Japan Travel SIM Card | 5GB | Data-Only | 8 Days

Japan Travel SIM Card | 5GB | Data-Only | 8 Days

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Details Japan Prepaid Travel SIM What it comes with 5GB Data 4G LTE speed No daily limit 8 days (Updated from 7) For use in Japan Hotspot/Tethering enabled Awesome Coverage on...
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Japan Prepaid Travel SIM

What it comes with

  • 5GB Data
  • 4G LTE speed
  • No daily limit
  • 8 days (Updated from 7)
  • For use in Japan
  • Hotspot/Tethering enabled
  • Awesome Coverage on the SoftBank Network
  • Plug-n-Play activation, No ID registration needed
  • Fits all phones (SIM Size: Nano, Micro and Standard)
  • Can be held inactive until 31/03/2020


Connect conveniently. Imagine not having to worry about finding a local SIM, waiting in line and registering your ID. This SIM is built to connect you quickly with plug-n-play features. You will be able to connect easily, contact friends and family and book an Uber as soon as you touch down.

Fast connection. You will be directly connected to the 4G SoftBank network that covers all of Japan. You will be able to navigate easily with google maps, upload pictures to your friends and family on social media and communicate seamlessly with data calls and messages.

Be smart with your money. Don't stress about unexpected roaming bills or making the wrong purchase when you land. Get EXACTLY what you pay for with a prepaid travel SIM. Because you are connected like a local, you pay like a local. Saving you money so you can spend it on what truly matters, your travel experience! And food…

Your purchase comes with our service :) We will be with you every step of the way. You can reach out to us anytime on Facebook or Whatsapp for assistance. Any issues, just leave the hassle with us.

We have a 100% Money Back Guarantee on all SIM Cards. You won’t have to fear wasting money, we won’t take a dollar from you unless you get connected.

With communication comes security. We are an SSL secured website which means all your personal and financial information is protected. We also follow best practices for your data management and GDPR compliances.

We are 100% Australian owned and operated. You are investing your money with an Australian small business which means Aussie dollars and Aussie support!


Domestic Shipping by Australia Post


FREE Standard shipping on all orders
FREE Express shipping on orders over $100

We ship to offices and P.O boxes, however, it is recommended to ship to a residential letterbox as orders are sent in a thin letter.

Dispatch Times: 

All orders are dispatched same day from our warehouse if ordered before 3PM.

If you miss the 3PM cutoff your order will be dispatched the following business day.

Shipping is calculated in business days (Monday-Friday).

Shipping Method NSW VIC  QLD SA TAS WA
Standard Tracked - Free 4 4 5 5 7 7
Express Tracked - $7.99 1-2 1-2 1-2 2 2 2


If you are afraid you will not receive your order in time, you can contact us on messenger and confirm with us if we can deliver on time. 

International Shipping by Australia Post

FREE International Shipping over $100

Shipping Method USA UK  NZ Other
International Airmail - $7 10 10 7 15

Please note that there is no tracking included. If you would like tracking and/or quicker service please message us on Facebook for alternatives.

How do I activate?


Step 1. Land in Japan

Step 2. Insert SIM card

Step 3. Turn on ‘Data Roaming’ in your mobile/network settings.

Step 4. Restart your device

You should connect within 5 minutes. If it does not connect simply follow our additional steps in 'What if I need help?'


What if I need help?


These SIMs have a high success rate with connecting immediately. However, there is always the possibility of technical issues.

If you land and you are having issues getting connected to the internet. You can follow these steps.

Step 1. Ensure you have followed all activation steps and restarted your mobile device. It can sometimes take up to 2 hours to activate on rare occasions.

Step 2. Check your devices internet settings


  • Android -> Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Mobile Networks -> Access Point Names
  • Create APN -> Name = 3gnet -> APN = 3gnet
  • Ensure  data roaming (all networks) is turned on


  • iPhone -> Settings -> Mobile Data -> Mobile Data Options -> Mobile Data Network
  • Under column Mobile Data & Personal Hotspot = 3gnet
  • Ensure data roaming is turned on


Step 3. Restart your device again, sometimes you may need to do this a few times for the SIM to pick up the network.

Step 4. If none of the above works it's time to reach out to SimsDirect for help.

Message us on Facebook Messenger (recommended) with the following information:

  • Your phone model (ie. iPhone 8, Samsung s9)
  • A photo of the back of the SIM numbers on the back of the SIM cutout
  • A screenshot of your ‘mobile/network settings’
  • Details about your issue

* You can also email us at hello@simsdirect.com.au

* We may be asleep in Australia, we are active on Messenger from 7 AM - 9 PM AEST. 


How do I make international calls?


This SIM does not come with international calls as it is data only.

We highly recommend using data applications as a smart alternative. This may be confusing at first but is definitely the most cost-effective way to travel connected as you are avoiding expensive international call rates.

