Luggage Shipping To Japan

Travelling to or from Japan? Uni Baggage offers super fast, convenient and affordable luggage shipping services, allowing you to travel luggage free.

Uni Baggage takes all of the stress out of transporting your luggage to Japan. Wave goodbye to expensive airline baggage fees and out-of-budget removals. Uni Baggage provides a low-cost and convenient door to door luggage collection and delivery service, helping you to save time and money whilst you travel. It’s one less thing to worry about!


About Japan

Japan is a sovereign island nation in East Asia, located in the Pacific Ocean. The country is made up of dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. It is one of the top tourist destinations in Asia attracting more than 10 million visitors each and every year. Did you know? The kanji that make up Japan’s name mean “sun origin” and it is often referred to as the “Land of the Rising Sun”.

The official, and main spoken language in Japan is Japanese, which has a variety of regional dialects. The main cities of Japan are Tokyo and Kyoto, both of which are particularly favoured among tourists. The countryside is also known for its cultural sites.

5 most popular destinations in Japan:

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Hakone
  • Nara


Why Ship To Japan?

Reasons Uni Baggage customers ship to Japan:

  • To send personal luggage to relocate with family.
  • To send personal luggage to relocate for work.
  • To send personal luggage to study abroad.
  • To send personal luggage ahead of holidaying.
  • To send a care-package to a loved one in Japan.

When you choose to ship your personal belongings with Uni Baggage, you can wave goodbye to expensive airline baggage fees and out-of-budget removals. Whether you’re uprooting your life to Japan, or perhaps travelling there to study abroad or otherwise; Uni Baggage’s convenient door to door shipping services, generous weight allowances and the fact you can send as many items as you like with us can make your life easier.

Uni Baggage offers a convenient alternative to airline baggage. Not only can we help you to make significant savings on extortionate excess baggage fees, but our service allows you to travel luggage-free. No more waiting at the check-in desks and luggage carousels!

Our services also offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional international removals. Are you relocating to Japan? All things considered, relocating to another country can be an undeniably expensive process for many reasons. Uni Baggage allows you to cut your expenses in one way, at least. You can make significant savings by selling or donating most of your unwanted or large, bulky items and ship only your essentials with us.

Uni Baggage allows you to ship a massive 30kg/66lbs per suitcase or box at fantastic low rates. You’ll also be given the option to pay extra for even heavier items, if you need to.


Shipping To Japan

Uni Baggage can help you with much more than just your luggage. We can help you to transport goods than can be otherwise difficult to transport, such as excess baggage and musical instruments. If you wish to send any items that we have not mentioned below, simply get in touch and we can advise you on whether or not you can ship it with us.

Shipping Parcels To Japan

Uni Baggage helps you to send thoughtful gifts and care-packages to your loved ones living overseas. Before proceeding with your booking, be sure to do some research into customs regulations, particularly when it comes to sending gifts. Make sure to package your items in a sturdy, double-walled cardboard box and cushion items with plenty of internal packaging, so as to avoid any damage occurring whilst in transit.

Shipping Excess Baggage To Japan

With Uni Baggage, you can eliminate the worry of your luggage exceeding the weight allowance on your flight, by simply shipping any excess baggage ahead to Japan.

Shipping Musical Instruments To Japan

If you hope to bring your musical instrument with you to Japan, Uni Baggage can help you. Many airlines require you to purchase an additional seat on your flight just to bring your musical instrument, which can substantially increase the overall cost of your shipment. Erase the worry by shipping it ahead to your destination with Uni Baggage.


5 Tips For Shipping To Japan

  • Do your research on Japanese quarantine and customs.
  • Find a reputable international removals/shipping service.
  • Don’t stop there, either – obtain more than one quote and compare.
  • Choose a service with transit times that best suit your needs.
  • Package all items securely with plenty of internal cushioning.

Other Ways Of Shipping To Japan

Of course, there are various ways of shipping to Japan, and it is important to make yourself aware of all of the available options, as some may be better suited to your personal circumstances. Here are just a few alternative ways for you to choose from:

Traditional International Removals

If you happen to be relocating to Japan on a permanent basis, perhaps with family or for work, you might consider transporting your possessions with a reputable international removals company. It’s the ideal option if you need to send a number of large, bulky items.

Ultimately, the cost and timescale of your shipment depends entirely on the scale of your move – it can vary greatly. Many traditional international removals companies will offer convenient door to door collection and delivery services – though it’s worth noting that some may require you to arrange transportation of your belongings to and from ports.

Send A Parcel To Japan

Not only does Uni Baggage ship personal effects to Japan, but we can send parcels and gifts, too. Why not send a thoughtful care-package to your loved one living overseas?


