Moving from Japan


Japan Luggage Express Ltd.

Worldwide Moving and Shipping Services

International Movers Japan

Moving from Japan?
Japan Luggage Express is your International moving company in Japan!

If you are planning an international moving from Japan and looking for reliable international movers Japan, you have come to the right place. We have international moving and shipping services from Japan to USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and South Africa and we can help you move from anywhere in Japan.

Not only we are specialists in moving services but we are also specialists in customer satisfaction! Read testimonials from many of our satisfied clients.

Rates are available from the minimum weight of 45kgs for service by air and the minimum volume of one cubic meter for sea shipments. Shipments under the minimum weight or volume can be shipped as 45kgs or one cubic meter.

Japan Luggage Express International Movers

International moving Company Tokyo, Japan - Established in 1995

We serve the whole of Japan! Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Kyushu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, Okinawa and everywhere in Japan - all prefectures.

International shipping from Japan to:
USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Bulgaria, Luxemburg, Hungary, Switzerland, Netherland, Belgium, Greece, Finland, Malta, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, Poland, Slovenia, Israel, India, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Africa, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Hawaii(USA), South Pacific


English-speaking staff available at all hours


Why we can offer cheaper shipping rates than other overseas movers.

Traditionally, most international moving companies in Japan handle only large shipments which consist mostly of pieces of furniture. Therefore, they make a lot of money on a few shipments. We, on the other hand, handle a large number of shipments, making a little profit on each. In addition, many overseas moving companies make their profits from packing and shipping door-to-door and are reluctant to handle small shipments. In fact, people can save a significant amount of money by packing their items themselves, shipping door-to-port and picking up the shipment at the destination terminal. We recommend shipping options that are truly beneficial to our customers, as we understand that price is an important factor when moving or shipping internationally from Japan.

Most of our clients choose us over other shipping companies to reduce their moving expenses, however, by reading the testimonials from our customers who moved with us, you will notice that it is actually personalized service we offer that they appreciate most rather than cheap moving cost.

Make the most of this website. - a comprehensive guide for shipping from Japan.

How our Japanese overseas moving company can help you.

Moving across borders is not something one does often. For most people, international moving from Japan and shipping will be a once in a lifetime experience. This website gives you comprehensive information about internationally moving out of Japan and shipping. We hope you use it to make your move a success. In fact, back in 1998 we had the honor of having the complete contents of our FAQ page quoted in the Japan Times, a major newspaper, when it ran a moving special.

What kind of documents will I need to submit? Will there be any duty or tax that I must pay at the destination? Are the charges calculated by volume or weight? Visit our FAQ page. What will the customs clearance and pickup procedure be if I ship my goods door-to-port? Visit the page “At the destinations”, where many of our customers provide information about their experiences on the other end. Also, note that we will send you more detailed information about shipping at the time of your reservation.

Some basic things to keep in mind when moving from Japan.

Shipping personal goods and/or furniture abroad.

  • Insurance: All-risk air and marine insurance is available. The insurance is valid for items packed by owner as well.
  • Nationwide pickup: We have boxes picked up from clients’ residence doors almost anywhere in Japan. Whether you live in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Sapporo, Kyoto, Nagoya or Okinawa, our pickup service is available.
  • Professional packing: A packing service (wooden crating/palletizing) is available upon request for pieces of furniture, large household goods or delicate items such as musical instruments and audio equipment.
  • Various Shipping methods: LCL (Less than Container Load/Share-the-container), FCL (Full Container Load), Airfreight (air cargo), Multimodal Transportation and courier.

When you move items internationally as freight, whether they are the personal belongings of an individual moving from Japan and changing domicile or commercial merchandise, they must be cleared through customs in both Japan and the destination country.

An inventory of the goods in each package with a declared value is required for customs clearance purposes. The shipping industry call this a “packing list”. Packing lists are used for marine insurance as well. You may wish to prepare a packing list or at least take note of the contents in each package once you decide to ship your belongings and start packing.

Moving large and heavy pieces of furniture for which you are unable to find suitable packages can be expensive, as you will incur packing fees and other surcharges for the picking up of large pieces of furniture from a residence. In addition, you will need to consider how a large custom-made crate can be delivered to your residence door or to a room and unpacked upon delivery. The fees associated with packing, unpacking and special pickup and delivery of furniture can be high. Therefore, while we offer a service in which we pack large items, we advise that you ship only those items you can pack and that are worth the expenses associated with packing and moving (such as items available only in Japan).

Air Cargo vs. sea freight - Many international moving companies in Japan say that service by air is for urgent shipments, however, with minimum requirement for sea shipping being one cubic meter, shipping by air is actually an economical mode of transport for small moves, therefore, we recommend service by air if you are shipping relatively small amount.

Those who are moving back to their home countries should encounter no issues, but make sure you have a proper visa for the destination country to which you ship your personal property. US customs, for example, will not allow the entry of a consignment of personal items if the owner of the goods does not have a proper visa for moving to the U.S. In some countries, import duty and tax may be imposed.

Foodstuffs are typically not accepted for transportation even if they are something that can be imported to the country of destination.

Shipping furniture or large household goods from Japan - Contact us and learn how to ship large household goods or heavy items using the services of an international freight shipping company. Many large items that post offices do not accept can be sent as cargo.

You will receive a reply to moving inquiries you send from this web page generally within 24 hours. If you would like to receive a shipping estimate or if you have questions about your upcoming move, please contact us by using the online inquiry form or give us a call in English during business hours.

Preparing for and understanding the entire procedure are two major factors that will make or break your moving experience. Prepare early. We hope that your experience of moving from Japan will be a pleasant one and that we can help you bring along your memories of your time in the country.

The Impact of Coronavirus on shipping from Japan:

With many of international flights worldwide being still suspended because of the spread of COVID-19, services by air to many international destinations may not be available at the moment. In addition, because of the demand for air shipping against the availability of space of aircrafts, there is a significant increase in the air freight charges even if the service itself is available. Sea shipping is still available to most of the destinations.