Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo (Photo: CandyRetriever /

Holafly: The Best eSIM for Your Trip to Japan

Spend more time exploring, and less time worrying

Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo (Photo: CandyRetriever /
Veronica Carnevale   - 5 min read

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Japan is a country full of wonders. Across its diverse landscapes, you can enjoy scenic nature—from mountains to sea; a variety of mouthwatering cuisine; traditional cultures; preserved shrines, temples, and historical structures; energetic city life; and so much more. With everything Japan has to offer, the last thing you want to worry about is internet access. Fortunately, Holafly is the perfect option to take that burden off your shoulders—allowing you to fully focus on enjoying your trip of a lifetime.

So, what is Holafly?

Photo: Holafly

Established in 2018 by two fellow explorers who experienced their own internet frustrations while traveling, Holafly is a company that offers prepaid, international eSIMs to travelers. Its mission is “to enable all travelers to enjoy Internet connectivity wherever they are.”

Holafly provides hassle-free eSIM experiences with 24/7 support. Also, with its eyes to the future, the company is committed to sustainable business practices and aims to become a carbon neutral company by 2028—reflected in its prioritization of eSIMs over physical SIMs (waste reduction). Given its dedication to both its customers and the planet, Holafly provides peace of mind on a variety of levels.

Holafly’s eSIM

Holafly’s Japan eSIM
Holafly’s Japan eSIM (Photo: Holafly)

An eSIM is a digital SIM that allows users to activate a cellular plan without the use of a physical SIM card. Holafly provides eSIMs for over 178 destinations, including your stop, Japan.

Holafly’s Japan eSIM is your perfect travel partner and starts at an affordable $19.00 (USD). Listed below are the eSIM’s features and benefits:

  • Unlimited cellular data connection (4G / LTE through the KDDI network)
  • Instant activation via email
  • Easy set-up
  • You keep your WhatsApp number
  • You keep your personal SIM simultaneously with Holafly’s eSIM
  • No need to worry about finding Wi-Fi
  • 24/7 customer service in English
  • Five, seven, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60, and 90-day plans

Things to know before you purchase Holafly’s eSIM

Phone compatibility quiz
Phone compatibility quiz (Photo: Holafly)

Before you rush to purchase this impressive eSIM, there are a few details you should review. First of all, this product is an eSIM (emphasis on the “e”), meaning that your phone must be compatible with eSIM technology. You can check your phone’s compatibility by visiting Holafly’s Japan eSIM page and clicking the “Compatibility” tab. Here, you can take a short quiz to find out if your phone is compatible or not.

Also, please note that the eSIM only includes data. You will not receive a Japanese phone number and thus, cannot make phone calls or send SMS messages. However, you can still use WhatsApp (or similar VoIP apps) to make calls and message your friends and family. Lastly, be aware that Holafly’s eSIM does not allow you to share data or enable hotspots for other devices.

Next Steps?

You have planned your itinerary, booked your accommodations, and scoped out plenty of delicious eateries for your journey to Japan. Now, it is time for your Holafly eSIM. If you are interested in this product, please visit Holafly’s Japan eSIM page to learn more about it.

See our detailed guide on how to purchase and set-up Holafly’s eSIM.

Happy traveling, and happy web browsing!

Veronica Carnevale

Veronica Carnevale @veronica.carnevale

Fulfilling my traveler's soul!