Hikone (彦根市)Β is a city in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, located on the eastern shore of Lake Biwa. Known for its well-preserved Hikone Castle, a national treasure, the city has a rich historical heritage dating back to the Edo period. The castle, surrounded by scenic gardens and moats, is a major tourist attraction. Hikone is also home to the popular mascot Hikonyan, which draws visitors to various local events. The city's economy is supported by a mix of traditional industries, agriculture, and tourism, offering a blend of cultural and modern experiences.

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Districts and Postal Codes in Hikone

Click on the district name for the complete Japanese address, the complete English address, how to write a Japanese address, the postal code, the map location, and more.

District Postal Code
Nirecho γ€’529-1151
Asahimachi γ€’522-0073
Anjikinakamachi γ€’529-1152
Ikesucho γ€’522-0065
Ishideracho γ€’521-1101
Inaecho γ€’521-1125
Inasatocho γ€’521-1111
Inabecho γ€’521-1113
Inukatacho γ€’522-0236
Uocho γ€’522-0239
Ekihigashicho γ€’522-0010
Ohashimachi γ€’522-0034
Oboricho γ€’522-0026
Oyabucho γ€’522-0053
Oricho γ€’522-0017
Okamachi γ€’522-0037
Osuecho γ€’522-0001
Onocho γ€’522-0005
Kaizecho γ€’521-1121
Kaidemacho γ€’522-0056
Katayamacho γ€’529-1155
Kanazawacho γ€’521-1112
Kanedacho γ€’521-1115
Kamiinabacho γ€’521-1131
Kamiokabecho γ€’521-1103
Kaminishigawacho γ€’521-1143
Kawasebabacho γ€’522-0223
Kawara γ€’522-0083
Kanrocho γ€’522-0046
Kyomachi γ€’522-0081
Kiyosakicho γ€’529-1156
Ginzacho γ€’522-0088
Koizumicho γ€’522-0043
Kozakicho γ€’521-1141
Kotacho γ€’522-0012
Konocho γ€’522-0238
Gokurakujicho γ€’522-0231
Gosanjocho γ€’522-0086
Konkicho γ€’522-0061
Kongojicho γ€’522-0235
Saiwaicho γ€’522-0021
Sakaemachi γ€’522-0066
Sasaocho γ€’522-0019
Satsumacho γ€’521-1147
Satonecho γ€’522-0022
Sawacho γ€’522-0075
Sawayamacho γ€’522-0006
Jizoucho γ€’522-0029
Shimoinabacho γ€’521-1132
Shimookabecho γ€’521-1102
Shimonishigawacho γ€’521-1142
Shimoyaguracho γ€’522-0011
Shogojicho γ€’522-0015
Shobojicho γ€’522-0024
Shiromachi γ€’522-0068
Shingaicho γ€’521-1135
Shingaihama γ€’521-1136
Shinmachi γ€’522-0085
Sugoshicho γ€’522-0058
Serikawacho γ€’522-0033
Serinakamachi γ€’522-0031
Seribashi γ€’522-0087
Serimachi γ€’522-0032
Zendanicho γ€’522-0014
Taidocho γ€’529-1153
Daitocho γ€’522-0074
Takamiyacho γ€’522-0201
Takegahanacho γ€’522-0044
Tachibanacho γ€’522-0062
Tazukecho γ€’521-1134
Tawaracho γ€’521-1105
Chihirocho γ€’529-1154
Chuocho γ€’522-0063
Tsujidocho γ€’522-0233
Tsuzuramachi γ€’522-0212
Decchicho γ€’521-1104
Demachi γ€’522-0214
Togacho γ€’522-0042
Tomachi γ€’522-0009
Toriimotocho γ€’522-0004
Nakayabu γ€’522-0051
Nakayamacho γ€’522-0013
Nagasonecho γ€’522-0067
Nagasone Minamicho γ€’522-0052
Nishiimacho γ€’522-0054
Nishikimachi γ€’522-0089
Nishitsuzuramachi γ€’522-0213
Nishinonamicho γ€’522-0038
Noguchicho γ€’522-0221
Nosecho γ€’522-0055
Nodayamacho γ€’522-0025
Nonamimachi γ€’522-0036
Noradacho γ€’521-1124
Hashimukaicho γ€’522-0084
Hassakacho γ€’522-0057
Hatsutoricho γ€’521-1126
Haracho γ€’522-0023
Banba γ€’522-0069
Higashi Nonamicho γ€’522-0027
Hikotomicho γ€’521-1114
Hidacho γ€’521-1123
Hinatsucho γ€’522-0047
Hiratacho γ€’522-0041
Fukojicho γ€’521-1144
Butsushojicho γ€’522-0018
Bunacho γ€’522-0016
Funamachi γ€’522-0072
Furusawacho γ€’522-0007
Hozecho γ€’522-0211
Horicho γ€’522-0237
Honjocho γ€’521-1133
Honmachi γ€’522-0064
Matsubara γ€’522-0002
Mitsucho γ€’521-1122
Mitsuyacho γ€’522-0059
Minami Kawasecho γ€’522-0222
Minami Mitsuyacho γ€’521-1145
Miyatacho γ€’522-0003
Motookacho γ€’522-0035
Motomachi γ€’522-0071
Moridocho γ€’522-0234
Yasukiyocho γ€’522-0082
Yasukiyo Higashimachi γ€’522-0008
Yanagawacho γ€’521-1146
Rendaijicho γ€’522-0232
Wadacho γ€’522-0039

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

There are two types of PO boxes available in Hikone. The first type of PO box is provided by Hikone 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 Hikone to your home country using Japan Post, costs vary based on the service type and parcel weight. For Airmail, rates range from Β₯2,050 for a 1kg parcel to Β₯64,850 for a 30kg parcel. Surface Mail is cheaper, starting at Β₯1,800 for a 1kg parcel to Β₯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 Hikone 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.