Japan Guide Homepage
Home
Travel
Living
A-Z
Q&A;
Jobs
Friends
Shop
Essentials
-
Sightseeing Guide
-
Hotels
-
Transportation
-
Money
-
Questions
Sign in for a personalized experience. Don't have an account yet? Sign up now.
Korean
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
 
Search this site

Hotel Reservations

(check-in)

Online Hostel Bookings
Hostels and inexpensive ryokan from $10 per night!
Experience Japan Tours
Ninja Experience

Related Pages
Travel
Living in Japan

Luggage
Postal Services
Convenience Stores

Japan Sightseeing Guide
Hokkaido
Sapporo
Otaru
Hakodate
Furano
Abashiri
Noboribetsu
Niseko
Lake Toya
Daisetsuzan
Shiretoko
Rishiri Rebun
Akan

Tohoku
Sendai
Matsushima
Hiraizumi
Kakunodate
Hirosaki
Oirase

Kanto
Tokyo
Yokohama
Kamakura
Nikko
Hakone
Kawagoe
Kusatsu
Ikaho
Narita

Chubu
Nagoya
Inuyama
Mt.Fuji
Fujigoko
Izu Peninsula
Nagano
Matsumoto
Kamikochi
Kiso Valley
Hakuba
Yudanaka
Sado Island
Takayama
Shirakawa-go
Gujo
Gero Onsen
Kanazawa

Kansai
Kyoto
Osaka
Nara
Kobe
Himeji
Kinosaki
Mount Koya
Kumano
Yoshino
Amanohashidate
Hikone
Iga Ueno
Ise Shima

Chugoku
Hiroshima
Miyajima
Okayama
Kurashiki
Matsue
Iwami Ginzan
Yamaguchi
Hagi

Shikoku
Takamatsu
Kotohira
Matsuyama
Kochi
Tokushima

Kyushu
Fukuoka
Dazaifu
Nagasaki
Kumamoto
Mount Aso
Minamata
Kagoshima
Yakushima
Beppu

Okinawa
Honto
Yaeyama

Survey
When staying at a ryokan, which (Japanese style) meals would you prefer to be included?
No meals included
Breakfast only
Dinner only
Dinner and breakfast
see results
Other Surveys:
Purpose of visit
Most popular region
Have you recently entered Japan?

japan-guide.com newsletter
Keeping you up to date on Japan travel and living related issues and site updates. Click here to subscribe!

japan-guide.com forum
? Any questions? Ask them on the question forum!

Sponsored Listings
Japan - Order FREE Brochure!
About vacation plans and specialty travel.
Tour Packages
Guided and individual tour plans.
Car Rental
The cheapest rates in Japan!

 
Home - Travel
Takuhaibin Delivery Services
 
basic information

Takuhaibin Service Center

Takuhaibin is a convenient service for sending parcels, luggage and various other types of goods from door to door nationwide. Delivery is usually on the next day, and costs are moderate.

Yamato Transport started the service in the 1970s and remains the market leader with their Takkyubin service. Although it is a registered trademark, Takkyubin commonly also refers to takuhaibin services in general. Other major companies include Sagawa Express (Sagawakyu) and Nittsu (Perikanbin).

Types of Goods

The range of goods, which can be sent by delivery services, has been increasing constantly over the years. Today it includes regular parcels, oversized boxes, cooled or frozen foods, computers, ski and golf equipment, not to be wrinkled clothes, furniture, travel bags and suitcases.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Locations

Goods can be sent from your home by scheduling a pick up time with the nearest service center or from your hotel by inquiring at the hotel reception.

Alternatively, goods can be dropped off at most of the countless convenience stores found across Japan, a variety of other stores that display a takuhaibin sign, airports and takuhaibin service centers. Some stores, such as souvenir shops, can arrange purchased goods to be directly sent to a designated recipient.

Similarly, goods can be delivered to basically any address in Japan, including private homes, offices, hotels, airports and takuhaibin service centers.

Tourists with a lot of luggage can consider takuhaibin as a means to send their luggage from the airport to a hotel or between hotels, in order to avoid hauling heavy luggage onto crowded trains and up and down stairways.

You can find the counters of several takuhaibin delivery companies in the arrival lobbies of airports. If you intend to send luggage to a hotel, make sure to contact the hotel before doing so. Not all hotels may be able to accept deliveries due to lack of storage space.

Delivery Time and Cost

Delivery is usually on the next day, although for short distances same day deliveries may be possible. On the other hand, sending parcels to distant locations, such as Hokkaido or Okinawa, can take two days. Desired drop-off times can be specified.

Note that most companies also offer express options at a surcharge, which will ensure delivery within a shorter time frame.

The cost of using takuhaibin depends on the type, size and weight of the package and the destination. Below are some typical prices just to give a rough idea:

Regular parcel (30 cm x 30 cm x 30cm, less than 10 kg):
Within Greater Tokyo area: 1200 Yen
From Tokyo to Osaka/Kyoto: 1300 Yen
From Tokyo to Kyushu: 1600 Yen
From Tokyo to Hokkaido: 1600 Yen
From Tokyo to Okinawa: 2300 Yen

Suitcase (80 cm x 40 cm x 30cm, less than 25 kg):
Within Greater Tokyo area: 1800 Yen
From Tokyo to Osaka/Kyoto: 1900 Yen
From Tokyo to Kyushu: 2200 Yen
From Tokyo to Hokkaido: 2200 Yen
From Tokyo to Okinawa: 3900 Yen
Tokyo to Narita Airport: 2400 Yen
Osaka/Kyoto to Kansai Airport: 2400 Yen

Any advice or questions? Voice them in the forum!

english links

shipping.jp
Compare shipping rates.
Narita Airport - Baggage Delivery (Narita Airport)
A list of delivery services at Narita Airport.
Kansai Airport - Baggage Delivery (Kansai Airport)
A list of delivery services at Kansai Airport.
Yamato Transport
Official English website.
Sagawa Express
Official English website.
Seino Transportation
Official English website.

japanese links

shipping.jp
Compare shipping rates.
Yamato Transport
Official website.
Sagawa Express
Official website.
Nittsu: Perikanbin
Official website.
Seino Transportation
Official website.

 

 
May 6, 2006  
Copyright © 1996-2008 japan-guide.com All rights reserved
home - site map - privacy policy - terms of use - contact - �L���ɂ‚��� - advertising

Asian-inspired
Plasma TV Stands