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Send a Parcel To Japan Fast - DHL Courier Delivery

Japan is the third largest national economy in the world and has a population of 126 million. As well as technology, it is known for its amazing culture. Giving gifts is an essential part of Japanese culture and therefore being able to send parcels to Japan in a secure and timely manner is important. As the global market leader in the international courier business, DHL provides safeguarded recorded delivery to ensure your parcel reaches Japan safe and sound.

How long does it take to send a parcel to Japan?

With DHL Express, sending a parcel to Japan can take as little as three working days. This includes free tracking by text, phone and online so you can check the status of your delivery every step of the way.

How much does it cost to send a parcel to Japan?

You can use our quote tool to compare parcel costs using our three delivery options. The cheapest way to send a parcel is through our DHL Service Point where you pop in, complete the parcel details and send your parcel in the store.

How do I send a parcel to Japan?

The easiest way to send a parcel to Japan is our parcel pickup and delivery service via DHLitNow or DHL by phone service. A courier will collect your parcel to start the delivery process. Shipping to Japan can also be done through our DHL Service Points where you can use our FREE packaging.

Japanese customs help

To ensure that your items can be accepted for carriage by DHL, please check what you can and can’t send.

National Holidays 2024*
  • 1 January, Monday - New Year's Day
  • 8 January, Monday - Coming of Age Day
  • 11 February, Sunday - National Foundation Day
  • 12 February, Monday - National Foundation Day Holiday
  • 23 February, Friday - The Emperor's Birthday
  • 20 March, Wednesday - Vernal Equinox Day
  • 29 April, Monday - Shōwa Day
  • 3 May, Friday - Constitution Memorial Day
  • 4 May, Saturday - Greenery Day
  • 5 May, Sunday - Children's Day
  • 6 May, Monday - Children's Day Holiday
  • 15 July, Monday - Marine Day
  • 11 August, Sunday - Mountain Day
  • 12 August, Monday - Mountain Day Holiday
  • 16 September, Monday - Respect for the Aged Day
  • 22 September, Sunday - Autumnal Equinox Day
  • 23 September, Monday - Autumnal Equinox Holiday
  • 14 October, Monday - Health and Sports Day
  • 3 November, Sunday - Culture Day
  • 4 November, Monday - Culture Day Holiday
  • 23 November, Saturday - Labour Thanksgiving Day
* Public holidays in Japan may affect our estimated transit times.

Compare DHL courier services for parcel delivery to Japan

DHL Express online tracking is the fastest way to find out where your parcel is.

Tracking number not 10 digits? Track your shipment on the DHL eCommerce UK (formerly DHL Parcel UK) website! 

Country facts
  • Tokyo is the capital of Japan and it is the biggest city in the world
  • There are around 5.5 million vending machines with one on almost every corner of Japan
  • Japan consists of 6,852 islands, the four biggest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku which make up 96% of the total land area
  • Japan exports $697 billion of goods a year including motor vehicles, iron and steel products and semiconductors to its export partners. These include the US with 20%, China 17% and EU with 11% of the total
  • Japan imports $670 billion of goods a year including petroleum, liquid natural gas and clothing. These are imported through partners such as China 25%, EU with 12% and the US with 11% of the total import

We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please call us on

0844 248 0828**

Our opening hours are 07:30 - 20:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 - 14:00 on Saturday.

** Calls to DHL Express UK phone numbers beginning ‘084’ cost 7 pence per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.