If you are wanting to call internationally:

We recommend using Skype or Viber Out. You can purchase credit and use it to make international calls to any number in the world at very affordable rates that are much cheaper than international call rates. $10 will get you roughly 250 minutes worth of international calls. 

It's just like using your mobile but it uses internet data to make the call. Very handy! Works for landlines and mobile numbers.

If you are wanting to call and message mobile numbers internationally for free.

We recommend using any of the following free apps.


Facebook Messenger

Google Hangouts



All of these apps are handy to use while traveling. However, you will need to have your friends and family saved as contacts. It is good to add contacts on these apps before you fly.


How do I check my balance?


Simply dial *118*#50 

You can also keep track with your mobile device in your network settings.


Go to your settings> Data Usage, this will show the overall data used at the top of your screen.

To check data usage for a certain period, tap “Data Usage Cycle” and select the period from the day you started using the SIM to the current day.

Tap “Ok” The changes will then be displayed.


Go to your settings > Mobile Data (Some iOS devices may say “Cellular Data Instead”)

You will be able to see how much data you’ve used overseas under the ‘Current period roaming’



How do I top-up and recharge?


This SIM is pre-loaded and does not come with any way to recharge or top-up.

If you think you will need more than 5GB (or extended duration) then you can reach out to us and ask for a 'Double Pack' discount for your order to purchase multiple SIM cards for your trip.


How do I find my mobile number?


You can find your mobile number when the SIM is inserted by going to your contacts and looking up the top of your contacts for ‘My Number’.


Is 5GB enough data for me?


You can use the chart below to get an idea of how much usage you should expect to get on average.

Usage Type

Data per hour

What you get (5GB)

Web Browsing

50 mb/h

100 hours

Google Maps

5 mb/h

1000 hours


10 mb/h

500 hours

Data Messaging

10 mb/h

500 hours

Data Calls

100 mb/h

50 hours


100 mb/h

50 hours


100 mb/h

50 hours


150 mb/h

33 hours


150 mb/h

33 hours


300 mb/h

16 hours

Mobile Games

10 mb/h

500 hours


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Debbie T.
  • Age 50+
  • Convenience TerriblePoorOKUsefulHelped out a lot!
  • Value for money Wasn%27t worth my moneyPoorOKGoodGreat value for money!
  • Reason for travelling: Leisure
  • What's your device model? (Eg. iPhone 7+) Note8

Ease of use, economical

Really easy to use as what was described, just slot it in, change the APN and starts up instantly. If you have any problems at all, just contact Aidan or anyone of his team. They are very helpful and get back to you almost instantly. Very convenient as I could start browsing instantly upon arrival. No need to go looking for collection points.

Debbie T. verified customer review of Japan 5GB Data Travel SIM Card
Duy N.

Japanese 5GB Sim

The sim was fantastic. The speed was awesome and even though the sim was only meant to last for 7 days it's actually lasted for longer. Aidan from Sims Direct is also very easy to talk to and quick to respond. Would highly recommend the sim to anyone traveling to Japan.

Duy N. verified customer review of Japan 5GB Data Travel SIM Card

Hey Duy! The SIM was update to 8 days from 7, so that's why you got that extra coverage! :D Glad we could help out my man. Reach out if you need help with anything else :) -Aidan

Albert L.

First time user of SimsDirect!

Happy and it was easy to activate. Sim arrived quickly in the mail. I was able to easily activate it by putting it into my phone when i landed in Japan. Within a few minutes i had internet. I would definitely order from SimsDirect for my next trip! Thanks!

Albert L. verified customer review of Japan 5GB Data Travel SIM Card

Hey Albert! Thanks for the review my man! Glad we could help out. Glad to have you on-board as a customer! Reach out if you need help with anything else :) -Aidan

Susan M.

Must have in Japan

The Japan sim was so simple - we just put it in our phone & it was active and ready to use. It was great to have access to Google Maps to help us navigate around tokyo which otherwise would have been difficult.. We were able to share photos and keep in touch with our daughters using Whats App messaging. With the generous data allowance we were able to use the data on our phone just as we would at home. We cant recommend Aiden & the team highly enough & will be ordering sims through Sims Direct for all of our future trips. Next stop USA where we will try out Sims Direct US sim.

Susan M. verified customer review of Japan 5GB Data Travel SIM Card

Hey Susan! Thanks for the awesome review, glad you found it a seamless process! Awesome pic of the dog haha :) -Aidan

Diana P.
  • Age 21 - 29
  • Convenience TerriblePoorOKUsefulHelped out a lot!
  • Value for money Wasn%27t worth my moneyPoorOKGoodGreat value for money!
  • Reason for travelling: Holiday
  • What's your device model? (Eg. iPhone 7+) Iphone7

Perfect Travel Mate

So easy to set up. Just pop in and go! Forget about carrying around portable wifi dongles. I used it mainly for mapping and searching up restaurants and some social media, so the 5GBs was plenty for 8 days. Highly recommend!