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How to call to Japan

How to call to Japan

To call Japan from the USA/Canada: dial 011 + 81 + phone number

Area codes of Japan

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

Dialing procedure

Given below is the procedure and dialing codes for making international calls to Japan mobile or land line. While calling to Japan from abroad, the dialing procedure is same whether you are calling from Land phone or cell phone.

The international dialing codes and dialing format to call Japan is :

Landline: IDD + 81 (Country Code) + Area Code + Recipient's Number

Cellular: IDD + 81 (Country Code) + 10 Digits Cellular Number

IDD or International Direct Dial code is the exit code and is different for different countries

The International Subscriber Dialing Code (ISD Code) of Japan is 81. ISD code is also know as country calling code.

Japan ISD Code / Country Code - 81

Calling Japan From Abroad

Use the example below to know the rule for dialing a number in Japan and make international calls to Japan.

To Make International Calls to Japan Dial

Exit code + 81 + Area code + Telephone Number

Japan - Emergency Numbers

  • 110 - Police
  • 119 - Ambulance,Fire
  • 118 - Emergency at sea

Exit code or access code of a country is the code which is necessary to make international calls from that country. Find the access code of the country from which you are dialing before calling Japan. Use the Search box given below to find the area code of various cities and places in Japan.

There are 563 area codes in Japan. Japan area codes usually have 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 digits. While calling Japan from abroad, you need to dial the ISD code followed by the area code and finally the phone number. Given below is a list of area codes for calling Japan's major cities/regions.

Numbering technology

For example, to call Japan (Bibai- Hokkaido) land line from United States, the number format is: 011 + 81 + 1266 ***** where 011 is the Exit code for United States, 81 is the ISD code for Japan, 1266 is the area code for Bibai- Hokkaido and ????? is the 5 digits TEL # of the recipient.

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