Feb 27, 2017
Shipping Options Japan To Australia
We have way too much stuff in Japan and want to ship some of our collections of things like kimono, books, and souvenirs, to Australia for when we eventually return one day. KuroNeko? JP Post? I'm looking for the cheapest delivery option. We're staying in Japan, so the time it takes for the boxes to arrive doesn't matter. Thanks for any suggestions!
Travel, university exchange, JET Programme, eikaiwa, and a baby in Japan! In my five years here, I feel as though I've collected a few experiences worth sharing.
My suggestion is to go directly to the closest post office to ask about it. There are several options and since time isn't an issue, you don't need to do EMS or even air mail. The local shipping will be fine. Bring your box in, pack them as tight as you can, and ask for the 一番安い ichiban yasui (cheapest) option. I don't know if Kuroneko even ships overseas, actually...
In the end of 2014 I sent around 8 boxes of my belongings back to Germany after my Working Holiday stay. Cheapest way I could find was "surface mail" by Japan Post. The boxes went to Germany by ship and it took between 2~3 months for them to arrive, but at least the price was ok if you think of what you have to pay for air mail... http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/service/dispatch/index_en.html