Nikaho (にかほ市) is a city in Akita Prefecture, Japan, known for its scenic beauty and historical significance. It is located at the southwestern corner of Akita, bordered by the Sea of Japan and Yamagata Prefecture. The city includes part of Chōkai Quasi-National Park and offers various attractions such as the Naso Falls, Kujūkushima islands, and Kanman-ji Temple. Nikaho is also notable for Mount Chōkai, an inactive volcano popular with hikers and skiers. The city's economy is primarily based on commercial fishing, agriculture, and light manufacturing, including a significant presence of the electronics firm TDK.

💻 Nikaho City Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Nikaho

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District Postal Code
Konoura 〒018-0311
Serida 〒018-0404
Iseiji 〒018-0431
Innai 〒018-0411
Otake 〒018-0322
Oguni 〒018-0412
Kamagatai 〒018-0421
Kisakatamachi 1 Chome Shiokoshi 〒018-0126
Kisakatamachi 2 Chome Shiokoshi 〒018-0118
Kisakatamachi 3 Chome Shiokoshi 〒018-0119
Kisakatamachi 4 Chome Shiokoshi 〒018-0116
Kisakatamachi 5 Chome Shiokoshi 〒018-0106
Kisakatamachi Araigama 〒018-0135
Kisakatamachi Arayashita 〒018-0107
Kisakatamachi Arayajima 〒018-0105
Kisakatamachi Ienoushiro 〒018-0112
Kisakatamachi Irikonoma 〒018-0108
Kisakatamachi Ushiroda 〒018-0115
Kisakatamachi Osagawa 〒018-0136
Kisakatamachi Oshiokoshi 〒018-0121
Kisakatamachi Osugo 〒018-0142
Kisakatamachi Omori 〒018-0162
Kisakatamachi Oyachi 〒018-0131
Kisakatamachi Okinota 〒018-0114
Tazukami 〒018-0414
Kisakatamachi Kabayachi 〒018-0146
Kisakatamachi Kamikitsunemori 〒018-0103
Kisakatamachi Kamikosaka 〒018-0184
Kisakatamachi Kamiyachi 〒018-0149
Kisakatamachi Karasujima 〒018-0188
Kisakatamachi Kawafukuro 〒018-0141
Kisakatamachi Kanmuriishishita 〒018-0109
Kisakatamachi Kisakatajima 〒018-0122
Kisakatamachi Kitsunemori 〒018-0104
Kisakamachiki Doguchi 〒018-0102
Kisakatamachi Genzogata 〒018-0145
Kisakatamachi Kogarasujima 〒018-0187
Kisakatamachi Kosainokami 〒018-0172
Kisakatamachi Kosaka 〒018-0183
Kisakatamachi Kosagawa 〒018-0143
Kisakatamachi Kodaki 〒018-0153
Kisakatamachi Kotowaki 〒018-0158
Kisakatamachi Sainokami 〒018-0129
Kisakatamachi Sakanoshita 〒018-0175
Kisakatamachi Shimohamayama 〒018-0148
Kisakatamachi Shirayamado 〒018-0181
Kisakatamachi Seki 〒018-0133
Kisakatamachi Daihango 〒018-0161
Kisakatamachi Daimonzaki 〒018-0156
Kisakatamachi Takada 〒018-0166
Kisakatamachi Takahanashi 〒018-0157
Kisakatamachi Tateishi 〒018-0147
Kisakatamachi Tanukimori 〒018-0165
Kisakatamachi Tanokami 〒018-0167
Kisakatamachi Tarojima 〒018-0128
Kisakatamachi Tsuzukijima 〒018-0171
Kisakatamachi Torinoumi 〒018-0132
Kisakatamachi Nagaoka 〒018-0163
Kisakatamachi Nakabashimachi 〒018-0127
Kisakatamachi Nakayachi 〒018-0144
Kisakatamachi Nikaiyachi 〒018-0154
Kisakatamachi Nishinakanosawa 〒018-0134
Kisakatamachi Ninomaru 〒018-0125
Kisakatamachi Nyudojima 〒018-0124
Kisakatamachi Noinjima 〒018-0186
Kisakatamachi Hamanota 〒018-0113
Kisakatamachi Hamahata 〒018-0117
Kisakatamachi Hamayama 〒018-0101
Kisakatamachi Hayashinoshita 〒018-0174
Kisakatamachi Fudosawa 〒018-0182
Kisakatamachi Budojima 〒018-0111
Kisakatamachi Bentenjima 〒018-0155
Kisakatamachi Hongo 〒018-0152
Kisakatamachi Maruyama 〒018-0164
Kisakatamachi Myokenshita 〒018-0123
Kisakatamachi Yashikida 〒018-0185
Kisakatamachi Yokooka 〒018-0151
Kisakatamachi Yokoyama 〒018-0176
Kisakatamachi Yosumiike 〒018-0173
Kurokawa 〒018-0302
Terada 〒018-0434
Toshi 〒018-0422
Tobi 〒018-0301
Nakasanchi 〒018-0435
Hata 〒018-0433
Baba 〒018-0413
Himeno 〒018-0436
Hirasawa 〒018-0402
Maekawa 〒018-0321
Mizusawa 〒018-0432
Mitsumori 〒018-0403
Ryozenji 〒018-0401

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 Nikaho 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 Nikaho, along with mail handling for Japanese properties (e.g., akiya, Airbnb, minpaku, etc.)

There are two types of PO boxes available in Nikaho. The first type of PO box is provided by Nikaho 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 Nikaho 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 Nikaho 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.