Have you just moved into a new apartment? And has your landlord just recommended internet services by J:COM (J:COM NET) to you?
If the apartment that you will move into or just moved into already has J:COM NET, you may be able to use the internet within a week of moving in, which is pretty fast compared to the average wait times from the big carriers.
On the other hand, there are some bad reviews about J:COM NET online. This article will provide an overview of J:COM’s internet service, its advantages and disadvantages, real reviews from Japanese people, and a comparison with other providers. READ MORE
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!