IPVanish and VyprVPN are the two top VPN brands in the industry. But which one is better in Japan?
The result of the analysis below shows that both providers are equally good with their respective strengths and weaknesses in different departments.
IPVanish offers 1,600+ servers in 75+ countries, but VyperVPN offers 700+ servers in 70+ countries and it can also provide unlimited bandwidth, server switching, and speed.
Not to forget that you’ll get 3 simultaneous connections in Japan with the VyperVPN basic plan and 5 simultaneous connections with the VyperVPN premium plan.
In contrast, IPVanish offers 10 simultaneous connections on all of its premium subscriptions while also giving away unlimited bandwidth, server switching, and high-speed connections.
As such, it is hard to pick one winner.
This article presents a detailed comparison between IPVanish vs VyprVPN in Japan by evaluating the core features that these VPNs have to offer.
IPVanish vs VyprVPN In Japan: Head to Head
Here’s a brief summary of the head-to-head comparison for IPVanish vs VyprVPN in Japan:
|Logging Policy||No logs||No logs|
|Pricing||JPY 854/mo||JPY 658/mo|
|Speed||24.86 Mbps||16.27 Mbps|
|Server Network||1600+ servers
|Customer Support||Live chat||Live chat|
To find out about how other 60 other popular VPN providers compare, see this VPNRanks VPN Comparison Chart For Japanese Users
Result: VyprVPN is under the safer jurisdiction of Switzerland as compared to IPVanish (USA).
(Five Eyes – Unsafe)
The jurisdiction and background of a VPN service is directly linked to the level of privacy it can provide you. Many VPNs are based in countries with draconian internet laws. With them, your information is never secure.
IPVanish is located in the jurisdiction of US, which is unsafe from the privacy standpoint. The country is the core member of the Five Eyes alliance, a network of surveillance states.
Comparatively, VyprVPN is based in a friendly location for internet privacy, in Switzerland. Although Switzerland is not a direct member of the five, nine, or fourteen eyes, it is a cooperative member, which means the country is involved in domestic surveillance intelligence sharing with these countries in a limited way.
Ideally, both VPN providers aren’t grounded on strong footing as far as jurisdiction is concerned, but VyprVPN is still a better choice in Japan as its jurisdiction is more lenient on surveillance as compared to the USA.
2. Logging Policy: VyprVPN vs IPVanish In Japan
Result: VyprVPN has a more privacy-oriented logging policy in Japan
|No traffic logs, but overall policy is vague||No sensitive logs retained|
VyprVPN has a logging policy that is shows the provider to be a highly privacy focused brand. The company strictly avoids keeping any logs of your IP address, timestamps, DNS requests, or traffic. All of these are potentially personally identifiable information, which is why it is important that none of these are maintained as logs.
IPVanish has a vague logging policy, as it is unclear exactly what types of user related data are stored as logs by the company. The only thing they explicitly mention is that no traffic or user activity logs are kept. This can also be seen in the PIA VPN vs IPVanish in Japan comparison, where IPVanish claims to use website cookies to log user data like how users are interacting with their website, payment methods, and more. Therefore, despite claiming to store no user data, IPVanish still logs a lot of data.
As such, VyprVPN is better positioned in terms of logging policy in Japan.
3. Pricing Plans: IPVanish vs VyprVPN In Japan
Result: VyprVPN is cheaper and offers longer money-back guarantee (30 days) in Japan.
|1 month: JPY 1,316/mo||1 month: JPY 1,310/mo|
|3 month: JPY 1,183/mo||3 month: none|
|1 year: JPY 854/mo||1 year: JPY 658/mo|
|Get IPVanish||Get VyprVPN|
IPVanish and VyprVPN are both on the higher end of the spectrum when it comes to pricing. However, on a head-to-head comparison, VyprVPN is a little cheaper than IPVanish in Japan.
IPVanish offers a 1-month, 3-month, and 1-year plan. However, VyprVPN only offers an yearly and a monthly plan. In fact, VyprVPN divides subscriptions into two kinds of packages, a standard package (whose costing is listed above) and the premium package.
The premium subscription costs JPY 1,705/month on monthly plan and JPY 878/month yearly. It offers a few extra features including 5 simultaneous connections and obfuscation (Chameleon protocol) in Japan.
|Credit card||Credit card|
|Union Pay||Union Pay|
|American Express||American Express|
All VyprVPN packages offer 30-day refund policy while IPVanish only offers 7-day money back guarantee.
As such, VyprVPN wins this round once again.
4. Servers in Countries
Result: IPVanish has 700 more servers than VyprVPN
Extensive server coverage is one of the key aspects of any VPN service.
IPVanish offers 1,600+ servers in 75+ countries across the world. This provider is popular for having no restraints on speed, bandwidth, and server switching. It fully supports torrenting with 10 simultaneous connections in Japan.
VyprVPN has more than 700 servers in 70+ countries and further offers unlimited bandwidth, server switching, and speed. It allows up to 3 simultaneous connections with the basic package and up to 5 with the premium plan. Torrenting is usually supported, but the company does not allow any unlawful downloads in Japan.
