Kikuchi (菊池市) is a city in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, established on August 1, 1958. The city expanded on March 22, 2005, by merging with the towns of Shichijo, Shisui, and Kyokushi. Covering an area of 276.66 square kilometers, Kikuchi is known for its hot springs, scenic beauty, and historical sites. It has a population of approximately 50,000 people. The city is also notable for its agricultural products, including rice and Kikuchi green tea, and hosts various festivals and cultural events throughout the year.

💻 Kikuchi City Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Kikuchi

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District Postal Code
Akahoshi 〒861-1311
Ichinose 〒861-1686
Ideta 〒861-1313
Ima 〒861-1303
Ōhira 〒861-1683
Ogi 〒861-1673
Katakaku 〒861-1307
Kikōji 〒861-1315
Kitamiya 〒861-1305
Kino 〒861-1326
Kyokushi Isaka 〒869-1206
Kyokushi Ihagi 〒869-1208
Kyokushi Otaru 〒869-1203
Kyokushi Obaru 〒869-1204
Kyokushi Kawabe 〒869-1205
Kyokushi Shinmei 〒869-1207
Kyokushi Fumoto 〒869-1202
Kyokushi Benri 〒869-1201
Gyokushōji 〒861-1322
Kesao 〒861-1325
Koba 〒861-1301
Shigemi 〒861-1682
Shisuimachi Kameo 〒861-1211
Shisuimachi Sumiyoshi 〒861-1203
Shisuimachi Tashima 〒861-1214
Shisuimachi Tominō 〒861-1202
Shisuimachi Toyomizu 〒861-1212
Shisuimachi Naga 〒861-1204
Shisuimachi Fukumoto 〒861-1205
Shisuimachi Minamitashima 〒861-1213
Shisuimachi Yoshitomi 〒861-1201
Shichijōmachi Aramaki 〒861-1363
Shichijōmachi Utena 〒861-1365
Shichijōmachi Okada 〒861-1368
Shichijōmachi Onozaki 〒861-1345
Shichijōmachi Kae 〒861-1356
Shichijōmachi Kameo 〒861-1342
Shichijōmachi Kiyomizu 〒861-1341
Shichijōmachi Kōsamachi 〒861-1353
Shichijōmachi Komoiri 〒861-1354
Shichijōmachi Shinkoga 〒861-1352
Shichijōmachi Sunada 〒861-1351
Shichijōmachi Setoguchi 〒861-1366
Shichijōmachi Sosaki 〒861-1344
Shichijōmachi Takajima 〒861-1355
Shichijōmachi Takata 〒861-1357
Shichijōmachi Nagarekawa 〒861-1367
Shichijōmachi Hashita 〒861-1346
Shichijōmachi Hayashibaru 〒861-1343
Shichijōmachi Heta 〒861-1364
Shichijōmachi Mitsugi 〒861-1361
Shichijōmachi Yamasaki 〒861-1362
Shichōbun 〒861-1442
Shimokawaharu 〒861-1302
Dairinji 〒861-1306
Toyoma 〒861-1684
Nagata 〒861-1316
Nishidera 〒861-1323
Nishihazama 〒861-1685
Nomaguchi 〒861-1324
Haru 〒861-1441
Hanjaku 〒861-1671
Hiegata 〒861-1321
Hirose 〒861-1314
Fukagawa 〒861-1304
Fujita 〒861-1309
Murada 〒861-1317
Morikita 〒861-1312
Yukino 〒861-1681
Ryūmon 〒861-1672
Waifu 〒861-1331
Wataru 〒861-1308

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

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