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Shipping A Car To Japan from the USA

Shipping a car to Japan? Many American expats have started to ship cars to Japan for a few different reasons. From taking an American muscle car with a relocation or military POVs, the appeal for exporting a car has grown.

Schumacher Cargo Logistics is the premier international vehicle shipping company with over 40 years of experience. We make the shipping process easy and provide the best value in the industry.

Read our guide below on how to ship a car to Japan and start your shipment today!
If you are ready to start your car shipping to Japan, use the form at the top of the page or our Online Form

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How to Ship a Car to Japan

If you want to ship a car to Japan, you’ve come to the best resource. Shipping a car from the United States to Japan is quite simple with Schumacher Cargo Logistics. Once you start your shipment with us, we take care of all the major steps from beginning to end.

  1. Get the Price to Ship a Car
  2. Begin the Exporting the Car to Japan
  3. Finish the Car Import in Japan

How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car to Japan

The price to ship a car to Japan depends on multiple factors specific to your particular shipment. Your particular price will depend on the car, origin, and destination. Beyond cars, we also ship motorcycles, vans, boats, and pretty much any motor vehicle to Japan. For this reason, our representative create custom quotes specific to each shipment.

To get your custom price, fill out our Online Quote Form

Export Process for Shipping a Car to Japan

Once you decide to ship, we begin the export process for your vehicle to Japan. On this side the export process is quite simple. We’ll guide you on any documentation needed for your particular port and vehicle. Then we’ll arrange for the pick up and transport to the port. Alternatively, you can also take the vehicle to the port warehouse yourself to save on the domestic portion of the shipment. As the car moves out to sea, you will be sent the Bill of Lading a receive an ETA for the arrival of your car in Japan.

Completing the Import Process

When your car arrives in Japan, it begins the importation process overseas. You will get notification that the vehicle has arrived and started customs clearance. Next the car is then moved and unloaded into the port warehouse. Then the car can be delivered right to your door or picked up from the port. Your car shipment to Japan is now complete and you can enjoy your American vehicle abroad.

To import a car into Japan, a few criteria have to be met. The are some different requirements compared to most of the world, such as requiring a parking space to register the vehicle. Another interesting fact is that it is actually legal to drive your left-hand drive car in Japan. With all of Japan’s odd vehicle import rules, we recommend contacting your local Japanese consulate before shipping.

More Info

Fill out our Online Quote Form and start shipping your car to Japan today!

For more info on anything regarding a car shipment, please contact an SCL representative at:

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Schumacher Cargo Logistics utilizes insured, secured and bonded facilities. We provide warehousing, packing, crating, trucking and loading services out of our own warehouses here in the USA - Los Angeles, Houston, Savannah, Miami, New York, and New Jersey. All other worldwide destinations are covered by our affiliated organization member companies.