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If you have a great deal of luggage you might want to consider sending your suitcases to the airport ahead of you. The service costs about 1800 yen per item. The following companies provide this pick-up service:

  • ABC (Air Baggage Service Company Ltd.) - (03) 3545-1131
  • NTS Sky Porter - (03) 3590-1919
  • QL Liner - (03) 5994-3332
  • Yamato Transport Co. - (03) 3541-3411

Be aware that some animal products, such as hide, fur, horns, and antlers require an official document in order to be taken out of Japan. Due to some outbreaks of Mad Cow Disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) in Japan some countries may not allow you to bring beef or other meat products with you when you leave. You are advised to enquire at the Embassy of the country concerned.

Related article: Preparing for your move

Update 20/03/2008


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