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Send a Parcel to Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is the ultimate in vibrant cities. The modern Tokyo is a mixture of modern skyscrapers, old palaces and temples. The city is the largest metropolitan area in the world with a reported 35 million people within it. The city has a vast network of underground and over-ground railways to move the mass of people. The streets are full of people and everything moves at a fast pace. It has the world’s largest economy with a GDP of some $ 1.4 trillion and its rise to the top of the production tree has been unbelievable since the last war.
Its original name was Edo meaning estuary but when it became the capital the name changed and it is now known as the Eastern Capital (Tokyo). It started as a small fishing village and expanded with different emperors.
Tokyo has had 2 major disasters in recent times the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923, which killed 140,000 people and the Second World War. Since that time Japan set about working its industry to be the best, firstly copying the West and then innovating to be one of the world's leaders. Many companies moved into Tokyo after the war to be closer to government and the city expanded rapidly. Tokyo is the biggest financial centre in Japan and many of the major companies have their offices and sometimes manufacturing there. The city has some 5 million International visitors per annum.
Japanese efficiency works in the parcel industry in the same way as it works in industry; the Japanese are polite but accurate and very helpful. A good carrier will have an excellent service in place with local Japanese delivery systems and delays are not usual unless the there is a problem with the delivery. Check the paper requirements and the customs rules as to what can and cannot be delivered.
Essentials when sending a parcel to Tokyo
It is important to bear in mind the following points when you send a parcel to Tokyo:
- Make sure the contents of your parcel(s) adhere to our prohibited and restricted items list.
- Ensure that you print and complete the necessary documents required when sending a parcel to Japan.
- Check for any customs charges or other surcharges that may apply to Japanese shipments.
- Be sure that every parcel is securely packaged to avoid damage to the contents.
- Relax and rest assured that your parcel will arrive safe-and-sound in Japan when sending through !