Kita-ku (North Ward) is one of the five wards of Kumamoto City in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Established on April 1, 2012, it has a population of approximately 140,000 and spans an area of 147.35 square kilometers. Kita-ku is known for its natural landscapes, including the Kikuchi River and extensive agricultural areas, as well as historical sites like the ancient Kikuchi Castle. The ward emphasizes community welfare, disaster preparedness, and sustainable development to ensure a high quality of life for its residents.


💻 Kumamoto City, Kita Ward Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Kumamotoshikitaku

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District Postal Code
Uekimachi Hirozumi 〒861-0131
Uekimachi Funajima 〒861-0114
Uekimachi Hetano 〒861-0146
Uekimachi Mitori 〒861-0105
Asōda 〒861-8081
Arakimachi 〒861-5501
Ikeda 〒860-0082
Izumimachi 〒861-5533
Uekimachi Abumida 〒861-0142
Uekimachi Arizumi 〒861-0123
Uekimachi Ishikawa 〒861-0124
Uekimachi Ichibō 〒861-0113
Uekimachi Imafuji 〒861-0104
Uekimachi Iwano 〒861-0136
Uekimachi Ueki 〒861-0132
Uekimachi Uekoga 〒861-0152
Uekimachi Ushirokoga 〒861-0156
Uekimachi Uchi 〒861-0102
Uekimachi Endaiji 〒861-0153
Uekimachi Ōi 〒861-0126
Uekimachi Ogisako 〒861-0145
Uekimachi Ono 〒861-0125
Uekimachi Kamekō 〒861-0127
Uekimachi Kitome 〒861-0151
Uekimachi Kiyomizu 〒861-0103
Uekimachi Kurakake 〒861-0161
Uekimachi Koga 〒861-0122
Uekimachi Shikide 〒861-0116
Uekimachi Shōsei 〒861-0117
Uekimachi Suzumugi 〒861-0164
Uekimachi Daiwa 〒861-0143
Uekimachi Tasoko 〒861-0112
Uekimachi Tarumizu 〒861-0133
Uekimachi Todoroki 〒861-0155
Uekimachi Tomiō 〒861-0162
Uekimachi Toyōka 〒861-0163
Uekimachi Toyoda 〒861-0106
Uekimachi Natatsuka 〒861-0141
Uekimachi Nachi 〒861-0154
Uekimachi Hitotsugi 〒861-0135
Uekimachi Hirai 〒861-0121
Uekimachi Hirano 〒861-0144
Uekimachi Hirabaru 〒861-0165
Uekimachi Miyabaru 〒861-0111
Uekimachi Mōno 〒861-0134
Uekimachi Yamamoto 〒861-0101
Uekimachi Yonetsuka 〒861-0115
Usagidani 〒861-8082
Uchigo Shimachi 〒860-0086
Ōkubo 〒860-0083
Ōtoriimachi 〒861-5502
Kajiomachi 〒861-5512
Kanoko Gimachi 〒861-5521
Kamaomachi 〒861-5534
Kitazakomachi 〒861-5531
Kusunoki 〒861-8003
Kusunomachi 〒861-5511
Kurokamimachi Tsuboi 〒860-0861
Koito Yamamachi 〒861-5504
Shimizu Iwakura 〒861-8084
Shimizukame Imachi 〒861-8066
Shimizu Shinchi 〒861-8075
Shimizu Higashimachi 〒861-8065
Shimizu Honmachi 〒861-8074
Shimizu Mangoku 〒861-8068
Shimizu Machiuchigoshi 〒860-0087
Shimizu Machimatsuzaki 〒861-8073
Shimizu Machimurozono 〒861-8071
Shimosuzuri Kawa 〒861-5526
Shimosuzuri Kawamachi 〒861-5522
Suzurikawamachi 〒861-5524
Takahira 〒860-0085
Tatsuda 〒861-8006
Tatsuda Jinnai 〒861-8005
Tatsuda Yuge 〒861-8007
Tarōza Komachi 〒861-5532
Tsunōramachi 〒860-0088
Tsuruhada 〒861-5517
Tsuruhadamachi 〒861-5513
Tokuō 〒861-5525
Tokuōmachi 〒861-5523
Nishikajiomachi 〒861-5516
Nirenoki 〒861-8083
Hakenomiya 〒861-8064
Hida 〒861-5514
Manraku Jimachi 〒861-5537
Mitsugumachi 〒861-5535
Musashi Gaoka 〒861-8001
Meitokumachi 〒861-5503
Yamamuro 〒860-0084
Yuge 〒861-8002
Yomogimachi 〒861-5515
Ryūfukujimachi 〒861-5536

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.
〒170-3293
Tokyo
Ginza, Chuo-ku
5-2-1
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 Kumamotoshikitaku 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 Kumamotoshikitaku, along with mail handling for Japanese properties (e.g., akiya, Airbnb, minpaku, etc.)


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