How to call Japan from the USA & Canada:

011 - 81 - phone number

*Use also to TEXT Japanese numbers. **01181 and +81 often work interchangeably from cell phones.

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Calling Japan explained:

  • 011 - international access code; dial first when calling abroad from the US or Canada
  • 81 - Country Code for Japan
  • Phone Number (remove initial 0):
    • fixed - 9 digits, including area code
    • cell phones, VoIP and other non geographic lines - 10 digits
  • sample call from the United States or from Canada to a landline in Tokyo: 011 81 3 ???? ????

Cell phone numbers:

  • geographic area codes not needed to reach Japanese cell phones
  • dialing sequence for calls and text messages: 011 81 XX ???? ????
  • XX can be: 70, 80 or 90

Area codes:

Add to landline numbers only!
Akita 18 Kawasaki 44 Okazaki 564
Amagasaki 6 Kitakyushu 93 Osaka 6
Asahikawa 166 Kobe 78 Otsu 77
Chiba 43 Kochi 88 Sagamihara 42
Fujisawa 466 Kofu 55 Saitama 48
Fukuoka 92 Koriyama 24 Sakai 72
Fukuyama 84 Kumamoto 96 Sapporo 11
Funabashi 47 Koshigaya 48 Sendai 22
Gifu 58 Kurashiki 86 Shizuoka 54
Hachioji 42 Kyoto 75 Suita 6
Hamamatsu 53 Machida 42 Takamatsu 87
Higashiosaka 6 Maebashi 27 Takasaki 27
Himeji 79 Matsudo 47 Takatsuki 72
Hirakata 72 Matsuyama 89 Tokorozawa 4
Hiroshima 82 Miyazaki 985 Tokyo 3
Ichikawa 47 Nagano 26 Toyama 76
Ichinomiya 586 Nagasaki 95 Toyohashi 532
Iwaki 246 Nagoya 52 Toyonaka 6
Kagoshima 99 Naha 98 Toyota 565
Kanazawa 76 Nara 742 Utsunomiya 28
Kashiwa 4 Niigata 25 Wakayama 73
Kasugai 568 Nishinomiya 798 Yokkaichi 59
Kawagoe 49 Oita 97 Yokohama 45
Kawaguchi 48 Okayama 86 Yokosuka 46

Phone books:

  • Opendi - Japan Business Pages
  • iTownPages - business directory published by NTT Town Page Co., in Japanese