Review: Ninja Wifi Pocket Wifi Rental for Japan [2022 & 2023]

On our most recent trip to Japan (pre-COVID19) we decided to rent a Ninja Wifi pocket wifi to use when travelling. We found the Ninja Wifi pocket wifi to be very easy to set up and use, so are happy to recommend this option to you. Ninja Wifi offers great value for both short and long term pocket wifi rentals.

We have put together a detailed article to help you learn more about the experience of using a Ninja Wifi router when travelling in Japan, including further information about how to book and take advantage of our link below to get 20% off the price, and also receive a free backup battery for your rental period.


Benefits of Renting a Pocket Wifi for Japan

In our experience as travellers we can confidently state that either purchasing an eSim plan or sim card or renting a pocket wifi are great options to ensure that you have an affordable option to access data while on the go.  All options provide convenient access to the internet without the hassle of trying to find free Wifi.  As you should be aware, free wifi can be a pain, due to having to find it, then log in to each wifi hotspot, plus you never really know how secure these options are.  You can also use your accommodation wifi, however these are only available while you are in the building.

In our most recent visit to Japan (pre-COVID19) we used data continuously – for things like using Google Maps to get around.  We also regularly used data to look up information about our planned destinations, and to use waiting time apps for Disneysea Tokyo and Universal Studios Japan!  And we also regularly shared our experiences and photos with friends and family using social media.  Check out our article on the best apps to load onto your phone for Japan for more information.

Renting a pocket wifi is a great option to have easy access to data during your trip to Japan – and the advantage over a prepaid sim card is that you do not need to install it into your phone – but you do need to carry the pocket wifi with you and recharge it every night.  The Ninja Wifi pocket wifi router can also be easily used by multiple people and devices.  And with unlimited data it is very easy to use apps like Whatsapp to make phone calls and send messages.

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You are also welcome to join our Japan Travel Planning Facebook Group and our new Japan Travel Planning Discord Server – they are great resources to enable you to ask questions about your upcoming trip to Japan!

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Disclaimer:  This article contains affiliate links.  If you book after clicking on one of these links then we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Note prices are correct as at October 2022, and are subject to change due to exchange rate variations and product pricing changes.  This article will be periodically updated.

Ninja Wifi Japan Review

We rented a Ninja Wifi router for our most recent trip to Japan (pre-COVID19), and it worked seamlessly for our whole trip. One week prior to our trip we visited the Ninja Wifi website, placed our order and promptly received our booking confirmation, so we were good to go.

The collection process was easy. After we arrived at Narita Airport, we found the Ninja Wifi counter and collected our pocket wifi package. The Ninja Wifi package includes the Ninja Wifi router, recharge cable, user manual in English and a small pouch. Our Ninja Wifi pocket wifi was fully charged and ready to be used. Getting started was as simple as turning on the Ninja Wifi router, and then logging into the wifi hotspot with our phones. We immediately had access to data, and we were ready to start our visit!

Ninja Wifi Collection Point at Narita Airport
Ninja Wifi Collection Point at Narita Airport

As travel bloggers we are high users of data, and this device easily handled two phones while we were on the go.  In the evenings we also used it for my laptop at our accommodation as it had better speed than our accommodation wifi, and we did not have to go through the hassle of logging in to the accommodation wifi each time we changed location. 

Ninja Wifi Pack - including Pocket Wifi, Charger, Instructions and Case
Ninja Wifi Pack – including Pocket Wifi, Charger, Instructions and Case

We travelled in both urban and rural areas, and in each location, our pocket wifi worked with no issues.

At the end of our Japan trip, we departed from Haneda Airport in Tokyo, and it was very easy to find the Ninja Wifi counter in the departure hall to return our pocket wifi before progressing through check-in.

As a result of this experience, we would definitely recommend that you rent a Ninja Wifi pocket wifi for your trip. You can place your order online for collection the following day – as they have airport counters. Ninja Wifi is a quicker option compared with other pocket wifi rental options for Japan which do not have airport counters – instead, they post to the airport post office for you to collect, which takes longer to arrange.

Ninja Wifi Router
Ninja Wifi Router

Ninja Wifi Pocket Wifi Rental for Japan

Ninja Wifi Pocket Wifi

The Ninja Wifi Pocket Wifi Rental option for Japan is a great pocket wifi option. It can be collected from major Japanese airports. Delivery is also available for a small additional fee.

Price: The per day rental price for a Ninja Wifi pocket wifi is $US 6.70 per day (before our 20% discount) as a flat daily rate regardless of rental period. With our discount, the daily rate is US $5.40. A 7 day rental would cost $US 47 (or US $38 with our 20% discount).
Pick-up and Drop-off: Collect from and return to major Japanese Airports (can be different airports for collection and return). Delivery is also available.
Amount of Data: Unlimited 4G Data, however excessive usage will result in a reduced connection speed.
Connected Devices: Up to 5 connected devices.
Battery Life: 9 hour battery life. A free backup battery is included.
Insurance: Not applicable.
Pre-order: At least one day prior.

