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Restrictions on shipping alcoholic beverages

Available shipping method for alcoholic beverage depends on Alcohol by Volume (ABV). Furthermore, restrictions of importing vary in countries/region so please make sure to check the following before purchasing.

Alcoholic beverage with ABV less than 24% will be shipped via “Japan Post”

Example: wine, Japanese sake, beer

Alcoholic beverage with ABV less than 24%

Deliver by Japan postal service (EMS/international parcel post etc.).

Alcoholic beverage with ABV 24.1% ~ 70% will be shipped via "DHL"

Example: whisky, cognac, brandy

Alcoholic beverage with ABV 24.1% ~ 70%

Shipped via DHL

As DHL requests, Special Packaging is necessary.

Packed by Special Styrofoam for bottles.

This is a charging service and the fee will be 300JPY per bottle.

Please note that package may be heavier or bigger than normal package after operation.

Availability of international shipping

  • : available
  • : unavailable
Continent Country Japan Post(ABV less than 24%) DHL(ABV less than 70%) Note
Eastern Asia Korea
Taiwan *1
China *2
Philippines Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
Hong Kong
Macau
Mongolia
Guam Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
Saipan Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
South-Eastern Asia / Southwest Asia India Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
Cambodia Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Nepal
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
Vietnam Only Japan Post is available.
Malaysia *2
Maldives
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Oceania Australia
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Fiji
North and Central America United States of America Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
El Salvador
Canada Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
Costa Rica
Barbados
Puerto Rico Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
Mexico
Middle East United Arab Emirates
Israel
Qatar
Saudi Arabia Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
Turkey
Europe Iceland
Ireland
Azerbaijan
Italy Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Estonia
Austria Only DHL is available.
Netherlands
Greece
Croatia
Switzerland *3
Sweden *4
Spain
Slovakia
Slovenia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany Only Japan Post is available.
Norway
Hungary
Finland Only DHL is available.
France Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
Bulgaria
Belarus Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
Belgium Only Japan Post is available.
Poland
Portugal
Macedonia
Monaco
Romania
Luxembourg Only Japan Post is available.
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Russia Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
South America Argentina Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
Chile
Brazil Importing alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
Peru
Africa Egypt
Tunisia
South Africa
Morocco

Notice

*1 Total liters of each package should be less than 5.0 liters(regardless the number of bottles).
If you purchase multiple bottles, we can help with splitting package to meet the restrictions.
In addition, according to Taiwanese government, alcoholic beverages made in Fukushima, Gunma, Ibaraki, Tochigi or Chiba cannot be imported without inspection and certification. Alcoholic beverages made in Japan are not considered as prohibited items and can be shipped out from Japan; however, the availability of importing into Taiwan along with the requirement of additional documents or formalities will be decided by the local Customs. Thus, please contact the local Customs for details and handle the customs duties on your end.

*2 For packages destined for China and Malaysia, importing at local customs is not available when a package contains more than one bottle of alcoholic beverage.
If you purchase product bundling, we recommend to split your package by one bottle per package. If you purchase multiple bottles, we can also help with splitting package to meet up restrictions.

*3 Japan Post only accepts packages less then 5.0 kg. For packages exceed 5.0 kg, only DHL is available.

*4 DHL is only available for corporate body that has import license beforehand. (Japan Post is unavailable)