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Located in the center of the Honshu Island, Kyoto is situated in the Kansai region and is the capital of the Kyoto Prefecture. It forms the part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metro area. Kyoto is one of the most favorable working and living destinations in Japan as it is home to a large percentage of the business and working class.

There are a lot of employment options. Kyoto has a particularly well developed network of train transport but it’s always convenient to have your own car.

A personal car offers immense value when you need to travel to a short distance or to travel to different cities. If you want to ship your car here from the US, the A1 Auto Transport Company is going to provide you with a helping hand as it has a lot of experience in this particular regard.

You don’t have to be overwhelmed and intimidated by the documentations and the permits that you need because we know how to deal with it. We have dealt with the ports in Japan and we can ensure a hassle-free shipping process. If you want to learn more about the regulations, though, you can always check with us.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Kyoto

Kyoto to (California port)
to San Jose, CA
$200$25005+17 days
Kyoto to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$350$25005+17 days
Kyoto to (New York port)
to Boston, MA
$400$33005+25 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Kyoto
$550$25006+17 days
Kyoto to (New York port)
to Detroit, MI
$575$33006+25 days
Kyoto to (New York port)
to Chicago, IL
$675$33006+25 days
Atlanta, GA to (New York port)
to Kyoto
$700$33006+25 days
Kyoto to (California port)
to Denver, CO
$775$25007+17 days
Miami, FL to (New York port)
to Kyoto
$925$33007+25 days
Dallas, TX to (California port)
to Kyoto
$1,025$25007+17 days

*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.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Shipping Methods.

There are two ways of getting your car imported in Kyoto. The first one includes a container which would provide shelter for your car. You can also ship additional goods within it. You can, however, share it with someone else in order to split the cost in two.

The other method is called Roll-on/Roll-off and it requires your car to be driven on its wheels on a shipping deck on a carrier ship. You have to empty the car and leave nothing but a spare tire, car jack and floor mats.

Import Procedures.

As we are conversant with the various procedures and requirements of shipping to Kyoto, all that is needed is adherence to the specific international regulations. If you need to ship your car in Kyoto for a period less than a year there are different rules that will apply as per Japan Customs. The most important one is the so called CPD which requires provision of ownership identification documents. The Japan Automobile Federation requires a lot of paperwork to be registered on your behalf in Kyoto.

A permanent import procedure would take place if you need to import your car for more than a year. You have to provide ownership documents as well as insurance policy, bill of lading and other documents related to the registration. You’d also have to clear custom duties at the arrival apart from the different local taxes. You also have to clear the emission test which is conducted by local authorities. If you need more information you can check the latest updates at the site of the Japan Automobile Federation.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

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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