What shipping options are available?

We offer a variety of shipping options from Japan Post and Fedex. All methods include a tracking number.

EMS (Express Mail Service) *recommended*

Average Delivery Time 2-5 days
Insurance Up to 20,000 yen, more available on request for some items

For packages exceeding 200,000 yen in value we will charge an additional 2800 yen handling fee (required by Japan Post)
Tracking Included
Benefits Safe and fast, EMS is often the best choice for ensuring your items arrive quickly. This method gets priority over other Japan Post methods.
Limits USA/Guam
Length + Circumference: Less than 275 centimeters
Max Length: 150 centimeters
Max Weight: 30kg (30,000 grams)

Rest of World
Length + Circumference: Less than 300 centimeters
Max Length: 150 centimeters
Max Weight: 30kg (30,000 grams) or 20kg (20,000 grams) depending on the country

Please see our  shipping calculator for exact limits for your country. For accurate EMS quotes you need to know the package weight only.

Fedex International Economy

Average Delivery Time 2-5 days
Insurance Up to USD$1000
Tracking Included
Benefits Safe and fast, Fedex can be an excellent option for shipping heavy, small items such as books.
Can ship larger and heavier items than Japan Post.
Limits Length + Circumference: Less than 330 centimeters for larger items please contact us
Max Length: 274 centimeters
Max Weight: 68kg (68,000 grams) for heavier items please contact us.

Please see our  shipping calculator for exact limits for your country. For accurate Fedex quotes you must know the package weight and size.

Food and Drinks can not be shipped by this method.

International epacket (Small Packet Airmail)

Average Delivery Time 7-9 days
Insurance Up to 6,000 yen
Tracking Included
Benefits Especially good for light items, epacket is a very economical method that still arrives relatively quickly.
Limits Max Length + Width + Height: 90 centimeters
Max Length: 60 centimeters
Max Weight: 2kg (2,000 grams)

Printed Matter (books) Max Weight: 5kg (5000 grams)

Please see our  shipping calculator for exact limits for your country. For accurate epacket quotes you need to know the package weight only.

Small Packet SAL (Surface Airlift)

Average Delivery Time 2-6 weeks
Insurance Up to 6,000 yen
Tracking Included, but updates infrequently
Benefits Cheaper than epacket and EMS but faster than Seamail.
Limits Max Length + Width + Height: 90 centimeters
Max Length: 60 centimeters
Max Weight: 2kg (2,000 grams)

Printed Matter (books) Max Weight: 5kg (5000 grams)

Please see our  shipping calculator for exact limits for your country. For accurate SAL quotes you need to know the package weight only.

Parcel Post Airmail

Average Delivery Time 7-9 days
Insurance Up to 5kg: 11,160 yen
5-10kg: 15,170 yen
10-15kg: 19,190 yen
15-20kg: 23,200 yen
20-25kg: 27,220 yen
25-30kg: 31,230 yen

For packages exceeding 200,000 yen in value we will charge an additional 2800 yen handling fee (required by Japan Post)
Tracking Included
Benefits A good option for countries that may not support EMS but still need to ship large/heavy items.
Limits A Standard (such as UK, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea etc)
Length + Circumference: Less than 300 centimeters
Max Length: 150 centimeters
Max Weight: 30kg (30,000 grams)

B Standard (such as USA, Australia, Brazil, Mexico etc)
Length + Circumference: Less than 200 centimeters
Max Length: 105 centimeters
Max Weight: 30kg (30,000 grams)

Please see our  shipping calculator for exact limits for your country. For accurate Airmail quotes you need to know the package weight only.

Parcel Post SAL (Surface Airlift)

Average Delivery Time 2-6 weeks
Insurance Up to 5kg: 11,160 yen
5-10kg: 15,170 yen
10-15kg: 19,190 yen
15-20kg: 23,200 yen
20-25kg: 27,220 yen
25-30kg: 31,230 yen

For packages exceeding 200,000 yen in value we will charge an additional 2800 yen handling fee (required by Japan Post)
Tracking Included, but updates infrequently
Benefit Cheaper than Airmail and EMS but faster than Seamail.
Limits A Standard (such as UK, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea etc)
Length + Circumference: Less than 300 centimeters
Max Length: 150 centimeters
Max Weight: 30kg (30,000 grams)

B Standard (such as USA, Australia, Brazil, Mexico etc)
Length + Circumference: Less than 200 centimeters
Max Length: 105 centimeters
Max Weight: 30kg (30,000 grams)

Please see our  shipping calculator for exact limits for your country. For accurate SAL quotes you need to know the package weight only.

Seamail (Surface Mail)

Average Delivery Time 1-3 months
Insurance Up to 5kg: 11,160 yen
5-10kg: 15,170 yen
10-15kg: 19,190 yen
15-20kg: 23,200 yen
20-25kg: 27,220 yen
25-30kg: 31,230 yen

For packages exceeding 200,000 yen in value we will charge an additional 2800 yen handling fee (required by Japan Post)
Tracking Included, but updates very infrequently
Benefits Very economical method for those who are not in a hurry. Also allows for shipment of items banned via Airmail such as aerosols.
Limits A Standard (such as UK, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea etc)
Length + Circumference: Less than 300 centimeters
Max Length: 150 centimeters
Max Weight: 30kg (30,000 grams)

B Standard (such as USA, Australia, Brazil, Mexico etc)
Length + Circumference: Less than 200 centimeters
Max Length: 105 centimeters
Max Weight: 30kg (30,000 grams)

Please see our  shipping calculator for exact limits for your country. For accurate Seamailquotes you need to know the package weight only.

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