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30% Off Unlimited Data! NINJA Wi-Fi Rental And Usage Guide

30% Off Unlimited Data! NINJA Wi-Fi Rental And Usage Guide

Translated by Sandy Lau

Written by Mayu

2020.04.07 Bookmark

Having a pocket WiFi router in Japan is a necessity, and NINJA Wi-Fi is one of the best portable router rental options. With unlimited data, fast speeds, and English support, there is no need to worry about staying connected. This comprehensive article covers renting, pick-up, and return.

Rent a Pocket Wi-Fi Router in Japan - NINJA Wi-Fi

The lack of free WiFi in Japan is troubling to international visitors and residents. Although there are WiFi hotspots nationwide, there remain few places where these hotspots can be used quickly and easily.

It's essential to prepare a pocket WiFi router when in Japan. Unlike a prepaid SIM card with a predetermined data limit, a pocket Wi-Fi device allows you to enjoy the Internet without worrying about connection speeds. It's also a less expensive option compared to roaming fees.

In this article, we introduce NINJA Wi-Fi, the most recommended pocket WiFi router with international-friendly features to help stay users connected in Japan. Learn more about its features and how to make a reservation, pick-up, and use this device. MATCHA readers will also receive a coupon for 30% off the rental fee.

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What is NINJA Wi-Fi?

Although there are various companies in Japan that provide rental WiFi services, the most recommended is NINJA Wi-Fi with its unlimited data at a fixed flat rate, which is why this option is so popular with the international community, providing peace of mind and convenience. Now, let's look at its features.

1. Data at a Reasonable, Fixed Flat Rate!

30% Off Unlimited Data! A Guide To Renting And Using NINJA Wi-Fi

Picture courtesy of NINJA Wi-Fi
The first feature of NINJA Wi-Fi is the clarity of their rate system. Users only pay for the days they use the device at 900 yen (unlimited plan before tax) per day.

For instance, let's look at a five-day rental plan. It will be 900 yen for five days, for a total cost of 4,500 yen (before tax). It's an excellent value for money.

There are no additional charges for data communication, no initial rental fees, and no credit card deposit needed. You can use the Internet as much as you want without worrying about unexpected or hidden costs.

2. Fast and Unlimited Data!

The second feature of NINJA Wi-Fi is the Unlimited Data (*) Plan with no data capacity.

Sometimes, you end up using more data than expected, whether or not you are playing games, reading news, or looking up information on Japan. NINJA Wi-Fi's Unlimited Plan, however, will allow you to rest easy because it has no data traffic conditions!

The company uses the Hybrid 4G LTE: a network boasting the fastest data speed in Japan. You can also enjoy videos without any stress (maximum download speed is 187.5Mbps, uploading speed is 37.5Mbps).

In addition to the Unlimited Plan, there is a 1G Daily Data Plan (800 yen/day).

*In the event that your data usage exceeds 10GB or more per day, the connectivity speed may become slower or be terminated altogether.

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3. Convenient Pick-Up: Airports, Delivery, or Customer Service Counter

30% Off Unlimited Data! A Guide To Renting And Using NINJA Wi-Fi

NINJA Wi-Fi counter at Haneda Airport. Picture courtesy of NINJA Wi-Fi
In Japan, the pick-up location of your rental pocket Wi-Fi routers can be inconvenient. While some portable router companies claim that their items are available for pick-up at airports, they don’t accommodate pick-ups at domestic airports. NINJA Wi-Fi, however, has many pick-up locations, making retrieving the pocket WiFi device easy.

Pick-up counters are available at 11 airports. These include Terminals 1, 2, and 3 at Narita International Airport, Terminals 1 and 2 at Kansai International Airport, Haneda Airport, Naha Airport, and New Chitose Airport.

In addition, it’s possible to pick-up your pocket Wi-Fi at airports outside of the Kanto region, like Hokkaido, Okinawa, and Shikoku.

