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Parcel Delivery and Courier Services to Japan

For affordable parcel delivery to Japan within just 3-4 days of collection, visit ipostparcels. We’ll get your parcel there quickly, easily and safely. One of our drivers will come to collect your parcels from your home or work address from just £19.38 (ex VAT), depending on size and weight.

To see how much it will cost to deliver your parcels to Japan, simply enter the weight and parcel dimensions into the quote box. Then when you’re ready to send a parcel, all you need to do is register with us (it only takes a couple of minutes) to provide us with the relevant collection and delivery details. 

Send a Parcel to Japan

Delivery Time: 3-4 days by Air

Price: From £18.13 exc VAT (£21.76 inc VAT)

We collect from your door | Send up to 25kg | Free £50 contents cover included as standard | Extended contents cover available up to £1,000 | Save £1.25 by dropping off at one of our 50+ depots


3-4 day express (by Air)

From £18.13* (ex VAT)

Prohibited Items:

Flowers and plants, animals and birds, soil, seeds, grain and more

(Click to see other prohibited items)

Book a Parcel Now

*From pricing based on 0.5KG parcel with 10cmx10cmx10cm dimensions. Pricing varies depending on weights and dimensions.  

Delivering to Japan from the UK

To all cities including;

Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Hawasaki, Hiroshima and more...

Whether you have friends, family or customers in Japan, sending a parcel with ipostparcels couldn’t be simpler. You can arrange collection of your parcels by one of our couriers - from your home or work - and in a matter of days, your tracked parcel will arrive. Book online quickly and easily with ipostparcels for cheap parcel delivery that you’d be hard pressed to beat anywhere.

There are some things to be aware of when sending items to Japan, but our handy information on this page can help you rest easy.

Why ipostparcels?

  • Convenient Collection– From home or work
  • Free £50 cover – Additional cover can be added
  • Online Tracking – Track your parcel throughout its journey
  • Delivery Notifications – For both you and your recipient
  • No queues – We collect from your door

How long will it take?

ipostparcels provides cheap and convenient door to door delivery from the UK to Japan. Simply book your delivery online to arrange collection. Your parcel will then be taken to its local depot, sorted and shipped overnight to one of our distribution centres, then on to East Asia for delivery.

Whether you choose to have your parcels collected from your home or work, you can usually expect delivery to Japan within 3-4 days from collection. Please bear in mind that more remote, harder to reach locations may take longer.

Please note - national and bank holidays in 2018 which may affect delivery times to Japan:
Jan 1, 2, 3, 8 / Feb 12 / Mar 21 / Apr 30 / May 3, 4 / Jul 16 / Aug 11 / Sep 17, 24 / Oct 8 / Nov 23 / Dec 24, 31

How much is it going to cost?  

At ipostparcels we work hard to keep our prices low and budget-friendly for courier services to Japan and believe we have some of the keenest around. Take a look below for our current costs. 

  Smaller Sized Parcels 10x10x10cm  

  Medium Sized Parcels 30x30x30cm  


£20.44* (ex VAT)


£34.88* (ex VAT)


£33.42* (ex VAT)


£34.88* (ex VAT)


£47.67* (ex VAT)


£47.67* (ex VAT)


£89.97* (ex VAT)


£89.97* (ex VAT)

* from prices are depot drop off and delivery economy service, prices exclude VAT
** price as quoted on 30.11.17

Do I need to deal with Japanese customs?

For any parcel heading outside of the EU, you’ll need to fill out a customs form. This tells the Customs Agents in the destination country about the contents of your package so they can process it correctly. When you book your delivery with us, we will provide you with all the correct forms you need to help your parcel through customs.

As with most international posting, when you send a parcel to Japan from the UK there are sometimes additional customs duties and import taxes that need to be paid.These duties and taxes may be applied to your shipment upon import and are calculated and charged by the local authorities, therefore can’t be included in our prices.

HM Revenue & Customs has more information on tax and customs considerations for Japan.

What items can’t I send to Japan?

As well as the usual prohibited and restricted items you would expect from any international parcel delivery, there are some additional restrictions on what you can and can’t send to Japan.

It’s vital to ensure that your parcel’s contents will be accepted into the country, as if it not this will result in additional charges to return the parcel to you, or your parcel being destroyed.

Some examples of items you can’t send to Japan include:


Restricted and Prohibited Goods


Illegal and dangerous


Dairy and egg products

Explosives and pyrotechnics

Lithium batteries

Fruit and vegetables

Hazardous chemicals



Narcotics and psychotropic drugs

Nail varnish


Please be aware that when sending a parcel, gift or other items to Japan with ipostparcels, we also have our own prohibited items list which must be observed.

How to package parcels to Japan

As your parcel will be making quite a long journey to Japan, please ensure it’s packed as best as it can be. Your parcel’s journey will involve a lot of conveyors belts and possibly being stacked so we advise you pack your parcel securely. Also we suggest you make sure your parcel is packaged efficiently with bubble wrap to protect the item and fill any space inside the box with cushioning material such as newspaper or parcel chips. 

We transport parcels up to 25kg in weight and 80x80x80cm max in size. We recommend you use a strong and sturdy outer box when sending your package and don’t overfill it, regardless of the dimensions of your parcel. If you’d like some further advice on packaging, take a look at our handy international packaging guide for tips to get everything there soundly.

How safe will my parcel be?

Provided you adhere to the restricted and prohibited items list and general customs regulations, there’s no reason to worry about your parcel when you send with ipostparcels – it’s in safe hands! But to help with any concerns you may have, our free online parcel tracking system will let you keep tabs on your parcel throughout its whole journey, right from collection through to delivery.

For additional peace of mind, we also provide £50 free extended cover on your parcel, or you can choose to add extra cover for more valuable items.  

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Ready to get posting to Japan? Get a quote and book in your parcel today.

Did you know?

70% of Japan is mountainous with over 100 active volcanoes… and there are about 1500 earthquakes every year. It might be rude elsewhere, but slurping your noodles in Japan is a considered a compliment. Kanpai!



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