Shōbara (庄原市) is a city in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, located in the Chugoku Mountains. Established as a city in 1954, it covers an area of 1,246.49 square kilometers and has a population of approximately 32,343 as of 2023. Shōbara is known for its natural attractions, including the Taishaku Valley, renowned for its stunning limestone caves and scenic beauty. The city has a diverse economy with agriculture, forestry, and tourism playing significant roles. Shōbara is also committed to environmental conservation and sustainable development, enhancing its appeal as a destination for nature lovers.

💻 Shōbara City Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Shōbara

Click on the district name for the complete Japanese address, the complete English address, how to write a Japanese address, the postal code, the map location, and more.

District Postal Code
Itabashichō 〒727-0014
Ichimachi 〒727-0025
Uedanichō 〒727-0624
Ōkubochō 〒727-0001
Obikichō 〒729-6143
Oyōchō 〒729-5812
Kakedachō 〒727-0026
Kamiharachō 〒727-0022
Kawakitachō 〒727-0203
Kawatemachi 〒727-0005
Kawanishichō 〒729-5813
Kidochō 〒729-6134
Kuchiwachō Ōtsuki 〒728-0503
Kuchiwachō Kinde 〒727-0112
Kuchiwachō Takechidani 〒728-0504
Kuchiwachō Tsunesada 〒727-0113
Kuchiwachō Nagata 〒727-0114
Kuchiwachō Miyauchi 〒728-0501
Kuchiwachō Mukōizumi 〒728-0502
Kuchiwachō Yuki 〒727-0111
Kōmochō 〒729-6142
Korematsuchō 〒727-0003
Saijōchōirie 〒729-5733
Saijōchōōsa 〒729-5722
Saijōchōōya 〒729-5744
Saijōchō Kumano 〒729-5603
Saijōchō Kuri 〒729-5732
Saijōchō Kōo 〒729-5612
Saijōchō Saijō 〒729-5731
Saijōchō Nakazako 〒729-5743
Saijōchō Nakano 〒729-5742
Saijōchō Hattori 〒729-5613
Saijōchō Hitotobara 〒729-5601
Saijōchō Hirako 〒729-5723
Saijōchō Fukuyama 〒729-5745
Saijōchō Misaka 〒729-5611
Saijōchō Yuki 〒729-5602
Sanedomechō 〒727-0015
Shundachō 〒727-0621
Shinjōchō 〒727-0004
Sōryōchō Inakusa 〒729-3721
Sōryōchō Kamiryōke 〒729-3712
Sōryōchō Kamedani 〒729-3702
Sōryōchō Kiya 〒729-3722
Sōryōchō Kurome 〒729-3701
Sōryōchō Goka 〒729-3711
Sōryōchō Shimoryōke 〒729-3703
Sōryōchō Nakaryōke 〒729-3713
Takakadochō 〒727-0002
Takanochō Agarihara 〒727-0425
Takanochō Okaōuchi 〒727-0403
Takanochō Okumonde 〒727-0422
Takanochō Kamiyukawa 〒727-0411
Takanochō Kōbo 〒727-0424
Takanochō Shimoyukawa 〒727-0412
Takanochō Shimonde 〒727-0423
Takanochō Shinichi 〒727-0402
Takanochō Nakamonde 〒727-0421
Takanochō Minami 〒727-0413
Takanochō Wananbara 〒727-0401
Takamachi 〒729-5811
Tawarachō 〒727-0024
Tōjōchō Awata 〒729-5127
Tōjōchō Ukebara 〒729-5128
Tōjōchō Utsubori 〒729-5502
Tōjōchō Ogushi 〒729-5504
Tōjōchō Onuka 〒729-5501
Tōjōchō Kadani 〒729-5506
Tōjōchō Kawatori 〒729-5454
Tōjōchō Kawanishi 〒729-5125
Tōjōchō Kawahigashi 〒729-5121
Tōjōchō Kushiro 〒729-5122
Tōjōchō Shiohara 〒729-5505
Tōjōchō Shinfukushiro 〒729-5112
Tōjōchō Shinmen 〒729-5131
Tōjōchō Suge 〒729-5452
Tōjōchō Taishakūyama 〒729-5241
Tōjōchō Taishakushishū 〒729-5243
Tōjōchō Taishakumido 〒729-5244
Tōjōchō Taishakuyamanaka 〒729-5242
Tōjōchō Taguro 〒729-5451
Tōjōchō Takemori 〒729-5126
Tōjōchō Chidori 〒729-5503
Tōjōchō Tō 〒729-5123
Tōjōchō Tōjō 〒729-5124
Tōjōchō Fukushiro 〒729-5111
Tōjōchō Misaka 〒729-5132
Tōjōchō Mori 〒729-5456
Tōjōchō Yasuda 〒729-5455
Togōchō 〒727-0017
Tonogō Chichō 〒729-6133
Nagasuechō 〒727-0008
Nakahonmachi 〒727-0012
Nanatsukachō 〒727-0023
Nigorikawachō 〒727-0202
Nishihonmachi 〒727-0013
Higashihonmachi 〒727-0011
Hitotsugichō 〒727-0016
Hiwachō Kogoro 〒727-0302
Hiwachō Koyabara 〒727-0312
Hiwachō Hiwa 〒727-0301
Hiwachō Mitsugaichi 〒727-0311
Hiwachō Moriwaki 〒727-0321
Heiwachō 〒729-6144
Hongōchō 〒729-6132
Honmachi 〒727-0006
Honmurachō 〒727-0623
Mizukoshichō 〒729-6141
Mikkaichichō 〒727-0021
Minetachō 〒727-0622
Miyauchichō 〒727-0007
Mondechō 〒727-0201
Yamanōchichō 〒729-6131

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

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