30% Off Unlimited Data! A Guide To Renting And Using NINJA Wi-Fi

Shinjuku Counter. Picture courtesy of NINJA Wi-Fi
Pick-ups and returns are also possible at the Shinjuku Counter in Tokyo. Apply online by 15:00 and you can have same-day pick-up at the Shinjuku Counter. This is a great option for those who forgot to reserve a portable WiFi device before getting into Japan or suddenly require WiFi on the run.

There's also a convenient delivery service if you're planning to go sightseeing after arriving at the airport! You can either have your device delivered to you or even to a friend's house in Japan.

Please check the pick-up page on NINJA Wi-Fi’s official website for details on airport pick-up counters and business hours. Pick-ups at the airport and Shinjuku Counter are free, but the delivery service costs 500 yen (before tax).

The Shinjuku Counter is easily accessible. It's 12 minutes on foot from JR Shinjuku Station, or a one-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Higashi-Shinjuku Station. You'll find the office on the building's fifth floor.

Click below to see a map with more details.

NINJA Wi-Fi Shinjuku Counter

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How to Get NINJA Wi-Fi! Rental Options, Pick-Up, and Returns

The process of renting, pick-up, and returns for NINJA Wi-Fi is simple and friendly for international users.

How to Make a Reservation

Reservations must be made online by 15:00 (JST) on the day before use for pick-up at Narita Airport, Haneda Airport, and Naha Airport. A reservation must be made two days in advance for pick-up at Chubu International Airport (Centrair) and three days prior for New Chitose Airport. Take a look at the booking page on NINJA Wi-Fi’s official website for details on reservation deadlines.

First, access the reservation page by clicking on the blue button below.

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30% Off Unlimited Data! A Guide To Renting And Using NINJA Wi-Fi

Picture courtesy of NINJA Wi-Fi
Enter the number of days you’ll be renting the device. In the example above, we chose five days from March 1 to March 5. Next, let's choose a plan.

30% Off Unlimited Data! A Guide To Renting And Using NINJA Wi-Fi

In our example, we chose an Unlimited Plan. Next, select the place of pick-up and return from the pulldown menu.


Picture courtesy of NINJA Wi-Fi
For pick-ups and returns at Narita Airport Terminal 1, be sure to select the same option as the photo above. If you want your device to be delivered, then select “Delivery Services.” If you choose to pick-up the router at the Shinjuku location, then select “Shinjuku office 10:00-18:00 weekdays.”


Picture courtesy of NINJA Wi-Fi
Lastly, enter your personal information to complete your reservation!

How to Pick-Up NINJA Wi-Fi

Ppick up your device at the location you selected when making your reservation. English-speaking employees will be available at airport pick-up counters and the Shinjuku Counter. Those not confident in their Japanese skills will have no problems!

If you choose to return the device by delivery, you will receive a return envelope at the time of your pick-up. Be sure not to lose this envelope while traveling.

How to Return Your Pocket WiFi

You will return your device using the method you specified on your reservation.

Those who selected the airport should return their device at the NINJA Wi-Fi counter before boarding their flight. You won’t be able to return the router once you go past baggage security. Once you arrive at the airport, it's recommended to head to the counter right away.

30% Off Unlimited Data! A Guide To Renting And Using NINJA Wi-Fi

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If you chose the delivery method, use the Yamato Transport waybill provided in your rental kit. Please complete the delivery process at a convenience store or a Yamato Transport counter inside the airport. The items required will already be filled out for you on the waybill.

If you chose to return the device at the Shinjuku Counter, go there on your return date. Do note that the business hours are 10:00 – 18:00 on weekdays only. Those that plan to return their devices on the weekend should select delivery or the airport counter instead.

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MATCHA readers can now use this coupon to receive 30% off their rental fee!

To use this coupon, open the page linked to the blue button below and copy the coupon code. Simply paste this code into the CODE field when making your reservation to get a discount.

This is a great opportunity to use NINJA Wi-Fi and receive an even bigger bargain. Use the coupon for easy and uncomplicated Internet access when you're in Japan!

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The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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