Follow the dialing format while calling Japan from the United States
Below is the dialing procedure to call Japan from the United States. You will find information on how to make an international call
from the U.S. to an Japan landline number or mobile number.
To call Japan from the United States
Land Phone Number Dial: 011 - 81 - Area Code+Local #
Mobile Number Dial: 011 - 81 - 10-Digit Mobile #
Local time comparison
(Japan - Tokyo)
Tuesday at 02:00:00 am
(USA - New York)
Monday at 12:00:00 pm
Japan is 14 hours ahead of the US East Coast.
Exit Code - This is the code you need to dial OUT from a country. Also known as IDD (International Direct Dialing) code or ISD (International Subscriber Dialing) code.
Country Code - Each country or region is assigned thier individual country code. You will need this code to dial IN to a country. There is a total of 249 codes worldwide. View all Country Codes
Area Codes - Area codes define a specific part of a country. This can be a whole city or a general region. Some countries are not big enough to have multiple area codes, so you would simply dial the country code and the direct dial number.
Local Number - This number is the local direct line to a home, business or cellphone.
How To Dial a Japan Local Number from the United States
Dial 011 - 81 - Area Code - xxx-xxx
Example #: Dial 011-81-3-5555-5555
How To Dial a Japan Toll Free Number from United States
Dial 011 - 81 - Area Code - xxx-xxxx
Example #: Dial 011-81-001-555-5555
How To Dial a Japan Mobile Number from United States
The nation of Japan currently has one of the most advanced communication networks in the world. According to the Japanese government’s Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry that in 2008 about 75 million people used mobile phones to access the Internet.
Area codes – There are 1-5 digit area codes in Japan and 4-7 digit carrier numbers. Local phone numbers are 9 or 10 digit numbers and cellphones are a 10-digit number. Dial the area code of the city in Japan you are calling after dialing ISD Code (81). International calls to Japanese mobile phones are dialed just like any other international call. To call a Japanese mobile phone from the U.S., dial 011 + 52 + 1 + area code + number.