Ōdate (大館市) is a city in Akita Prefecture, Japan, located in the northern part of the prefecture. It has a population of around 72,000 and is known for its rich history and cultural heritage. The city is famous for the Akita dog breed and hosts the Akita Dog Museum. Ōdate is surrounded by scenic nature, including the Odate-Noshiro National Park. The local economy is supported by agriculture, forestry, and manufacturing. The city also promotes tourism through its hot springs, local cuisine, and historical sites.

💻 Ōdate City Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Ōdate

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District Postal Code
Aizomesawanakatai 〒017-0806
Aobacho 〒017-0831
Akaishi 〒017-0854
Akadate 〒017-0816
Akadatecho 〒017-0814
Akihitodome 〒017-0011
Ashidako 〒017-0025
Azuma 〒017-0023
Ariura 〒017-0043
Ikenai 〒017-0836
Ikenaimichiue 〒017-0834
Ikenaimichishita 〒017-0832
Izumicho 〒017-0845
Itakoishizakai 〒017-0053
Itazawa 〒017-0853
Isshinin Minami 〒017-0825
Ipponsugi 〒017-0801
Idegawa 〒017-0857
Iwase 〒018-3501
Uramachi 〒017-0894
Uwamachi 〒017-0817
Etsuri 〒017-0837
Ogidamichishita 〒017-0805
Oshigenai 〒017-0024
Oshinai 〒018-5754
Otaomote 〒017-0041
Odate 〒017-0896
Obiraki 〒017-0851
Omachi 〒017-0841
Onaricho 〒017-0044
Kasuda 〒017-0004
Katamachi 〒017-0892
Katayama 〒017-0871
Katayamacho 〒017-0872
Kanezaka 〒017-0812
Kanezakaushiro 〒017-0813
Kamidaino 〒017-0031
Karasawa 〒017-0804
Karuizawa 〒018-5604
Kawaguchi 〒017-0878
Kannondo 〒017-0042
Kitashinmeicho 〒017-0866
Kuzuwara 〒018-5606
Keijo 〒017-0893
Koshakanaimichiue 〒017-0014
Koshakanaimichishita 〒017-0015
Kotatecho 〒017-0861
Kodatehana 〒017-0835
Kohakama 〒017-0852
Saiwaicho 〒017-0847
Sakuracho 〒017-0821
Sakuracho Minami 〒017-0822
Saruma 〒018-5605
Sannnomaru 〒017-0897
Shigenai 〒017-0022
Shitakawara 〒018-5756
Shimizu 〒017-0046
Shimizusekiai 〒017-0037
Shimodaino 〒017-0034
Shimotsuna 〒017-0033
Shakanai 〒017-0012
Junisho 〒018-5601
Joseicho 〒017-0865
Shirasawa 〒017-0002
Shinmachi 〒017-0844
Suimoncho 〒017-0887
Suimonmae 〒017-0888
Sugisawa 〒018-5755
Sumiyoshicho 〒017-0875
Zogahana 〒017-0833
Sotokawara 〒018-3503
Daino 〒017-0035
Tateshita 〒017-0886
Tatebana 〒017-0877
Teppoba 〒017-0882
Domeki 〒018-5602
Tokiwagicho 〒017-0846
Dobiyamashita 〒017-0884
Nakashinmeicho 〒017-0867
Nakajo 〒017-0891
Nakamachi 〒017-0843
Nakamichi 〒017-0045
Nakayama 〒017-0839
Nagakikawa Minami 〒017-0881
Nagakura 〒017-0895
Nagasaka 〒018-3504
Naganeyamashita 〒017-0802
Nagabashiri 〒017-0001
Nanamagaritai 〒017-0824
Niida 〒018-5751
Niizuna 〒017-0032
Nihonsugiushiro 〒017-0036
Numatatemichiue 〒017-0055
Numatatemichiminami 〒017-0056
Numadate 〒017-0057
Negeto 〒017-0862
Negetoshinmachi 〒017-0864
Negetocho 〒017-0863
Bakuromachi 〒017-0842
Hashigeta 〒017-0003
Hachiman 〒017-0811
Hachimansawatai 〒017-0823
Hanaokamachi 〒017-0005
Hayaguchi 〒018-3505
Higashidai 〒017-0803
Hitsuzaki 〒017-0855
Hinaimaeda 〒018-5753
Hinaimachi Ogita 〒018-5701
Hinaimachi Okuzo 〒018-5851
Hinaimachi Otsubozawa 〒018-5743
Hinaimachi Katagai 〒018-5745
Hinaimachi Sasadate 〒018-5731
Hinaimachi Shirasawamizusawa 〒018-5742
Hinaimachi Takko 〒018-5741
Hinaimachi Tokko 〒018-5721
Hinaimachi Nakano 〒018-5722
Hinaimachi Niidate 〒018-5712
Hinaimachi Misonai 〒018-5711
Hinaimachi Yagihashi 〒018-5744
Hinaimachi Yachinaka 〒018-5732
Futatsuyasakai 〒017-0026
Furukawamachi 〒017-0883
Hedaremachi 〒017-0815
Magata 〒018-5603
Matsuki 〒017-0052
Matsudate 〒017-0054
Matsumine 〒017-0051
Misaka 〒017-0873
Misonocho 〒017-0874
Minami Shinmeicho 〒017-0868
Mukaimachi 〒017-0828
Mochita 〒017-0876
Motomiya 〒018-5752
Yachimachi 〒017-0827
Yachimachi Ushiro 〒017-0826
Yamase 〒018-3506
Yamada 〒018-3502
Yamadate 〒017-0838
Yukisawa 〒017-0021
Yutakacho 〒017-0885

