Shipping & Handling


I ship worldwide!!

IMPORTANT
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lease be aware that there may be restrictions on some countries due to COVID-19 at the moment. I advise everyone to check on the status of their country through the Japan Post website here:

https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/overview_en.html

 

  • Available shipping options: EMS, International E-packet (Registered Airmail), Yamato/UPS
    9/13/2021 NOTICE FOR SHIPMENTS TO THE US: Registered Airmail is currently prohibited by the Japan Post. While EMS and Yamato/UPS are still available, I will now be including "Small Packet" as a third option until Airmail is resumed. Please see details below:
     

    • All options include tracking numbers. International E-packet is cheapest but takes more time, while EMS and Yamato are more expensive and may be comparable in price/time depending on package size/weight.
       

    • While E-packet and EMS prices depend on weight, Yamato is more dependent on box size. A size 60 box is the smallest possible option measuring 297 mm x 197 mm x 93 mm (11.6 in x  7.8 in x 3.6 in). Yamato may be a good option for heavier items considering E-packet and EMS can easily surpass Yamato’s prices based on weight alone.
       

    • SMALL PACKET is offered to those in the US (as well as other countries affected by the Registered Airmail prohibition) until Registered Airmail resumes activity. Depending on the country, Small Packets may be sent via economy mail, airmail, or surface mail (surface and air tend to be optional for senders). It is cheaper than EMS and Registered Airmail, and usually takes about a week to arrive. The only catch is, there is no tracking number included in shipping and boxes must measure a total of 90 cm or less in size. Up to 2 kg (approx 4 lbs) in weight can be sent as a small packet. For detailed information, please check the Japan Post website in English here:
      https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/service/small_packing_en.html

 

  • All buyers are responsible for any extra fees such as import duties and taxes. Please check with your country’s customs services for details.
     

  • Please let me know if you have any special requests such as marking down the value of items on the shipping label or labeling the package as a gift.
     

  • I typically ship packages out 1-2 times a week, so I will let you know the soonest I can ship your package out upon purchase.