Motosu (ζœ¬ε·£εΈ‚)Β is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, created on February 1, 2004, through the merger of the towns of Motosu, Itonuki, Neo, and Shinsei from Motosu District. The city covers an area of 374.57 square kilometers and had a population of around 34,453 as of 2018. Motosu is known for its natural beauty, including the Neo River, which is famous for the sweetfish (ayu) found there. The city's symbols include the persimmon tree and the usuzumi cherry blossom, which blooms in unique colors throughout its life cycle. Motosu focuses on balancing traditional cultural heritage with modern development, promoting community well-being and sustainable living practices. The city also emphasizes its rich history and scenic attractions, contributing to its appeal as a place of cultural and natural significance.

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Districts and Postal Codes in Motosu

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District Postal Code
Haruchika γ€’501-0404
Hinata γ€’501-1231
Asagi γ€’501-0475
Arisato γ€’501-0415
Ishigami γ€’501-0410
Ishihara γ€’501-0405
Kairo γ€’501-0476
Kazuya γ€’501-0414
Kamitakaya γ€’501-0411
Kaminoho γ€’501-0401
Kamimakuwa γ€’501-0461
Karumi γ€’501-0465
Kitano γ€’501-0403
Kinbara γ€’501-1232
Gunbu γ€’501-0402
Koumi γ€’501-1235
Kogaki γ€’501-0463
Kokuryo γ€’501-0474
Kochibora γ€’501-1234
Sawara γ€’501-1236
Shime γ€’501-0418
Shimofukujima γ€’501-0472
Shimomakuwa γ€’501-0466
Jushijo γ€’501-0464
Zuihara γ€’501-0416
Soinakajima γ€’501-1205
Soukei γ€’501-0462
Toyama γ€’501-1233
Nagaya γ€’501-0412
Nukui γ€’501-0473
Neoitasho γ€’501-1524
Neoichiba γ€’501-1521
Neoimamura γ€’501-1525
Neoutsushi γ€’501-1527
Neooi γ€’501-1535
Neookawara γ€’501-1507
Neookudani γ€’501-1514
Neoojika γ€’501-1518
Neoosso γ€’501-1532
Neooppa γ€’501-1501
Neokadowaki γ€’501-1531
Neokamiosu γ€’501-1511
Neokawara γ€’501-1523
Neokuchidani γ€’501-1515
Neokurozu γ€’501-1502
Neokodokoro γ€’501-1534
Neoshimoosu γ€’501-1512
Neotakao γ€’501-1528
Neotarumi γ€’501-1522
Neotenjindo γ€’501-1504
Neonaka γ€’501-1533
Neonagashima γ€’501-1505
Neonagamine γ€’501-1503
Neonishiitaya γ€’501-1517
Neonogo γ€’501-1506
Neohigashiitaya γ€’501-1516
Neohirano γ€’501-1526
Neomatsuda γ€’501-1513
Neomidori γ€’501-1529
Neoyatani γ€’501-1536
Hayano γ€’501-0419
Busshoji γ€’501-0407
Hojuhaitsu γ€’501-1203
Horinji γ€’501-1202
Masada γ€’501-0471
Mitsuhashi γ€’501-0406
Minobe γ€’501-0413
Yai γ€’501-0417
Yamaguchi γ€’501-1201

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

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