Addresses in Japan are usually composed of:
- Prefecture – Tokyo (-to), Hokkaido (-do), Kyoto (-fu)
- City – Chuo (-ku), Yokohama (-shi)
- Area – Ginza, Hakozaki
- Block Number – (-chome/-ban/-go, ie. 6-13-16)
- Apartment name and number
〒104-0061 東京都中央区銀座6-13-16 銀座ウォールビル2F
Ginza Wall Building 2F, 6-13-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Below is a picture of an address sign (which I think is 1-1-6 Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo):
When you are walking around Tokyo, many streets have no names, and if they do, the street signs are difficult to locate or they may only display in Japanese. To further complicate matters, the numbers on building do not always run in sequence. Buildings are numbers according to the last building built, so number 58 may be next to number 1. It is easier to get around using maps marked with landmarks and main cross streets.
Even native Japanese, including taxi drivers, use maps or now, GPS devices. It’s part of life in Japan.