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*Updated on October 3rd, 2023
ALL FEES ARE LISTED IN USD OR JPY. PRICES ARE BASED ON USD, SO EXACT FEES MAY VARY DAY BY DAY.
Shipping fees for Japan Post are increasing in October. We are looking into updating prices and separating shipping fees due to the constant increase in shipping fees.
 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian-Belarusian invasion of Ukraine, shipping has become very complicated. So, we are listing information on fees, availability, and shipping methods per country.
 
Shipping fees vary by country and item type. See each section below for more details. It will be fastest to search for your country.
~~Express shipping through Yamato and UPS will take a few days to be updated. UPS doesn't scan in packages until Yamato hands them the packages at Narita Airport in Tokyo. If you would like the Yamato tracking number for your order, please message us to request it.~~
 
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Packages Delivered since February, 2022 (Updated January 30th, 2024):
Country Japan Post Yamato/UPS
Australia No Tracking 5-12 Business Days
Austria 10-12 Business Days 5-10 Business Days
Belgium 7-10 Business Days 5-10 Business Days
Bosnia and Herzegovina 7-12 Business Days
Bulgaria *Available Again* 15-20 Business Days
Canada No Tracking Unavailable
Czech Republic 2-3 Weeks 5-8 Business Days
Denmark 2 Weeks 10-15 Business Days
Estonia 6-10 Business Days
Finland 5-7 Business Days
France 1-2 Weeks 5-10 Business Days
Germany 2 Weeks 5-10 Business Days
Greece 2 Weeks
Hong Kong 2-4 Weeks
Hungary 2 Weeks 5-10 Business Days
Iceland 5-10 Business Days
Ireland 8-10 Business Days 7-14 Business Days
Israel *Available Again* 7-14 Business Days
Italy 2-4 Weeks 5-10 Business Days
Latvia 5-8 Business Days 10-15 Business Days
Mexico 3 Weeks
The Netherlands 1-2 Weeks 5-10 Business Days
New Zealand 3-4 Weeks
Norway 8-12 Business Days 5-12 Business Days
Oman 7-10 Business Days
Poland 2-3 Weeks 5-10 Business Days
Romania 2 Weeks 7-10 Business Days
Singapore 4-6 Business Days
Slovakia 2 Weeks 7-10 Business Days
Slovenia 3-4 Weeks
South Korea 8-10 Business Days *Available*
Spain 2-3 Weeks 5-10 Business Days
Sweden 2 Weeks 10-15 Business Days
Switzerland 1-2 Weeks *Available*
Taiwan 3-5 Business Days *Available*
Ukraine 3-4 Weeks
United Arab Emirates 1 Week
United Kingdom 1-2 Weeks 5-10 Business Days
United States 1-2 Weeks 5-7 Business Days
**Estimates, No Recent Data** Japan Post Yamato/UPS
Croatia *Available Again* 15-20 Business Days
Cyprus *Available Again* 15-20 Business Days
North Macedonia 15-20 Business Days
Portugal 15-20 Business Days
Serbia 15-20 Business Days
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You can see the cost of shipping (separated by zones) via Yamato at the bottom of this page.
We may upgrade to express shipping for free, but the higher the zone number, the less likely this will be. We will indicate the zone of each country with a (Z#) code.
 
You can find the shipping availability through Japan Post for your country by clicking this link: https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/overview_en.html
 
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USA, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, etc.:

Standard shipping is now with Japan Post, after a three-year pause on shipping. Delivery is expected to take 2-4 weeks. Orders that we can upgrade to express for free will be sent via Yamato/UPS, which typically takes 1-2 weeks. (Some random shipments through Japan Post/USPS has experienced significant delays. Most arrive within two weeks, but some take 3-4 weeks.)

Standard shipping: $11 on orders of small items, free on large items over $40. You may be required to pay shipping fees when ordering multiple items under $40.
Express shipping: $20 (additional) on orders of individual items. Express shipping is free if you order a number of larger items (such as three kimonos), but not if you order a small number of items under $40.

