List of Prohibited Goods
In addition to the following list of shared items which cannot be sent to any country, there are also further prohibited items depending on the destination country. Please make sure to read the Country Guide.
|Item||Goods which cannot be sent|
|Food products||Liquor||Japanese sake, whisky, beer, spirits, cooking sake (ryorishu), rice wine for cooking (mirin), etc.|
|Items that require temperature management/perishables||Unbaked sweets, etc.|
|Fresh food||Vegetables, fruits, etc.|
|Meat products||Instant noodles containing meat, Pre-packaged (ready-to-eat) curry containing meat, meat simmered in soy sauce, etc. Meat extract is also included.|
|Beans (Non-processed)||Soy beans, sweet red beans
|Health food||Supplements, vitamin pills, etc.|
|Uncooked rice||Uncooked rice
|Dairy products||Milk, cheese, milk powder, yogurt, etc.|
|Food products which may be prohibited by the Plant Protection Act||Flour, coffee beans, etc.|
|Flora and Fauna||Cut flowers||Including traditional Japanese flower decorations, Shimenawa (sacred straw ropes), preserved flowers, etc.|
|Seeds, dirt||Bonsai plants, etc.|
|Animals||Live animals, fish, insects, etc.|
|Fur||Rabbit fur, fox fur, etc.|
|Items prohibited by the Washington Convention||Ivory, turtle shells, ostriches, leather products, aloe, etc.
|Hazardous Items and Medicine||Hazardous items (items which cause issues inside aircraft)||Lighters, fireworks, aerosol spray, hair mousse, adhesive agents, paint (including ink and ink cartridges), perfume, pocket warmers, coal, incense, magnets, electromagnetic therapy devices, industrial oil, bleach, liquid fertilizer, etc.
|Lithium batteries||Computers, wristwatches, portable game consoles, portable music players, electric rice cookers, digital cameras, thermometers, video cameras, etc.
|Merchandise containing dry cell batteries||Toys, flashlights, chargers, etc.
|Knives||Scissors, kitchen knives, utility knives, saws, etc.|
|Gas springs||Shock absorbers, cylinders, suspension products (hydraulic, pneumatic), etc.|
|Dangerous substances/poison||Sodium cyanide, chloroform, sodium fluoroacetate, etc.|
|Narcotics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices||Including over-the-counter medicines such as cold medicine, eyeglasses, sunglasses, etc.|
|Other||―||Financial securities such as cash, checks, stocks, BLs (bill of landing) and credit cards|
|―||Items that cannot be reissued such as passports and driver's licenses|
|―||Parcels shipped separately by tourists, cargo related to moving house|
|―||Weapons such as firearms and swords (including imitations)|
|―||Precious metals, precious stones, jewelry, currency of each country, and other precious items|
|―||Art works, antiques|
|―||Items that are difficult to be appraised|
|―||Cigarettes (including e-cigarettes)|
|―||Articles for ships and airplanes|
|―||Correspondence (according to Article 4 of the Postal Act)
|―||Other items stipulated in the Door to Door Parcel Delivery Service Terms and Conditions.
- *Based on customs laws and other related laws and regulations, the required documentation has to be submitted to customs when the parcel is clearing export customs (declaration). If the documents are not approved, the parcel may not be granted permission to be exported (as outlined in Article 70 of the Customs Act).
- *To ensure that no issues arise in the shipping process, we ask that you submit an MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for chemicals.
Please check the "Country Guide" for information on prohibited items in each country.