Chūō-ku is one of the five wards of Kumamoto City, located in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Established on April 1, 2012, Chūō-ku encompasses the central part of Kumamoto City and serves as its administrative and economic hub. It covers an area of 25.33 square kilometers and is home to a population of approximately 183,497 residents. The ward is characterized by a blend of urban and cultural attractions, including historical sites and modern amenities, reflecting its significant role in the city's overall infrastructure and community life.

💻 Kumamoto City, Chuo Ward Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Kumamotoshichūōku

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District Postal Code
Anseimachi 〒860-0801
Igawa Buchimachi 〒860-0841
Izumi 〒862-0941
Itayamachi 〒860-0043
Uoyamachi 〒860-0031
Uchitsubo Imachi 〒860-0077
Edzu 〒862-0942
Ōe 〒862-0971
Ōe Honmachi 〒862-0973
Okadamachi 〒862-0958
Obiyama 〒862-0924
Kaji Yamachi 〒860-0026
Kamikaji Yamachi 〒860-0021
Kamikyōdzu Kamachi 〒862-0953
Kamisuizenji 〒862-0951
Kamitōrichō 〒860-0845
Kamibayashimachi 〒860-0847
Karashimachō 〒860-0804
Kawabatamachi 〒860-0039
Kawaramachi 〒860-0023
Kitasen Danbatamachi 〒860-0855
Kyōmachi 〒860-0078
Kyōmachi Honchō 〒860-0081
Kusabachō 〒860-0843
Kuhonji 〒862-0976
Kurokami 〒860-0862
Kuwamizu 〒862-0954
Kuwamizu Honmachi 〒862-0955
Keitoku Borimachi 〒860-0014
Kōyaamida Jimachi 〒860-0033
Kōyaimamachi 〒860-0012
Kōyamachi 〒860-0025
Kokai Honmachi 〒860-0851
Kokubu 〒862-0949
Kokubu Honmachi 〒862-0948
Kozawamachi 〒860-0042
Kojōmachi 〒860-0003
Kosen 〒860-0076
Kotō 〒862-0909
Kotohira 〒860-0813
Kotohira Honmachi 〒860-0814
Gofukumachi 〒860-0035
Komeyamachi 〒860-0029
Saikumachi 〒860-0041
Sakuramachi 〒860-0805
Saburō 〒862-0922
Shimasaki 〒860-0073
Shimotōri 〒860-0807
Jūzenji 〒860-0824
Jōtōmachi 〒860-0846
Shinōe 〒862-0972
Shinkaji Yamachi 〒860-0011
Shinshigai 〒860-0803
Shinmachi 〒860-0004
Shinyashiki 〒862-0975
Suizenji 〒862-0950
Suizenji Kōen 〒862-0956
Suidōchō 〒860-0844
Sugawaramachi 〒862-0957
Senbamachi 〒860-0019
Senba Machishimo 〒860-0018
Daniyama Honmachi 〒860-0006
Chiba Jōmachi 〒860-0001
Chūōgai 〒860-0802
Tsuboi 〒860-0863
Tetori Honchō 〒860-0808
Tōrichō 〒860-0013
Toroku 〒862-0970
Nakatō Jinmachi 〒860-0028
Nishiamida Jimachi 〒860-0037
Nishiko Kaimachi 〒860-0853
Nishitō Jinmachi 〒860-0027
Ninomaru 〒860-0008
Hagiwaramachi 〒860-0832
Hakuzan 〒862-0959
Hachiōjimachi 〒860-0831
Hanabatachō 〒860-0806
Harutakemachi 〒860-0815
Higashiamida Jimachi 〒860-0034
Higashikyōdzu Kamachi 〒862-0923
Higashiko Kaimachi 〒860-0854
Furuoke Yamachi 〒860-0038
Furukawamachi 〒860-0015
Furukyōmachi 〒860-0007
Furudai Kumachi 〒860-0036
Heisei 〒860-0833
Hotakubo 〒862-0926
Honjō 〒860-0811
Honjōmachi 〒860-0816
Honmaru 〒860-0002
Matsubaramachi 〒860-0024
Minamikumamoto 〒860-0812
Minamisen Danbatamachi 〒860-0842
Minamitsubo Imachi 〒860-0848
Miyauchi 〒860-0005
Myōtai Jimachi 〒860-0856
Mukaemachi 〒860-0817
Murozonomachi 〒861-8072
Motoyama 〒860-0821
Motoyamamachi 〒860-0822
Yakuenchō 〒860-0852
Yamasakimachi 〒860-0016
Yayoichō 〒860-0818
Yokokō Yamachi 〒860-0022
Yokote 〒860-0046
Yoyasu 〒860-0827
Yoyasumachi 〒860-0823
Yorozumachi 〒860-0032
Renpeichō 〒860-0017

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

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