The easiest way to get SIM card at Tokyo Narita Airport 2019

SIM card vending machine
SIM card vending machine

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The first thing I wanna do after landing in Japan is getting a SIM card. I really need it as soon as possible to check trains schedule and text my family and friends. 📱😃

This post shows you a way to buy SIM card by using a vending machine at Tokyo Narita Airport.

You also can buy it at electronics shops (JP: “家電量販店”) where many types of SIM cards are available. Google Map

Available for
Passengers arrive at Tokyo Narita Airport Terminal 2
SIM card type
Data only SIM card, you cannot make phone call. (Call through the Internet is available such as FaceTime and Facebook Voice Call)
Data limit
Unlimited data (Max. 788Mbps up to 100MB/day, 200kbps from 100Mb)
Price
¥3,218 for 7 days, ¥3,780 for 14 days
Reference
Official site

Get SIM card

You can find a SIM card vending machine after going through the custom area. You will need your credit card to buy a SIM card.

Map of Tokyo Narita Airport Terminal 2 Arrival Area
Map of Tokyo Narita Airport Terminal 2 Arrival Area
SIM card vending machine
SIM card vending machine

Activate SIM card

After you purchase the SIM card, you will have to activate it by using the vending machine. Follow the instructions on display and activate your SIM card. Have your passport ready as you will need it during activation.

Configure your phone

After inserting the SIM card into your phone, you have to change settings shown as below regarding to mobile connection.

For iPhone users: Please read the next section as iOS does not allow you to change the settings below.

Setting Item Value
PDP Type IP connection
Access Point Name (APN) LTE devices: lte-d.ocn.ne.jp
For 3G devices: 3g-d-2.ocn.ne.jp
Authentication ID
(User Name)
mobileid@ocn
Password mobile
Authentication Protocol CHAP (Recommended) / PAP

For iPhone users

iPhone users have to install a custom profile to overwrite above setting in iOS. To install profile, you will need WiFi connection. Free WiFi is available around the vending machine.

Profile: http://s.ocn.jp/prf

📝Note: You have to uninstall the profile when you remove the SIM card.

Ready to go

Now your phone is connected to Japanese local network.

You have to get the settings change back to original settings when you remove the SIM card and replace it with the original SIM card from your home country.

Enjoy your trip! 😃

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