View Full Version : Where in Nagoya, Japan is this address

09-28-2005, 03:37 AM
Grand Mezon Kaminokura #XXX
191-3 Kaminokura, Narumi-cho,
Midori-ku, Nagoya-shi,
Aichi-ken, Japan 458-0811

This is where I stayed in Japan for two weeks.
If no one knows, could some one point out where to find out?

09-28-2005, 04:16 AM
Is this a hotel?

09-28-2005, 04:35 AM
Around the placemark should be Narumi-cho. But I can`t identify the street.

09-28-2005, 08:11 AM
It is the apartment of the host family I stayed with. But it was three years ago, so the building may or may not still be there.

09-28-2005, 03:35 PM
Here's a placemark with the outline of Kaminokura 3-chome. Should be somewhere in there... probably in the eastern part judging from the building/block number in the address.

Map link (http://www.mapion.co.jp/c/f?uc=1&grp=MapionBB&nl=35/05/54.047&el=137/01/01.396&scl=10000&size=954,768) for comparison (Japanese).

09-28-2005, 09:30 PM
Can anyone recomend a book or website that thourghly explains the Japanese address system? I was able to use the Japanese yahoo and google to look up the nearby Tohogakuen collage fairly easily (for someone who can't read any kanji). But this address is just killing me. I'm going to be moving there and I have a feeling it is not going to get any easier.

09-29-2005, 07:13 AM

09-29-2005, 08:58 AM
The hierarchical structure of the Japanese system makes it easy to find an address on a map, I think. Of course, only if you can read the place names ;) It's probably even easier than locating a certain road in a large western city, because you'd need an index for that.

On the ground, it's a different thing, though. With the western system, it's usually easy to find the house once you've located the road. In Japan, that can be a problem because the blocks, buildings etc. are not necessarily numbered in a sequential or even logical way...

I can't read kanji either (at least not enough to read addresses), but if you can read kana, there are ways to get around that.

I usually use this site:

Switch the dictionary to "j_places" at the bottom of the page, then you can enter kana or romaji and get the kanji, or vice versa. Knowing the address in kanji, you'll be able to use one of the Japanese map sites (Yahoo, MSN, Mapion...) to find it. Usually it's not possible to find the exact building, unless it's large. But the block numbers are always shown.