The AKARI space infrared telescope has performed near-infrared to mid-infrared (MIR) observations on the North Ecliptic Pole Wide (NEPW) field (5.4 deg2) for about 1 yr. AKARI took advantage of its continuous nine photometric bands, compared with NASA's Spitzer and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer(WISE) space telescopes, which had only four filters with a wide gap in the MIR. The AKARI NEPW field lacked deep and homogeneous optical data, limiting the use of nearly half of the IR sources for extragalactic studies, because of the absence of photometric redshift (photo-z). To remedy this, we have recently obtained deep optical imaging over the NEPW field with five bands (g, r, i, z and Y) of the Hyper Suprime-Camera (HSC) on the Subaru 8-m telescope. We optically identify AKARI-IR sources along with supplementary Spitzer and WISE data as well as pre-existing optical data. In this work, we derive new photo-z using a χ2 template-fitting method code, PHotometric Analysis for Redshift Estimate (Le Phare) and reliable photometry from 26 selected filters including HSC, AKARI, Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope, Maidanak, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Spitzer and WISE data. We take 2026 spectroscopic redshifts (spec-z) from all available spectroscopic surveys over the NEPW field to calibrate and assess the accuracy of the photo-z. At z < 1.5, we achieve a weighted photo-z dispersion of σΔz/(1+z) = 0.053 with η = 11.3 per cent catastrophic errors.