Osaka City 大阪市

The City of Osaka official website

A guide for living OSAKA

Useful Information when Entering Japan

How to make a phone call

1 Domestic Call

Area Code → Telephone Number
(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

You can choose an international carrier by means of ID numbers, which include 001 (KDDI), 0033 (NTT Communications), and 0061 (SoftBank).
For example, to call the number 123-4567 in New York City, U.S.A., using KDDI, you would dial as follows: 001 (ID number) - 010 - 1 (U.S.A.) - 212 (New York City area code) - 123 - 4567.

Dial 0051 for KDDI operator-assisted international calls.

NTT Communications




Softbank Telecom


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

iTOWNPAGE (Japanese Version)

5 Faxing

Facsimile service is available at major train stations or convenience stores within the city. (For sending only). Please make inquires directly to them.

Japan Post Website

Domestic Mail  (Japanese/English)
International Mail  (Japanese/English/ Chinese/ Korean/Spanish/ Portuguese)

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