Send a Parcel to Japan

Send Parcels to Japan from only £29.12

  • Safe and secure delivery from £29.12
  • Collection and drop-off
  • Enhanced liability options*
  • Up to 50kg in weight per parcel
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Japan is a popular country, not only for its incredible culture and history, but also as a shipping destination. With more and more British expats moving to Japan, and Japanese expats moving to the UK – there’s more need than ever for efficient, affordable courier services. Find the best price for you with ParcelBroker!

What’s the cheapest way to send a package to Japan?

Our best value deal for shipping to Japan comes from DSV. Despite being our cheapest option, your parcel will be delivered to Japan from as quick as 3 business days and includes tracking. Simply drop it to your local collection point, or opt for collection from your home or business instead.

Service Name: "UPS: Express Saver"

From £29.12 including £25 transit cover*

Compare our best prices for exports to Japan, here, and find the best deal. ParcelBroker will provide you with exclusive deals from couriers to get your parcel from A to B, as cheaply, efficiently, and safely as possible.

*£25 Extended liability cover is included on all services with the option to purchase instant additional cover up to £1000.  Business users will also be invited to receive goods in transit insurance quotes for consignments exceeding £1000 in value prior to their goods being collected.

Export Parcels to Japan: Price Comparison by Parcel Weight

Save cash per kilo, when you choose ParcelBroker. We can save you up to 70% on your shipping costs thanks to our partnerships with top international couriers.

UPS FedEx DHL DSV Parcelforce TNT
0.5kg £29.98 £56.28 £35.96 £29.12 £36.95 £34.56
1kg £32.99 £58.40 £41.11 £32.08 £40.13 £37.67
5kg £61.31 £94.77 £66.10 £58.75 £76.12 £63.30
10kg £86.82 £157.20 £110.37 £93.71 £118.07 £96.16
15kg £111.48 £239.86 £144.57 £124.24 £151.93 £121.56
20kg £136.16 £300.25 £178.74 £154.95 £189.08 £147.10
25kg £164.98 £386.69 £211.57 £184.05 £226.23 £172.69

Prices as of May 21, 2024

Why Work with Us?


Save up to 70% when exporting to Japan

Ship to Japan with ParcelBroker and get access to up to 70% off courier prices. We also include £25 liability cover within our prices as standard


Service you can trust and depend on

We only work with reliable couriers to give our customers peace of mind. As the highest rated courier comparison site on Trustpilot, our reviews speak for themselves.


Quick, hassle-free parcel delivery

Organise your export to Japan in a few simple steps online. Our registration is streamlined, and we’ll even collect your parcel from your door. We also provide a dedicated tracking service.


Guidance every step of the way

If you’re shipping to Japan for the first time, we’re on hand to help. Browse our comprehensive guides for more information, or contact our team for support with your order.

Customs Procedures and Regulations in Japan

As with all international exports, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the rules and  regulations in place for exporting goods to Japan. Some items are completely prohibited, whereas others can be admitted into the country with the correct paperwork in place.

Prohibited items include items that are commonly illegal internationally, in addition to items specifically controlled by Japan’s border forces. Carriers also have their own lists of prohibited and restricted items, too – so be sure to check these before shipping.

Restricted items will only be admitted into Japan when following the Japanese import guidelines and regulations. This means an error in paperwork, or missing documents, may result in your package being seized.

Here are some examples of items that are prohibited and restricted in export to Japan. You can find the Universal Postal Union’s full list of prohibited and restricted items, here.

Commonly Restricted items

  • Aerosols
  • Alcoholic beverages below 70% ABV
  • Batteries
  • Christmas Crackers
  • Electronic items
  • Food items
  • Lighters
  • Paints
  • Perfumes
  • Seeds and plants

Commonly Prohibited items

  • Alcoholic Beverages above 70%
  • Combustible Gases
  • Explosive materials
  • Firearms
  • Flammable materials
  • Meat products from a prohibition area
  • Narcotics

FAQs about Sending Parcels to Japan from the UK

Addressing packages for delivery to Japan

It’s important to send your parcel with all the correct paperwork. As part of your order, we’ll provide you with the correct forms. Then, you need to input the correct address and clearly state what is in the package – to ensure it clears customs without issues.

Sending food to Japan

Food is meant to be shared. And, it’s an important part of Japanese culture. So, make sure any food that you send follows regulations. For more information on what food can be sent to Japan, read this guide on shipping to Japan.

Export large parcels to Japan

With ParcelBroker, you can ship parcels up to 50kg in weight. Get a quote using the weight and dimensions of your heavy parcel for more information.

Customs for exports to Japan

If you are a residential or business exporter sending items below the value of 10,000 ¥, then there is no need to pay any entry duties or tax. Find more information on how to clear Japanese customs, here.

How much does it cost to send a Parcel to Japan?

ParcelBroker offers shipping to Japan starting from just £29.12. Explore our Economy and Express Shipping options above.

Remote Location Fees

Is your parcel’s destination in a remote location in Japan? You may need to pay an additional charge to help get your parcel there safely. Find more information, here.

Save Money Sending, with ParcelBroker


At ParcelBroker, we pride ourselves on providing trustworthy international shipping at affordable prices. We ship to over 220 countries, working with the best couriers to help our customers send parcels safely. Whether it's a personal package for a friend or family member, or a business managing multiple shipments – Find out how ParcelBroker can help you.

Ratings and Reviews for Exports to Japan

ParcelBroker is the highest-rated courier comparison site on Trustpilot and ranked #1 in the "Shipping & Postal Service" category. See what some of our previous customers thought, here!

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