Hōfu (防府市) is a city in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, known for its rich history and cultural heritage. It is home to the renowned Hōfu Tenmangū Shrine, one of the oldest Tenmangū shrines in Japan, dedicated to the deity of scholarship, Sugawara no Michizane. The city also features the beautiful Kōzan Park, popular for its cherry blossoms. Hōfu has a well-developed industrial base, with a focus on manufacturing and chemical industries. The city combines its historical charm with modern amenities, offering a blend of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.

💻Hofu City Official Government Website

Districts and Postal Codes in Hōfu

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
Isae 〒747-0846
Isaechō 〒747-0847
Ishigaguchi 〒747-0806
Izumichō 〒747-0051
Imaichichō 〒747-0042
Imojichō 〒747-0812
Iwabatake 〒747-0001
Uematsu 〒747-0836
Ekiminamimachi 〒747-0801
Edomari 〒747-0014
Ebisumachi 〒747-0036
Ōsaki 〒747-0065
Okamurachō 〒747-0803
Okiimajuku 〒747-0013
Okuhata 〒747-0101
Ochayamachi 〒747-0819
Kaide 〒747-0052
Kaide Nishimachi 〒747-0054
Kaide Honmachi 〒747-0053
Katsuma 〒747-0822
Kanebōchō 〒747-0823
Kaho 〒747-0816
Kamiten Jinmachi 〒747-0033
Kamimigita 〒747-0062
Kishidzu 〒747-0011
Kyōwachō 〒747-0815
Kirihata 〒747-1231
Kurumadzukachō 〒747-0811
Kuwanoyama 〒747-0808
Keigomachi 〒747-0821
Kokuga 〒747-0024
Kokubunjichō 〒747-0021
Kosobara 〒747-0056
Kotobukichō 〒747-0809
Sakaemachi 〒747-0035
Sano 〒747-0067
Saba 〒747-0044
Shikiyamachō 〒747-0006
Shimizuchō 〒747-0842
Shimomigita 〒747-0063
Shintsukijichō 〒747-0824
Shinden 〒747-0825
Shinbashichō 〒747-0047
Jiyūgaoka 〒747-0066
Jirikichō 〒747-0817
Sugai 〒747-0002
Suzuya 〒747-0105
Sebatochō 〒747-0031
Sennichi 〒747-0046
Sōshachō 〒747-0022
Sōnan 〒747-0807
Daidō 〒747-1232
Takai 〒747-0064
Takakura 〒747-0045
Tajima 〒747-0834
Tatara 〒747-0023
Chūōchō 〒747-0802
Tenjin 〒747-0034
Tonomi 〒747-1111
Nakaizumichō 〒747-0055
Nakanishi 〒747-0005
Nakayama 〒747-0107
Nami 〒747-0106
Niiryō 〒747-0845
Niiryōchō 〒747-0841
Nishiniiryō 〒747-0849
Nishinōra 〒747-0835
Noshima 〒747-0832
Hachiōji 〒747-0037
Hanagichūō 〒747-0848
Hanazonochō 〒747-0844
Hamakata 〒747-0833
Higashisa Baryō 〒747-0061
Higashini Iryōchō 〒747-0843
Higashimatsu Zakichō 〒747-0028
Higashimi Tajiri 〒747-0813
Hisakane 〒747-0102
Heiwamachi 〒747-0043
Matsuzakichō 〒747-0029
Matsubarachō 〒747-0804
Manao 〒747-0104
Marifuchō 〒747-0805
Mitajiri 〒747-0814
Mitajiri Honmachi 〒747-0818
Midorimachi 〒747-0026
Minamimatsu Zakichō 〒747-0027
Miyachichō 〒747-0032
Miwachō 〒747-0025
Mukōshima 〒747-0831
Mure 〒747-0004
Mureimajuku 〒747-0012
Mureyanagi 〒747-0003
Motobashichō 〒747-0041
Waji 〒747-0103

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

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