Hitachi (日立市) is a city in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, with a population of approximately 165,822 as of January 2024. The city is famous for being the birthplace of the global conglomerate Hitachi, Ltd., founded in 1910. Hitachi has a rich industrial history and remains a major industrial center. The city features a humid continental climate, characterized by warm summers and cold winters. Hitachi is also noted for its scenic coastal areas along the Pacific Ocean and various local attractions, including the Kamine Zoo and the Yoshida Tadashi Memorial Museum of Music. 

💻 Hitachi City Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Hitachi

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
Aigacho 〒317-0075
Aidacho 〒319-1415
Asahicho 〒317-0074
Ayukawacho 〒316-0036
Isagozawacho 〒319-1418
Ishinazakacho 〒319-1225
Irishikencho 〒311-0402
Ousecho 〒317-0076
Okubocho 〒316-0012
Onumacho 〒316-0022
Omikacho 〒319-1221
Owadacho 〒319-1234
Ogitsucho 〒319-1413
Orikasacho 〒319-1412
Kashimacho 〒317-0071
Kanesawacho 〒316-0015
Kamiaicho 〒319-1417
Kaminecho 〒317-0064
Kawajiricho 〒319-1411
Kawaragocho 〒316-0005
Kandacho 〒319-1233
Kujicho 〒319-1222
Kokubucho 〒316-0035
Saiwaicho 〒317-0073
Sakuragawacho 〒316-0002
Shimodokiuchicho 〒319-1232
Shimofukaogicho 〒311-0404
Juochoishi 〒319-1301
Juochoishihongo 〒319-1302
Juocho Kurosaka 〒319-1306
Juocho Shironooka 〒319-1308
Juocho Takahara 〒319-1305
Juocho Tomobe 〒319-1304
Juocho Tomobehigashi 〒319-1303
Juocho Yamabe 〒319-1307
Jonancho 〒317-0077
Shiroganecho 〒317-0056
Suehirocho 〒316-0006
Sukegawacho 〒317-0065
Suwacho 〒316-0001
Daiharacho 〒316-0021
Takasuzucho 〒317-0066
Tagacho 〒316-0003
Tajiricho 〒319-1416
Chikokucho 〒316-0013
Tomecho 〒319-1231
Nakanarusawacho 〒316-0033
Nakafukaogicho 〒311-0401
Nakamarucho 〒316-0007
Namekawacho 〒317-0053
Namekawahoncho 〒317-0051
Narusawacho 〒316-0031
Nishi Narusawacho 〒316-0032
Hanayamacho 〒316-0011
Higashi Onumacho 〒316-0023
Higashi Kanesawacho 〒316-0014
Higashi Godocho 〒311-0403
Higashi Tagacho 〒316-0004
Higashicho 〒317-0061
Higashi Namekawacho 〒317-0052
Higashi Narusawacho 〒316-0034
Hidakacho 〒319-1414
Heiwacho 〒317-0062
Bentencho 〒317-0072
Mikanoharacho 〒316-0026
Mizukicho 〒316-0024
Minatocho 〒319-1223
Minami Koyacho 〒319-1224
Miyatacho 〒317-0055
Motomiyacho 〒317-0054
Momiyacho 〒319-1235
Moriyamacho 〒316-0025
Wakabacho 〒317-0063

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

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