5 Japanese Hikari Internet (optical lines) recommended for foreigners!
There are many Hikari Internet (optical line) providers in Japan, so foreigners who are not good at Japanese may have trouble deciding which one to choose. In this article, we will introduce 5 Hikari Internet sites in Japan that are recommended for foreigners.
Difference between line carrier and provider (ISP)
When researching Hikari Internet in Japan, there are two types of companies: "line carriers" and "providers." To use Hikari Internet in Japan, you need to know the difference between these two.
What is a line carrier?
A line carrier is a company that provides internet lines such as fiber optic lines. Please note that they only provide the line and do not provide connection services. Japan's main line carriers include NTT, au, and Softbank.
What is a provider (ISP)?
A provider is a company that connects us to the Internet using a network operator's Internet line. It is said that there are several hundred providers in Japan, and each one has different service content such as fees and communication speeds.
In Japan, it is necessary to contract with both the line carrier and the provider.
In Japan, you cannot connect to the Internet even if you contract with only one carrier, so you need to contract with both providers. However, in most cases, contracts between line carriers and providers are made as a set, so there are few cases where you have to go to the trouble of applying to two companies separately.
5 Recommended Hikari Internet Providers for Foreigners
Here, we will introduce five Hikari Internet providers that are recommended for foreigners.
I introduced GTN mobile in detail earlier, butProviders that provide Hikari Internet exclusively for foreignersis. If you want to choose a place that provides ample support for foreigners, this is the best choice.
Click here to contact GTN mobile! https://gtn-mobile.com/hikari/
SAKURA MOBILE is a provider of internet services for foreigners in Japan. In addition to Wi-Fi and SIM, we also provide Hikari Internet. Although the monthly fee is 7,128 yen including tax, it is a bit expensive, but it is popular among foreigners who value support for foreigners.
Click here to contact SAKURA MOBILE! https://www.sakuramobile.jp/home-internet/
au Hikari is Hikari Internet provided by au, a major Japanese mobile phone company. Among the major providers, au Hikari can be said to have the best support for foreigners. When you subscribe to Hikari Internet, you can also use fiber-optic telephones and multi-channel television.
Click here to contact au Hikari! https://www.au.com/english/internet/auhikari/
Asahi Net is a provider for foreigners that provides Hikari Internet using NTT lines. The appeal of FLET'S Hikari is that the contract is easier to understand and the rates are cheaper. You can also subscribe to Hikari TV as an option, so it is recommended for those who like TV.
Click here to contact Asahi Net! https://asahi-net.jp/en/
Assist Solutions is a Japanese Hikari Internet provider with extensive English support. We provide NTT's Hikari Internet in a package that is easy to understand even for foreigners.
Click here to contact Assist Solutions! https://www.asolutions.co.jp/#1
Hikari internet provider list
We will introduce a list of popular plans and prices for Japan's Hikari Internet, which we introduced this time.
|provider||Popular plans||communication speed||Monthly fee||Initial cost|
|GTN mobile||home internet||Up to 1Gbps||Inquiry required||Please inquire (Administrative fee is 3,850 yen including tax)|
|SAKURA MOBILE||SAKURA FIBER INTERNET||Up to 1Gbps||7,128 yen including tax||Inquiry required|
|au hikari||Zutto giga benefit plan||detached house:|
(Depends on plan)
|Starting from 6,160 yen including tax|
(Zutto Giga Benefit Plan)
|New registration fee: 3,300 yen including tax|
Construction costs: 41,250 yen including tax (discount system available)
|Asahi Net||Asahinet light||Up to 1Gbps||5,698 yen including tax (single-family house)||Administrative fee: 880 yen|
Initial construction cost: 19,800 yen (cashback available)
|Assist Solutions||1Gbps FTTH home type||Up to 1Gbps||Starting from 6,000 yen including tax||Installation cost: 21,600 yen|
Some Japanese Hikari Internet providers also offer foreign language support. If you are a foreigner who is not good at Japanese, choose a provider that has extensive foreign language support, such as GTN mobile.