Shimanto (四万十市), located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan, is known for its beautiful natural scenery, especially the Shimanto River, often called "the last clear stream of Japan." The city was established in 2005 through the merger of Nakamura and Nishitosa towns. It features attractions such as the scenic Sada Chinkabashi bridge and numerous outdoor activities like kayaking and fishing. Shimanto also emphasizes environmental sustainability and preserving its pristine landscapes, making it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts.

💻 Shimanto City Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Shimanto

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District Postal Code
Aida 〒787-0007
Akamatsuchō 〒787-0052
Asō 〒787-0006
Arakawa 〒787-0668
Arioka 〒787-0771
Isaibara 〒787-1441
Isawa 〒787-0150
Isonokawa 〒787-0773
Itanokawa 〒787-1103
Iwata 〒787-1107
Unoe 〒787-1226
Uyama 〒787-0015
Uyama Satsukichō 〒787-0012
Uyama Tenjinchō 〒787-0013
Uyama Motomachi 〒787-0011
Ekimaechō 〒787-0014
Enomura 〒787-0669
Oinokawa 〒787-0774
Ōnishinokawa 〒787-1557
Ōyashiki 〒787-1553
Ōyū 〒787-1550
Okukamogawa 〒787-1101
Katauo 〒787-1552
Katsuma 〒787-1223
Kaminodoi 〒787-0776
Kawanobori 〒787-1220
Kujū 〒787-0775
Kusu 〒787-1227
Kusushima 〒787-0666
Kuchikamogawa 〒787-1102
Gudō 〒787-0019
Gudōtaguro 〒787-0051
Kunimi 〒787-0667
Kubokawa 〒787-1225
Kotsuka 〒787-0010
Konishinokawa 〒787-1556
Kobi 〒787-1558
Saoka 〒787-0009
Sakamoto 〒787-0156
Sada 〒787-1106
Sanzaki 〒787-0158
Shikiji 〒787-1108
Shimoda 〒787-0155
Jūjirō 〒787-1551
Jōroku 〒787-1554
Takase 〒787-1228
Takeshima 〒787-0151
Takeyashiki 〒787-1559
Tadenokawa 〒787-1229
Tanokawa 〒787-1109
Taraigawa 〒787-1222
Tsukurabuchi 〒787-0161
Tsunosaki 〒787-0016
Toshioka 〒787-1105
Nakamura Atagomachi 〒787-0026
Nakamura Ichijōdōri 〒787-0025
Nakamura Iwasakichō 〒787-0036
Nakamura Ōhashidōri 〒787-0033
Nakamura Ohigashichō 〒787-0024
Nakamura Kamikoshōmachi 〒787-0030
Nakamura Kyōmachi 〒787-0021
Nakamura Koshōmachi 〒787-0029
Nakamura Sakaemachi 〒787-0032
Nakamura Sakuramachi 〒787-0002
Nakamura Shimantochō 〒787-0037
Nakamura Shinmachi 〒787-0022
Nakamura Tenjinbashi 〒787-0027
Nakamura Dōmekichō 〒787-0038
Nakamura Habushōji 〒787-0035
Nakamura Higashishimomachi 〒787-0031
Nakamura Higashimachi 〒787-0023
Nakamura Honmachi 〒787-0001
Nakamura Marunōchi 〒787-0004
Nakamura Yamatedōri 〒787-0028
Nakamura Yayoichō 〒787-0034
Nakamura 〒787-0005
Nashishi 〒787-0163
Nabeshima 〒787-0152
Nishitosa Iwama 〒787-1321
Nishitosa Ekawa 〒787-1607
Nishitosa Ekawasaki 〒787-1601
Nishitosa Ōmiya 〒787-1615
Nishitosa Okuyanai 〒787-1326
Nishitosa Kayō 〒787-1322
Nishitosa Kuki 〒787-1325
Nishitosa Kuchiyanai 〒787-1324
Nishitosa Shimoieji 〒787-1617
Nishitosa Susaki 〒787-1616
Nishitosa Tachibana 〒787-1611
Nishitosa Tsuga 〒787-1613
Nishitosa Tsunokawa 〒787-1612
Nishitosa Nakaieji 〒787-1618
Nishitosa Nagaoi 〒787-1605
Nishitosa Nakaba 〒787-1323
Nishitosa Nishigahō 〒787-1602
Nishitosa Hage 〒787-1606
Nishitosa Fujinokawa 〒787-1604
Nishitosa Mochii 〒787-1603
Nishitosa Yabugaichi 〒787-1614
Nyūta 〒787-0020
Hatsuzaki 〒787-0162
Hirano 〒787-0154
Fukaki 〒787-0159
Fuji 〒787-1444
Futami 〒787-0153
Fuba 〒787-0017
Fubakamimachi 〒787-0018
Masaki 〒787-0160
Misato 〒787-1221
Mitsumata 〒787-1555
Morisawa 〒787-0665
Yasunami 〒787-0008
Yamachi 〒787-0157
Yokoze 〒787-0772
Wakafuji 〒787-1104
Watarigawa 〒787-0050
Warabiokaotsu 〒787-1443
Warabiokakō 〒787-1442

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

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