International Shipping from / to Japan
Shipping to Japan
Japan, being the forward country that they are, is extremely easy to ship to no matter what you would like to send. Keep in mind that they do have a Customs department in place that reserves the right to detain, search and seize your shipment. You should check their Customs web site before shipping to check on the most up to date shipping information as far as what gets through and what does not.
Transit times when shipping to Japan
You generally have a say in the transient times when shipping to Japan. As a general rule of thumb the faster you want something to get there, the more you will have to pay for it. That being said, the size and weight of your shipment may restrict you from certain shipping options altogether so you will want to double check with your shipping company to find out what is available to you.
Shipping destinations in Japan
Nowadays you can ship to anywhere in Japan. That being said, the larger cities like Tokyo will undoubtedly receive your packages faster than small crop towns in the South who may require the package to change hands a few times before getting to its destination.
Tracking your shipping to Japan
All of the shipping companies that ship to Japan will offer some sort of tracking system that you can afix to your shipment. Many of the companies offer a bar code and number that you can punch into their web site and find out where your package is along its route. This helps with peace of mind that your package is indeed in transit as well as gives the delivery company some incentive to do their job. Some shipping companies may have a different tracking system in place which is why you should check before shipping.
Shipping limitations to Japan
Like all countries, Japan has some shipping limitations. They have an agricultural limitation of some items such as live plants, as well as safety restrictions where you can not send weapons, chemicals or hazardous materials (but these are standard regulations for safety purposes).
Japan has International Shipping to: Chiba, Fukuoka, Fukushima, Hiroshima International, Kagoshima, Kobe, Komatsu, Miyazaki International, Moji, Nagasaki International, Nagoya, Nagoya Komaki International, Niigata, Okayama, Osaka, Osaka Kansai International, Sagamihara, Sendai International, Tokyo, Tokyo Haneda International, Toyosaka, Yokohama, Aomori, Asahikawa, Fukue, Fukui, Gifu, Hakodate, Hanamaki, Iwojima, Kobe, Kochi, Kofu, Kunamoto, Kushiro, Kyoto, Matsue, Mito, Miyako, Morioka, Muroran, Nagano, Nagasaki, Naha, Obhiro, Oita, Oshima, Otaru, Saga, Saigo, Sakata, Sapporo, Tokushima, Tomakomai, Tottori, Toyama, Wakkanai, Yamagata, Yamaguchi, Yokkaichi, Yokohama
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