PAYABLE DUTIES & TAXES FOR ITEMS SHIPPED TO JAPAN

Some territories have a duty free allowance on imports, meaning that goods under a specific value are tax exempt. Japan is no exception: imports valued over 10,000 JPY require a duty and goods over 10,000 JPY are taxable. Some items are also subject to a proportional duty or additional tariff, including alcohol and tobacco.

Import customs are payable upon delivery of the package to Japan, not when they are sent from your virtual mailing address or your virtual mailing addresses. As a result, duties & tax are not included in the cost of your ShipByMail shipment.

ShipByMail Promise

We guarantee the safety of your forward packages to ShipByMail. If your purchased goods arrive to ShipByMail virtual mail addresses in Canada in substandard condition, we will notify you and pause the shipment: this way, you won’t pay duties on products that have to be returned/exchanged with the original provider.

HOW LONG WILL MY SHIPMENT TAKE?

Express Shipping from the ShipByMail warehouse to Japan will take 4-8 business days.

ShipByMail Promise

We work as fast as possible to combine your items into a single package and get your Canadian mailing delivered from your address in Canada without delay. Our Japanese clients often obtain their shipments more quickly than the estimated transit times.

JAPANESE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS

Certain commodities are banned for import into Japan. Please research import restrictions on the Japan Customs website prior to arranging your order.

ShipByMail Promise

As specialists in export/import business, we can ship your goods with ease from your Canadian addresses (our warehouse). If you have any questions about your address or about your forwarding package, our Shipping Experts would be happy to assist. We can also provide tips on how to legally ship to Japanese, plus assist you to complete any required shipping and import documentation on your virtual Canadian mailing address.

RECEIVE YOUR ONLINE PURCHASES QUICKLY

Many popular brands don’t provide international shipping services. That’s where ShipByMail comes in! Regardless of their origin, ShipByMail gets your purchases to you swiftly and safely from your virtual mailing address or virtual mailing addresses in Canada to you in Japan.

By joining ShipByMail, your goods are sent directly to our Canadian warehouse (your Canadian address) before we expedite them to you. Shop from an expansive list of Canadian retailers with your ShipByMail Canada address, regardless of their shipping limitations or restrictions.

ShipByMail enables any Japanese resident or business to purchase their favourite international brands and get those goods shipped their way as quickly as possible. How do we do it?

  • Become a ShipByMail member and you’ll be sent your very own ShipByMail Canadian addresses.
  • Shop online at any international store, including Canada Goose, The Bay, Lululemon, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Toys R Us, Roots, Ebay and many, many more.
  • At checkout, include your ShipByMail virtual mail address.
  • Once your order is received by ShipByMail, as your package forwarder we’ll send you a notification, assist you with customs documentation and expedite (package forward) the items from your address Canada to Japan.

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ShipByMail PRICING: How much does it cost to Import (Forward Package) to Japan from Canada without Breaking the Bank?

There are five elements that determine the price of international shipping:

  • WEIGHT – How heavy is the package?
  • SPEED – We will package forward your Canadian mail to you in the quickest, most cost effective manner
  • CARRIER – What freight company do you choose? (ShipByMail provides shipping discounts from major national carriers (package forwarders)
  • DESTINATION – Your region within Japan may have an impact on the price.
  • MEMBERSHIP – ShipByMail provides free membership where all members receive their address, a discounted shipping rate along with many premium services for their Canadian mail shipment

Thinking of ordering something? Estimate the price of delivery from your Canadian address to Japan by using our handy Shipment Calculator.

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CITIES AND PREFECTURES SERVED WITHIN JAPAN

ShipByMail serves a wide range of cities and regions throughout Japan. We offer package forwarding to a wide range of areas across the country, including:

  • Chiba
  • Fukuoka
  • Hamamatsu
  • Himeji
  • Hiroshima
  • Kitakyushu
  • Kobe
  • Kumamoto
  • Kyoto
  • Matsudo
  • Nagoya
  • Nara
  • Niligata
  • Okayama
  • Osaka
  • Sagamihara
  • Sakai
  • Saltama
  • Sapporo
  • Sendal
  • Shizuoka
  • Tokyo
  • Yokohama
  • and many more…

ShipByMail services every town, city and prefecture across Japan. ShipByMail members expect dependable, expedited service, not only within Japan but also throughout Asia. We serve over 200 countries and territories throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas, meaning that you’re always covered by ShipByMail.

WHERE CAN YOU SHOP AND SEND ITEMS TO YOUR VIRTUAL MAIL ADDRESS AS A ShipByMail MEMBER?

Whether it’s clothing, tech, makeup, household accessories or everything in between, ShipByMail can forward package it your way. We’ve been the package forwarder for many retailers, giving our Members substantial savings on items that would have otherwise cost much more if purchased locally. Popular items imported via ShipByMail include:

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WHEN WILL MY ITEMS ARRIVE FROM MY ADDRESS CANADA TO JAPAN?

ShipByMail works with a number of package forwarders to get you your goods quickly. As part of your Membership, our expedited shipping means that you can receive your Express Deliveries in 4-8 business days.

NOT TOO BIG, NOT TOO SMALL

From tiny to huge, ShipByMail is able to accommodate any of your forward packages needs. From the smallest items such as socks or household décor to larger items such as bikes, electronics, equipment and more, we can get it to you. At ShipByMail, there are no surprises or hidden fees.

IMPORT RESTRICTIONS OF ITEMS FROM YOUR CANADA ADDRESS ENTERING JAPAN

In addition to goods that cannot be shipped outside of Canada from your virtual mail addresses, there are additional items that are prohibited from being imported into Japan.

A limited list of items banned from import to Japan include:

  • Narcotics
  • Chemicals that can be used to make chemical weapons
  • Organic products that can be used for bio-terrorism
  • Items declared obscene under Japanese Law
  • Lottery tickets
  • Counterfeit designer wares
  • Counterfeit currency
  • Firearms
  • Explosives
  • Pirated games, movies or software
  • 35mm and 70mm films
  • Non-roasted coffee beans
  • Non-canned beans
  • Bacon
  • Chia or quinoa
  • Fruits
  • Goods from Iran and North Korea
  • Certain animal products, including leather and raw wool
  • And more…

Please confirm limitations on the Japan Customs website to see the current list of import restrictions, as well as detailed information on duties and taxes. Have more questions? Please contact our Shipping Experts today!


Please note: timelines for shipping and delivery from your Canadian addresses to Japan are dependent on weather, location and local Customs authorities. Deliveries from Canada can also be impacted by global natural or political events. For additional details on shipments to Japan, please see our FAQ. Express Shipping services are offered through major national carriers.