Akō (赤穂市) is a city in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, known for its historical significance and coastal beauty. Established in 1951, Akō is famous for the Forty-seven Rōnin (Akō incident) and the annual festival commemorating their loyalty. The city features Akō Castle and Ako Misaki, a scenic spot along the Seto Inland Sea. With a population of approximately 44,000, Akō also focuses on salt production, which has been a traditional industry since the Edo period. The city blends historical charm with natural attractions and modern amenities.

💻 Akō City Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Akō

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District Postal Code
Asahicho 〒678-0214
Isohamacho 〒678-0250
Itayacho 〒678-0248
Unenarabara 〒678-1181
Unehara 〒678-1182
Unemure 〒678-1183
Uneyokoo 〒678-1184
Otsu 〒678-0252
Ohashicho 〒678-0229
Omachi 〒678-0205
Osaki 〒678-0221
Orikata 〒678-0254
Kaihincho 〒678-0225
Katahamahco 〒678-0249
Kamikariya 〒678-0235
Kamikariya Minami 〒678-0236
Kamikariya Kita 〒678-0237
Kariya 〒678-0239
Kariyanakasu 〒678-0233
Kariyaminami 〒678-0234
Kitanonaka 〒678-0175
Kizu 〒678-0165
Kyunotani 〒678-0253
Kurosakicho 〒678-0259
Genrokubashicho 〒678-0223
Kono 〒678-0171
Kotobukicho 〒678-0204
Kohama 〒678-0258
Sakoshi 〒678-0172
Satsukicho 〒678-0226
Shioya 〒678-0201
Shimizucho 〒678-0212
Josaicho 〒678-0244
Shohobashicho 〒678-0216
Shinden 〒678-0255
Suse 〒678-0162
Somoncho 〒678-0241
Takao 〒678-0163
Tenwa 〒678-0256
Nakahamacho 〒678-0227
Nakahiro 〒678-0232
Nakayama 〒678-0161
Nagaikecho 〒678-0242
Nangucho 〒678-0211
Nishiune 〒678-0251
Nishihamakitacho 〒678-0207
Nishihamacho 〒678-0208
Nojincho 〒678-0238
Hamaichi 〒678-0173
Higashiune 〒678-1185
Higashihamacho 〒678-0222
Fukuura 〒678-0257
Heiseicho 〒678-0247
Hosonocho 〒678-0231
Honmiocho 〒678-0217
Matsubaracho 〒678-0228
Matono 〒678-0166
Manago 〒678-0174
Misaki 〒678-0215
Mitsuhicho 〒678-0245
Minaminonaka 〒678-0176
Miyamaecho 〒678-0206
Mesaka 〒678-0164
Motookicho 〒678-0224
Motoshiocho 〒678-0213
Motomachi 〒678-0203
Yamatecho 〒678-0202
Roppyakumecho 〒678-0246
Wakakusacho 〒678-0243

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

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