Hiratsuka (平塚市), a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, is situated along the Shonan coastline facing Sagami Bay. As of 2021, it has a population of approximately 257,316 and covers an area of 67.88 square kilometers. Established as a city on April 1, 1932, Hiratsuka is known for its historical significance, including being a post town on the Tōkaidō route. The city hosts the annual Tanabata Festival, attracting numerous visitors. It also serves as an industrial hub with several major companies, contributing to its mixed economy and vibrant community.

💻 Hiratsuka City Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Hiratsuka

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District Postal Code
Akashichō 〒254-0042
Amanuma 〒254-0031
Iijima 〒259-1214
Idenawa 〒254-0915
Ino 〒259-1216
Iribu 〒259-1218
Enokichō 〒254-0025
Oimatsuchō 〒254-0033
Oiwake 〒254-0047
Okami 〒254-0012
Oshima 〒254-0001
Ohara 〒254-0074
Okazaki 〒259-1212
Kataoka 〒259-1213
Kamikichisawa 〒259-1204
Kamihiratsuka 〒254-0055
Kita Kaname 〒259-1207
Kita Toyoda 〒254-0088
Kidokoro 〒254-0005
Guzo 〒254-0906
Kryozutsumi 〒254-0801
Kurobeoka 〒254-0821
Kōchi 〒254-0903
Goten 〒254-0061
Konabeshima 〒254-0004
Saiwaichō 〒254-0804
Sakuragaoka 〒254-0053
Sanada 〒259-1206
Shinomiya 〒254-0014
Shimoki Chisawa 〒259-1203
Shimojima 〒254-0003
Shinmachi 〒254-0076
Suka 〒254-0022
Sumiredaira 〒254-0822
Suwachō 〒254-0063
Sengenchō 〒254-0041
Sengokukashi 〒254-0803
Senzuya 〒259-1202
Sodegahama 〒254-0813
Daikanchō 〒254-0807
Takane 〒254-0912
Takahamadai 〒254-0805
Takamura 〒254-0914
Takarachō 〒254-0034
Tatsunochō 〒254-0046
Tamura 〒254-0013
Tanjōgaoka 〒254-0064
Tsuchiya 〒259-1205
Tsutsumichō 〒254-0027
Teradanawa 〒259-1215
Tōgahara 〒254-0826
Tokunobu 〒254-0902
Toyodauchimagi 〒254-0081
Toyoda Komine 〒254-0083
Toyoda Byōdōji 〒254-0086
Toyoda Hongō 〒254-0087
Toyoda Miyashita 〒254-0085
Toyoha Harachō 〒254-0051
Nakazato 〒254-0054
Nakadō 〒254-0026
Nakahara 〒254-0075
Nakahara Kamijuku 〒254-0071
Nakahara Shimojuku 〒254-0072
Nagatoro 〒254-0021
Nagamochi 〒259-1217
Nadeshikohara 〒254-0825
Nishi Kichō 〒254-0044
Nishi Shindō 〒254-0019
Nishi Yawata 〒254-0073
Nijigahama 〒254-0823
Nezakama 〒254-0904
Hanamizudai 〒254-0824
Banyu 〒254-0023
Banyu Honchō 〒254-0024
Higashi Shindo 〒254-0018
Higashi Toyoda 〒254-0082
Higashi Nakahara 〒254-0077
Higashi Yawata 〒254-0016
Hinataoka 〒254-0905
Hiratsuka 〒254-0052
Hirokawa 〒259-1219
Fujimichō 〒254-0062
Fujimino 〒259-1211
Fudabachō 〒254-0802
Beniyachō 〒254-0043
Matsukazechō 〒254-0812
Matoi 〒254-0901
Manda 〒254-0913
Mitsukechō 〒254-0045
Minami Kaname 〒259-1201
Minami Toyoda 〒254-0084
Minami Hara 〒254-0065
Miyanomae 〒254-0035
Miyamatsuchō 〒254-0036
Megumigaoka 〒259-1220
Momohamachō 〒254-0815
Yaezakichō 〒254-0811
Yachiyochō 〒254-0032
Yamashita 〒254-0911
Yawata 〒254-0015
Yuhigaoka 〒254-0806
Yokōchi 〒254-0002
Yoshigiwa 〒254-0011
Ryujōgaoka 〒254-0814

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

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