*Updated on April 29th, 2022*

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.

Some shipping fees are already included in the cost of each product. If you purchase multiple items, we can:

  1. Use the excess shipping fees to purchase uncataloged items at a discount (if space is available in the box); or
  2. Get a full refund of the excess fees.

Please check your inbox for any messages from us.

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You can see the cost of shipping (separated by zones) via Yamato (typically delivered by UPS) through this link: https://www.global-yamato.com/business/service/oversea/

Zones 1-3 will oftentimes be shipped express for free, but Zone 4 is very expensive. We will indicate the zone of each country with a (Z#) code.

*Shipping via Yamato/UPS requires a phone number. Please send us your phone number if your package will be sent express.*

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.:

Orders are shipped from Japan to the USA, then forwarded to each customer via the USPS. Orders that we can upgrade to express for free will be sent via Yamato/UPS.

Ship via Japan Post Airmail (Lowest price of shipping, Yamato/UPS Express Optional):

  • Albania (Z3)
  • Aruba (Z3)
  • Azerbaijan (Z4)
  • Bulgaria (Z3)
  • Cayman Islands (Z3)
  • Cook Islands (Z3)
  • Croatia (Z3)
  • Curacao (Z3)
  • Cyprus (Z3)
  • Gibraltar (Z3)
  • Hong Kong (Z1)
  • Ireland (Z3)
  • Kuwait (Z3)
  • Macao (Z1)
  • New Zealand (Z2)
  • Oman (Z3)
  • Singapore (Z1)
  • Slovakia (Z3)
  • Slovenia (Z3)
  • South Korea (Z1)
  • Spain (Z3)
  • Sri Lanka (Z3)
  • Taiwan (Z1)
  • Turks & Caicos Islands (Z3)
  • Qatar (No Yamato)
  • United Arab Emirates (Z3)

Shipping fees:

  • Small items under US$35 (obiage, obijime, hanhaba obi) = $10 per order
  • Large items under US$35 (kimono, Nagoya obi, juban) = $10 per order
  • Items over US$35 (kimono, fukuro obi) = Free
  • Large/heavy and premium items (furisode, tomesode) = Free
  • Wedding kimonos (kakeshita, uchikake) = Free

If you order multiple items, such as 3 obijimes or 2 kimonos, we can refund part or all of the shipping fees. The fee is to guarantee enough is paid for shipping, but overpaying is common. You can either receive a fee refund or use the fees to receive uncataloged items at a discount.

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Ship via Japan Post Airmail (Higher price, but Yamato Express Zone 3 is oftentimes cheaper):

  • Argentina (No Yamato)
  • Angola
  • Colombia
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Egypt
  • Sierra Leone
  • Suriname

Shipping fees:

  • Small items under US$35 (obiage, obijime, hanhaba obi) = $15 per order
  • Large items under US$35 (kimono, Nagoya obi, juban) = $15 per order
  • Items over US$35 (kimono, fukuro obi) = $5 per order plus $5 per additional item
  • Large/heavy and premium items (furisode, tomesode) = $5 per order plus $5 per additional item
  • Wedding kimonos (kakeshita, uchikake) = Free

If you order multiple items, such as 5 obijimes or 3 kimonos, we can usually refund part or all of the shipping fees. The fee is to guarantee enough is paid for shipping, but overpaying is common. You can either receive a fee refund or use the fees to receive uncataloged items at a discount.

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Yamato Express Zone 3 (Cargo Ship Available = *CS):

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Andorra *CS
  • Australia *CS
  • Austria *CS
  • Belgium *CS
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina *CS
  • Congo *CS
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic *CS
  • Denmark *CS
  • Djibouti
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Finland *CS
  • France *CS
  • Germany *CS
  • Greece *CS
  • Greenland *CS
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Iceland *CS
  • Israel *CS
  • Italy *CS
  • Jamaica
  • Kiribati
  • The Netherlands *CS
  • North Macedonia *CS
  • Norway *CS
  • Poland *CS
  • San Marino *CS
  • Serbia *CS
  • Sweden *CS
  • Tanzania
  • United Kingdom *CS
  • Uruguay
  • Zambia

Shipping fees:

  • Small items under US$35 (obiage, obijime, hanhaba obi) = $25 per order
  • Large items under US$35 (kimono, Nagoya obi, juban) = $20 per order
  • Items over US$35 (kimono, fukuro obi) = $15 per order
  • Large/heavy and premium items (furisode, tomesode) = $5 per order plus $5 per additional item (Certain premium items include free express shipping)
  • Wedding kimonos (kakeshita, uchikake) = Free

If you order multiple items, we can usually refund part or all of the shipping fees. The fee is to guarantee enough is paid for shipping, but overpaying is common. You can either receive a fee refund or use the fees to receive uncataloged items at a discount.

**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
  • Ghana
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgz Republic
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Zimbabwe

Shipping fees:

  • Small items under US$35 (obiage, obijime, hanhaba obi) = $60 per order
  • Large items under US$35 (kimono, Nagoya obi, juban) = $50 per order
  • Items over US$35 (kimono, fukuro obi) = $45 per order
  • Large/heavy and premium items (furisode, tomesode) = $40
  • Wedding kimonos (kakeshita, uchikake) = $90

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 per order
  • Large items under US$35 (kimono, Nagoya obi, juban) = $15 per order
  • Items over US$35 (kimono, fukuro obi) = $5 per order plus $5 per additional item
  • Large/heavy and premium items (furisode, tomesode) = $5 per order plus $5 per additional item
  • Wedding kimonos (kakeshita, uchikake) = Free

If you order multiple items, such as 5 obijimes or 3 kimonos, we can usually refund part or all of the shipping fees. The fee is to guarantee enough is paid for shipping, but overpaying is common. You can either receive a fee refund or use the fees to receive uncataloged items at a discount.

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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
  • Estonia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Senegal

Ship via Japan Post Cargo Ship, Yamato Unavailable:

  • Christmas Island
  • India
  • Kosovo
  • Mexico
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Portugal
  • Saudi Arabia

Shipping fees:

  • Small items under US$35 (obiage, obijime, hanhaba obi) = $15 per order
  • Large items under US$35 (kimono, Nagoya obi, juban) = $15 per order
  • Items over US$35 (kimono, fukuro obi) = 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**

If you order multiple items, such as 5 obijimes or 3 kimonos, we can usually refund part or all of the shipping fees. The fee is to guarantee enough is paid for shipping, but overpaying is common. You can either receive a fee refund or use the fees to receive uncataloged items at a discount.

**When cargo ship is available, we can offer hevaily discounted shipping if you are purchasing multiple or heavy items.** 

If a customer in Estonia 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. 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:

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

***Shipping is currently unavailable to these countries: Belarus, Canada, China, Russia, and Ukraine.***