5. Speed Result: IPVanish vs VyprVPN In Japan
Result: IPVanish is a much faster VPN service than VyprVPN in Japan
The speed of both VPN providers were tested on a 30 Mbps connection on four different servers i.e. US, UK, Germany, Australia.
|US: 24.63 Mbps||US: 15.68 Mbps|
|UK: 24.69 Mbps||UK: 16.92 Mbps|
|GER: 25.16 Mbps||GER: 15.96 Mbps|
|AUS: 24.96 Mbps||AUS: 14.44 Mbps|
|Avg. Download: 24.86 Mbps||Avg. Download: 15.75 Mbps|
IPVanish is much more consistent in speed across different server locations and recorded a high average of 24.86 Mbps. On the other hand, VyprVPN has a much slower average download speed 15.75 Mbps.
6. Performance and Reliability: IPVanish vs VyprVPN In Japan
Result: IPVanish has better performance in terms of connectivity and reliability in Japan
|Good connectivity and app design||Average connectivity and app design|
VyprVPN apps feature a basic app design and average connectivity. Thus, this round once again belongs to IPVanish. The VPN apps offered by both providers are quite reliable. IPVanish particularly has a very appealing app UI that offers good connectivity.
PVanish offers 1,600+ servers in 75+ countries worldwide. This provider offers no such limitations when it comes to speed, bandwidth, and server switching and it also allows P2P and up to 10 simultaneous connections in Japan.
On the other hand, the VyprVPN server network consists of 700+ servers in 70+ countries and further offers unlimited bandwidth, server switching, and speed. Its basic plan allows 3 simultaneous connections, while the premium plan offers up to 5 simultaneous connections in Japan. File-Sharing/P2P is supported, but the provider does not allow any illegal downloads.
7. Compatibility: IPVanish vs VyprVPN In Japan
Result: Both VPNs offer equally good compatibility
|Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS and Linux||Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS and Linux|
A VPN service in Japan must be compatible with a variety of platforms. After all, users deserve digital privacy regardless of the device they use.
Fortunately, IPVanish and VyprVPN have both made their services compatible with popular platforms.
8. Customer Support
Result: Both providers offer quality customer support
|Live chat, email, tutorials||Live chat, email, tutorials|
IPVanish assists customers through live chat, email support, FAQs and setup guides. VyprVPN also provides support via live chat, email, and tutorials.
Both providers are pretty responsive over live chat and possess the technical expertise to resolve your complaints and answer general queries instantly
9. Torrent and P2P Support: IPVanish vs VyprVPN In Japan
Result: Both providers discourage torrent downloading in Japan
IPVanish and VyprVPN are in the list of VPN providers that discourage torrents and have a policy against downloading copyrighted content in Japan.
As such, if you’re looking for a VPN suited for torrenting, you should stay away from both of VyprVPN and IPVanish. Instead, have a look at this article about VPNs that offer torrenting in Japan.
10. Netflix Support: IPVanish vs VyprVPN In Japan
Result: VyprVPN is more reliable for Netflix unblocking than IPVanish in Japan
VyprVPN is one of the few remaining VPNs that have their ability to work with Netflix intact. You can access all exclusive content in American Netflix using a VyprVPN US server in Japan.
IPVanish, on the other hand, only supports Netflix occasionally. Ever since Netflix started blocked VPNs, IPVanish has faced considerable difficulty in accessing Netflix in Japan.
Therefore, if streaming shows on Netflix is the primary reason you want a VPN for, then VyprVPN is more reliable for the purpose than IPVanish.
11. Security Features: IPVanish vs VyprVPN In Japan
Result: IPVanish offers more security features in Japan
|OpenVPN, PPTP, SSTP, IKEv2, L2TP/IPSec||OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP/IPSec|
|Obfuscated servers (scramble)||Chameleon|
|10 simultaneous connections||3-5 simultaneous connections|
IPVanish supports OpenVPN with AES 256 bit encryption in Japan, which is an effective combination for digital security. The service also offers more protocol options.
VyprVPN offers similar options with the addition of chameleon protocol, which is basically the company’s proprietary VPN obfuscation technology designed to work in those regions where VPN traffic is restricted. IPVanish, VyprVPN and ExpressVPN are some of the best premium VPNs in the industry that offer obfuscation technology for bypassing firewalls and restrictions in Japan.
The support of 10 simultaneous connections and a split-tunneling feature make IPVanish stands out against VyprVPN in this round.
IPVanish vs VyprVPN In Japan is a Tie
While comparing IPVanish vs VyprVPN in Japan, I tried hard to determine a clear winner. However, with so many similarities, it was hard to pick the better VPN service.
IPVanish and VyprVPN both provide similar performance and have somewhat comparable features in Japan.
There is slight variation in prices and server coverage of the services. Regardless, these variations are not significant enough to declare one service better than the other in Japan.
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