Akitakata (安芸高田市) is a city located in north-central Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, with a population of approximately 26,810 as of 2023. The city was established in 2004 through the merger of several towns from Takata District. It is known for its historical significance, particularly as the birthplace of Mōri Motonari, a prominent daimyō of the Sengoku period. Akitakata is characterized by its mountainous terrain and is home to attractions like the ruins of Yoshida-Kōriyama Castle. The local economy is primarily based on agriculture and food processing.

💻 Akitakata City Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Akitakata

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District Postal Code
Kōdachō Asatsuka 〒739-1106
Kōdachō Kamiobara 〒739-1102
Kōdachō Kamikōtachi 〒739-1104
Kōdachō Shimōbara 〒739-1103
Kōdachō Shimokōtachi 〒739-1105
Kōdachō Sukumoji 〒739-1107
Kōdachō Takatabara 〒739-1101
Kōdachō Fukase 〒739-1108
Takamiya Chōkawane 〒739-1801
Takamiya Chōkurumegi 〒739-1806
Takamiya Chōsasabe 〒739-1802
Takamiya Chōhasadake 〒739-1807
Takamiya Chōharada 〒739-1805
Takamiya Chōfunaki 〒739-1803
Takamiya Chōbōgo 〒739-1804
Midorichō Ikeda 〒731-0703
Midorichō Kita 〒731-0701
Midorichō Kuwata 〒731-0702
Midorichō Hongō 〒731-0612
Midorichō Yokota 〒731-0611
Mukaiharachō Aridome 〒739-1204
Mukaiharachō Saka 〒739-1201
Mukaiharachō Toshima 〒739-1202
Mukaiharachō Nagata 〒739-1203
Mukaiharachō Hogaki 〒739-1205
Yachiyochō Katta 〒731-0302
Yachiyochō Kamine 〒731-0305
Yachiyochō Sasai 〒731-0303
Yachiyochō Shimone 〒731-0304
Yachiyochō Haji 〒731-0301
Yachiyochō Mukaiyama 〒731-0306
Yoshidachō Aiō 〒731-0542
Yoshidachō Oyama 〒731-0512
Yoshidachō Katsura 〒731-0534
Yoshidachō Kamiirie 〒731-0532
Yoshidachō Kawamoto 〒731-0524
Yoshidachō Kunishi 〒731-0502
Yoshidachō Kōya 〒731-0535
Yoshidachō Shimoirie 〒731-0531
Yoshidachō Jōrakuji 〒731-0522
Yoshidachō Takehara 〒731-0511
Yoshidachō Tajihi 〒731-0544
Yoshidachō Chūma 〒731-0525
Yoshidachō Tsunetomo 〒731-0521
Yoshidachō Nagaya 〒731-0533
Yoshidachō Nishiura 〒731-0543
Yoshidachō Fukubara 〒731-0513
Yoshidachō Yamate 〒731-0523
Yoshidachō Yanbe 〒731-0541
Yoshidachō Yoshida 〒731-0501

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

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