Kanoya (鹿屋市) is a city in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, known as the "Town of Roses." As of March 2024, it has a population of approximately 98,367 residents. Located at the heart of the Ōsumi Peninsula, Kanoya features diverse geography, including the Takakuma and Kimotsuki Mountains, as well as the Kimotsuki Plains. The city has a humid subtropical climate with significant annual rainfall. Kanoya's economy is driven by agriculture, fishing, livestock raising, and food processing, with notable products including Berkshire pig, peanuts, broilers, and sweet potatoes. The city is also home to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Kanoya Air Field.

💻 Kanoya City Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Kanoya

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
Airachōkamimyō 〒893-1101
Airachōshimomyō 〒893-1102
Airachōfumoto 〒893-1103
Asahibaruchō 〒893-0022
Asahimachi 〒893-0004
Aritakechō 〒891-2301
Iikumachō 〒893-0035
Ikezonochō 〒893-0042
Imasakachō 〒893-0057
Uenochō 〒893-0056
Utsuma 〒893-0011
Ōjichō 〒893-0012
Ōairachō 〒893-0051
Ōurachō 〒893-0067
Ōtemachi 〒893-0009
Osukichō 〒891-2302
Onobaruchō 〒891-2312
Kaidōchō 〒891-2303
Kasanoharachō 〒893-0023
Kamitakakumachō 〒893-0131
Kamidanichō 〒893-0061
Kamiharaigawachō 〒893-0027
Kawanishichō 〒893-0032
Kawahigashichō 〒893-0031
Kitadachō 〒893-0007
Kihokuchō Ichinari 〒899-8511
Kihokuchō Kamimobiki 〒893-0201
Kihokuchō Shimomobiki 〒893-0202
Kihokuchō Suwabara 〒899-8512
Kihokuchō Hirabō 〒893-0203
Kyōeichō 〒893-0005
Kushirachō Arisato 〒893-1602
Kushirachō Okasaki 〒893-1603
Kushirachō Kamiobaru 〒893-1605
Kushirachō Shimōbaru 〒893-1604
Kushirachō Hosoyamada 〒893-1601
Gōnoharachō 〒893-0065
Kosenjōchō 〒893-0001
Kotobuki 〒893-0014
Shishimechō 〒893-0044
Shimotakakumachō 〒893-0132
Shimoharaigawachō 〒893-0024
Shimohorichō 〒893-0047
Shirasakichō 〒893-0016
Shiromizuchō 〒891-2311
Shineichō 〒893-0063
Shinkawachō 〒893-0015
Shinseichō 〒893-0062
Sodachō 〒893-0003
Takasuchō 〒893-0054
Takamakichō 〒893-0066
Tasakichō 〒893-0037
Tabuchichō 〒893-0045
Tenjinchō 〒891-2313
Nagaobaruchō 〒893-0052
Naganodachō 〒893-0033
Nanukichō 〒893-0034
Nishiōtemachi 〒893-0008
Nishihara 〒893-0064
Nishiharaigawachō 〒893-0025
Negibaruchō 〒891-2305
Nozatochō 〒893-0055
Hagitsukachō 〒893-0036
Hanaokachō 〒891-2304
Hanazatochō 〒891-2306
Hamadachō 〒893-0053
Haraigawachō 〒893-0026
Higashibaruchō 〒893-0021
Fudamoto 〒893-0013
Funamachō 〒891-2314
Furuechō 〒891-2321
Furusatochō 〒891-2322
Hoshidzukachō 〒893-0041
Honmachi 〒893-0002
Minamichō 〒893-0043
Mukaechō 〒893-0006
Yokoyamachō 〒893-0046

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

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