Do You Want To Ship To Japan From The US?

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

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

Japan flag

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

Shipping Price And Time From The USA To Japan

Prices of 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”.

Planet Express Postage Calculator

The price of the shipping depends mainly on the dimensions of the package, its weight, and the delivery method you choose. To lower the price to a minimum, choose slower delivery methods.

We send the packages to Japan using carriers such as USPS, DHL, FedEx, Aramex or Planet Mail. The delivery usually takes 5 days with express methods and 5 to 10 days with cheaper, economy methods.

Duty & TAX

Japan has the 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 complete customs declaration, 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:

dhl logo square
fedex square logo
usps square logo
aramex square logo

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, banknotes,
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 the Japan import and export website, review the above terms of each carrier or contact us at [email protected]

Why Choose Planet Express?

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

Read Reviews of our Customers

Read thousands of reviews of our satisfied customers on the following websites.


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. Also, make sure you visit our following page where you can tutorials on how to order from the most popular US stores.

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.


Calculate the Postage Price in Advance

You can easily calculate the postage price in advance. Take advantage of our postage calculator. Just fill in some details and you will get an estimate of the price and delivery time.

Calculate the price


Let Us Shop For You

Don’t you have time to shop, or does the business not accept your preferred payment methodTell us what and where you want to buy and we will do the work for you.

Use Shop For Me


Save Up To 80% With Consolidation

f you order more pieces of goods from different stores and you want to save on postage, we recommend using the consolidation serviceYou can save up to 80%.

More about Consolidation

4shop for me

Do You Have Any Other Wish?

Do you need to scan documents, remove invoices from the package, check the status of the goods, fill customs declaration or something else? Just make a special request.

More about Special Requests


Our fulfillment center services are 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 individual calculation, please contact us at [email protected]

How Does Package Forwarding Work?

Package forwarding from the US to Japan may sound complicated. But it is easy to understand! Especially with our video below.

Planet Express Package Forwarding Explained