Shipping Policy

SHIPPING FREIGHT

We have received special support from DHL and can offer you much lower shipping rates than usual.
It is the reason why our DHL shipping rates are cheaper than EMS. We also offer our own shipping discount to customers who purchase $46 or more!

Shipping freight will be displayed when you add item to cart and select shipping country. 

As many customer reviews have commented, we always do our best for safe and fast shipping.

CART VALUE
SHIPPING DISCOUNT
JPY5,000(USD46) -
20%
JPY10,600(USD97) - 30%
JPY16,200(USD148) - 40%
JPY21,800(USD199) - 50%
JPY27,400(USD250) - 60%
JPY33,000(USD300) - 70%
JPY38,600(USD351) - 75%
JPY44,200(USD402) - 80%
JPY50,000(USD455) - FREE

CARRIERS

JAPAN KUTANI SHOP provide the safe and secure delivery services for you to receive your items wherever you are. We guarantee all damage or loss that occurs during shipping.
Please do not hesitate to reach us should you have any concern or doubt.

Our international shipping is offered through JAPAN POST and DHL.

*Estimated delivery time may vary by destination.
*Additional Designation for DHL can be set up through the link after Tracking Number has been provided.

            JAPAN POST JAPAN POST DHL
Small Packet Delivery Express Delivery Super Express Delivery
Available Delivery 120 countries 120 countries 220 countries
Delivery Time 7-21 days 5-10 days 2-5 days
Max Weight 2kg 30kg 70kg
Length Up to 60cm Up to 1.5m 120cm
Length + Girth Up to 90cm Up to 3m 120×80×80cm
Tracking Service ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
Signature ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
Insurance ✔︎(Up to JPY6,000) ✔︎(Up to JPY20,000) ✔︎
Additional Designation - - ✔︎
URL Service detail
Service detail Service detail

DELIVERY POLICY

Most of the products are shipped within 5 working days after the order confirmation.
Please be advised that it may take more than 5 working days to ship if the products need to be back-ordered.

When you order several items at a time, we ship them all together.

Once your parcel is dispatched, we will send you an email with tracking information.
After that, you will receive an email to see where your parcel is every time tracking information is updated.

Your signature is required on delivery to ensure safe receipt.
In case your parcel is deposited at a local post office due to your absence on delivery etc., please contact them at your end.

Moreover, your items are considered as imports. You will be fully responsible for import duties, taxes and brokerage fees (if any) in your country.These fees may be charged you when your package enters your country (they are not included in payment on our website).

PACKING / DAMAGE

We pack your items carefully to ensure a trouble-free delivery of your goods.We regularly ship more than hundreds products in a month and we face less than 1 trouble in a month.

We guarantee our products to arrive in perfect condition. In the event that an item from your order is damaged during shipping, please email us with a detailed photo of the damage within 48 hours of your delivery.

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IMPORT TAXES & CUSTOMS FEES

Please be aware that in all cases the customer is responsible for paying any customs fees applied to their order and for providing any and all documents required by customs in the country of receipt.

These costs include the sales tax in the country of receipt (applied to the total value of the order), duties on the cost of products (around 6% for the European Union) and any handling fees applied by the shipping provider.

DHL usually send an invoice a few days after delivery where as EMS (JP Post) generally charges the required sum at delivery.

For Airmail Small Packet, your national carrier will generally bill you when applicable.

We understand that custom fees are worrying for some customers. We hope that you are reassured by the fact that, when buying on JAPAN KUTANI SHOP, you really are ordering direct from Japan- getting authentic and original Japanese items that are not easily found anywhere else.

For our customers in the USA: Most packages with a declared value under $800 USD will be cleared without any fee. If you purchasing more than that amount, we will split your order into multiple shipments as best we can.

*We will do our best, but we will not be responsible for any failure to do so.
*If a shipment is split into multiple shipments, the shipping date may be shifted by one day for each package.

For our customers in Australia: Orders below $1000 AUD are regarded as 'low value imports' by Australian customs. As of 01 July 2018, customs duties may apply to any goods imported from overseas by consumers in Australia. For more information, please visit the Australian customs website.

For our customers in Canada: Orders above $20 CAN require that you pay the applicable duties and the GST. For more information, please visit the Canadian customs website.

For our customers in Singapore: Orders above $400 SGD require that you pay the applicable duties and the GST. For more information, please visit the Singapore customs website.

For our customers in China Mainland: We are shipping to China Mainland via EMS. EMS is not often stopped by customs, but if it is subject to inspection, you will be charged taxes.

Instead of import duties and value-added tax, a tax called personal postal articles tax(行邮税) is applied. The tax is 13%, 20%, or 50% depending on the item, but in the case of tableware it should be 13% of the price. However, this is often changed and cannot be guaranteed. Tax is exempted if the tax amount is less than CNY 50.

Import price limits are also regulated, and purchases should be made within the following limits.

・Purchase limit per purchase CNY 5,000
・Annual purchase limit: CNY26,000

For more information, please visit the China customs website.


For our customers in the EU: EU Directives calculate the Total Value of the order as a combination of the price of product and shipping fees.

- For orders with a Total Value of 22 Euros and below: Exempted from both tax and import duty.
- For orders with a Total Value ranging between 22 to 150 euros: The buyer is responsible for paying the consumption tax of the total value.
- For orders with a Total Value that exceeds 150 euros: The buyer is responsible for paying both consumption tax and import duty of the total value.

Additional information on importing goods to: Switzerland Germany United Kingdom