Useful Information when Entering Japan
How to make a phone call
1 Domestic Call
(For domestic calls in Japan, area codes must be preceded by a ZERO.)
For local calls, there is no need to dial an area code before the telephone number.
2 International Call
Dial as follows to place an international call.
Access Code→010→Country Code→Area Code→Telephone Number
Choose one access code from one of the following telephone companies offering international calls: 001(KDDI Corporation), 0033(NTT Communications), 0041(SOFT BANK Telecom).
For example, if you wish to call to 123-4567 in New York City, U.S.A., dial
001(Access code) - 010 - 1(Country code of U.S.A.) -
212(Area code of New York City) - 123 - 4567(Telephone number)
Dial 0051 for KDDI operator-assisted international calls.
3 Cellular Phones
To sign up for a cellular phone contract you will need an identity verification document (Residence Card, etc) and evidence of your current address. For more details, please refer to each cellular phone company.
4 Telephone Directories
Facsimile service is available at major train stations or convenience stores within the city. (For sending only). Please make inquires directly to them.