Posting your amazing selfie in exotic locations is a pretty integral part to any holiday these days. More importantly, Google Maps is a travellers best friend when you’re frequently exploring new corners of the globe. So having a chunk of data to use is very useful, and buying a local sim card when you land is a good way to avoid the huge shocker of a bill from data roaming charges.
There are of course other options, like a good roaming plan, or renting the internet device, or relying on your hotel WiFi or hunting down free WiFi spots in the city. But for all who prefer the reliability of a local SIM card, you get constant good connectivity and peace of mind that you have enough data to last the trip.
We’ve picked out some of the best sim cards to get when you travel in different cities. This one is for Japan
What SIM Card to Buy in Japan
Best SIM: IIJmio Travel SIM
Price: Y2460 (~SGD29), with 1GB data for 30 days
Other popular Telcoms
Alternatives: B Mobile Visitor SIM
Best place to buy: Bic Camera shops and convenience stores
Pro-Tip: Tourists with visa less than 90 days who want a voice-call-capable SIM card can only purchase B-Mobile and SoftBank (get it from the Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka airports). Get familiarised with installing SIM card and APN settings to save yourself the time and the Y480 (~SGD6) installation fee at Bic Camera shops
Best for group travels: Rentafone Pocket Wifi Rental, at Y5900 /Y6900 per week, for unlimited data. Up to 5 devices