landscape, as well as being home to the most vibrant cities Japan has to offer, it is no wonder a lot of travelers go through its International Airport (KIX), making it one of the top busiest Airport in Japan, and even Asia.

This Article is for whoever going to or interested in Kansai and its main cities (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe…), for the ones who prefer Tokyo you can check out our Complete guide to Narita Airport.

Kansai being more rural than Kanto we bet you are confused and have a lot of questions regarding the area and the best ways to spend a smooth, stress-free time here starting right from Kansai International Airport.


Getting WiFi in Japan: An Introduction to Pocket WiFi

Have you thought about how you will getting WiFi in Japan during your upcoming trip? You could spend hours researching what you need to know about Japan WiFi, digging through online forum answers that may or may not be true, or you could save time by learning about the benefits of using Pocket WiFi! READ MORE