Mailing Christmas Gifts Home from Japan

The first of November in Japan is marked by a noticeable drop in temperature and the sudden appearance of decorations and music in public spaces with Christmas themes. In our home countries, this early appearance would annoy us a bit, but this is Japan, and at least it reminds us that this is the perfect time to begin Christmas shopping if planning to shop locally and send gifts home via air mail. The most commonly used (and user-friendly!) service is EMS (Express Mail Service) from Japan Post. Because this is a tie-up with other post offices internationally, it is usually both economical and fast. Prices start at just JPY 900 for a 300-gram package. Because the service is through Japan Post, you can EMS at any post office location. And remember, most significant offices in Tokyo are staffed with English-speaking staff. The website is also in English as well and allows you to print labels, calculate rates, estimate delivery time, and so on. You can also find the phone number of your nearest post office and schedule a free pickup of your package if it is already ready to be mailed. Next are the private services. You’ll pay a little more, but you’ll get a little more in the way of convenience as well. All offer home or office pick-up and have English websites. However, if you don’t feel like waiting for a delivery driver, you can pop into almost any convenience store; most are officially supported by Yamato Takyubin or…
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Mailing Christmas Gifts Home from Japan
Original Source: www.JapanInfoSwap.com
Mailing Christmas Gifts Home from Japan

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