How to Book Your Ninja Wifi Pocket Wifi for Japan

Start by clicking through to the Ninja Wifi website, you can quickly enter your planned dates on the left hand side of the home screen. You can also choose your collection and return options – note that you can have different collection and return points. Then click ‘Start Estimation’.

Ninja Wifi Pocket Wifi Rental Screenshot

Ninja Wifi Booking Page

On the main booking page, it shows your start and finish dates and locations (as entered previously), you can then select which pocket wifi option. Your choices are either unlimited data or 1GB per day plan. Note that unlimited data is subject to usage limits, so after around 3GB used per day, it is normal for your speed to be throttled until the following day. Choose your preferred option, and select the quantity needed.

Ninja Wifi Booking Page 1
Ninja Wifi Booking Page

Then see the ‘Choose the Insurance Option’ – box – click on this and it will show you the options. If you either lose or break your pocket wifi, you will have to pay additional fees. The maximum cost to replace your Ninja Wifi pocket wifi is 43,000 Yen (or $US 292). Note you should also check whether your travel insurance will provide coverage for this item.

Insurance options include 100% coverage for 330 yen/day, 80% coverage for 220 yen/day or 90% coverage combined with 100% medical insurance (value up to 10 million yen) for 770 yen/day for your Japan trip. Click on the ‘Insurance Comparison button’ for more details about each option. Choose if you wish to select any of these options, or the no insurance option.

Ninja Wifi Booking Page - Insurance Options
Ninja Wifi Booking Page – Insurance Options

Ninja Wifi also offers a range of optional add-ons which are detailed as follows:

  • ili Translation device (one way) for 550 yen/day (English, Chinese and Japanese language options)
  • ili Translation device (two way) for 825 yen/day
  • Pocketalk W two way translator with 74 languages for 880 yen/day
  • 2 port USB Car Charger for 110 yen/day
  • USB 4 port AC adaptor for 110 yen/day
  • International adapter plugs for 55 yen/day.

Choose any of these to add to your Ninja Wifi hire package.

Ninja Wifi Booking Optional Addons
Ninja Wifi Booking Optional Addons

Once you have made all of these selections, in the right hand column, you will see the summary of your order. If you have used our link to make your booking, note that you will see your 20% discount and free backup battery in this column. Once you are happy with your order click on the ‘Next’ button.

Ninja Wifi Booking Page - Order Summary
Ninja Wifi Booking Page – Order Summary

Ninja Wifi Customer Registration Page

In the next stage, you can either create your account (if you are a new customer) or log in (if you are a returning customer). Fill in your details and then click on the ‘Next’ button.

Ninja Wifi Booking Page - Customer Registration
Ninja Wifi Booking Page – Customer Registration

Ninja Wifi Payment Page

On the payment page, review your booking details, you also need to enter your arrival flight information and planned pickup time slot. Don’t worry if your flight is delayed, the only issue would be if the delay causes you to arrive after the Ninja Wifi counter closes.

Then enter your payment details, options include Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and Diners Club cards. Review the contract terms and conditions, click the check box to agree to the terms and conditions, and receive your contract details via email. Once all items have been entered, click on the ‘Complete Order’ button. You will quickly receive your order confirmation and be ready to depart!

Ninja Wifi – Payment Page

Ninja Wifi Collection and Return Options

Your Ninja Wifi can be delivered to airports, hotels and local addresses anywhere in Japan.  Note that you or a hotel receptionist must be present at the address to receive the delivery. For airport collection, when you make your booking you also notify them of your arrival flight number.

Return options include returning to a Ninja Wifi Counter at the airport, or alternatively you can choose a mail delivery service where you will receive a mail satchel that you can use to post your pocket wifi from any post box. All Japan airports have a post box that you can use prior to checking in for your flight.

Pick up from:

  • Narita Airport (Tokyo). T1 is open from 9am – 6pm, T2 is open from 10am – 9pm
  • Haneda Airport (Tokyo). There are two collection locations which overall are open from 6am – 10pm.
  • Chubu Airport (Nagoya). Open from 8am – 5pm
  • Kansai Airport (Osaka). Open from 8am – 9pm
  • Asahikawa Airport. Open from 8am – 8.20pm
  • New Chitose Airport (Sapporo). Open from 7.30am – 8pm
  • Fukuoka Airport. Open from 8am – 5pm
  • Komatsu Airport. Open from 7.20am – 7.30pm
  • Shinjuku Office (Tokyo). Open from 10am – 6pm weekdays

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Join the Japan Travel Planning Facebook Group and Discord Server

You are also welcome to join our Japan Travel Planning Facebook Group and our new Japan Travel Planning Discord Server – they are great resources to enable you to ask questions about your upcoming trip to Japan!

Japan Travel Planning Facebook Group

Disclaimer:  This article contains affiliate links.  If you book after clicking on one of these links then we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.