Canada:
Orders are shipped from Japan to the USA, then forwarded to each cutomer via the USPS. Express shipping is unavailable. Delivery typically takes 4-6 weeks.
Ship via Japan Post Airmail (Lowest price of shipping, Yamato/UPS Express Optional):
  • Albania (Z3)
  • Armenia (Z3)
  • Aruba (Z3)
  • Australia (Z2)
  • Austria (Z3)
  • Azerbaijan (Z4)
  • Bahamas (Z3)
  • Belgium (Z3)
  • Belize (Z3)
  • Bulgaria (Z3)
  • Cayman Islands (Z3)
  • Cook Islands (Z3)
  • Croatia (Z3)
  • Curacao (Z3)
  • Cyprus (Z3)
  • Czech Republic (Czechia) (Z3)
  • Denmark (Z3)
  • Dominica (Z3)
  • Estonia (Z4)
  • Faroe Islands (Z2)
  • Finland (Z3)
  • France (Z3)
  • Georgia (Z4)
  • Germany (Z3)
  • Gibraltar (Z3)
  • Greece (Z3)
  • Haiti (Z3)
  • Hong Kong (Z1)
  • Hungary (Z3)
  • Ireland (Z3)
  • Israel (Z3)
  • Italy (Z3)
  • Kuwait (Z3)
  • Latvia (Z4)
  • Liechtenstein (Z3)
  • Lithuania (Z4)
  • Luxembourg (Z3)
  • Macao (Z1)
  • Mexico (Parcel Post, Yamato Unavailable)
  • Monaco (Z3)
  • The Netherlands (Z3)
  • New Caledonia (Z3)
  • New Zealand (Z2)
  • North Macedonia (Z3)
  • Norway (Z3)
  • Oman (Z3)
  • Poland (Z3)
  • Portugal (Yamato Unavailable)
  • Qatar (No Yamato)
  • Romania (Z3)
  • San Marino (Z3)
  • Singapore (Z1)
  • Slovakia (Z3)
  • Slovenia (Z3)
  • South Korea (Z1)
  • Spain (Z3)
  • Sri Lanka (Z3)
  • Sweden (Z3)
  • Switzerland (Z3)
  • Taiwan (Z1)
  • Turkey (Z3)
  • Turks & Caicos Islands (Z3)
  • Ukraine (No Yamato)
  • United Arab Emirates (Z3)
  • United Kingdom (Z3)
Shipping fees:
  • Shipping fees decrease as you order more items. Larger items include free Japan Post airmail shipping, but express shipping is extra. If you order multiple items, we may give free express shipping upgrades, but this is decided on an order-by-order basis.
  • If you require express shipping, please contact us so way may either verify that your order will include express shipping or so we may add this as an option for you.
  • Small items under US$35 (obiage, obijime, hanhaba obi) = $10
  • Large items under US$35 (kimono, Nagoya obi, juban) = $10
  • Items over US$35, premium, heavy (kimono, fukuro obi) = Free
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Ship via Japan Post Airmail at a Higher Price (but Yamato Express Zone 3 is oftentimes cheaper):
  • Argentina (No Yamato)
  • Angola
  • Brazil (No Yamato)
  • Colombia
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Paraguay (No Yamato)
  • Sierra Leone
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Uruguay
 
Shipping fees:
  • Shipping fees decrease as you order more items. If you order multiple items, we may give free express shipping upgrades, but this is decided on an order-by-order basis.
  • If you require express shipping, please contact us so way may either verify that your order will include express shipping or so we may add this as an option for you.
  • Items under US$35 (obiage, obijime, hanhaba obi) = $15
  • Items over US$35 (kimono, fukuro obi) = $11
  • Large/heavy and premium items (furisode, tomesode) = Either $11 or free
  • Wedding kimonos (kakeshita, uchikake) = Free
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Yamato Express Zone 3 (Cargo Ship Available = *CS):
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Andorra *CS
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina *CS
  • Congo *CS
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Djibouti
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Greenland *CS
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey *CS
  • Honduras
  • Iceland *CS
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey *CS
  • Kiribati
  • Montenegro *CS
  • Serbia *CS
  • Zambia
 
