12. Local time and business hours
The time in Japan is GMT + 9.Business hours are:
- Offices: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Banks: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Stores: Stores are open 6 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Most large stores are open on Saturdays and Sundays.
The country code of Japan is 81 and the city code of Kyoto is 75. Public phones which accept phone cards are readily available in Kyoto. Phone cards can be purchased in kiosks or vending machines. To make overseas calls, look for grey phones. Phones take local currency and phone cards. Violet phones accept credit cards while green phones are for domestic calls only.