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How to Call Japan from the U.S.

If you need to be calling Japan more often than you are, don’t get slowed down by calling cards or annoying cell plans.

Just take a look at our “How To Call Japan” instructional below.

To call Japan from the U.S., just follow these simple dialing directions:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 81, the country code for Japan.
  • Then dial the area code (1–5 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (4–7 digits).

International calls to Japanese mobiles are dialed just like any other international call. So to call a Japanese mobile phone from the U.S., dial 011 + 52 + 1 + area code + number.

Need more help with how to call Japan?

Here is a list of some major city area codes and city calling codes:

JAPAN AREA CODES
Asahikawa 166
Chiba 43
Fukuoka 92
Funabashi 47
Gifu 58
Hachioji 42
Hamamatsu 53
Hateruma 9808
Himeji 79
Hiroshima 82
Ichikawa City 47
Kagoshima 99
Kanazawa 76
Kawaguchi 48
Kawasaki 44
Kita-Kyushu 93
Kobe 78
Kurashiki 86
Kyoto 75
Matsudo 47
Matsuyama 89
Nagasaki 95
Nagoya 52
Niigata 25
Oita 97
Okayama 89
Osaka 6
Sakai 72
Sapporo 11
Sendai 22
Shimizu 543
Shizuoka 54
Tokyo 3
Toyonaka 6
Urawa 48
Utsunomiya 28
Wakayama 73
Yokohama 45
Yokosuka 46

Need more help calling Japan?

Remember, to call Japan on a fixed line costs less than to call a cell, so by checking the number prefix first, you can find out what kind of number you’re calling before you spend too much.

Looking for a better way to call Japan from USA?

Get Vonage World®! There are no confusing calling cards or plans that will stop you from calling Japan whenever you want! It’s cost is low and the service is highly reliable. Plus it comes with unlimited¹ calling to Japan, so you can reach the Empire of the Rising Sun anytime you like.

For Your Family in Japan:

Vonage World could be your next gift to your friends and family in Funabashi! Here’s how it works: You sign up for a Vonage World account, then ship the Vonage Box™² to any family member or friend with whom you want to talk to more. After that, they can make unlimited calls to landlines and mobiles from Japan to the U.S. because they’ll have the exact same U.S. area code as you. Now you can reach him on a U.S number, rather than paying international rates, and so can anyone else in the States.

Are there any international calling apps I can try?

Visit Vonage Mobile for iPhone® & Android™ calling apps to make international calls.

¹Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

²You sign up for an additional account and remain responsible for all charges and activity on each account, as well as shipping for the adapter and for compliance with the laws of the country outside of the U.S. where the Vonage adapter may be used. Vonage customer support is in English and Spanish only. Vonage 911 service does not operate outside the U.S.