Shipping fees:
  • Shipping fees decrease as you order more items.
  • Small items under US$35 (obiage, obijime, hanhaba obi) = $37
  • Large items under US$35 (kimono, Nagoya obi, juban) = $28
  • Items over US$35 (kimono, fukuro obi) = $15
  • Large/heavy and premium items (furisode, tomesode) = $15 or $5
  • Wedding kimonos (kakeshita, uchikake) = Free
**Tell us you'd like to have your packages sent via Cargo Ship if you want to save 10-20% on your order as well as not paying shipping fees.**
 
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Yamato Express Zone 4 - Very High Fees:
  • Chad
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgz Republic
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Zimbabwe
 
Shipping fees:
  • Shipping fees decrease as you order more items.
  • Small items under US$35 (obiage, obijime, hanhaba obi) = $90 per order
  • Large items under US$35 (kimono, Nagoya obi, juban) = $80 per order
  • Items over US$35 (kimono, fukuro obi) = $75 per order
  • Large/heavy and premium items (furisode, tomesode) = $70
  • Wedding kimonos (kakeshita, uchikake) = $120
Due to very high cost of shipping, we might require additional shipping fees if you place an order that doesn't fit in the box. Cargo ship is unavailable for these locations.
 
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Ship via Japan Post Airmail at a higher rate, and items (kakeshita, uchikake) over 2kg require extra, and high, shipping fees - Yamato Express Zone 4:
  • Central Africa
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • South Africa
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
Shipping fees:
  • Small items under US$35 (obiage, obijime, hanhaba obi) = $15
  • Large items under US$35 (kimono, Nagoya obi, juban) = $15
  • Items over US$35 (kimono, fukuro obi) = $5 or $10
  • Large/heavy and premium items (furisode, tomesode) = $5
  • Wedding kimonos (kakeshita, uchikake) = Typically free, but may require extra payment after purchase. *Please contact us before ordering to verify the shipping fees.*
 
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Ship via Japan Post Cargo Ship, with Yamato Express Zone 3 available:
  • Guadeloupe
 
Ship via Japan Post Cargo Ship, with Yamato Express Zone 4 available:
  • Cameroon
  • Comoros
  • Gabon
  • Latvia
  • Moldova
  • Reunion Island
  • Senegal
 
Ship via Japan Post Cargo Ship, Yamato Unavailable:
  • Christmas Island
  • Kosovo
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Saudi Arabia
 
Shipping fees:
  • Small items under US$35 (obiage, obijime, hanhaba obi) = $20 per order
  • Large items under US$35 (kimono, Nagoya obi, juban) = $15 per order
  • Items over US$35 (kimono, fukuro obi) = $15 or Free
  • Large/heavy and premium items (furisode, tomesode) = Free, **Receive a refund on the purchase price if you purchase multiple items**
  • Wedding kimonos (kakeshita, uchikake) = **Receive a refund of US$20-60 on the purchase price**
**When cargo ship is available, we can offer heavily discounted shipping/a partial refund if you are purchasing multiple or heavy items.**
If a customer in Latvia wants to purchase an uchikake, we can offer a discount between US$20-60, and you won't have to pay any additional shipping fees by shipping via cargo ship. If you are interested in shipping via Japan Post Cargo Ship, you can message us if you find if it is available to your country via here:
 
***Shipping is unavailable to these countries: Belarus, Iran, North Korea, and Russia.***

Yamato Shipping Fees per Zone and Box Size

All items factor in shipping fees. Ordering multiple items usually is free for those in Zones 1-3 and almost all Japan Post deliveries. This is to illustrate the full cost of shipping, but the listed shipping fee on your order will be much smaller or free.

Zone 1

Zone 2

Zone 3

Zone 4

Japan Post Cargo Ship - Significant Discount

If you are interested in saving a significant amount of money when purchasing a large number of items and don't care about speedy delivery, please ask us about shipment via cargo ship. As all of our products have some amount of shipping included, so you will likely save 10-20% of the total cost by choosing cargo ship.

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