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How do I post a box overseas from Japan? 2008/5/1 14:49
I would like to post a box of lugguge to Australia from Japan, and I want to know the cheapest way to go about it, or more simply, what options exist?
by habuanaisudei  

boat 2008/5/1 22:38
go by boat. But send the things you won't need right away because it'll take like a month to get there.
by Miyuki rate this post as useful

Funabin -- surface mail 2008/5/2 04:22
Send it Funabin but be prepared that it can take months to arrive. I have done this several times with books I bought in Japan.
by Kappa rate this post as useful

Re: Funabin 2008/5/2 04:25
(..) take months to arrive
To be a bit more precise: Once to France it took 3 months and once to the UK it took 6 weeks. Still, I think it is great, cheap option for stuff you don't need right away.
by Kappa rate this post as useful

Book rate 2008/5/2 08:23
If it is only books, there is a book rate at the Japanese postal offices that is cheap.
by Mr. Postman rate this post as useful

Small Packet? 2008/5/2 08:46
If your parcel is under 2 kg and measures no more than 90 cm on all three sides, you can send it as a small package:


or if larger, regular surface mail parcel. You can check all the options and prices here:


After the small packet option, a parcel of around 4 kg and above will give you the best value per kilo.

Note that you will have to supply detailed information of the contents on the customs form and may be required to pay customs charges when the parcel is delivered in your home country. I would suggest that you get this before taking your parcel to the post office and have it filled in when you return with the parcel.
by RobBeer rate this post as useful

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