Customs & Quarantine Information
When going to Japan, certain items may be prohibited or restricted. Please plan ahead if you intend to bring any of the follow items into Japan:
For more information regarding customs and quarantine procedures, please refer to the following websites. Customs procedures may vary by region or airport.
- Japan Customs FAQ
- Regional Customs
- Animal Quarantine Service
- Plant Protection Section
- Information for those who are bringing medicines for personal use into Japan
Limited to 3 bottles per adult (20 years of age). A bottle contains approx. 760 c.c. If the 3-bottle duty-free allowance is surpassed, the following duties will be charged per each additional bottle.
a) Whiskey: 975 yen/bottle (750 cc)
b) Brandy: 910yen/bottle (700cc)
c) Gin, Vodka, Rum, & other Spirits:300 yen/bottle (750cc)
d) Wine & Others: 150 yen/bottle (750 cc)
Persons under 20 years of age must pay duties on all tobacco products brought into Japan.
a) For non-residents of Japan, there is a duty-free allowance of 500 grams total of tobacco products consisting of either 400 foreign cigarettes, 100 cigars, or 500 grams of other forms of tobacco, or any combination of the above - provided that the total quantity does not surpass the 500- gram limit. In addition, 200 Japanese cigarettes will be allowed in duty-free.
b) For residents of Japan, there is a duty-free allowance of 250 grams total of tobacco products consisting of either 200 foreign cigarettes, 50 cigars, or 250 grams of other forms of tobacco, or any combination of the above - provided that the total quantity does not surpass the 250 gram limit. In addition, 200 Japanese cigarettes will be allowed in duty-free.
Limited to 2oz.
The total overseas market value of all the articles other than the above items must be under 200,000 yen to avoid duty.Any item whose total overseas market value does not exceed 10,000 yen is always free of duties and/or taxes and is not counted in the calculation of the total overseas market value of 200,000 yen (e.g. Two ties worth 5,000 yen each).
Clothing, Toiletries, and Other Personal Effects
Such items intended for your own use, as well as portable professional equipment that will be used during your stay in Japan, are free of duties and/or taxes if they are considered appropriate and are not for sale.