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Japan Shipping

Shipping to Japan with Movecorp

If you are looking at moving to Japan you should have a look at all the shipping services that Movecorp has to offer.

Each client who moves to Japan with Movecorp is assigned their own dedicated shipping coordinator who will be able to offer a selection of services, guide you through all the recommended documentation, and answer any questions you may have.

International Shipping

Moving to Japan Services

Movecorp offers many different shipping to Japan services, all of which will be explained to you by your shipping coordinator.

Services Offered

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Send a Single Box

Just some of the services offered:

  • Removal boxes only - (Perfect for students)
  • Part load Removal - shared Vehicle
  • Dedicated Removal Vehicle – Full range of sizes
  • Packing and Unpacking Service
  • Storage If required
Groupage Service

Partload or Groupage Service

A groupage service is when one or more people share space in a container, this is the most cost effective way of moving items across the world. As you can see from the diagram below the shipping container is divided up and customers only pay for the space that they use.

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Export Wrapping and Packing Service

Wrapping and packing your items for shipping to Japan requires the use of quality shipping materials. If poor quality materials are used, there is a greater risk of damages.

Movecorp offers a full professional wrapping and packing service where our trained staff use the best shipping materials to wrap and pack your goods to ensure that they are fully protected from any potential damages whilst in transit.

Price Match Service

We always check out prices to keep them competitive, which is why if you receive a cheaper like for like quotation from any other professional shipping company, in most cases we can beat it.

Japan


Languages: Japanese
Capital: Tokyo
Currency: Yen

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean

Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and also the largest city. Other major cities include Osaka, Nagoya, and Sapporo.

Some of the most well-known companies in the world are Japanese such as Toyota, Honda, Sony, Nintendo, Canon, Panasonic, Toshiba, and Sharp.

We appreciate that moving your treasured belongings to the other side of the world can be an extremely daunting prospect . This is the reason that all our move managers are fully trained on dealing and quoting your enquiry to suit your individual needs . Whether you are planning a short term move on a temporary contract or a lifelong emigration.

There is no minimum or maximum volume, so whether its just a few boxes of personal items or your complete house we are always here to help and advice accordingly

Smaller consignments will be sent as a part / shared load. With a part load you are sharing part of a large shipping container with other customers and pay only for the space you require. please see picture below . All your items will be kept separately and inventoried.

Our UK collection crew will collect the consignment and it will be brought back to our main warehouse and be loaded on the next container. Part load collections can take anything from half an hour to a few hours depending your volume and packing requirements. We do advise that you try and keep a full day clear for your removal in the event of any unexpected delays.

Larger moves e.g., full house may require a sole use container. This is a container to be used exclusively with your goods. If there are no access restrictions the crew will load the container at your residence over a 2-4 day period depending on the size of your required container .

The moving process is relatively simple, honest!


The first stage involves working out the volume of your removal, packing requests, any special requirements i.e. pianos , high end pieces .

There are several ways we can do this over the telephone ,by email and for larger consignments we can send out our home surveyor so that you can discuss everything face to face.

When it comes to packing for an international removal we recommend that our highly trained crew carry this out . Thus Giving you complete piece of mind . Furniture will be export wrapped and any high end/ fragile items can be crated and remember we only use the highest standard of packing materials . If you have any concerns about certain pieces or unusual items eg piano to be shipped please mention this with your move manager.

Customs Requirements varies slightly for each country please see below what is required to ship goods to Japan

  • Copy passport - Just main page with photo and your details
  • Inventory of goods - Our crew will do this if you choose to have a packing service.
    If you are packing boxes yourself please keep a list of the contents example:
    • Box 1 - Paperwork , books
    • Box 2 - Ladies Clothing
    • Box 3 - Kitchen pots and pans

Please note that shipping to Japan is slightly more complex.
There are more customs documents required , which will depend on your status . For example returning resident, diplomatic move etc

Please discuss this with our move manager and you will be advised accordingly.

All the required paperwork and documents will be sent out to you by our bookings team once you have booked in.Sometimes these forms can seem a litte intimidating so please contact your move specialist who will be able to advise further and help you complete them



Shipping transit times on water

Below are approximate number of days that your goods are at sea.

Tokyo: 38-45 days
Shimizu 44-55 days
Osaka 35-40 days

On top of the times above please allow 14-21 days for your goods to be custom cleared and delivered out to your residence. Please note, deliveries to rural or remote destinations may take longer.

Should you require storage in the Uk or Japan please ask your move manager who will be happy to advise you further

Why choose Movecorp ?

We are committed to providing excellent customer service and satisfaction . We strive to continue being one of the leading customer focused removal companies in the UK.
Movecorp is a very proud member of a BAR the British Association of Removers and also the Guild of Removers and storers. The team all work tirelessly to exceed the requirements of the BAR and OFT approved code of practice.

Pre Payment Guarantee

Payments for removals are normally required 7 days prior to collection this is in line with BAR terms and conditions.
For your added security all pre payments that are made to Movecorp for international removals are covered by the International Movers Mutual Insurance Company pre payment guarantee scheme.

Not completely satisfied

It is extremely unlikely that anything will go wrong with your removal . However if you feel a complaint is necessary we have our own internal complaints procedure and we must also adhere to the BAR strict code of conduct . This code of conduct ensures that we must always ensure our customers best interests are our priority. We will handle all complaints fairly , in the event that your complaint is not resolved you are able to go directly to BAR and you will be advised further how to take further action.

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