Japanese addresses are backwards compared to the Western ones! Most streets there have no names either
Japanese addresses start with the largest division of the country first, called the ken. The municipality comes next and followed by the town or village name. Street names are rarely used in addresses, though, and many streets don't even have names. Instead they just write the city district, then the city block, and finally the house number. The addressee's name is the last thing written on the address.
Japan isn't the only place where addresses are strange. In Costa Rica, for example, addresses are almost non-existent. There, the location of houses and places is described more than anything else. For example, the NY Times reported that in Costa Rica, there was an address for someone who lived on "the south side of the Red Cross" and another for a family whose home is "125 meters west of the Pizza Hut."
What other peculiar address systems have you heard of before? Let us know in the comments!