Hitoyoshi (人吉市) is a city located in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, founded on February 11, 1942. Covering an area of 210.55 square kilometers, it has a population of approximately 30,752 as of November 2022. The city is renowned for its scenic Kuma River, hot springs, and the Aoi Aso Shrine, which is a designated National Treasure of Japan. Hitoyoshi is also famous for its traditional rice shochu, known as kuma-shochu. The city's geographical setting and cultural heritage make it a notable destination in the region.

💻 Hitoyoshi City Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Hitoyoshi

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District Postal Code
Akaikeharamachi 〒868-0825
Akaikemizu Nashimachi 〒868-0824
Itsukamachi 〒868-0035
Inokuchimachi 〒868-0027
Ueharamachi 〒868-0047
Oikamimachi 〒868-0053
Ōnomachi 〒868-0812
Okobafu Motomachi 〒868-0811
Okobamachi 〒868-0803
Onikimachi 〒868-0021
Onsenmachi 〒868-0084
Kajiyamachi 〒868-0001
Kanamemachi 〒868-0078
Kamiaoimachi 〒868-0005
Kamiuru Shidamachi 〒868-0821
Kamisatsu Mazemachi 〒868-0013
Kami Shinmachi 〒868-0032
Kamita Shiromachi 〒868-0801
Kamitogoemachi 〒868-0076
Kaminaga Nomachi 〒868-0073
Kamibayashimachi 〒868-0081
Kamiharadamachi 〒868-0087
Kawarayamachi 〒868-0025
Ganjōjimachi 〒868-0022
Gantsukurimachi 〒868-0042
Kijiyamachi 〒868-0063
Kitaizumidamachi 〒868-0023
Gōnoharumachi 〒868-0026
Kōyamachi 〒868-0003
Kokonokamachi 〒868-0004
Kobutsuchōmachi 〒868-0062
Komaidamachi 〒868-0006
Sagaramachi 〒868-0012
Shichichimachi 〒868-0041
Shimoaoimachi 〒868-0007
Shimōru Shidamachi 〒868-0822
Shimosatsu Mazemachi 〒868-0014
Shimoshiro Motomachi 〒868-0015
Shimo Shinmachi 〒868-0033
Shimota Shiromachi 〒868-0802
Shimoto Goemachi 〒868-0077
Shimonaga Nomachi 〒868-0074
Shimoharadamachi 〒868-0086
Shimobayashimachi 〒868-0083
Shiromotomachi 〒868-0016
Shinmachi 〒868-0052
Daikumachi 〒868-0002
Tanomachi 〒868-0066
Tamachi 〒868-0054
Tsurudamachi 〒868-0024
Teramachi 〒868-0056
Dotemachi 〒868-0057
Tomigaomachi 〒868-0048
Nakaaoimachi 〒868-0008
Nakagamichō 〒868-0085
Nakabayashimachi 〒868-0082
Nanukamachi 〒868-0034
Namitokomachi 〒868-0045
Nishiaidakamimachi 〒868-0071
Nishiaidashimomachi 〒868-0072
Nishiōtsukamachi 〒868-0065
Ninomachi 〒868-0036
Haikubomachi 〒868-0058
Haranojōmachi 〒868-0046
Higashiaida Kamimachi 〒868-0043
Higashiaida Shimomachi 〒868-0044
Higashiurushi Damachi 〒868-0823
Higashiō Tsukamachi 〒868-0064
Fumotomachi 〒868-0051
Hōraimachi 〒868-0011
Minamiizumi Damachi 〒868-0037
Minami Ganjōjichō 〒868-0031
Minamimachi 〒868-0055
Minonomachi 〒868-0061
Yaguromachi 〒868-0075
Yatakemachi 〒868-0813

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

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