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Ship Car To Japan

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Car Shipping Japan

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Japan

To/FromGroundOceanDays
New York, NY to(New York port) to Toyama$275$3,3005+29
Los Angeles to(California port) to Kobe$350$2,0005+34
Las Vegas, NV to(California port) to Okinawa$450$2,5005+23
Portland, OR to(California port) to Osaka$475$2,1006+25
Phoenix, AZ to(California port) to Okinawa$550$2,5006+23
Detroit, MI to(New York port) to Toyama$575$3,3006+29
Denver, CO to(California port) to Yokohama$775$2,0007+24
Memphis, TN to(New York port) to Toyama$800$3,3006+29
Miami, FL to(New York port) to Toyama$925$3,3007+29
Houston, TX to(New York port) to Toyama$1,075$3,3007+29
  • *Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.
  • *Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.
  • *Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.
  • *Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.
  • *Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

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Temporary Import

Before shipping your vehicle in on a temporary basis, you need to complete a Carnet de Passage en Douane (CPD) which is a customs document identifying the owner of the vehicle. You will need to fax the completed CPD to the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF), along with a list of the people allowed to drive the vehicle while it is in Japan. Detailed information on completing this process can be found on the JAF website.

Once the CPD has been authenticated by the JAF, it will be returned to you and you will be able to ship your vehicle into Japan without being required to pay customs duties and taxes. It is REQUIRED that you keep the CPD in the vehicle at all times.

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Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Japan

If you intend to keep your vehicle in Japan for any longer than one year, you must import it permanently. This is a more involved process and requires slightly more paperwork than the aforementioned temporary procedure.

  • Import Declaration Form.
  • Commercial Invoice.
  • Freight Account of Cargo.
  • Statement of Premium Due.
  • Bill of Lading.
  • Passport.
  • Registration.
  • Proof of ownership
  • Bill of lading.
  • Insurance certificate.
  • Customs declaration form.

While passing through customs, an automobile acquisition tax is assessed, in addition to any customs duties.

After clearing customs, the vehicle is then delivered to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for a preliminary inspection and emissions testing.

Finally, the vehicle is ready for registration at a Land Transport Bureau Office. At this point, vehicle taxes are due and the car registration form is granted. Read more about Japan vehicle registration process here.

Because rules and regulations regarding the importation of vehicles are constantly changing, it is essential to consult the Japan Customs website prior to making the decision to ship your car. It is also extremely helpful to enlist the help of a trustworthy auto shipping company to aid you through the process.

Shipping Of Heavy Equipment & Oversized Cargo To Japan

In order to safely get heavy equipment or oversized cargo delivered to Japan from the U.S., it is in your best interest to hire dependable overseas transporters. A1 Auto Transport will make sure your cargo is delivered overseas by using high quality, name brand transporting equipment as well as the latest shipping technology. With all that we have access to, there is hardly any type of heavy or oversized equipment we can’t deliver. For examples, we can ship...

  • Large Vehicles
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Motor Graders
  • Harvesters
  • Skidders
  • Farm Equipment
  • Mining Equipment
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Paving Equipment
  • Hydraulic Machinery
  • Forklifts
  • Cranes
  • Backhoes
  • Tractors
  • Engineering Equipment and more…

Regardless of what type of cargo you have to ship to Japan, we are almost positive we can fulfill the delivery. As licensed and self assured transporters, we even provide insurance coverage to each of our shipping customers whether they’re making a delivery nationally or internationally.

Your Overseas Shipping Options Through A1

There are four shipping services we offer for those who need to ship large or heavy equipment to another nation. All of these methods are incredibly safe options yet what is available to you will depend on the type of equipment you’re transporting to Japan. After giving them some info regarding your cargo, our representatives will inform you of the methods you’re able to take advantage of. Here are the methods of shipping we have available…

  • Container Transport
  • Flat Rack Shipping
  • Roll On/Roll Off Shipping
  • Lift On/Lift Off Shipping

Even if your cargo is heavy, as long as it is small enough to fit into a 40ft shipping container, you’re able to take advantage of container shipping, our enclosed transport method. The roll on/roll off shipping method is the most affordable open air transport option we offer but requires your vehicle or equipment to drive onto and off of the ship. Flat rack shipping secures your cargo to a metal frame for its travels to prevent shifting, while the lift on/lift off transport method is suggested to anyone shipping crated cargo or inoperable vehicles.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does vehicle shipment from the U.S. to Japan cost?


Can I track my shipment? If yes, then how?


What are open-air and closed-air shipping options, which one is more preferable for me?


Are there any shipment preparations I need to know about?


Why is the shipping cost of cars from the USA to Japan (and vice versa) so variable?


Can I re-schedule my shipment date?


What is the cheapest Japan-USA car shipping option?


What documents do I need to import a car to Japan, from the USA?


What happens after the car arrives in Japan?


What will happen if my documents are inaccurate or incomplete?


If I want to import a vehicle in Japan for only a year, what do I need to do?


As a foreigner, can I import a car from Japan into the USA?


Can I import classic JDM vehicles from Japan to the USA?


Is shipping classic JDM vehicles from Japan to the USA complicated?


Can I import a 25-year old classic JDM car from Japan to California?

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.


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Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

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I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

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I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

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There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
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45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
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