Prohibited and Non-Compensation Items

Uni Baggage gives you the freedom to ship your personal belongings all over the world, meaning you can send almost everything you would typically find in a standard holiday suitcase. However, for security and customs reasons, there are certain items which are prohibited and cannot be carried; as is standard with most shipping companies.

As a general rule, you can be sure that the following items are prohibited:

  • Aerosols
  • Animal Products
  • Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Hazardous Goods
  • Liquids
  • Medicines
  • Passports and other confidential personal documentation
  • Perishable Foods
  • Plants

It is important to keep in mind that although some items can be carried on our services, some are not covered under our compensation cover and so are sent at your own risk. If you choose to send any non-compensation items, please ensure they are packaged appropriately, with plenty of internal packaging for fragile items.

Find out more about Uni Baggage’s prohibited and non-compensation items.

Please note that import allowances, security and customs processes differ all around the world; we recommend that you do your own personal research into what may be prohibited in your destination country before booking your shipment to Japan.

What type of packaging can be used?

When sending your belongings to Japan with Uni Baggage, we recommend using either suitcases or strong boxes to package your items so as they are suitable for transit.

We advise against using fragile or expensive suitcases, as packaging is not covered under our compensation cover. With regards to boxes, it’s always best to invest in a new, sturdy, double-walled cardboard box as they are most durable and suitable for transit.

If you are sending fragile or delicate items, we recommend using internal packaging to protect them during transit. You can use materials such as bubble wrap or newspapers.

You can read through our complete packaging guide here.


Japanese Customs Information

When shipping goods to Japan, you are legally required to complete and send a customs declaration with your shipment. Whether you’re sending personal effects or a gift to a loved one; if your shipment does not have a customs invoice attached, it will not make it past your local country border, and you may have to pay return charges to get it back. Uni Baggage will automatically provide you with the appropriate customs documents for you to complete, print, sign and attach to your shipment when you send your luggage to Japan.

Generally, Uni Baggage shipments clear customs in a timely manner, free from duties and taxes, as most countries offer a generous duty-free allowance for personal effects. However, as customs processes and allowance are different around the world, and because Uni Baggage has no control over any decisions made, we do advise doing your own research into Japanese customs regulations and quarantine before booking your shipment to Japan. Please make yourself aware of potential customs duties in Japan.

Please note that shipments to Japan with a declared value of over £1200 will not be eligible for duty relief and may incur additional charges during customs clearance.


How To Ship Luggage To Japan With Uni Baggage

Booking your luggage shipment with Uni Baggage is easy and can be completed in a few, short simple steps. Our online booking system is available 24/7; you can simply start by getting a quote straight from our homepage. Once you’ve booked, we’ll send you some shipping labels to print and attach to your items. After that, we’ll collect your shipment from your collection address and deliver it straight to its destination. It really is that easy!

What Can I Send?

You can use Uni Baggage to ship your personal effects in suitcases, boxes or even a mixture of both. You can also send typically large or oversized items, such as sports equipment, and musical instruments, though they should be appropriately packaged.

Convenient Door To Door Collection and Delivery

Here at Uni Baggage, we understand that when it comes to your personal belongings, it’s only natural to feel apprehensive about handing everything over to a delivery driver. That’s why we strive to provide an international luggage shipping service you know you can trust.

Uni Baggage offers a convenient and reliable door to door collection and delivery service. There’s no need for you to leave your items at a far drop-off point, nor do you need to venture out to collect them at the other side. We deliver straight to your destination.

Full Online Luggage Tracking

Uni Baggage keeps you in the know from the moment you place your booking until the very moment your shipment arrives safely at its destination. We provide access to full online luggage tracking, which allows you to monitor the progress of your shipment every step of the way. To stay up to date on the go, simply opt-in for text and email notifications.

Dedicated Customer Support

To give you that extra peace of mind, if you happen to have any questions or concerns along the way, our customer support team will be on hand to help. Thanks to many years of experience in logistics, our team are experts when it comes to shipping personal belongings all over the world. You can contact our team via phone, email and live chat.

Reasons to use Uni Baggage:

  • Convenient door to door collection and delivery of your shipment.
  • International luggage shipping to 200+ countries, across 1,000 routes.
  • Fast transit times with express services available across many routes.
  • Full online luggage tracking, as well as SMS and email notifications.
  • Dedicated customer support via phone, email and live chat.


Are You A Business Or Personal User?

Uni Baggage offers convenient and affordable luggage delivery services for everyone; whether you’re a business user, a holiday maker, an expat or simply moving house. No matter your reason, absolutely anyone can take advantage of our competitive prices and excellent services. In fact, many savvy business users regularly avail of our low cost and convenient shipping services in order to relocate their employees all over the world.


So, what are you waiting for?

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