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Address Search

If you do an address search in English, we save the result on our server. The reason for this is that finding a location from an address is quite resource intensive, so we do it only once for each address, and cache the result (In detail: we store the address you searched for, the date (but NOT the time), whether the address lookup was successful and, if so, the latitude and longitude.) We do not store any information associating a particular address lookup with you.

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Look-up a Japanese address in English.
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Read the disclaimer  before you start.
To look-up a place name, rather than an address, select "Place Lookup" from the menu above.
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    City names end in -shi [ e.g. Nagasaki-shi ] except Tokyo central area [ Tokyo ].
Find and map a place-name in Japan
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City names end in -shi [ e.g. Nagasaki-shi ] except Tokyo central area [ Tokyo ].
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   » put a comma (,) at the end of the name to reduce the number of hits.
   » If the dropdowns become confused, reload the page.

Kanji address lookup
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Address lookup using Japanese kanji and kana (for addresses in Japan) or English (for addresses worldwide).
For Japanese address lookup in English, click "English Address Search" from the menu above.
Postcode / Zip / Yubinbango lookup
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Enter a Japanese postal code to see the area it refers to.
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Postal codes are of the form xxx-xxxx (eg 810-0022).
You can enter just the first 3 digits, for an approximate location or all 7.
Google Maps™ email link plotter
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Been sent an email link to a place on Google Maps Japan?
Paste it in the field below to have it plotted on diddlefinger.com.

Paste link in e-mail or IM. (Link is to basic map + any green arrows.)
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