During travel in Japan I would like to have internet in my laptop and Ipad. What is not very expensive solution to do that? Is there any prepaid internet in Japan? I Think I will need 1GB

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    How much data would you need? 100MB? 10GB?
    – Dirty-flow
    Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 9:40
  • I think I will need 1Gb
    – vico
    Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 10:27
  • Which country are you coming from? Do you need a 3G connection or can it be tied to WLAN accesspoints?
    – uncovery
    Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 11:51
  • I'm from Latvia. I'm interested in both - 3G and WLAN
    – vico
    Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 15:28
  • See also: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/7276/… Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 3:30

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If you would install a FON router at home, you have free access to FON spots in Japan. The coverage seems okay in some regions.


There are several different companies in Japan that rent or sell pre-paid SIM cards and portable Wifi Routers:


Not 'prepaid' per se, but Starbucks in Japan now offers free Wi-fi and an English log-in page. I've found many of the FON hotspots to be inaccessible even though I have a FON router at home as many are sponsored by Softbank and hence need to be accessed through a Softbank 3G connection to add the appropriate profile / cookies.

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