Ōtawara (大田原市, Ōtawara-shi) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. With a population of approximately 74,000, it was officially founded on December 1, 1954. The city is known for its agricultural heritage, particularly the production of rice and dairy products. Ōtawara is also home to historical landmarks such as Ōtawara Castle and is noted for its natural beauty, including the Nakagawa River. The city focuses on community welfare, environmental sustainability, and promoting local culture and tourism.

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Districts and Postal Codes in Ōtawara

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District Postal Code
Akaze 〒324-0015
Asaka 〒324-0043
Arai 〒324-0061
Arajuku 〒324-0413
Ichinosawa 〒324-0006
Imaizumi 〒324-0064
Usuba 〒324-0035
Udagawa 〒324-0022
Unganji 〒324-0213
Ogami 〒324-0025
Okubo 〒324-0204
Omameda 〒324-0242
Owa 〒324-0236
Oka 〒324-0065
Oginome 〒324-0027
Okusawa 〒324-0017
Otorezawa 〒324-0001
Kajiya 〒324-0046
Katata 〒324-0223
Katafuta 〒324-0414
Kabata 〒324-0013
Kami Ishigami 〒324-0037
Kami Okusawa 〒324-0018
Kamehisa 〒324-0221
Kawakami 〒324-0214
Kawada 〒324-0208
Kawara 〒324-0207
Kizami 〒324-0202
Kita Owagu 〒324-0016
Kita Kanemaru 〒324-0011
Kitataki 〒324-0224
Kitanogami 〒324-0231
Kunomata 〒324-0205
Kurahone 〒324-0014
Kurobanetamachi 〒324-0233
Kurobane Mukocho 〒324-0241
Kodaki 〒324-0003
Kobunato 〒324-0402
Sakuyama 〒324-0032
Sabui 〒324-0246
Sarado 〒324-0404
Shinagawa 〒324-0415
Shimoishigami 〒324-0036
Shiroyama 〒324-0052
Shintomicho 〒324-0055
Suehiro 〒324-0042
Sukagawa 〒324-0211
Susagi 〒324-0212
Sumiyoshicho 〒324-0057
Sebahara 〒324-0401
Takioka 〒324-0026
Takizawa 〒324-0033
Chikasono 〒324-0044
Chuo 〒324-0056
Terajuku 〒324-0203
Tonouchi 〒324-0066
Tomiike 〒324-0004
Nakadawara 〒324-0062
Nakanouchi 〒324-0206
Nakanohara 〒324-0405
Nanbo 〒324-0215
Nerinuki 〒324-0005
Nozaki 〒324-0038
Hachisu 〒324-0244
Hanazono 〒324-0023
Handa 〒324-0002
Hinokizawa 〒324-0245
Hirasawa 〒324-0034
Hiruta 〒324-0412
Hiruhata 〒324-0411
Fukuwara 〒324-0024
Fujisawa 〒324-0031
Fujimi 〒324-0028
Horinouchi 〒324-0235
Honcho 〒324-0041
Maeta 〒324-0234
Machijima 〒324-0063
Midori 〒324-0045
Minami Kanemaru 〒324-0012
Mihara 〒324-0047
Murasakizuka 〒324-0058
Motomachi 〒324-0053
Yagura 〒324-0222
Yashio 〒324-0232
Yamanote 〒324-0051
Yuzukami 〒324-0403
Yoze 〒324-0243
Ryogo 〒324-0201
Wakakusa 〒324-0021
Wakamatsucho 〒324-0054

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

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