Taobao Japan Guide:How To Buy From Taobao In Japan

I recently surf on taobao and found that Taobao Global Consolidation and Shipping supports Japan now.That means Japan shoppers can buy directly from taobao now.I don’t know if this is old news or not, but thought I’d share anyway with an overview of the ordering process and shipping rate.

1. Can i buy directly from taobao in Japan?

the answer is yes,Taobao is built for China domestic market,but it has a international forwarding service called taobao global consolidation and shipping.

this service supports several countries and Japan is one of them.

2. How to use this forwarding service?

The process of ordering on taobao using Global Consolidation and Shipping is pretty much the can follow this covers every details you need to know.

3. How much is the taobao direct to Japan shipping cost?

Here is the translated version of shipping rate from taobao.

Country Forwarder Local Courier First kg(RMB) Next 0.5kg(RMB) Size Limit Weight Limit
Japan 4PX 佐川急便Sagawa 69 12 Single Side: ≤120cm

Total: ≤150cm

Sources: ,Data is current as of Aug 31, 2019.

4. How long is taobao direct shipping to Japan?

It will take 4-5 business days to reach you after it is be shipping out by 4px.

5. The tax you should pay to Japan Customs

Japan Customs will charge a tax for your parcels,and here is the tax chart.

Clothing fur 20%
Outerwear underwear 5.3 to 12.8%
T Shirt 7.4 to 10.9%
Swimwear 8.4 to 10.9%
tie 8.4 to 13.4%
scarf 4.4 to 9.1%
Bags leather 8 to 16%
accessories Platinum gold and silver gem 5.2 to 5.4%
Watch Watches or other duty free
Electric Computer Camera duty free
Musical Instruments Piano and other musical instruments guitar duty free
RECORDS CD DVD Magazine duty free
Printed matter Music poster reproductions duty free
Artwork Painting sculpture duty free
cosmetic Perfume lipstick lotion and other cosmetics duty free
toy toy ~ 3.9% tax-free
Sporting Goods Automatic car, motorcycle duty free
Fishing Tackle 3.20%
Wear material (shoes) Even a little shoe leather 30% or 4300 Riyuan
Furniture Office furniture, tables, etc. duty free
bed linings Sheep artificial cotton carpet 6.3 to 8.4%
Kitchenware Stainless plastic ceramic glass ~ 3.9% tax-free
bedding Felt quilts and other linens 3.2 to 10.9 &
Drink Tea 3 to 17%
Coffee beans Exemption to 12%
water 3%
Soft drinks 9.6 to 13.4%
Wine Beer, whiskey brandy liqueur duty free
Red Wine 45 to 182 yen / 1 liter
Biscuits Snacks chocolate 10%
Fruit sugar 24 to 25%
Biscuit 13 to 20.4%
ice cream 21 to 29.8%
Meat, fish and other concoctions sausage 10%
canned fish 9.60%
Canned crab 5%
cheese Cheese category 22.4 to 40%
cigarette Cigarette No tax – 29.8%
Cats and dogs and other pet food Cats and dogs and other pet food No tax ~ 36 yen / kg

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45 thoughts on “Taobao Japan Guide:How To Buy From Taobao In Japan”

    1. Taobao official shipping is not supported, because the maximum weight of the package they accept is 20kg

      It is possible if you use a third-party Taobao forwarder.

      But I suggest you use sea shipping because air shipping is too expensive for a bed.

  1. hi eric i have a question about making payment . i am using a computer and trying to figure out how to make payment using my credit card but im having hard time with the currency because when im adding the product it is saying it is in japanese yen but when im making payment it is translating in RM or US dollar.. i dont know if that is only on my google chrome because it is automatically translating into english but im confused .. help me thanks

  2. Hi Eric,
    Thank you for your page and this post. It’s really helpful. I think as of now (June 2020), the rates for shipping has changed. I recently bought some clothes that were 1.5kg total but I had to pay about 120 yuan. Also, one question I have is: after paying for the shipping to 4PX, how can I track the parcel? I can’t seem to find it anywhere on the taobao page nor are there any email/ info on parcel tracking. Basically after u pay the shipping, the order just says completed. Hope you can help! Thanks

    1. yes, they changed their price, I will update shortly. and you can go to the page where you pay the freight to track the parcel.

      another way is to contact your forwarder, they will tell you where the parcel is now.

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