Shimabara (島原市), located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, is a city known for its historical significance and natural beauty. Founded as a castle town, it was the center of the Shimabara Domain and the site of the Shimabara Rebellion in 1637. The city is situated on the Shimabara Peninsula, facing Ariake Bay and backed by Mount Unzen, an active volcano that has shaped its history through eruptions. Shimabara is renowned for its abundant natural spring water, Shimabara Castle, and the picturesque Samurai Street, making it a popular tourist destination.

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Districts and Postal Codes in Shimabara

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District Postal Code
Kamiori Hashimachi 〒855-0076
Kamimachi 〒855-0808
Honmachi 〒855-0062
Aobamachi 〒855-0855
Aburaborimachi 〒855-0021
Araikirimachi 〒855-0002
Ariakechōō Misakiotsu 〒859-1412
Ariakechōō Misakikō 〒859-1411
Ariakechōō Misakitei 〒859-1414
Ariakechōō Misakihei 〒859-1413
Ariakechōō Misakibo 〒859-1415
Ariakechō Yueotsu 〒859-1402
Ariakechō Yuekō 〒859-1401
Ariakechō Yuetei 〒859-1404
Ariakechō Yuehei 〒859-1403
Arimafuna Tsumachi 〒855-0813
Ideno Kawamachi 〒855-0023
Idehiramachi 〒855-0015
Imagawamachi 〒855-0046
Uenohara 〒855-0853
Uenomachi 〒855-0045
Utomachi 〒855-0071
Umezonomachi 〒855-0872
Urata 〒855-0817
Uranokawa 〒855-0056
Uwajinchō 〒855-0067
Edochō 〒855-0059
Ebisumachi 〒855-0816
Erimachi 〒855-0017
Ōjimomachi 〒855-0878
Ōtebaramachi 〒855-0012
Ochōzumachi 〒855-0011
Kakinokimachi 〒855-0066
Kashiwanomachi 〒855-0064
Katamachi 〒855-0042
Kadōchimachi 〒855-0881
Kamadamachi 〒855-0874
Kameno Kōmachi 〒855-0004
Kitaanto Kumachi 〒855-0873
Kitakamiko Bamachi 〒855-0886
Kitasen Bongimachi 〒855-0078
Kitabaramachi 〒855-0058
Kitamonmachi 〒855-0032
Kueyamamachi 〒855-0841
Kureishibarumachi 〒855-0026
Konanmachi 〒855-0836
Koyamamachi 〒855-0856
Sakauemachi 〒855-0832
Sakaemachi 〒855-0842
Sakashitamachi 〒855-0833
Sakigakemachi 〒855-0035
Sakuramachi 〒855-0809
Sakuramonmachi 〒855-0051
Jichūmachi 〒855-0006
Shitajinchō 〒855-0055
Shitanochō 〒855-0052
Shimōri Hashimachi 〒855-0075
Shimokawa Shirimachi 〒855-0861
Shimomiyamachi 〒855-0014
Jōseinakanochō 〒855-0053
Jōnai 〒855-0036
Shiratanimachi 〒855-0885
Shirachimachi 〒855-0807
Shirachi Momoyama 〒855-0811
Shiromimachi 〒855-0074
Shindachi 〒855-0057
Shindenmachi 〒855-0043
Shinbabamachi 〒855-0033
Shinmachi 〒855-0803
Shinminato 〒855-0862
Shinyama 〒855-0843
Shinwamachi 〒855-0863
Sugiyamamachi 〒855-0068
Takajima 〒855-0801
Tatenomachi 〒855-0025
Tamachi 〒855-0034
Chichibuga Uramachi 〒855-0864
Tsubukimachi 〒855-0007
Tsumachi 〒855-0814
Teramachi 〒855-0852
Tenjin Motomachi 〒855-0883
Nakaan Tokumachi 〒855-0875
Nakaomachi 〒855-0061
Nakagumimachi 〒855-0822
Nakanomachi 〒855-0001
Nakabaramachi 〒855-0005
Nakahorimachi 〒855-0806
Nakamachi 〒855-0044
Naganukimachi 〒855-0022
Nishimachi 〒855-0018
Nishiya Hatamachi 〒855-0835
Nitamachi 〒855-0884
Hagigaoka 〒855-0854
Hagihara 〒855-0851
Hakusanmachi 〒855-0824
Hamanomachi 〒855-0877
Haraguchimachi 〒855-0008
Haramachi 〒855-0063
Hiedamachi 〒855-0013
Hirokōyamachi 〒855-0024
Hirobabamachi 〒855-0825
Fudano Motomachi 〒855-0882
Funadomarimachi 〒855-0865
Furuchō 〒855-0054
Heiseimachi 〒855-0879
Bentenmachi 〒855-0802
Horimachi 〒855-0805
Honkōjimachi 〒855-0073
Maehamamachi 〒855-0031
Miemachi 〒855-0003
Midorimachi 〒855-0867
Minatoshin Chimachi 〒855-0821
Minatomachi 〒855-0823
Minatomichi 〒855-0831
Minamian Tokumachi 〒855-0876
Minamikashiwa Nomachi 〒855-0065
Minamikami Kobamachi 〒855-0887
Minamikue Yamamachi 〒855-0871
Minamishimokawa Shirimachi 〒855-0866
Minamisenbon Gimachi 〒855-0077
Miyanomachi 〒855-0041
Mutsugimachi 〒855-0072
Motofuna Tsumachi 〒855-0815
Yahatamachi 〒855-0834
Yamaderamachi 〒855-0016
Yorozumachi 〒855-0804
Reinan 〒855-0812

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

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