Postage to Japan

Send a parcel to Japan from as little as £9.69!

Send a parcel to Japan

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Send a parcel to Japan

As the world’s third-largest economy, it’s probably no surprise to learn that Japan sees countless parcels travelling in and out of its borders every day, making it important to find a Courier Service who can quickly and reliably get your parcels where they need to go.

From Tokyo to Osaka and even as far away as Sapporo, our Evri Couriers are on hand to ensure your package arrives in a timely manner – and that includes parcels going to other nearby countries, like China and Australia. In fact, we deliver to over 200+ countries and territories worldwide!

How much is shipping to Japan from the UK?

Even though your parcels will have to travel far when sending to Japan, we’ll make sure you pay as little as possible to send your parcel overseas, even if you’re sending multiple parcels in one go. Just be sure to provide us with the exact weight of your parcel, up to a maximum weight of 15kg, as we base all our prices per 250g. That way, we won’t overcharge you for your delivery. Take a look at our price and weight table below to see our rates for postage to Japan:

Parcel size Prices from
Parcel size 250g Prices from £9.69
Parcel size 500g Prices from £13.51
Parcel size 1kg Prices from £15.93
Parcel size 2kg Prices from £21.68
Parcel size 5kg+ Prices from £34.75

National holidays in Japan

Much like in the UK, Japan hosts several national holidays throughout the year, all of which have the potential to increase delivery times. We recommend checking in case your parcel arrives on any of the following dates:

  • New Year’s Day – 01/01/2024
  • Coming-of-Age Day – 09/01/2024
  • National Foundation Day – 11/02/2024
  • The Emperor’s Birthday – 23/02/2024
  • Vernal Equinox Day – 21/03/024
  • Showa Day – 29/04/2024
  • Constitution Memorial Day – 03/05/2024
  • Greenery Day – 04/05/2024
  • Children’s Day – 05/05/2024
  • Marine Day – 17/07/2024
  • Mountain Day – 11/08/2024
  • Respect for the Aged Day – 18/09/2024
  • Autumnal Equinox Day – 23/09/2024
  • Health-Sports Day – 09/10/2024
  • Culture Day – 03/11/2024
  • Labour Thanksgiving Day – 23/11/2024

You should also bear in mind that Japan holds several local holidays limited to certain regions, all of which could increase delivery times further should your parcel arrive on these dates.

How to send a parcel to Japan

You can choose from three easy ways to send when shipping to Japan from the UK:

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You can book your delivery online, through our app, or by heading to your nearest ParcelShop. Here you can use our Print in ParcelShop device to print your label before giving your parcel to the cashier. Our Couriers will then take it from there.

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Like our ParcelShops, you can book a Locker delivery online or through our app. You can then print your label off at home, for free, and then drop your parcel off for our Couriers to collect.

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Courier collection

If you need a parcel pickup from your home or work, you can book one of our Couriers online or through our app. Simply choose the day that’s best for you and we’ll provide a 1-hour collection window on the day, so you can be in to meet them.

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Sending multiple parcels to Japan

You can make use of our Bulk Integrations tool to start sending multiple international parcels in one go. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Link your Evri account with your marketplace seller’s account or upload your parcels using a CSV file
  2. Book your parcels in one go
  3. Package up your items and print off your postage label at home or in-store
  4. Send your parcels using any of our 14,000+ UK ParcelShops and Lockers or book a Courier Collection for pick-up

Why send internationally with Evri?

It doesn’t matter where your parcel is going, you get all of the following sending benefits when you choose to send with Evri:

What you can and can’t send to Japan

While you can send lots of items to Japan with Evri, there are some limitations on what our Couriers can transport. You can find a full list of details for this on our prohibited items list.

You should also follow the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and the UK Civil Aviation Authority guides for the latest restrictions for sending a parcel to Japan via air.

How to format an address when sending to Japan

For those sending parcels to Japan from the UK, it’s worth noting that, except for major roads, the majority of Japanese streets aren’t named. Instead, cities and towns are divided into core areas, subareas, and blocks.

Fortunately, you can keep things simple when you send a parcel to Japan by writing the address in English in the following structure:

  • The recipient's name
  • The building number, area, and subarea/block
  • The city and postcode
  • The country name in capitals

For example:

Mr J. Bloggs

5-4-2 Ginza, Chuo-Ku

Tokyo 100-0004


But even if you’re unsure about doing this, there’s no need to worry. All you need to do is enter the right address information at checkout and we’ll make sure it’s formatted correctly when you print your label.

FAQs about postage to Japan

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