Semboku (δ»™εŒ—εΈ‚)Β is a city in Akita Prefecture, Japan, known for its historical and natural attractions. It is home to the well-preserved samurai district of Kakunodate, often called the "Little Kyoto of Tohoku," and the beautiful Lake Tazawa, Japan's deepest lake. The city also features the scenic Dakigaeri Gorge and several hot springs resorts. Semboku is celebrated for its seasonal beauty, from cherry blossoms in spring to vibrant autumn foliage. It offers a mix of cultural heritage and natural beauty, making it a popular destination for tourists.

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Districts and Postal Codes in Semboku

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District Postal Code
Kakunodatemachi Iwase γ€’014-0373
Kakunodatemachi Iwaseshitano γ€’014-0375
Kakunodatemachi Iwasemachi γ€’014-0316
Kakunodatemachi Uwano γ€’014-0374
Kakunodatemachi Uramachi γ€’014-0336
Kakunodatemachi Onakajima γ€’014-0364
Kakunodatemachi Ofuro γ€’014-0371
Kakunodatemachi Ogata γ€’014-0347
Kakunodatemachi Okachimachi γ€’014-0332
Kakunodatemachi Omotemachi Kamicho γ€’014-0334
Kakunodatemachi Omotemachi Shimocho γ€’014-0331
Kakunodatemachi Katsuraku γ€’014-0367
Kakunodatemachi Kanayamashita γ€’014-0362
Kakunodatemachi Kamishinmachi γ€’014-0327
Kakunodatemachi Kamisugazawa γ€’014-0369
Kakunodatemachi Kawara γ€’014-0346
Kakunodatemachi Kawaramachi γ€’014-0333
Kakunodatemachi Kawaramachiushiro γ€’014-0358
Kakunodatemachi Kitano γ€’014-0359
Kakunodatemachi Kumoshikari γ€’014-0341
Kakunodatemachi Kodate γ€’014-0372
Kakunodatemachi Kobitomachi γ€’014-0324
Kakunodatemachi Shitagawara γ€’014-0363
Kakunodatemachi Shimoiwasemachi γ€’014-0313
Kakunodatemachi Shimoshinmachi γ€’014-0315
Kakunodatemachi Shimosugazawa γ€’014-0366
Kakunodatemachi Shimonakamachi γ€’014-0317
Kakunodatemachi Shimonobu γ€’014-0343
Kakunodatemachi Shiraiwa γ€’014-0302
Kakunodatemachi Sugazawa γ€’014-0365
Kakunodatemachi Sonoda γ€’014-0303
Kakunodatemachi Takewaramachi γ€’014-0328
Kakunodatemachi Tamachikamicho γ€’014-0311
Kakunodatemachi Tamachishimocho γ€’014-0312
Kakunodatemachi Tonoyama γ€’014-0352
Kakunodatemachi Tonoyamakanyuuchi γ€’014-0355
Kakunodatemachi Torikizawa γ€’014-0361
Kakunodatemachi Nakasugazawa γ€’014-0368
Kakunodatemachi Nakamachi γ€’014-0318
Kakunodatemachi Nanokamachi γ€’014-0322
Kakunodatemachi Nishikatsurakumachi γ€’014-0321
Kakunodatemachi Nishikitano γ€’014-0379
Kakunodatemachi Nishishitano γ€’014-0376
Kakunodatemachi Nishisugazawa γ€’014-0353
Kakunodatemachi Nishita γ€’014-0377
Kakunodatemachi Nishinagano γ€’014-0344
Kakunodatemachi Nishinokawara γ€’014-0378
Kakunodatemachi Hachiwari γ€’014-0342
Kakunodatemachi Hanaba γ€’014-0356
Kakunodatemachi Hanabashita γ€’014-0357
Kakunodatemachi Higashikatsurakucho γ€’014-0325
Kakunodatemachi Hirokunai γ€’014-0301
Kakunodatemachi Furushiro γ€’014-0337
Kakunodatemachi Furushiroyama γ€’014-0351
Kakunodatemachi Hosogoemachi γ€’014-0335
Kakunodatemachi Mizunomesawa γ€’014-0354
Kakunodatemachi Yamanemachi γ€’014-0326
Kakunodatemachi Yamayakawasaki γ€’014-0345
Kakunodatemachi Yokomachi γ€’014-0323
Tazawako Umezawa γ€’014-1112
Tazawako Okazaki γ€’014-1111
Tazawako Obonai γ€’014-1201
Tazawako Kakunodate Higashimaego γ€’014-1116
Tazawako Kata γ€’014-1203
Tazawako Komatsu γ€’014-1115
Tazawako Sashimaki γ€’014-1202
Tazawako Jindai γ€’014-1114
Tazawako Sotsuda γ€’014-1113
Tazawako Tazawa γ€’014-1204
Tazawako Tamagawa γ€’014-1205
Nishikicho Kadoya γ€’014-0515
Nishikicho Kamiarai γ€’014-0512
Nishikicho Kamihinokinai γ€’014-0601
Nishikicho Kobuchino γ€’014-0513
Nishikicho Koyamada γ€’014-0516
Nishikicho Saimyoji γ€’014-0511
Nishikicho Nishiarai γ€’014-0514
Nishikicho Hinokinai γ€’014-0602

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

There are two types of PO boxes available in Semboku. The first type of PO box is provided by Semboku 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 Semboku to your home country using Japan Post, costs vary based on the service type and parcel weight. For Airmail, rates range from Β₯2,050 for a 1kg parcel to Β₯64,850 for a 30kg parcel. Surface Mail is cheaper, starting at Β₯1,800 for a 1kg parcel to Β₯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 Semboku 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.