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Overview International Shipping from Germany to Japan

From online shopping to doorstep delivery in Japan , we provide all relevant services to get your stuff shipped parcels from Germany to Japan ! Calculate upfront your shipping costs and delivery times, be informed about Japan ‘s import regulations and use our currency converter to explore a stress-free shopping tour in Germany! Our amazing services have convinced clients in more then 200 countries.

We support you through the entire shopping, shipping & customs processes! Check Germany’s best Shops or get access to amazing products on Amazon Germany or eBay Germany.

We offer via FedEx and DHL: Economy & Express Shipping to Japan .

Import Restrictions

The following commodities are prohibited into Japan :

Japanese Law prohibits the following goods from being imported:

  • Arms & Sword (Ammunition, Cutlass, Dagger, Firearms, Guns, and Knife.
  • Drugs (Awakening, Stimulants, Marijuana, Narcotic, Opium, Poppy Straw, Psychotropic)
  • Animal Quarantine (Antibody, Bacillus, Bacon, Bacteria, Biological Substance, Blood, Bone, Cell, Coliform, Feathers, Feed, Fish Meal, Fur pelts, Guts, Horns, Insect, Jerky (beef/pork), Meat, Pet Food, Protein, Raw Milk, Raw Wool & Leather, Sausage, Semen and Serum).
  • Human & Mouse Origin Antibody/Blood/Serum/Tissue can be accepted
  • Plant Quarantine (Barley, Beans, Clay, Flour, Flowers, Fresh/Dried Fruits, Frozen Fruit, Green Coffee, Hay, Herb, Leaf, Malt, Moss, Nuts, Potpourri, Rice, Seeds, Soil, Spices, Straw, Ginseng, Tea (Teabag accepted), Tobacco, Vegetable, Walnut, Wheat, Wood)
  • Toxic/Poisonous Substance
  • Articles that infringe upon rights in patent, utility models, designs, trademarks, or copyrights
  • Personal Effects
  • Products made in North Korea
  • Movie Films (35mm & 70mm)
  • China Seed
  • Quinoa
We do not want to be associated with counterfeit goods and upon suspicion of such goods being imported, Customs will be informed. It is prohibited in many countries to introduce counterfeit goods and where proven the Customs authority will seize the goods and penalize the buyer.
If you are offered very low prices for branded goods that are sold on shopping websites or via other channels, you can normally assume that the goods are counterfeit. High quality branded goods that are often copied are:
  • Shoes
  • Clothing
  • Bags
  • Expensive Watches
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Perfumes
  • Electronics

You can find more information here:

Link to DHL website, Import restrictions

Transit times

myGermany ships from Weimar, Germany to Japan with following methods:


    6-7 working days
  • DHL Express
    5-6 working days
  • FedEx International Economy
    4-5 working days
  • FedEx International Priority/Express
    2-3 working days

More questions?

Customs & Taxes

Japan has determined an upper value limit or allowance which means that they are exempt from customs duties or tax (de minimis threshold). The limits are:

  • Duty 16.600 JPY
  • Tax 16.600 JPY

Please note, that customs are free to change these limits and can work with their own assessment basis.

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What are the total costs? How long does it take? What is the cheapest rate? Our Shipping costs calculator allows to estimate the time and shipping costs incurred when shipping your parcels from Germany in your country of destination (including DHL & FedEx charges):