Do You Want To Ship From The US?

In this guide, you will find all information needed for shipping package from the USA to Japan.

If you are interested in specific sections only (VAT, delivery time etc.), use our navigation below.

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Country abbreviation: JP
Currency: Japanese Yen/JPY
Capital: Tokyo
Language: Japanese

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Useful Information

Shipping Price And Time From The USA To Japan

Prices for the shipping from the US to Japan are very affordable. For smaller packages, the price starts on dozens of dollars. The estimated postage and shipping times can be calculated using our postal calculator. The price for the shipping depends mainly on the dimensions of the package, its weight, and delivery method. To lower the price to a minimum, choose slower delivery methods.

We send the packages to Japan using carriers such as USPS, DHL, FedEx or Planet Mail. Deliveries usually take 2–5 days with express methods and around 11 days with cheaper methods called "Economy".

Duty & TAX

Japan has de minimis value on duty & TAX. If your package value is BELOW the following values you don't have to pay duty & TAX.

  • De minimis for duty 10 000 JPY 
  • De minimis for TAX 10 000 JPY

This means that you have to pay duty & TAX to every package ABOVE this value. For more information about import & export check

Important information is that the customs declaration is the responsibility of each customer. If you do not know how to do this, read our guide How to fill out the customs declaration.

Prohibitions & Restrictions On Goods Imported To Japan

There are also some restrictions on some goods. Each carrier has its own list of prohibited items. So what you cant ship from the USA to Japan? You can read the terms of each carrier under the following links:

The most important information for you is that we can not ship the following items from the USA to Japan:

Medicinal products and narcotics (drugs)Child pornographyFireworks
Precursor materials for chemic weaponsGerms which are likely
to be used for bio-terrorism
Counterfeit, altered, or imitation coins,
paper money, bank notes,
or securities and forged credit cards
Obscene or immortal materialsWeapons and ammunition

If you are not sure, if you are not sure whether some restrictions apply to your goods, please visit Japan import and export website, review the above terms of each carrier or contact us at [email protected]

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Why Choose Planet Express?

  • We offer the best prices on the market.
  • We provide excellent customer support
  • We have great customer reviews.

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Useful Information For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The USA To Japan

Read our blog, where we regularly publish tips for different kinds of goods and US stores where shopping = fun.

We deliver to all parts of Japan – from Tokyo to Kyoto, Okayama, Osaka, Hiroshima, Yokohama... We cover almost 100 % of the cities in Japan. You can manage everything from the comfort of your home.

Take Advantage Of Some Of Our Other Services

Planet Express is not just about forwarding packages. We also offer our customers additional services such as consolidationfulfillment or Shop For Me service.


As part of our paid program, we offer a service called CONSOLIDATION. The advantage of this service is that instead of several smaller packages we will make one of them, making the total price lower than when you send individual bundles. Some packages contain lots of filling material. Consolidation will save weight, overall dimensions and therefore your money. This service is also great if you buy from various US stores.

Extra photos

During transport across the USA, it happens sometimes that the package is damaged. If you want to be sure that your goods are OK or that you do not have both shoes left, just request opening the package and creating a few more pictures.

Shop For Me

Do not know how to fill in a US store address, or simply do not have the time? No problem. Just let us know what and where you want to buy, and we'll be happy to do it for you.


Our fulfillment center services will be used by those who want to save on storage costs. We offer the opportunity to rent storage space in the California warehouse. In addition, we will handle logistics for you, your only concern being the marketing of your business and the administration. For calculation, please contact us at [email protected]

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