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International Removals UK to Japan

1st Move International offers a cost-effective and timely answer to shipping from the UK to Japan, and around the world. We provide weekly shipping and moving services of personal effects, furniture, household goods, so you have one less thing to worry about in your relocation. Request a free quote today and start your move to Japan with 1st Move International.

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Get a quote for your move to Japan or continue reading our guide to overseas removals to Japan, covering shipping options, removals costs, customs information and frequently asked questions.

On this page you'll find everything you need to know about removals from the UK to Japan. Our team has over 25 years of experience in shipping and moving to Japan and have carefully provided all the necessary information you need to know to ensure a smooth move.

Find information on how much it costs to move to Japan, the documentation/paperwork required, how long it takes, the available shipping options and much more.

1st Move International specialise in helping families and individuals ship their household goods to Japan, safely and securely.

We provide household removals and international shipping for personal effects and vehicles to all main destinations in Japan, including Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Kobe and much more.

How Much Does it Cost?

International Removals Costs from the UK to Japan

We aim to make your move to Japan as smooth as possible, starting with your shipping. Our international shipping service utilises a bespoke pricing model which ensures safe and secure overseas shipping to Japan from the UK, at a fair price.

Once packed, your shipment can be precisely measured to ensure you pay only for the exact volume of your house move.

Short Answer: The cost of international removals from the UK to Japan starts from £927 for a shared container service, £1,615 for a 3-bed house and £1,908 for a 4 or 5-bed house. The final cost will ultimately depend on your move size and destination in Japan.

* Our costs table should be used as a guide only. As we do not know your collection or destination address, or how much you plan to ship, these costs do not include the following charges: UK collection, onward delivery from the port in Japan to your new home, professional packing and loading costs.

For a bespoke quote on your international removal to Japan, please complete our quote form or contact a member of our team.

International Removals Costs UK to Japan

Destination Port Shared Container Cost (GBP) 3 Bed House - 20ft Container Cost (GBP) 4-5 Bed House - 40ft Container Cost (GBP)
Tokyo From £927 £1,615 £1,908
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What Are My Shipping Options?

Your Shipping Options for Removals to Japan

When shipping personal belongings and household goods from the UK to Japan, there are typically two options to choose from: shared container or full container. At 1st Move International, both of these services benefit from our faster shipping, safer packing and smarter pricing.

Loading a Shared Container with 1st Move Pallets

Shared Container Shipping to Japan

Shared Container is the ideal solution for smaller shipments to Japan (those shipping less than the contents of a full, 3-bedroom home). Our safer packing ensures that your belongings receive the best protection in transit to Japan.

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Full Container Shipping to Japan

Full Container shipping is the best option for larger, full-house moves and provides you with the flexibility of your own dedicated 20ft or 40ft shipping container.

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Whether moving just a few boxes or the entire contents of your home, we've got you covered!

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Our Unique Packing

How We Pack For Your Move to Japan

Unlike other shipping companies we work in partnership with some of the largest UK exporters, meaning we don’t have to wait for our containers to be full before shipping.

Our unique packing methods ensure the best protection for your move to Japan. Every removal is treated as an individual job, giving your shipment a 1st class ticket from the UK to your chosen destination in Japan.

Once packed, your shipment is photographed and pictures are immediately uploaded to our Facebook page, ensuring you have peace of mind over your move.

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Frequently Asked Questions

UK to Japan Removals FAQ

The typical shipping cost for international removals to Japan starts from £927 for a shared container service and from £1,908 for a full container. Costs depend on the size of your shipment and the required service, so we recommend that you request a quote to receive a tailored estimate.

Other costs such as insurance and customs procedures, storage and packing should also be considered. These costs are explained in detail on our international removals costs page.

The typical transit time for shipping a container from the UK to Japan is around 40 days.

Yes! We provide a full door-to-door service from the UK to all destinations in Japan, including Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kawasaki and many more.

All shipments are packed using our safer packing procedures. Your shipment is 'palletised' meaning that we carefully arrange all furniture and household goods onto your own individual pallets. These pallets are then further protected with multiple layers of export standard bubble wrap and finally, our signature black shrink-wrap to provide an unbeatable level of protection for your belongings.

This method of packing essentially turns your shipment into one, easy to handle pallet, drastically reducing handling of your individual items and allowing us to ship alongside commercial shipments in consolidated containers on a weekly basis, guaranteed! No waiting around for our containers to be full.

Yes, our experienced team provide full assistance with customs clearance and documentation for your move to Japan. Our service includes preparing all the necessary paperwork and ensuring that your shipment complies with all regulations.

Yes! We provide a tracking service for all our international removals. Once your shipment is on its way to Japan, you'll receive a tracking number. This will allow you to monitor the progress of your shipment online using our container tracking tool and stay informed about its estimated arrival time.

Yes, you can ship your car to Japan using Autoshippers.


Useful Japan Information Resources and Guides

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Your Pallets Packed - Posted Live on Facebook

Your life, carefully wrapped, beautifully packed, and protected for the journey ahead.

We are extremely proud of our unique packing process. We are the only international removals company in the UK that uses this tried and tested method to ship your treasured personal possessions overseas.

Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.