Good news for frequent travelers to Japan! NTT DOCOMO, the largest wireless communication service in Japan, has a point service known as “d POINT CLUB.” This service allows you to earn and use points for shopping in the city. Originally a service for Japanese citizens and long-term residents of Japan, the service has now been extended to people who live outside of Japan. Additionally, there are exclusive benefits for overseas members. In the article below, we will tell you about the 5 benefits for new international members. Don’t miss these benefits and earn up to 2,000-yen worth. 

Benefit #1 Upon membership registration, 300 points of d POINT by receiving a d POINT CARD

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Check it out! Just for registering for the card, you start off with 300 points (1 d POINT as 1 yen! So, you get 300 yen loaded on your card.) This card is free to apply for and has no entrance fee or annual membership fee. d POINT that have been earned can be used in participating d POINT Member Stores. This could be useful for when you are out sightseeing, shopping, or eating and you want to get just one more thing.

If you grab some fast food, you could get 3 hamburgers for free? You could add an extra order of fries or chicken nuggets to your meal. Out having a coffee. You could use  points and get a cake to enjoy as well.

All over Japan, there are shops and stores that participate in the d POINT program. As of May 2019, there were more than 42,000 stores. The standard rate is for every 100yen you use at a d POINT Member Stores, you earn 1 point (100 yen as 1d POINT.)

However, there are select stores where you must use 200 yen to earn a d POINT (200 yen as 1 d POINT.) Make sure you remember to use your card as stores like MatsumotoKiyoshi, TOKYU HANDS, Takashimaya, TOWER RECORDS, and animate.

※ d POINT accrual rate, time need for point accrual, and the number of point units per use will differ from companies, service and products. There are some shops, products and service that do not offer d POINT.

※Stores that display the d POINT logo are eligible.

Benefit #2 Free Wi-Fi(a 400-yen value) and extra 200 points for roaming users

When you register for the “docomo Wi-Fi for visitors” with NTT DOCOMO, you can receive one day free of charge. If you use the international roaming service through DOCOMO during your stay in Japan, you can receive an additional 200 d POINT on your card (the equivalent of 200 yen.)

Benefit #3   A discounted service for airport delivery (equivalent to about 750 yen!)

For people who wish to travel smartly through Japan, without the worry of navigating and maneuvering large luggage, airport delivery services are a great option. If you are in Japan, your luggage can be delivered anywhere in the country. In fact, there are shops that can offer shipping discounts.

For example, if JAL ABC requests a round-trip delivery from Haneda Airport to a hotel in the Kanto area, it costs 4,940 yen. By presenting your d POINT CARD, you will receive a 15% discount, which in this case would be 750 yen.

JAL ABC

  • Benefit: 15% discount on purchase
  • Locations: Narita International Airport Terminal 1, Narita International Airport Terminal 2, Haneda Airport (International Terminal), Kansai International Airport, Chubu International Airport

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  • Benefit: 15% discount on purchase
  • Locations: : Narita International Airport Terminal 1, Narita International Airport Terminal 2, Haneda Airport (International Terminal)

Benefit #4 Discounts up to 500 yen at LOTTE DUTY FREE SHOP

When shopping at the LOTTE DUTY FREE SHOP in Ginza (Tokyu Plaza Ginza 8, 9th floor,) if you present your d POINT CARD and passport, you will receive a coupon for 500 yen off your purchase.

Additionally, at the POiNCO Market, purchases made at designated DOCOMO shops can qualify for a 10% discount.

Benefit #5 Free DOCOMO original character item (PRICELESS!)

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NTT DOCOMO original character item, 「POiNCO BROTHERS」 are in many TV commercials and other ads in Japan. You can present your card at participating locations and choose one item for free.

You can choose from phone straps, 3 color ballpoint pen, picnic leisure sheets, or an A5 sized notebook all decorated with POiNCO branding. Everything is cute and attractive. If you like taking photos on your trip, may we suggest the phone strap? It is a stuffed toy that will look wonderful in your pictures. POiNCO will look great on social media.

Participating Locations listed below.

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  • Narita International Airport Terminal 1 (Departure Lobby)
  • Naria International Airport Terminal 2 (Departure Lobby)
  • Haneda Airport (International Terminal) (Departure Lobby)
  • Kansai International Airport Terminal 1 (Departure Lobby)
  • Chubu International Airport (Departure Lobby)

Above, we introduced 5 d POINT CARD Membership Benefits.

There is no entrance fee for the d POINT CARD, you can still receive the above listed benefits. There is no annual membership fee. You will need a d POINT CARD to earn and use d POINT. You must register the card online as soon as possible before your next trip to Japan. When you arrive in Japan, please don’t hesitate to visit one of the many d POINT CARD receiving locations.  

※Check here for details on services and benefits.
Membership benefits are subject to change.

Sponsored by NTT DOCOMO, INC.

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