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Removals to Japan | Shipping to Asia
If you require removals to Japan, Greens Removals have more than 40 years’ experience in the removal industry, providing shipping to Japan and most other international destinations.
Moving to Japan in the Far East is an exciting prospect. This exotic country presents a fascinating mix of ancient culture, highly modern architecture and cutting edge technology. Although choosing a removals company for shipping to Japan may seem nerve-wracking at first, here at Greens Removals we aim to make the transition run as smoothly as possible.
Greens Removals offer a full range of domestic and international removal and storage services for both commercial and household moves. We have a long-standing relationship with one of the largest relocation companies in Asia and specialise in removals and shipping to Japan, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Our removals to Japan service is both reliable and professional service and will be tailored to your individual requirements. We can provide transportation in dedicated containers, groupage (part load) and air freight. Air freight offers the fastest delivery of your belongings,and can be used together with container shipping to Japan for those must have essentials on arrival.
Greens are committed to providing a high quality removals and shipping service to take the stress out of moving to Japan. We are BAR registered for overseas removals and have all three of the European and British Quality service standards, so you can be assured of an excellent service.
Our services for removals to Japan include:
Free quotation and highly competitive pricing
A personal service to ensure you are fully informed of all the options we can provide including packing, storage, dedicated containers, groupage (part load) and air freight and you have all the advice and information you need to ensure your move to Japan runs effortlessly.
Complete packing service for household or business moves so your goods arrive safely at your new home of business premises in Japan. If you prefer to do your own packing, we can supply tape, boxes and paper.
Removals of specialist items including pets, vehicles and valuable belongings.
Long or short term storage.
Help with all customs paperwork and shipping requirements.
Moving to Japan: About Japan
With its high speed bullet trains, the latest fashions and generations of culture, Japan will amaze and surprise you. Known as ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, this comes from the characters which make up Japan’s name which mean ‘sun origin’. Japan is a juxtaposition of old and new: wooden shacks and ugly buildings lie next to modern architecture, ancient temples and pagodas or beautiful, inspirational gardens.
Japan is a huge economic power. It has the third largest economy in the world and is also a major exporter and importer. Its capital, Tokyo, has a population of over 30 million which makes it the largest metropolitan area in the world.
The country also is a world leader in scientific research, especially cars, machinery and electronics. It is the world’s second largest car producer and a leading nation in robotics, with more than half of the world’s industrial robots.
Japan is an island in the Pacific Ocean in East Asia. It is made up of 6,852 islands but the four biggest make up 97 per cent of Japan’s land area. These are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. The capital is in Honshu, which has a population of over 100,000 million and is the largest island in Japan.
Japan benefits from having the highest life-expectancy in the world, with an average female life expectancy of 86 years. The Japanese have a low rate of heart disease which is probably attributed to a traditionally low fat diet. Males live an average of 79 years and there is a lower rate of lung cancer in Japan, despite the fact that many of the men smoke. Alcohol consumption is less than in other parts of the world.
Most people are either Shinto or Buddhist but there is also a small Christian population in Japan.
The main language is Japanese and most schools also teach English as a second language. If you are planning to live here it is definitely worth learning the language as this makes it much easier to get out and about. It is a very polite nation and people will generally go out of their way to help foreigners with directions etc. However, foreigners are few and far between outside of the main cities.
Japan has four distinct seasons. Spring is the most comfortable with the weather warm, but not hot. Summer is rainy at the start and temperatures can be uncomfortably hot and reach 40 degrees centigrade in July and August. Winter can be chilly in some areas, although it is milder in Honshu where most of the cities are. Autumn is beautiful in Japan but typhoons can hit the southern part of the country early on in the season.
Places to Visit
Japan has many attractions including reconstructed castles, beautiful temples and gardens such as Ritsurin Park in Takamatsu, Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Kairakuen in Mito as well as Korakuen in Okayama. The more energetic can go river rafting in the Iya Valley or climb Mount Fuji. You can also walk amidst the thousands of the cherry blossoms in Yoshino and enjoy the beauty of the area.
Shopping and Entertainment
Shopping is big in Japan and Tokyo is, as you would imagine, a shopper's paradise! Here you you will see some of the latest, as well as the more outrageous outfits the country has to offer. Head to Ginza, a fashion area of the capital, which has several upmarket shops and restaurants or Shibuya for cutting edge fashion. Alternatively visit Omotesando Hills shopping malls - situated on Omotesando, a well-known shopping road dubbed Tokyo’s answer to Champs-Elysees, and here you will find over 130 shops.
Tokoyo has a lively nightlife and is a city that never seems to sleep. If you are seeking night life and clubs that cater for the English speaking crowd, you will find them in Roppongi. This Tokyo area is renowned for its night-life and is a place where lots of foreigners converge.
Karaoke bars and shops are also found all over Japan and is a way of people unwinding after a hard day at work. The more usual way of enjoying karaoke in Japan is getting a private room with a group of friends. You can also order food and drinks at a pub or izayaka and many of these have all you can eat options.
Homes in Japan are quite small, so most entertaining is done in restaurants. Tokoyo has been awarded more Michelin stars than any city in the world. Popular Japanese food include sushi (a rice dish prepared with sushi vinegar) sashimi (thinly sliced raw sea food) tempura (vegetables or seafood deep fried in tempura batter) and nikujaga which contains meat and potatoes although it is mainly eaten at home.
If you are going out to a restaurant in Japan, it is certainly worth noting that tipping does not take place here, although some restaurants do have a 10 per cent service charge which they add to their bill. In many cases Japanese restaurants have a small tray near the cash register for customers to put their money in. If you do see this, the proper etiquette is to put the money on the tray instead of offering it to the cashier to take by hand.
If you intend to stay in Japan for more than 90 days you need a Certificate of Alien Registration. You must carry this, or your passport, with you at all times as random checks take place at any time (day or night) and you could face a potential fine of up to 200,000 Yen.
Moving to Japan Information
Removals to Japan - Guide to Tokyo