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Located at the Tokyo Bay, close to Tokyo, Yokohama is the largest incorporated city in Japan. A bustling port city, and major business hub of Greater Tokyo Area, it is home to many large companies and business, making it a favored destination to expatriates in Japan. Though Japan has one of the largest networks of public transportation, you need to have your personal vehicle with you to commute through the city and to the neighboring cities and ports.

Yokohama is a high-tech city with well-maintained road systems and stringent regulations, and if you are planning to ship your vehicle from US, it is best to contact an experienced international car shipping service.  And at A-1 Auto Transport Service, we have been in business for over two decades and understand all aspects of shipping cars to Japan, among other countries. Offering safe and secure transportation for your vehicle, we provide complete support through the customs and with the transport regulations of the foreign country. Being a major port city, shipping your vehicle to Yokohama will be easy.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Yokohama

Yokohama to (New York port)
to New York, NY
$275$33005+25 days
Yokohama to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$350$25005+17 days
Yokohama to (New York port)
to Boston, MA
$400$33005+25 days
Las Vegas, NV to (California port)
to Yokohama
$450$25005+17 days
Yokohama to (California port)
to Seattle, WA
$550$25006+17 days
Yokohama to (New York port)
to Detroit, MI
$575$33006+25 days
Chicago, IL to (New York port)
to Yokohama
$675$33006+25 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Yokohama
$775$25007+17 days
Memphis, TN to (New York port)
to Yokohama
$800$33006+25 days
Dallas, TX to (California port)
to Yokohama
$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.

Car shipping to Yokohama.

Though shipping your vehicle to Yokohama in Japan isn’t impossible, it does require a plethora of detailed documentation for transit and delivery. Among other documents, it checks the validity of the insurance, owner’s identification and a list of people that will drive the specific vehicle in the Japanese city.

You need to declare whether you need the vehicle for less than a year or on a permanent basis, which is translated as more than one year. Depending upon your stay, there are two different processes that will be completed. You may directly contact the Japanese customs to get further details.

Procedure for shipping your car.

For the temporary import (for less than 1 year) you will require Carnet de Passage en Douane (CPD) which is the custom authorized certification needed by the owner and carry it at all times in Japan. The Japan Auto Federation or JAF requires the list of people that will be using and driving the vehicle for their records. After the CPD is received, shipping is easy.

However, if you need your personal vehicle for over a year, you will be required to submit the Bill of Lading, insurance and import declaration documents, and ownership papers. Additionally, taxes will be levied including the custom duties and vehicle acquisition tax. Only after the emission tests have been conducted by the relevant Japanese transport authorities that you can complete the registration. Although the broad framework of laws remains the same, if you are interested in knowing about the current requirements, browse the JAF website. We offer both container shipping and Roll on/Roll-Off shipping options.

If you are looking for more affordable options, RORO works well. Your vehicle is put on board, harnessed and rolled off at landing. However, if you choose the enclosed container option, your vehicle is put in a 20 ft. or 40 ft. container for secure transit.

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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