All orders to European countries are subject to import duties/taxes, but they sometimes aren't taxed. This is largely left up to each country and its customs authority.
If you want to minimize these fees, the best option is to use Japan Post. Shipping through Yamato/UPS to Europe and some other countries will likely incur a large amount of import duties. Please only select Yamato/UPS if you are willing to pay these extra import duties.
We will verify with each customer in Europe before shipping through Yamato/UPS.
Orders to Germany typically require VAT to be paid upon delivery.
Etsy collects VAT/GST/sales tax on order UK, Australia, New Zealand, and most U.S. states. No additional taxes will be required upon delivery.