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JAPAN CALLING GUIDE

Calling to Japan

Making Calls while in Japan

Making Calls while in Japan



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General Tips for Calling to Japan from Abroad

STEP 1: Dial the international access code.

STEP 2: Dial Japan’s country code, 81.

STEP 3: Dial the 1-5-digit area code.

STEP 4: Dial the 4-8-digit local subscriber number.

Dial 00 for an international operator if are still unable to connect.

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Instructions for Calling to Cities within Japan

For all international calls to Japan cities, begin by dialing the international access code (011 in the U.S.). Follow with the country code, area code, and local subscriber number. e.g. For a call to Kyoto from New York, dial 011-81-75-xxx-xxxx. If you are calling long-distance within Japan, be sure to dial a 0 before the area code. e.g. For a call to Osaka from Kobe dial 06-xxxx-xxxx.. For local calls, you only need to dial the 4-8-digit local number.
Here is a list of major area codes:

CityCity Code 
Asahikawa 166 
Chiba 43 
Fukuoka 92 
Funabashi 474 
Gifu 582 
Hachioji 426 
Hamamatsu 534 
Hateruma9808 
Himeji 791, 792 
Hiroshima 82 
Ichikawa 473 
Kagoshima 992 
Kanazawa 76 
Kawaguchi 482 
Kawasaki 224,244,44 
Kita-Kyushu93 
Kobe 78 
Kurashiki 864 
Kyoyo75 
Matsudo 473 
Matsuyama 899 
Nagasaki 958 
Nagoya 52 
Niigata 25 
Oita 975 
Okayama 862 
Osaka 6 
Sakai 722 
Sapporo 11 
Sendai 22 
Shimizu 543 
Tokyo 3 
Toyonaka 6 
Urawa 488 
Utsunomiya 286 
Wakayama 734 
Yokohama 45 
Yokosuka 468 

Instructions for Calling to Cell Phones in Japan

Cellular phones in Japan use cellular prefixes in place of area codes. These prefixes are 2-digits long. Cellular subscriber numbers are a total of 10 digits long (the subscriber number is 8 digits). e.g. For a domestic to a cell phone, dial a preliminary 0, followed by the cellular code and subscriber number: 0-90-xxxx-xxxx. For international calls to a cellular phone in Japan, dial the cellular prefix after the country code: 011-81-90-xxxx-xxxx. You do not need to dial a 0 before the cellular prefix for international calls.

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