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Japanese Post Office services and bank services

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For short term stay residents

The ATM (Automated Teller Machine) at the post office accepts credit cards issued in foreign countries for cash withdrawals.
If you are planning to stay in Japan for only a short period of time, it is probably easiest to use this system.

For long term stay residents

If you are planning to stay in Japan for a longer period of time, it is probably easiest to open an account at one of the consumer banks near your apartment, to take advantage of the many services, such as money transfer or foreign currency exchange, offered bank customers. In some cases, for example, you can receive refunds directly into your bank account.
Banking hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Accessing your account, for example, for cash withdrawal, by bank machine (ATM), is free of charge until 6:00 p.m.
Some convenience stores have bank machines (ATM) on their premises, with extended hours.

To open your bank account, please be sure to take your Passport, Foreign (non-Japanese) Registration Card, Student ID and Inkan (personal seal, if you have one) to the bank window.

Also, you can open your Post Office savings account.
If you have a Post Office savings account, you can withdraw cash from your account, free of charge, using your own cash card at the Post Office ATM.

  • Mitsui Sumitomo BankJapaneseEnglish
    * ATM at The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa Campus.
    Kashiwa Branch tel.04-7164-3131 Special line for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays:04-7166-1400
    add.1-2-38 Kashiwa, Kashiwa City, located in front of the JR Kashiwa Station east exit (higashi-guchi)
  • Chiba BankJapaneseEnglish
    Hananoi Branch tel.04-7131-7121 add.681 Hananoi, Kashiwa City
    Edogawadai Branch tel.04-7154-1411 add.Edogawadai Nishi, Nagareyama City
    Bank machine (ATM)
    National Cancer Center East Hospital  
    add.6-5-1 Kashiwa no Ha, Kashiwa City (located at 1st floor of Cancer Center Building)
  • Keiyo BankJapanese
    * ATM at Chiba University Faculty of Horticulture, Matsudo Campus
    Edogawadai Branch tel.04-7152-3151 add.1-2 Edogawadai Nishi, Nagareyama City
    Kita Kashiwa Branch  tel.04-7133-5611 add.4-5 Matsuba-cho, Kashiwa City

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Postal service

The standard domestic postage rates are 50 yen for a postcard and 80 yen for a letter (regular size envelope).
In Japan, the public mailbox color is red.

For international postage rates, please inquire at the post office, or you can check the " International Postage" homepage below.
The Post Office is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The main post office in one's city may be open as late as 9:00 p.m. daily, and may also be open on Saturdays and Sundays. Certain limited services are usually offered before or after-hours at a special window.

Packages can also be sent from most convenience stores, in addition to the post office, using the services of a number of competitive, private delivery companies in Japan.

  • Official Web Site for the Post OfficeJapaneseEnglish
    Yagi Post Office  tel.04-7152-4254 add.209-1 Komagidai, Nagareyama City
    Kashiwa Midoridai Post Office  tel.04-7132-6961 add.3-27-40 Midoridai, Kashiwa City
    Kashiwa Tanaka Post Office  tel.04-7131-4951 add.759-9 Hananoi, Kashiwa City
    MAP for the area (Japanese only)
  • International PostageJapaneseEnglish

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