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The capital of Japan, Tokyo is the second largest city in the country and the greater metro area is the most populous in the whole world. And it continues to grow at a fast pace. Keeping up with the everyday commuting, despite world-class public transportation, it is essential to have your personal vehicle.

Tokyo has one of the largest networks of well-constructed roads. It is easy to commute all over the city and in the precincts of Greater Tokyo area, with your vehicle. It is one of the top places for employment and residency and that is why it is considered as alpha-world city. With ports all over the country, importing your car to Tokyo is easy.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Tokyo

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated
Time
Tokyo to (California port)
to San Jose, CA
$200$25005+17 days
Tokyo to (New York port)
to Boston, MA
$400$33005+25 days
Las Vegas, NV to (California port)
to Tokyo
$450$25005+17 days
Portland, OR to (California port)
to Tokyo
$475$25006+17 days
Tokyo to (California port)
to Seattle, WA
$550$25006+17 days
Columbus, OH to (New York port)
to Tokyo
$550$33005+25 days
Detroit, MI to (New York port)
to Tokyo
$575$33006+25 days
Tokyo to (New York port)
to Chicago, IL
$675$33006+25 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Tokyo
$775$25007+17 days
Houston, TX to (New York port)
to Tokyo
$1,075$33007+25 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 car to Tokyo.

When you are looking to ship your car or any other vehicle to Tokyo, it is essential to work with a licensed and insured auto transport service. That’s where we step in. At A-1Auto Transport service, with over 20 years of experience dealing with international shipping of vehicles into Japan and other countries, we offer world-class, hassle free services with complete support through foreign customs and ports.

The complete process requires intensive documentation and stringent procedure for delivery in the city. You have the choice between temporary import, if your stay in Japan is for less than 1 year and permanent import if you intend staying in Tokyo for more than 1 year. The procedures vary and you will need to contact Japanese Embassy.

Process and documentation.

For the temporary import of your vehicle, you will need custom authorized, identification documents of the vehicle’s owner or Carnet de Passage en Douane (CPD) and have it, with you at all times. Additionally, you will need to send in the list of people to Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) that would be using/driving the car in Japan. After the authentication of the CPD, you can ship the vehicle into Japan with ease.

For the permanent import of your personal vehicle, you will need a host of documents including commercial invoice, insurance, and import declaration form to Bill of Lading. An additional auto acquisition tax is levied apart from the standard custom duties. The vehicle will reach the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and emission testing is done before the registration is completed. After paying the vehicle taxes, you can drive it. However, it is essential to know the latest requirements at the Japan Automobile Federation.

Methods of shipment.

For all international shipping of vehicles, there are two methods- container shipping and RORO. In the container shipping method, your car will be put within a 20 feet or 40 feet container, for the entire duration of the transit. It will be offloaded and handed over to the owner, at the port after all custom clearances are provided.

The other method, Roll on- Roll off method where the car or vehicle can roll on board and roll off the ship. It is considered to be cheaper than container shipping. On board, the vehicle is harnessed and fixed so that it is not damaged during the transit. It is a pre-requisite that the car needs to only have the spare tire, car jack and floor mats and nothing else. To know more about custom requirements, please browse more information at Japan Customs.

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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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Satisfied Customers

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“I had my Mini Cooper transported with A1 Auto Transport, and I’m very glad I did. I used 2 transport services before trying A1 in the past. Both times, the communication was poor, I never knew when my car would arrive, and even when they did estimate an arrival date, the truck would always be late. The first time I had to pick up my car at 2 am from a parking lot 30 miles from my home. Third time around, I chose A1 Auto Transport to get my car to New York, and I am very pleased with my decision. Working with Joe felt like a breath of fresh air. He was always available, very communicative, and made sure things went according to plan. The price was reasonable, and the truck arrived at my house at the exact time it said it would. From that moment, I knew things would go well and they did. The initial quote stayed the same. I’m glad to report a successful experience.”

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