New address system
            image   On April 2007, a new address system based on road names was introduced. Unlike in the previous system, which was based on lot numbers, road names and building numbers come immediately after the district name.

When people get familiar with the new address system, describing movement path from subway station exits would become much easier. In addition, diverse public and private services for prevention of crime and fire, emergency medical services, and response to disasters will be facilitated. When transition period ends in 2012, new addresses will be exclusively used.
※ Finding new address
New addresses are available from The following method can be used to find a location using the new address system. After finding the new address number, look for large buildings such as banks or government organizations. Then, find the target location based on its road name and building number.