In Japan as well as regular postcards, you can find limited edition Gotochi postcards everywhere! Both design and postage costs differ from the usual ones. If you like to collect postcards as mementos of your travels, or like to make your friends jealous from all the cool places you’ve been to, don’t miss out on this! Sending postcards from Japan to your loved ones is simple with KKday‘s guide.
Speaking of postcards, do drop by KITTE (keet-tay), which means “postage stamp” in Japanese. Located in front of Tokyo Train Station, the shopping mall incorporates elements of the 1933 Tokyo Central Post Office building. A favorite spot among the locals, the six story high mall, houses hundreds of restaurants and boutiques, as well as a roof-top garden.
Every set of themed postcard differs, and comes with a short description of the iconic building/designation together with its date of launch on the back. All prefectures carry their own specific prefecture postcard which can’t be bought elsewhere. You can purchase a stamp at the post office or get one at Lawson, 7-11, FamilyMart or any convenience stores.
Do note that irregular shaped postcards require a 120yen stamp. You can also send your postcard in an envelope at an additional cost of 50yen to prevent any bends or damages.
Postcards are not only affordable, it makes a great souvenir especially if you are traveling on a low budget. What better way to keep track of your travels and spend all your spare change on?
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