Traveling to Japan with Your iPhone 11, XS or XR


Japan has experienced an increase of more than 20 million travelers over the last five years (UNWTO), marking the largest ever recorded increase for the country. Though international tourism is growing around the world, Japan is the only country that can boast a 250% increase!

There are so many stunning and unique places to visit in Japan. We’ve listed 7 of top picks below. While you’re visiting the sights and enjoying Japan’s haute cuisine, you’ll want to take lots of photos to share with family and friends – but how do you stay connected in Japan without going broke?


iPhone 11, XS, XR – Super Affordable eSIM Option

If you have one of the new dual SIM iPhones, you’re in luck! GigSky recently announced a super affordable data-only plan for Japan. Did you know you can use apps like Skype, FaceTime and Facebook messenger to make phone calls over a data-only plan? You can use GigSky via eSIM on your iPhone 11 series, iPhone XS, XS Max or XR, and keep your regular phone plan on the primary line. Be sure to choose the individual country plans and then select Japan to get the best pricing. Go to the top of page and select “Country Plans”, then select Japan. eSIM data plans are also available for your cellular iPad!

GigSky’s plans are “pay as you need” — no contracts, no additional taxes or fees. You know upfront exactly how much you are spending. Pricing for the Japan data-only plan is great, plus if you add the promo code listed below, you get an additional $5.00 off purchase of your first plan:

Data Cost Duration


New customers, for a limited time, get $5.00 off your first GigSky data plan for Japan: Enter code GKY123 in the referral code field when you sign-up. Existing customers get $5.00 off until 3/19/2020, enter TRAVEL20 in promo code field at check out.

New iPhone customers: Download the app here: (no app required for iPad) Must-Visit Destinations

Japan has so much to offer, but where should you start? Seven is the luckiest number in Japan, so with that in mind, here are seven of our favorite destinations across the country:

  1. Nachi Falls: Located in Nachikatsuura, Nachi Falls stands more than 100 meters tall. The falls form part of the UNESCO World Heritage protected pilgrimage route within the Kii Mountain Range.