Hakodate (函逨市), a city in Hokkaido, Japan, is located in Oshima Subprefecture and serves as its capital. As of January 2024, it has a population of approximately 239,813. Founded in 1454, Hakodate was Japan's first city to open its port to foreign trade in 1854. It is renowned for its historical sites such as the Goryokaku fort and the Mount Hakodate night view. The city, which experienced significant growth and development through the Meiji Restoration and beyond, remains a key cultural and economic center in Hokkaido.

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Districts and Postal Codes in Hakodate

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District Postal Code
Aoyagicho γ€’040-0044
Akagawa γ€’041-0805
Akagawacho γ€’041-0804
Akasakacho γ€’042-0913
Asanocho γ€’040-0076
Asahiokacho γ€’042-0916
Asahichō γ€’040-0037
Ioharacho γ€’042-0904
Ishikawacho γ€’041-0802
Ishikuracho γ€’042-0911
Ishizakicho γ€’041-0261
Irifunecho γ€’040-0057
Iwaicho γ€’041-1624
Uenochō γ€’042-0954
Ugaurachō γ€’040-0023
Usujiricho γ€’041-1613
Egamiyamacho γ€’041-0613
Esancho γ€’041-0522
Esan Misakicho γ€’041-0605
Enomotocho γ€’042-0931
Oiwakecho γ€’040-0071
Okawacho γ€’040-0084
Otemachi γ€’040-0064
Onawacho γ€’040-0062
Ofunecho γ€’041-1622
Omachi γ€’040-0052
Omacho γ€’041-0403
Omoricho γ€’040-0034
Osatsubecho γ€’041-1603
Oyasucho γ€’041-0251
Oyasu Yamacho γ€’041-0253
Kaigancho γ€’040-0061
Kashiwagicho γ€’042-0942
Kashiwanochō γ€’041-0523
Kaji γ€’041-0852
Kakkumicho γ€’041-1611
Kanahoricho γ€’042-0944
Gabinocho γ€’042-0901
Kamayacho γ€’041-0252
Kamishinkawacho γ€’040-0031
Kamiyama γ€’041-0832
Kamiyamacho γ€’041-0831
Kamiyunokawacho γ€’042-0914
Kameocho γ€’042-0917
Kameda Nakanocho γ€’041-0803
Kameda Honcho γ€’041-0813
Kameda Minatocho γ€’041-0822
Kamedamachi γ€’040-0072
Kawakamicho γ€’041-0405
Kawaharacho γ€’041-0844
Kikyo γ€’041-0808
Kikyocho γ€’041-0801
Kitahamacho γ€’040-0078
Kitamihara γ€’041-0807
Kichihatacho γ€’041-0408
Kinaoshicho γ€’041-1602
Kobuicho γ€’041-0524
Komabacho γ€’042-0935
Goryokakucho γ€’040-0001
Sakaecho γ€’040-0041
Shiokubicho γ€’041-0301
Shinonomecho γ€’040-0036
Shinoricho γ€’042-0923
Shimadomaricho γ€’041-0602
Showa γ€’041-0812
Showacho γ€’041-0823
Shiratoricho γ€’040-0082
Shiroishicho γ€’041-0265
Shinaesancho γ€’041-0606
Shinkawacho γ€’040-0032
Jinkawa γ€’041-0837
Jinkawacho γ€’041-0833
Shinhachimancho γ€’041-0601
Shinhamacho γ€’041-0611
Shinfutamicho γ€’041-0312
Shinminatocho γ€’042-0921
Suehirocho γ€’040-0053
Eginamicho γ€’040-0004
Suzuranokacho γ€’042-0958
Sumiyoshicho γ€’040-0045
Setaraicho γ€’041-0302
Setogawacho γ€’042-0951
Zenikamecho γ€’042-0922
Takaokacho γ€’042-0955
Katadaicho γ€’041-0526
Takamatsucho γ€’042-0952
Takamoricho γ€’040-0024
Takisawacho γ€’042-0957
Tatemachi γ€’041-0305
Tayacho γ€’040-0081
Chitosecho γ€’040-0033
Choshicho γ€’041-0612
Chiyogadaicho γ€’040-0013
Tsurunocho γ€’041-0264
Tetsuzancho γ€’042-0902
Dozancho γ€’042-0908
Tokitocho γ€’040-0012
Tokuracho γ€’042-0953
Tomarimachi γ€’041-0304
Tomiuracho γ€’041-0603
Tomiokacho γ€’041-0811
Toyoracho γ€’041-0402
Toyokawacho γ€’040-0065
Toyosakicho γ€’041-1621
Toyoharacho γ€’041-0263
Nakajimacho γ€’040-0014
Nakanocho γ€’042-0912
Nakahamacho γ€’041-0404
Nakamichi γ€’041-0853
Nishi Asahiokacho γ€’042-0915
Nishi Kikyocho γ€’041-0824
Nesakicho γ€’042-0924
Nogimachi γ€’042-0943
Hachimancho γ€’040-0083
Hanazonochō γ€’041-0843
Hamacho γ€’041-0311
Harakicho γ€’041-0313
Bandaicho γ€’040-0075
Hiuracho γ€’041-0401
Higashi Kawacho γ€’040-0042
Higashi Hatacho γ€’042-0903
Higashiyama γ€’041-0835
Higashiyamacho γ€’041-0834
Hitomicho γ€’040-0005
Hinodecho γ€’040-0022
Hinohamacho γ€’041-0525
Hiyoshicho γ€’041-0841
Hiyoriyamacho γ€’041-0407
Hironochō γ€’042-0934
Fukaboricho γ€’042-0941
Futamicho γ€’041-1623
Funamicho γ€’040-0055
Furukawacho γ€’041-0262
Furubecho γ€’041-1601
Benzaicho γ€’041-0303
Bentencho γ€’040-0051
Horaicho γ€’040-0043
Horikawacho γ€’040-0025
Honcho γ€’040-0011
Hondori γ€’041-0851
Maiharacho γ€’042-0918
Masukawacho γ€’042-0907
Matsukagecho γ€’040-0003
Matsukazecho γ€’040-0035
Matsukawacho γ€’040-0074
Madobacho γ€’040-0021
Maruyamacho γ€’041-0306
Misakicho γ€’041-0521
Mitsumoricho γ€’042-0906
Minatocho γ€’041-0821
Mihara γ€’041-0806
Miharashicho γ€’042-0956
Miyamaecho γ€’040-0073
Menagawacho γ€’041-0406
Motomachi γ€’040-0054
Motomuracho γ€’041-0604
Momijiyamacho γ€’042-0905
Yasuracho γ€’041-1612
Yachigashiracho γ€’040-0046
Yanagawacho γ€’040-0015
Yanagimachi γ€’040-0002
Yamanote γ€’041-0836
Yayoicho γ€’040-0056
Yunokawacho γ€’042-0932
Yunohamacho γ€’042-0933
Yoshikawacho γ€’040-0077
Wakamatsucho γ€’040-0063

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

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