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Gift Shipments are still subject to all the normal regulatory requirements of a consumption entry and must be met in order to gain Customs clearance.

Before sending your parcel to Japan, please make sure that none of the items in your parcels contravene the restrictions imposed by customs at destination.

Customs website: http://www.customs.go.jp/

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Japan, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Japan is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Japan, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2024 - Gantan / new year's day
  • 03/02/2024 - Setsubun
  • 11/02/2024 - Kenkokukinen no hi / national foundation day
  • 14/02/2024 - St. valentine`s day
  • 03/03/2024 - Hina matsuri (doll festival)
  • 14/03/2024 - White day
  • 08/04/2024 - Flower festival
  • 14/04/2024 - Orange day
  • 29/04/2024 - Showa day
  • 01/05/2024 - May day
  • 03/05/2024 - Kempo kinenbi / constitution memorial day
  • 04/05/2024 - Kokumin-no-kyujitsu / national holiday
  • 05/05/2024 - Kodomo no hi / children's day (end of golden week)
  • 13/07/2024 - O - bon / festival of souls (solar date)
  • 13/08/2024 - Tanabata
  • 23/09/2024 - Shubun no hi / autumnal equinox day
  • 31/10/2024 - Hallowe'en
  • 03/11/2024 - Bunka no hi / culture day
  • 15/11/2024 - Shichi - go - san (seven - five - three)
  • 23/11/2024 - Kinro kansha no hi / labor thanksgiving day
  • 23/12/2024 - Tenno tanjobi / emperor's birthday
  • 25/12/2024 - Christmas day
  • 31/12/2024 - Omisoka


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for Japan Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg World Express 3-5 business days *
£ 89.45

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Fukuoka is a city on the Japanese island of Kyushu. In July 2006, Newsweek magazine declared it to be one of their ten most dynamic cities and, alongside this, Monocle magazine placed it on its list of the 25 most liveable cities. The features highlighted in these accolades included good museums, good transport links, first-class shopping facilities and plenty of green spaces. These are what draw many tourists to Fukuoka every year, alongside tourist attractions such as the Sky Dream Fukuoka, one of the world's biggest Ferris wheels, and the Fukuoka Art Museum, which features works by such modern greats as Salvador DalĂ­ and Mark Rothko. Many tourists are also drawn by the distinctive local cuisine, which features delicacies such as Hakata ramen and montsunabe, a beef or pork offal dish cooked in a traditional clay pot.

It doesn't matter whether your parcel delivery to Fukuoka is corporate in nature, aiming to capitalise on the business opportunities available there, or a personal package intended for family and friends, the heart of successful shipping to Fukuoka lies in providing you with as much information as you could possibly need through each part of the process. We never forget that this could be the first time you've had to arrange Fukuoka shipping and so there are bound to be many issues that could be concerning you. Who are the couriers best equipped to handle a Fukuoka parcel delivery, bearing in mind that any parcel sent from the UK to Japan is making an extremely long journey? We make sure that question is answered to always provide peace of mind by only working with couriers who we know are up to handling a job like a Fukuoka package delivery. Once you've consulted our website, you'll be reassured that your Fukuoka shipping is in safe hands.

We know that international customs can be confusing which is why when you're booking a package delivery to Fukuoka, or to any other destination outside the EU, you'll find our website is regularly updated with the most current rules and regulations on the subject, though the responsibility for complying with these rules ultimately rests with the customer, of course. The same forethought goes into every aspect of your Fukuoka parcel delivery resulted in us providing comprehensive online tracking of your Fukuoka package delivery , free opt in SMS tracking notifications, and a dedicated, regularly updated blog - and the same applies for all shipping to Japan, whether it's a parcel delivery to Kyoto or a package delivery to Kobe.

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