Surprise, we’re prepared to be online everywhere! Being online when you are sightseeing can be a real benefit in Tokyo and also in the other parts of Japan. One of the biggest advantages from being always online is that you can use the following website and/or app hypermedia.com with english information regarding the train tables and possible routes.
Besides that in Japan real street names and signs are very uncommon and you would probably need to use maps more as during other citytrips and with our smartphones we have better possibilities in finding our way to restaurant, tourist attractions and more…
So what did we do for this trip? I’ve selected a local mobile data service rental company, it’s called Global Advanced Communications. At first I wanted to use our own MiFi (Portable Hotspot) but since the price and the speed when renting a local MiFi is much better I went for that solution this time.
We’ve rented the Pocket WiFi with 75 Mbps, which is extremely fast, if we are really able to reach that download speed it would be 3 times faster as at home over DSL, I can’t wait to run the first Speedtest with the device. It will be delivered to our hotel for free and we can drop it in a mailbox on the airport when we go back home again.