Send a parcel to Japan cheaply, by comparing the best prices from multiple courier companies all in one place.
Parcel Monkey will save you money on postage to Japan, by helping you find discounted services with top international couriers like Parcelforce, DPD and DHL. Whether you need express shipping or a more economical tracked mail solution, it’s easy to compare prices and book services through our simple quote calculator.
Here are some examples of prices to send a parcel to Japan. We have many options, so for a personalised quote please enter the weight of your item into the quote box below.
Japan is a popular destination to ship to from the UK. With over 14,000 British expats residing in Japan and over 37,000 Japanese born people living in the UK, there is a constant demand for courier services that can ship between the UK and Japan both quickly and for an affordable price.
Sending a parcel to Japan is easy with Parcel Monkey and we’ve put together some useful information below, to make the process even easier.
If you’re looking for the cheapest way to send a parcel to Japan, it’s really easy to get a price to send your parcel, using our simple courier quote form. Just enter the weight and dimensions of your packaged item and you’ll instantly see quotes from multiple international couriers.
Shipping costs to Japan vary, depending on the size and weight of your parcel and how quickly you’d like it to arrive, but our discounted Parcelforce drop off service to Japan is one of the cheapest ways to send a parcel to Japan from the UK.
How long it takes to send a parcel to Japan from the UK depends on the service you book. Express delivery to Japan could take as little as 2-3 working days, where an economy service could take 3-5 working days.
Here are a few examples of our courier services to Japan and the estimated delivery times*:
Parcelforce Global Priority (drop off) – this is our cheapest delivery service to Japan, offering fully tracked delivery to Japan in 3-5 business days. Book online and drop off your parcel at your local Post Office or for an extra cost book a collection from your home or work address.
DHL Air Express – this is our quickest delivery service to Japan, offering fully tracked delivery to Japan in 2-3 working days. This premium service is fully tracked and includes a courier collection from your home or work address.
*All delivery times are estimates for major destinations only. More remote locations could take a day or two longer.
Customs Restrictions for shipping to Japan
When you send a parcel to Japan it is important to understand the rules regarding duties and restrictions. There are a number of items which are restricted for import to Japan, including wood and articles made of wood, furniture, printed books and works of art. The Japanese Customs authority has a useful website with more information on this.
The parcel got to Japan in 3 days which was great and I was notified that it was delivered but it actually took another c.10 days to travel to Kyushu and my daughter had to travel to another city to collect it. Everything was fine with the package, no damage, but it was quite heavy for her to carry on 2 trains to get it home.
The perfect solution to all my parcel solutions to Europe and USA.
I use them regularly for international deliveries. They are competitively priced and reliable.
Very efficient, with good tracking info. My parcel going to Japan arrived two days early. Great service!
Undercut regular air parcel by about 60 pounds. Delivery was quick, easy, and straightforward. Very happy, and will happily use again in the future.
London to Tokyo in 8 calendar days. It is definable worth money and I will use their service again. One star removed because the online tracking was not well arranged unfortunately. It only showed Parcel Force’s domestic tracking and no info on airfreight and Japan side. When I reached out to the customer service the separate link for DHL site was sent in 30min, so not bad customer service but online tracking can be improved.
Parcel was picked up very quickly after I had booked it in. Got to Japan in a week! Very happy!
Great service, will definitely use you again