Moving to Japan with International Movers and Storage

Advice from International Movers and Storage on Moving to Japan in Toronto, ON & Surrounding Areas

Monarch International Moving has your next move covered with our international movers and storage services. If you are thinking about moving internationally to Japan, our movers are here to help you get started and learn about some of the regulations and rules involved. No matter the size, distance, or type of move, our movers are ready to help you enjoy a hassle-free move.

Documents for Customs Clearance

  • Declaration of Accompanied Personal Effects and Unaccompanied Articles. Include the number of boxes, items, and more. Declare at clearance and upon arrival at the airport.
  • Copy of passport
  • Visa
  • Packing List Inventory in English and Japanese
  • Keys provided for any locked items
  • Arrival stamp


Certificate of vaccination between 30 days to 6 months of entry into Japan. Animals will be quarantined for 14 days at the airport. Our international movers and storage want to make you aware that these guidelines change depending on the country of origin, where you traveled from, and the kind of animal.

Restricted Items

  • Swords
  • Narcotics
  • Pornographic Materials
  • Animals (Quarantine Required)
  • Vegetables and Plants (Quarantine Required)
  • Firearms

There are taxes on alcohol imported and there are exemptions of import duty per adult for both accompanied and unaccompanied baggage lump sum for alcohol beverages, cigars, cigarettes, pipe tobacco, and perfume.


If you are moving a motor vehicle to Japan, it can be tax-free if you have a working VISA in Japan, a C-5360-2 declaration, registration certificate by shipper name, bill of sale or repeat, alien registration card, original passport, and 3 copies of customs form 1280. Cars must meet or be modified to meet Japanese exhaust emission standards.

All this information from our international movers and storage is a great way to start planning your move. Be sure to contact a Japanese customs office for a complete list of rules and regulations and to receive the official guidelines. Our movers will be here to help you along the way so look forward to a streamlined moving and storage experience at Monarch Moving Systems soon.

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