How To Send A Fax To Japan

To send a fax to Japan use the following fax number format +81 - area code - local number. In the fax number format, the country code for Japan is 81, and the Japan area code is 1 to 5 digits. Local numbers are 4 to 8 digits in Japan. Area code plus local number in total should be 9 digits. Adding the 2 digit international calling code or country code of 81 brings the fax number to 11 digits in total.

Exit codes such as 011 from the United States and 00 from the United Kingdom are not entered when using an online fax service. If you are trying to send a fax to Japan using a mobile phone, traditional phone or fax line, or a VOIP phone service, you may need to dial the 011 or 00 exit code. Reference the how to dial an international phone number section of your carrier's documentation if you can't connect to a fax number in Japan.

Send A Fax To Japan

  • Japan fax number format: +81 - area code - local number.
  • Japan country code: 81.
  • Japan area code: 1 to 5 digits.
  • Japan local number: 4 to 8 digits.
  • Area code + local number total 9 digits

No Response/Busy? Try to resend the fax during normal Japan business hours. Fax machine errors such as busy, no answer, or not all pages sent may indicate a jammed, out of paper, or out of ink fax machine. If the employees are out of the office, they will not know the fax machine is jammed, out of paper, or out of ink. Virtual fax machines may also be set to do not answer during Japan non-business hours, for example.

Japan Area Codes

Asahikawa166Kawaguchi48Osaka6
Chiba43Kawasaki44Sakai72
Fukuoka92Kita-Kyushu93Sapporo11
Funabashi47Kobe78Sendai22
Gifu58Kurashiki86Shimizu543
Hachioji42Kyoto75Shizuoka54
Hamamatsu53Matsudo47Tokyo3
Hateruma9808Matsuyama89Toyonaka6
Himeji79Nagasaki95Urawa48
Hiroshima82Nagoya52Utsunomiya28
Ichikawa City47Niigata25Wakayama73
Kagoshima99Oita97Yokohama45
Kanazawa76Okayama86Yokosuka46

When you send a fax to Japan or any international fax number, we recommend that you edit out any unnecessary dark lines and gray patches. Avoid fancy fax cover pages, keep them simple and straight to the point. Use any photo editing program to clean up or lighten the background of scanned receipts, credit cards, and photos, for example. A page full of useless gray or black patches can add many minutes to your transmission time and cause a fax transmission error. The price to send a fax to Japan will be less expensive if you are paying by the minute, and, your fax will have a better chance of completing without an error.

Send Fax To Japan Neighbors

China Hong Kong Macao North Korea Philippines Russia South Korea Taiwan

Learn how to send a fax across the globe using the Fax Asia online fax service.

Last updated: September 24, 2017

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