Start with the postal code, the prefecture, the city, the district, and then the number of the block and housing unit. Then end with the person’s name.
Here’s an example of how to write a Japanese address in English.
Ginza, Chuo-ku
Mr. Taro Tanaka

For more information on how to write a Japanese address, see this article.

To type the Japanese postal code, first type the character code '3012.' Then press ALT + X and Japan's postal code symbol will appear.

To obtain an address in Ōdate for receiving mail, sign up for a virtual address service like MailMate. MailMate provides you with a mailing address for receiving Japanese mail and packages. MailMate can also be used for company registration in Ōdate, along with mail handling for Japanese properties (e.g., akiya, Airbnb, minpaku, etc.)

There are two types of PO boxes available in Ōdate. The first type of PO box is provided by Ōdate Post and is only available for individuals with a daily volume of mail. The second type of PO box is provided by private services with no limits on daily mail volume. Learn more about how to open a PO box in Japan.

Japan Post offers Standard Mail for regular letters and small parcels, typically delivered in 2-3 days. Express Mail speeds this up to 1-2 days. Registered Mail adds tracking and insurance, requiring a signature on delivery. Yu-Pack handles larger parcels with tracking and insurance, delivered in 1-3 days. Letter Pack provides flat-rate options for documents and small items, with tracking available. EMS is for international express delivery, offering fast service to over 120 countries. Non-Standard Mail covers items exceeding standard size and weight limits. Private couriers like Yamato Transport's Takkyubin offer domestic and international parcel delivery with tracking. Sagawa Express provides similar services, including same-day delivery and refrigerated shipping. International couriers like DHL, FedEx, and UPS offer express delivery with tracking and insurance. Specialized services include Cool TA-Q-BIN for refrigerated items, Yu-Mail for books and CDs, and Smart Letter for small documents. These options cover varying needs for speed, cost, and security. For more information on international shipping options, check out this article.

To send mail or packages from Ōdate to your home country using Japan Post, costs vary based on the service type and parcel weight. For Airmail, rates range from ¥2,050 for a 1kg parcel to ¥64,850 for a 30kg parcel. Surface Mail is cheaper, starting at ¥1,800 for a 1kg parcel to ¥21,000 for a 30kg parcel, but it takes longer. Factors affecting costs include weight, distance, and chosen service. Discounted rates are available for bulk shipments. For detailed rates and more information, visit the article here.

For sending mail and packages from Ōdate via Japan Post, the weight limit is 30 kg for most services. The size restrictions include a maximum combined length and girth of 3 meters (300 cm). For smaller parcels, the combined length and girth should not exceed 2 meters (200 cm). Specific dimensions and weight limits may vary depending on the service chosen (Airmail, Surface Mail, etc.). For detailed information, refer to the article here.

To print an international parcel label for Japan Post, start by creating an account on Japan Post's International Mail My Page Service. Register both sender and recipient information, then select the desired shipping service, such as EMS or Airmail. Input the shipment details, including content description, shipping date, and parcel weight. After reviewing and confirming all entered information, use the provided printer icon to print the label. For more details, refer to this article.