Shipping to Japan: The Definitive eCommerce Guide

This guide is designed to show you everything you need to know about setting up your shipping strategy in Japan. Unlock your growth, by utilizing our tools and expertise, in serving millions of shipments to Japan and beyond.

Shipping to Japan How-to Guide

Japan eCommerce Facts & Figures

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Shipping Rates & Couriers to Japan

Easyship offers a wide range of couriers & services that ship to Japan. Link your own courier account, or use our pre-negotiated rates to show the fastest, cheapest and best value deliver options for every customer.

Japan Shipping Tips & Information

Get helpful Japan shipping tips & information. Find out about public holidays and non-working days before you ship.

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Top courier services when shipping to Japan include, Hong Kong Post - E-Express, Fedex - International Economy & Hong Kong Post - Speedpost.

When shipping to Japan, ensure you pack shipments securely. See our guide.

Popular eCommerce platforms in Japan are Amazon, eBay & Shopify.

Payment methods used by Japan are Debit card & credit card

Many merchants in Japan provide free shipping to consumers.

Sunday is considered a non-working day. You may experience delays for your shipments on this day.

Public holidays are also considered as non-working days. Please refer to the country's official Public Holiday page for specific holiday dates. Please refer to the officialHolidays Page

Japan Import Tax & Custom Fees

Japan calculates using the CIF method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs. Click here or use our calculator to see fees.

Tax & Duty Calculator

Duties & Tax Details For Japan

Currency: Japanese yen (JPY)

Calculation Method: CIF

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products and shipping costs

Tax Threshold: 10000 JPY

Tax (VAT/GST): 10%

Duty Threshold: 10000 JPY

Import Duty Product Categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate

  • Mobiles


  • Tablets


  • Computers


  • Cameras


  • Accessories


  • Accessories (Battery)


  • Health & Beauty


  • Fashion


  • Watches


  • Jewelry


  • Pets Accessories


  • Dry Food & Supplements


  • Home Appliances


  • Home Decor


  • Toys


  • Sports


  • Luggage


  • Audio Video


  • Documents


  • Gaming


  • Books & Collectibles


We try our best to keep this information as accurate as possible, but this information is liable to change at any time.

Shipping Documents

Shipping Documentation to Japan

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.

Commercial Invoice

Battery Statement

Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Japan Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

Confused on Japan customs and regulations? Before shipping to Japan (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for Japan and other countries at Easyship.

Restricted Items

  • Cosmetics

  • Firearms

  • Leather Products

  • Live Animals

  • Plants

  • Seeds

Prohibited Items

  • Chemicals

  • Currency

  • Drugs

  • Explosives

  • Firearms

  • Objectionable Publications

  • Radioactive And Toxic Materials

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

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