Introducing a SIM card for when you travel to see the changing autumn leaves far from the city!

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Soon it will be the season in Japan for enjoying the changing autumn leaves. The changing of the autumn leaves begins in cold regions such as Hokkaido, and then gradually moves south. The best time to see colorful leaves is October for such areas as the Tohoku region, the northern Kanto region and the Japan Sea side of the country. Recommended autumn leaves viewing spots that are relatively easy to get to from Tokyo and can be enjoyed in October include Nikko City, Tochigi prefecture's Iroha-zaka Slope (the best time in a typical year is between mid-October and late October); Mount Akagi in Maebashi City, Gunma prefecture (mid-October); and the Nasu Plateau in Nasu-gun, Tochigi prefecture (early October to mid-October).

▼Iroha-zaka Slope: Enjoy the autumn leaves from your car as they spread out at the base of the mountain.

Address:Hosomachi, Nikko City, Tochigi

▼Mount Akagi: The autumn leaves surround a lake.

Address:Akagisan, Fujimimachi, Maebashi City, Gunma

▼Nasu Plateau: There is a gondola lift suspended between the mountainside and the summit, and the view from the gondolas is particularly spectacular.

Address:Nasu Kogen, Nasumachi, Tochigi

Autumn leaves viewing spots are often far from the city and hard to reach, requiring train transfers and bus rides. It's convenient to look up maps and transportation information while heading for such places. What you'll need in such times is a smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.

We recommend the low-cost YAMADA SIM card especially designed for price-sensitive travelers who want Internet access throughout their stay in Japan. This card is offered by major electronic retailer "Yamada Denki". Fast data connectivity is available simply by inserting this exclusive SIM card into compatible devices. (Customers are advised that even though Internet accessible areas are available through Japan's largest communication providers, coverage in tourist spots are subject to the network ranges available).

There are different types of plans based on the duration of their usage, with the 7-day plan (1,800 yen before tax), 15-day plan (2,800 yen before tax) and the 30-day plan (3,500 yen before tax). For each plan, high-speed data is available at a maximum speed of 150Mbps, up to 200MB per day (*).

* If the amount of high-speed data used in a single day exceeds 200MB, the data speed will be restricted to 200Kbps until 23:59 of that day. This restriction will be released on the following day.

These SIM cards can be purchased at the LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro and Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building as well as in YAMADA Denki stores nationwide.

【YAMADA Denki LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro】

Address:1-5-7 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo(JR Ikebukuro Station, across from East exit)

【YAMADA Denki Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building】

Address:1-41-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (JR Ikebukuro Station, immediate left from East exit)

Enjoy little-known locations more with an Internet connection!