Travellers arriving at Tokyo’s Narita Airport can now get a free SIM card upon arrival along with a new app service that provides assistance with communication, transportation and recommendations during their visit.
Developed in collaboration with Wamazing Inc, the similarly named app is touted as being the first of its kind aimed at foreign visitors. The Wamazing app includes a call taxi function, allowing users to call one of the 12,000 taxis that operate in Tokyo, along with functions to book and pay for activities and trips, such as day trips to nearby ski resorts.
The app service began last week, while the free SIM cards began being offered on Wednesday. The SIM cards offer up to 500MB of data or usage for five days, and additional data or time can be purchased through the app.
There are pickup locations in each of Narita’s three terminals. In Terminal 1, collection points are located adjacent to the meeting points on the first floor of the North and South Wings. In Terminal 2, they can be collected next to the Chiba Bank currency exchange window in Zone A on the first floor, while in Terminal 3 the collection point is next to the second-floor information counter.
Currently, the app is available for visitors from Taiwan and Hong Kong using Traditional Chinese, with English, Simplified Chinese and Korean set to be introduced in the future. It can be downloaded from app stores and bookings can be arranged before travelling.