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Mads

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I'm gonna travel to Japan next year, and I don't know how I can ship my souvenirs home.

My souvenirs are probably gonna consist mostly of figures scrolls/posters and some clothes.

Sorry if this is a repost, the last post I could find was from 2005, and some things could've changed since then.
 

Mike Cash

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You could box them up and mail them from any post office.
 

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Or just keep them in your luggage. If you're doing a short trip you can have a spare fold-up duffel bag (or just get one in Japan) and use it as a second check-in or carry-on item. Postage is not cheap, unfortunately
 

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I sent a package home from Japan about 18 months ago. My local post office gave a box and sticker, with the option of air or sea (maybe land too? Can't quite recall). IIRC it took about 6 weeks from Japan to the UK by ship and cost about 5-6,000 yen.

I did air mail a few years ago but that cost more, but arrived much quicker obviously.
 

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hmm, do they do flat rate packages? I thought that was only domestic, and all international shipments are by weight...
 

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If you're shipping souvenirs, you might want to go for one of the airmail options (especially if they're valuable). I must have sent mine by surface mail (the post office clerk said it was by ship), because it was the cheapest option and I didn't have anything valuable or that needed delivering quickly.
 
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