#003 My Problem with Japanese Addresses

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I think Japan is a very comfortable country to live in, but I find Japanese addresses unnecessarily long. It takes ages to hand-write my home address. My address also contains a few complicated kanji, which I sometimes forget when I have to write the address in front of somebody.

For example, this is the address of a random sushi restaurant in Yokohama: 神奈川県横浜市神奈川区新子安1-8-3 日伸ビル 301号

And this is one of the longest addresses: 京都府京都市上京区智恵光院通り芦山寺上る西入る西社町

Here’s the shortest one: 千葉県旭市ロ1番地

Not only are Japanese addresses long, they are also notoriously hard to find. Without Google Maps and GPS, it’s truly challenging.


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