Chitose (千歳市) is a city in Ishikari Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan, known for hosting the New Chitose Airport, the largest international airport in Hokkaido. Established as a city on July 1, 1958, Chitose has a population of approximately 97,919 as of February 2024. The city serves as a gateway to Shikotsu-Toya National Park, featuring natural attractions like Lake Shikotsu and Mount Tarumae. Chitose is also home to Chitose Air Base and has a humid continental climate with cold winters and warm summers.

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Districts and Postal Codes in Chitose

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District Postal Code
Aoba γ€’066-0015
Aobaoka γ€’066-0014
Asahigaoka γ€’066-0018
Asahichō γ€’066-0043
Azusa γ€’066-0076
Izumi Sato γ€’066-0004
Izumi Sawa γ€’066-0051
Inaho γ€’066-0029
Umegaoka γ€’066-0025
Okotan γ€’066-0286
Osatsu γ€’066-0001
Osatsu Ekimae γ€’066-0031
Kashiwadai γ€’066-0013
Kashiwadai Minami γ€’066-0009
Kasugacho γ€’066-0065
Katsuragi γ€’066-0067
Kamaka γ€’066-0002
Kamiosatsu γ€’066-0077
Kitashinano γ€’066-0075
Kyowa γ€’066-0005
Kofuku γ€’066-0082
Kotobuki γ€’066-0023
Komasato γ€’066-0011
Saiwaicho γ€’066-0063
Sakaecho γ€’066-0061
Sakuragi γ€’066-0071
Satomi γ€’066-0055
Shikotsuko Onsen γ€’066-0281
Shishamonai γ€’066-0284
Shinano γ€’066-0038
Shinonomecho γ€’066-0042
Shimizucho γ€’066-0041
Jiyugaoka γ€’066-0072
Shukubai γ€’066-0006
Shirakaba γ€’066-0056
Shinsei γ€’066-0069
Shincho γ€’066-0046
Shintomi γ€’066-0037
Suimeikyo γ€’066-0282
Suehiro γ€’066-0027
Sumiyoshi γ€’066-0026
Seiryu γ€’066-0081
Takadai γ€’066-0035
Chuo γ€’066-0007
Chiyodacho γ€’066-0062
Toko γ€’066-0021
Tomioka γ€’066-0034
Toyosato γ€’066-0022
Niikawa γ€’069-1184
Nishikicho γ€’066-0064
Neshikoshi γ€’066-0008
Hakuyo γ€’066-0054
Hanazono γ€’066-0028
Higashioka γ€’069-1181
Hinode γ€’066-0017
Hinodeoka γ€’066-0016
Bibi γ€’066-0012
Bifue γ€’066-0285
Fukuzumi γ€’066-0053
Fuji γ€’066-0039
Bunkyo γ€’066-0052
Heiwa γ€’066-0044
Hokuei γ€’066-0036
Hokuto γ€’066-0073
Hokuyo γ€’066-0032
Hokko γ€’066-0033
Horoka γ€’069-1183
Poropinai γ€’066-0287
Honcho γ€’066-0047
Mamachi γ€’066-0045
Midoridai Kita γ€’066-0083
Midoridai Minami γ€’066-0084
Midoricho γ€’066-0074
Miyako γ€’066-0003
Morappu γ€’066-0283
Yamato γ€’066-0066
Yayoi γ€’066-0024
Yumai γ€’066-0078
Rankoshi γ€’066-0068
Ryutsu γ€’066-0019
Awasaku γ€’066-0057

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

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