Shibukawa (渋川市), located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, is known as the "Bellybutton of Japan" due to its central position in the country. With a population of approximately 76,098 and covering an area of 240.27 square kilometers, Shibukawa is celebrated for its scenic hot springs, particularly Ikaho Onsen. The city is situated at the junction of the Tone and Agatsuma Rivers and is surrounded by mountains, offering beautiful natural landscapes. Shibukawa also hosts the annual Bellybutton Festival, a unique cultural event that attracts many visitors.

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Districts and Postal Codes in Shibukawa

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District Postal Code
Akagimachi Katsuhozawa γ€’379-1122
Akagimachi Kamimiharada γ€’379-1125
Akagimachi Kitaakagisan γ€’379-1111
Akagimachi Kitaueno γ€’379-1105
Akagimachi Sakae γ€’379-1114
Akagimachi Shikishima γ€’379-1104
Akagimachi Takizawa γ€’379-1124
Akagimachi Tanashita γ€’379-1101
Akagimachi Taru γ€’379-1127
Akagimachi Tsukuda γ€’379-1103
Akagimachi Nagaiogawada γ€’379-1102
Akagimachi Mizoroki γ€’379-1115
Akagimachi Mitachi γ€’379-1123
Akagimachi Minamiakagisan γ€’379-1113
Akagimachi Miharada γ€’379-1126
Akagimachi Miyada γ€’379-1121
Akagimachi Miyama γ€’379-1112
Akagimachi Mochikashiwagi γ€’379-1116
Akutsu γ€’377-0031
Arima γ€’377-0005
Ikahomachi Ikaho γ€’377-0102
Ikahomachi Mizusawa γ€’377-0103
Ikahomachi Yunakago γ€’377-0101
Ishihara γ€’377-0007
Ubashima γ€’377-0024
Onoko γ€’377-0312
Kanai γ€’377-0027
Kamishiroi γ€’377-0201
Kawashima γ€’377-0025
Kitamoku γ€’377-0205
Shibukawa γ€’377-0008
Shiroi γ€’377-0204
Nakago γ€’377-0202
Nakamura γ€’377-0002
Nanmoku γ€’377-0026
Handa γ€’377-0004
Fukiya γ€’377-0203
Hokkitsumachi Akagisan γ€’377-0051
Hokkitsumachi Kaminamuro γ€’377-0055
Hokkitsumachi Kamihakoda γ€’377-0052
Hokkitsumachi Komuro γ€’377-0065
Hokkitsumachi Shimonamuro γ€’377-0054
Hokkitsumachi Shimohakoda γ€’377-0061
Hokkitsumachi Hakoda γ€’377-0053
Hokkitsumachi Hassaki γ€’377-0064
Hokkitsumachi Bungohassaki γ€’377-0063
Hokkitsumachi Makabe γ€’377-0062
Miyukida γ€’377-0006
Murakami γ€’377-0311
Yagihara γ€’377-0003
Yokobori γ€’377-0206

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

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