Japan Travel SIM

eSIM
SIM Card

The best Japan tourist SIM

Sakura Mobile Japan Travel SIM has well-selected features for your smooth and convenient travel in Japan.
With our eSIM, all you need to do is enjoy your trip!

Fully online

Apply online and start using your eSIM after reading the QR code. No physical SIM is required, so you do not have to worry about delivery.

Flexible plan

You can choose the amount of data you want to use according to your travel plans. If you run out of data, you can always add more.

Secure payment

We accept credit card issued outside of Japan. Paypal is also accepted.

English support

Everything is available in English or your language.

Why choose Sakura Mobile?

No.1 Network in Japan

Sakura Mobile operates under NTT docomo network, Japan's most chosen network since the beginning of cellphone history.
Docomo has been developing solid network throughout the country since then. Stay connected in every part of Japan.

Chosen by travelers

We are one of the top wireless service providers for your Japan trip.
We consider ourself as a service provider, not a sim card seller. So, our goal is to provide reliable internet during your trip.
Let us work in our field, and enjoy your time in Japan.
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eSIM or physical SIM card?

Choose what fits your travel plans.
eSIM is a virtual version of a physical SIM card, that is embedded into your device.
Quick to buy and easy to install. eSIM can be used in any compatible unlocked
mobile phone, tablet, smart watch, etc.

Travel eSIM

  • Receive installation QR code by email.
  • You do not have to worry about losing/breaking the item for eSIMs.
  • Better for environment, no additional plastic.

Travel physical SIM

  • Receive the physical SIM card at a location.
  • Simply insert it into your phone.
  • The majority of the phones will have a SIM card slot.

Sakura Mobile vs. Other Japanese Services

See what makes Sakura Mobile stand out from the competition.
We compared Sakura Mobile's offerings and service to other Japanese mobile providers.

Service Service Spec Customer Support
Plan Price English support Trouble Support
Sakura Mobile
eSIM / SIM card
Unlimited
Many usage period options
Reasonable
Great
· Well trained, professional
in-house support staff
· Various support methods:
Yes
You may upgrade to a Pocket WiFi
if you have problems
with the SIM card/eSIM
Japan Airport
Counters
SIM card
3GB / 10GB / Unlimited
Few usage period options
Expensive
Good
· Mostly outsourced to
third-party companies
· Phone only:
No
For any reason, the SIM card (eSIM)
is not refundable
Japanese Stores
SIM card
1GB / 3GB / 5GB
Few usage period options
Cheap
Not Good
· Japanese only
No
For any reason, the SIM card (eSIM)
is not refundable

Price Plans

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  • *Unlimited data plans come with a Fair Usage Policy (FUP) to manage network resources. This means you won't be disconnected based on usage, however, your speed will be limited after using 3 GB of data.

For more flexible dates see our limited data plans.

Unlimited data (FUP*)8 days

4,500 JPY
(4,950 JPY, tax incl.)

Unlimited data (FUP*)15 days

6,500 JPY
(7,150 JPY, tax incl.)

Unlimited data (FUP*)30 days

9,000 JPY
(9,900 JPY, tax incl.)

Unlimited data (FUP*)45 days(30 days + 15 days)

14,500 JPY
(15,950 JPY, tax incl.)

Unlimited data (FUP*)60 days(30 days + 30 days)

16,000 JPY
(17,600 JPY, tax incl.)

Unlimited data (FUP*)90 days(30 days + 30 days + 30 days)

24,000 JPY
(26,400 JPY, tax incl.)
  • *Unlimited data plans come with a Fair Usage Policy (FUP) to manage network resources. This means you won't be disconnected based on usage, however, your speed will be limited after using 2 GB of data.

What can I do in 1 day with FUP?

