What Can You Do with a Virtual Phone Number in Japan?

Make Unlimited Calls from Anywhere on a Web or Phone App

With a virtual number from Japan, you have the power stay reachable at all times from anywhere in the world. By accessing an easy-to-use app on your phone or laptop, you can make and receive unlimited calls with your Japanese phone number. No matter whether you are settled abroad, travel often or work remotely, you can always enjoy your virtual presence in Japan.

 Unlimited calls with a Japanese number

Take Advantage of 50+ Powerful Business Phone System Features

When you get a Japanese number from Ringover, you get more than just a phone number. You also benefit from powerful calling tools that allow you and your sales and support teams to improve performance, automate tasks, and interact better with your customers and prospects. Businesses that enhance their calling experience generate more sales and improve customer loyalty.

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How to Activate Your Virtual Phone Number in Japan?



Sign up with Ringover in a few clicks



Select which +81 phone number you want



Start calling and receiving calls instantly online or from a phone app

Set Your Business Up In The Land Of Shinto With A +81 Phone Number

The Japanese economy is best described as a highly developed free-market economy. It is the second biggest developed economy in the world and ranked third in terms of nominal GDP. In 2020, this was valued at $4.9 trillion. The Japanese economy is dominated by the service sector with household consumption being the largest contributor to the country’s GDP.

Japan also enjoys a healthy import-export relationship with many countries around the world. The automobile manufacturing industry is one of the key sectors in the Japanese economy. Other industries it is noted for include high-tech precision goods, robotics and optical instruments.

So, if you want to build a presence in south-east Asia, you should get a +81 phone number. You can do this even before you set up an office. It’s easy to get a local number from Ringover. Once it’s activated, you can use it to boost the pick-up rate for your next cold calling campaign, make your advertisements more effective, and get listed in local directories.

A local number opens up communication channels and makes it easier for you to reach out to your target audience and for them to contact you.

 Japanese Business phone number

Select your +81 Country Code Number in Japan

Stay close to your clients, vendors, and prospects by choosing a local or national landline number in Japan. By strategically selecting your Japanese phone number, you can display your presence in a specific geographic area. The first few digits of your Japanese number identify what region the phone number is based out of.

Phone numbers available in Japan:

  • Tokyo: 3
  • Yokohama: 45
  • Osaka: 66
  • Sapporo: 11
  • Hiroshima: 82
  • Kyoto: 75
  • Kobe: 78
  • Nagoya: 52
  • Fukuoka: 92
  • Toll Free Numbers: 1800

Japan Phone Number Pricing

Get a Japanese Virtual Phone Number


The all-in-one business phone system as from £16 per month / user

  • Unlimited calling within Europe, US, Asia
  • Web and Mobile App - top HD quality
  • Video and Audio conferencing
  • Personalised greetings and IVR
  • Call recording


Advanced features to power your support and sales team as from £32 per month / user

All the SMART features plus:

  • Live call monitoring
  • Advanced ACD & IVR routings
  • CRM integrations
  • Outbound dialler

Establish a Local Presence in Japan

Get Local Roots in Japan

Your telephone number is an important backbone of your local identity just like a physical address. By activating a Japanese number, it’s easier to get rooted into the local cities where you choose your number. Whether it be Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, or Yokohama, you can show your regional customers and prospects that you are reachable.

Enhance your Customer Relationships in Japan

Do you have customers in Japan? Or do you plan to get them? Use a dedicated business phone number in notable cities like Tokyo or Yokohama to improve your interaction with your local customers. With a local number, your customers will feel more comfortable calling you and taking your calls. It’s one more way to enhance your customer relationship.

Set the Hours that You’re Reachable

We know you might be working from a different time zone. That’s why you can set the days and times that you allow your correspondents to reach you. Easily set your hours according to the time zone that you’re in or the time zone you are making calls to.

Impress your Customers with a Well-Established Company Greeting

Get your calls started off on the right foot. Show your professionalism to your callers using an official greeting. With a voice menu, let them direct themselves to the person or service they need, with pleasant music during the transfer period. Incoming calls will automatically be assigned to team members according to the caller’s selected preferences.

Maximise the Results of your Local Marketing Campaigns

If you are doing local advertising in Japan, you can add your virtual number to your publicities to effectively measure the ROI of your campaigns. Call statistics available for each number allow you to track how your callers heard about you and identify your best performing campaigns.

Increase your Pick-Up Rate with a Local Japanese Number

People are much more likely to answer calls from local phone numbers. When you offer your sales team local Japanese landline or mobile numbers, they will be able to get a hold of more people faster and increase sales. By allowing them to switch from one number to another, they can reach people with a 08145 number in Yokohama or a 0813 number in Tokyo, for example.

Access Powerful VoIP Features with your Japanese Business Phone Number


Multi Devices & Apps

Make and receive unlimited business calls with your +81 number from any device


Custom Greetings

Personalise your greetings with Ringover’s online studio



Categorise your calls correctly with automated greeting and distribution


Call Recording

Record all the business conversations from your +81 number


Call Forwarding

Forward incoming calls to any device from your virtual Japanese phone number


Video Conferencing

Forward incoming calls to any device from your virtual Japanese phone number


Live Call Monitoring

Listen in to your teams calls to improve training and performance


Power Dialler

Make more calls, faster from your +81 number with an easy auto-dialling system

Japan Phone Number FAQs


How do I get a phone number in Japan?

Getting a local Japanese number is simple with Ringover. Start by creating an account. Next browse through the available numbers and pick one for your company. Lastly, pick a plan that matches your budget. Within minutes, you can start making calls from a smartphone, laptop or desktop.


How much does it cost to call Japan?

Making and receiving calls with a local number from Ringover is budget-friendly. Our plans start from $21 per month for unlimited calls and a number of additional calling features. Check out our monthly plans here to find one that matches your budget and start your free trial.


How do I dial a Japanese phone number?

To call a Japanese phone number from an international number, you must start by dialling the +81 country code. This is followed by a 10-digit number including the area code. Phone numbers are typically written as +81 xxxxx xxxxx.


How do I know where a Japanese phone number is coming from?

Japanese phone numbers are preceded by the area code. Sparsely populated regions have longer area codes as compared to densely populated regions. Codes also ascend from north to south. For example, Sappora has an area code 11 while calls originating from Tokyo begin with the area code 3. Thus, looking at the first few digits of a phone number can give you an idea of where the call is originating from.


What international calling code is used in Japan?

Japan uses a +81 country calling code.


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