Get Prepaid SIM Card at Narita Airport - Vending machines available for 24 hours

*2018/4/27

prepaid sim card vending machine at Narita Airport

Stores at Narita airport offering prepaid SIM cards/pocket WiFi routers are closed early in the morning and late at night.
There are only a few shops offering them outside of the airport.

If you arrive at such time, one of your choices would be purchasing a prepaid SIM card through a vending machine.
Recently, prepaid SIM cards can be purchased through several vending machines at Narita airport, which are available for 24 hours a day.

Notes on Purchasing A Prepaid SIM Card Through Vending Machines

Several vending machines accept cash only.
Prepaid SIM cards might be sold out due to a sudden increase of the demand.
Prices might be a bit expensive (exclusive prices at airports).
They will not issue any refund even after you found that your phone is not compatible with the SIM card.

Prices sold at vending machines are lower than that of shops at the airport.
However, if you want more chaper one, you are better off to go to electronics retail stores such as Yodobashi Camera or Bic Camera outside of the airport.
They sell data only prepaid SIM cards offered by various vendors.


We recommend you to pre-order a pocket WiFi router or a data SIM card through online stores before you actually coming to Japan.
Most of rental service providers can send the data SIM card you pre-ordered to any places in Japan.
Plus, their prices are very reasonable as they can cut operating costs.
Furthermore, several of them can give you a full refund after you found that your phone is not compatible with the SIM card.

Narita Airport Terminal 1 Prepaid SIM Card Vending Machine

Narita Airport Terminal 1 Floor Map

1F International Arrival Floor

ProviderDaysDataPrice
U mobile7220MB/Day¥2500
15220MB/Day¥2500
NTT commnucation7100MB/Day¥3726
14100MB/Day¥5346

B1 Central Bulding Railway Floor

ProviderDaysDataPrice
Telecom Square72GB¥3800
So-net7215MB/Day¥2500
302.4GB¥4500


Narita Airport Terminal 2 Prepaid SIM Card Vending Machine

Narita Airport Terminal 2 Floor Map

1F International Arrival Floor

ProviderDaysDataPrice
U mobile7220MB/Day¥2500
15220MB/Day¥2500
NTT commnucation7100MB/Day¥3726
14100MB/Day¥5346
Telecom Square72GB¥3800
So-net7215MB/Day¥2500
302.4GB¥4500


Narita Airport Terminal 3 Prepaid SIM Card Vending Machine

Narita Airport Terminal 3 Floor Map

2F Arrival Floor

ProviderDaysDataPrice
U mobile7220MB/Day¥2500
15220MB/Day¥2500
So-net7215MB/Day¥2500
302.4GB¥4500

Narita Airport Prepaid SIM Card Vending machine Information

https://www.narita-airport.jp/en/service/svc_19

Will Your Mobile Phone Properly Work in Japan?

Prepaid SIM cards sold through vending machines at airports are very useful for international travellers.
However, before inserting a SIM card to your device, you are better off checking the compatibility between your device and frequency bands in Japan.
If you find that your's is not compatible with the bands or if you have a slightest concern on it, you are better off renting a pocket WiFi router.

Network Specifications

To be connected with the internet in Japan, 3G or 4G enabled devices are required.

4G (FDD-LTE):Frequency
Band 1 (2100 Mhz) : Most Area
Band 19 (800 Mhz) : Rural Areas, Mountains, Lakes
Band 21 (1500 Mhz) : All Cities (incl. Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya)
Band 3 (1700 Mhz) : Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya


3G (W-CDMA / UMTS / HSDPA / HSUPA) :Frequency
Band 1 (2100 Mhz) : Most Area
Band 9 (1700 GHz/1800GHz) : Tokyo,Osaka,Nagoya
Band 19 (800 Mhz) : Rural Areas, Mountains, Lakes




Voice Call Prepaid SIM

Japanese laws are very strict on SIM cards with voice call and basically require residency status.

Prepaid SIM Card Vending Machines