Japanese Post Office Vocabulary 2 – Cheat Sheet

Need more help with navigating post offices in Japan? In this cheat sheet, we have listed more common Japanese post office vocabulary. We have included terminology on how to send a Japanese postcard and deliveries.

There are various ways to which one can go about sending an overseas parcel from Japan. International package delivery is mainly split into four ways: EMS, Airmail, SAL and surface mail. Each delivery company is different based on its service and pricing.

Click here for more information more the different mailing methods.

It is important to thank the service staff for helping you by a simple “Arigato gozaimasu (Thank you)” or “Otsukaresama deshita (Thank you for your hard work)“. This is a kind gesture to express gratitude for their efforts.

Japanese vocabulary can be difficult to learn, but practice makes perfect. This is part two of the cheat sheet for the Japanese post office vocabulary, so make sure you follow up for part one.

Japanese Post Office Vocabulary Sentence Examples

Here is how you form basic sentences with the terminology:

Example:

きょうじっかからにもつとどき、いえにいたのでにことができました。

kyō wa jikka kara nimotsu ga todoki, ie ni itanode buji ni uketoru koto ga dekimashita

I was at home so I was able to safely receive the package。

Japanese Post Office Vocabulary – Sending a Japanese post card

JapanesePronunciationMeaning
きってkittePostage stamp
けしいんkeshiinPostmark
さしだしにん(ごいらいぬし)sashidashinin
(goirainushi)
Sender
ゆうびんばんごうyūbinbangōPostal code
じゅうしょjūshoAddress
うけとりにん(おとどけさき)uketorinin
(otodokesaki)
Recipient

Deliveries

JapanesePronunciationMeaning
ゆうびんはいたつにんyūbinhaitatsuninMain carrier
はいたつhaitatsuDelivery
うけとりuketori Receive

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