Akashi (明石市), located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, is a city known for its historical landmarks and maritime culture. It has a population of approximately 306,294 as of June 2024. Akashi is famous for the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world, and the Akashi Castle, which offers a glimpse into Japan's feudal past. The city is a significant hub for fishing and maritime activities and boasts numerous parks and cultural sites, making it a blend of modern urban life and historical charm.

💻 Akashi City Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Akashi

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District Postal Code
Aioicho 〒673-0882
Akashikoen 〒673-0847
Asagirikitamachi 〒673-0851
Asagiridai 〒673-0852
Asagiricho 〒673-0866
Asagiri Higashimachi 〒673-0860
Asagiri Minamimachi 〒673-0870
Asagiri Yamatemachi 〒673-0853
Asahigaoka 〒673-0002
Uenomaru 〒673-0846
Uozumicho Kanagasaki 〒674-0071
Uozumicho Kamoike 〒674-0073
Uozumicho Shimizu 〒674-0074
Uozumicho Sumiyoshi 〒674-0083
Uozumicho Chohanji 〒674-0072
Uozumicho Nakao 〒674-0082
Uozumicho Nishioka 〒674-0084
Uozumicho Nishikigaoka 〒674-0081
Oji 〒673-0022
Oakashicho 〒673-0891
Okubocho Akane 〒674-0059
Okubocho Eigashima 〒674-0064
Okubocho Ekimae 〒674-0058
Okubocho Okubo 〒674-0051
Okubocho Okubomachi 〒674-0067
Okubocho Takaoka 〒674-0057
Okubocho Taniyagi 〒674-0062
Okubocho Nishijima 〒674-0065
Okubocho Nishiwaki 〒674-0054
Okubocho Fukuda 〒674-0066
Okubocho Matsukage 〒674-0053
Okubocho Matsukageshinden 〒674-0052
Okubocho Matsukageyamate 〒674-0050
Okubocho Midorigaoka 〒674-0055
Okubocho Morita 〒674-0061
Okubocho Yagi 〒674-0063
Okubocho Yamatedai 〒674-0056
Okubocho Yurinokidori 〒674-0068
Okubocho Wakaba 〒674-0069
Okura Kaigandori 〒673-0879
Okura Tenjincho 〒673-0875
Okura Nakamachi 〒673-0873
Okura Hachimancho 〒673-0871
Okura Honmachi 〒673-0874
Okura Danioku 〒673-0867
Okuracho 〒673-0872
Kajiyacho 〒673-0884
Kanigasaka 〒673-0012
Kawasakicho 〒673-0014
Kisaki 〒673-0037
Kitaasagirioka 〒673-0857
Kitaojicho 〒673-0021
Kokubo 〒673-0005
Zaimokucho 〒673-0893
Saenbacho 〒673-0849
Sakuracho 〒673-0885
Sawano 〒673-0008
Sawano Minamimachi 〒673-0019
Shinmeicho 〒673-0027
Suzuricho 〒673-0028
Taikancho 〒673-0897
Taidera 〒673-0845
Taidera Onocho 〒673-0843
Taidera Tennocho 〒673-0841
Daidocho 〒673-0029
Takashomachi 〒673-0848
Tateishi 〒673-0032
Tamachi 〒673-0025
Taruyamachi 〒673-0898
Tenmoncho 〒673-0881
Toba 〒673-0003
Tobanishitoba 〒673-0007
Tobanihonmatsu 〒673-0006
Tobabenzaiten 〒673-0004
Nakaasagirioka 〒673-0855
Nakasaki 〒673-0883
Nishiakashi Higashimachi 〒673-0009
Nishiakashi Nishimachi 〒673-0049
Nishiakashi Minamicho 〒673-0041
Nishiakashi Kitamachi 〒673-0018
Nishiakashicho 〒673-0011
Nishiasagirioka 〒673-0856
Nishishinmachi 〒673-0023
Niyamacho 〒673-0842
Nonoue 〒673-0017
Hanazonocho 〒673-0015
Hayashi 〒673-0034
Hayashisakicho 〒673-0033
Higashi Asagirioka 〒673-0854
Higashi Nakanocho 〒673-0886
Higashi Nocho 〒673-0844
Higashi Hitomarucho 〒673-0876
Higashi Fujie 〒673-0042
Higashi Yamacho 〒673-0868
Hitomarucho 〒673-0877
Hifumicho 〒673-0896
Fujie 〒673-0044
Fujigaoka 〒673-0046
Futamicho Higashifutami 〒674-0092
Futamicho Nishifutami 〒674-0094
Futamicho Nishifutamiekimae 〒674-0095
Futamicho Minamifutami 〒674-0093
Futamicho Fukusato 〒674-0091
Funagecho 〒673-0026
Besshocho 〒673-0038
Honmachi 〒673-0892
Matsue 〒673-0036
Matsugaoka 〒673-0862
Matsugaoka Kitacho 〒673-0861
Matsunouchi 〒673-0016
Misakicho 〒673-0895
Minatocho 〒673-0894
Minami Ojicho 〒673-0024
Minami Kisakicho 〒673-0035
Miyanoue 〒673-0031
Meinancho 〒673-0001
Yamashitacho 〒673-0878
Wasaka Inaricho 〒673-0013

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

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