Japan is home to a whole host of cultural icons beloved around the world, but it's often underestimated as a shipping lane because of the constant stream of parcels to China nearby. From key players in the gaming industry — Atari, Nintendo and Capcom to name but a few — to foods like sushi and tempura, it’s no wonder why the demands for Japanese exports increases year on year. All that revenue also makes Japan the world’s fifth-largest importer, meaning that there is an equally high demand for shipping to Japan from all over the globe.
Getting internatinal postage for a parcel to Japan needn’t be difficult, however. Thanks to a broad network of trusted courier services, we offer cheap parcels without sacrificing premium service. So, whether shipping to Tokyo in all its neon-lit glory or to the quiet mountain peaks of Hokkaido, you can simply get a quote and start sending parcels to Japan today. Arigatō!Get a Quote
What else do you need to know...
Do I need to deal with customs when sending from the UK to Japan?
As with the majority of international deliveries, you’ll need to attach the appropriate customs labels on postage to Japan. Luckily, dealing with customs is a breeze when you book with Parcel2Go. That’s because when you place your order, we’ll send you over all the necessary forms for you to fill in to ensure that your packages get through customs hassle-free.
How much does it cost to send a parcel to Japan from the UK?
Despite having to travel almost 6000 miles, postage to Japan costs as little as £22.90 when you book with Parcel2Go. Our long-lasting relationships with expert couriers like DPD, UPS and Parcelforce means that we are able to negotiate the best prices in the industry for our customers, with loads of options available on all our services, too.
How should I address my parcel for delivery to Japan?
Writing an address when shipping to Japan follows the same rules as it does here in the UK. It’s worth noting that Japanese ZIP codes are made up of seven numbers, rather than our letter-number system.
For an in-depth look in to how to address a parcel to Japan, you can refer to this useful addressing guide put together by the Universal Postal Union.