Create a Japanese iTunes Account
Open Itunes or the Apple Music app, if you are logged in you will need to sign-out to engage a new account creation process.
Go all the way down to the footer of the app, where you will see a flag. If you are on the Apple music app, click on the Itunes Store tab before scrolling. Click now on the flag.
Select Japan by clicking on it.
You are now set up with the Japanese Itunes Store, now it’s time to create your Japanese ID. Click on the top menu bar “Account” tab, it will open a popup window.
From this dialog box click on “Create New Apple ID“. It will load a new page where you will be required to enter your details to create your ID.
Fill out your details in order to create your Japanese Apple ID, make sure the email address that you input has been associated earlier with an Itunes account. Make sure the country/region is set on “Japan“. Click on the Continue button.
On the next page, you will be required to enter a few personal pieces of information. The phonetic name doesn’t matter for your account creation if you don’t know how to write your name in Japanese Katakana feel free to copy and paste the one below:
Fill your Infos and click on the continue button.
From this page, you will set your payment method and billing information. From here select “None” as the payment method. For the billing address simply search for a random Japanese address, or use this one below:
- ZIP: 1550031
- Prefecture: Tokyo
- City: Setagaya
- Street: Kitazawa, 3 Chome−27−4
- Building: Tachigi
On this page, you’ll be asked to enter a phone number in order to verify it. It doesn’t have to be a Japanese number, it is needed that you enter a phone number you have access to.
Enter your current phone number and start the verification process.
When your phone is verified, Apple will send you a code on your email address. Enter this code to finalize your account creation.
Wait for a few minutes.
Congratulations you are now owning a Japanese Itunes account. Since you don’t have a Japanese credit card linked, you will need to buy and redeem gift cards to make a purchase.