Kitakami (北上市) is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan, with a population of approximately 92,875 as of February 2023. Covering an area of 437.55 square kilometers, it is situated in the Kitakami River valley. Known for its beautiful Tenshochi Park, famous for cherry blossoms, Kitakami also celebrates traditional cultural events like the Oni Kenbai sword dance. The city has a diverse economy with strong agricultural roots and significant industrial development due to its strategic location. Kitakami is well-connected by major railways and highways, enhancing its accessibility and economic growth. 

💻 Kitakami City Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Kitakami

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District Postal Code
Aisaricho 〒024-0051
Aoyagicho 〒024-0031
Aritacho 〒024-0081
Iitoyo 〒024-0001
Inasecho 〒024-0041
Uenochō 〒024-0021
Otsutsumi Higashi 〒024-0054
Otsutsumi Nishi 〒024-0053
Otsutsumi Minami 〒024-0055
Otsutsumi Kita 〒024-0052
Odori 〒024-0061
Omagaricho 〒024-0091
Oniyananagicho 〒024-0056
Kajimachi 〒024-0062
Kamiezuriko 〒024-0071
Kamioniyanagi 〒024-0057
Kawagishi 〒024-0032
Kitaoniyanagi 〒024-0072
Kita Kogyodanchi 〒024-0102
Kuchinaicho 〒024-0211
Kunenbashi 〒024-0063
Kuroiwa 〒024-0042
Kurosawajiri 〒024-0022
Kotorizaki 〒024-0105
Saiwaicho 〒024-0033
Sakuradori 〒024-0084
Satobun 〒024-0023
Saraki 〒024-0103
Shimo Ezuriko 〒024-0073
Shimo Oniyanagi 〒024-0058
Shirayuri 〒024-0085
Shinkokucho 〒024-0092
Suwacho 〒024-0034
Tachibana 〒024-0043
Tsutsumigaoka 〒024-0011
Tokiwadai 〒024-0012
Nakanocho 〒024-0024
Nameshida 〒024-0074
Narita 〒024-0003
Nitsupei 〒024-0075
Hatookazaki 〒024-0076
Hanazonochō 〒024-0035
Hirasawa 〒024-0044
Fushiushi 〒024-0101
Fujisawa 〒024-0013
Futagocho 〒024-0104
Hongokucho 〒024-0093
Hondori 〒024-0094
Magoyashiki 〒024-0025
Machibun 〒024-0082
Murasakino 〒024-0004
Yanagiharacho 〒024-0083
Yuzawa 〒024-0045
Yoshicho 〒024-0095
Ryutsu Center 〒024-0014
Wakamiyacho 〒024-0064
Wagacho Iwasaki 〒024-0321
Wagacho Iwasaki Shinden 〒024-0322
Wagacho Iwasawa 〒024-0325
Wagacho Goto 〒024-0335
Wagacho Susumago 〒024-0323
Wagacho Sennin 〒024-0326
Wagacho Tatekawame 〒024-0332
Wagacho Naganuma 〒024-0333
Wagacho Fujine 〒024-0334
Wagacho Yamaguchi 〒024-0324
Wagacho Yokokawame 〒024-0331

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

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