The high-speed data available is a daily average of around 2 GB for the travel SIM card and 3 GB for eSIMs. If usage exceeds this, speeds may drop to 200 Kbps without notice.
To restore speeds, reduce your daily data usage to a few hundred MB for a few days.
For typical travel needs, 1 or 2 GB of data per day should be more than sufficient, unless you plan on streaming videos or movies frequently.
Note: The TRAVEL SIM card is for travelers and not suitable for extended video streaming, conferencing, or large downloads. For such needs, please contact us about our business plan without FUP.

Buy 2 or more to get (-500) yen each!

How to order and activate eSIM

1. Order

First, book your eSIM by choosing your usage dates in the calendar above.

2. Check e-mail

An e-mail will be sent to you right after your order is completed. Please access the QR code from the link inside the e-mail.

3. Activate

Use QR code and activate the eSIM. You will then be able to use it immediately.

1. Order

First, book your eSIM by choosing your usage dates in the calendar above.

2. Shipment

We ship according to your pick up date (usually, it’s 3 days prior pick up date). Your item will be delivered a night before you arrive at your pick up place.

3. Pick up

You can pick it up at various places in Japan including Airport / hotel / local post offices / residential addresses.

How to activate

A WiFi connection is required when activating your eSIM.

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FAQ

To manage network resources, unlimited data plans are managed by a Fair Usage Policy (FUP). In wireless internet services, unlimited data means you will not be disconnected based on your usage or the amount of data transferred.

We do our best to provide our customers with large amounts of data that they can comfortably use while in Japan. However, depending on the carrier’s decision, the overuse of mobile communication will affect the usage of other customers and may be deemed as irregular usage.

The FUP (fair usage policy) is as below.

Travel SIM (eSIM)

The high-speed data available per day is 3GB. Please be aware that if the daily usage reaches the amount above, the speed gets dropped to 200Kbps (maximum) without advance notice.
The data connection speed is reset every midnight. Therefore, you can use a high-speed internet connection from the next day even after you experience a slow data connection by FUP.

Travel SIM (Physical SIM)

The high-speed data available is daily average of around 2GB. Please note well that if the daily average usage is above this amount for the past few days, the speed may drop to 200Kbps (maximum) without advance notice.
Once it is restricted, you have to lower the daily usage to a few hundred MB for a few days for the speed to recover again.

The TRAVEL SIM (eSIM and Physical SIM card) is designed to be used by travelers and do not support long-term video streaming, video-conferencing/calling for extended periods of time, or downloading large amounts of data. If you plan on using for such purposes, please contact us, we would like to offer you our business plan (without FUP).

Please install the eSIM profile after you arrive in Japan.
We sometimes see occasional errors when the eSIM is installed outside of Japan.
Also, please note that the day you install our eSIM will be the day that rental period starts.

  • If you purchase the eSIM before you arrive in Japan, then we will recommend you to install the eSIM on the day of arrival, as this will be the 1st day of the 10 days period.
  • If you purchase the eSIM when you are in Japan, you can install it anytime depending on your needs, and that day will be the 1st day of the 10 days period.
  • * e.g.Installing the eSIM at 00:00 on January 1 means you can use the eSIM until 23:59 on January 10.
  • * e.g.Installing the eSIM at 23:59 on January 1 means you can use the eSIM until 23:59 on January 10.

Important information regarding the eSIM installation.

  1. You will need a stable internet/WiFi connection when installing the eSIM profile.
  2. The eSIM can only be installed once. Please DO NOT delete/remove your eSIM from your device after the successful installation.

No, you cannot make direct phone calls or send SMS text messages. Our travel eSIM plans provide data only.
Telephone services such as Texts (SMS) and calls are not possible using a Data-only eSIM.

However, you can use internet connection-based calls and messages (i.g. WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram, LINE, etc.)
Or, if you are using an iPhone, you should be able to use iMessage and Facetime.
If you would like to have a Japanese phone number, you may consider our Voice+Data SIM / eSIM, which will allow you to make / receive voice call as well as SMS.

Please see here for more information : https://www.sakuramobile.jp/long-term/voice-data-sim/

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travel SIM now!

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