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Forbidden Items

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Firearms and explosives

Examples : katanas, fireworks, firearms, knives

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Examples : gas stoves, spray cans, aerosols

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Flammables substances and liquids

Examples : lighters, oils, paints, and alcohols

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Oxidizing and toxic items

Examples : chemical products, radioactives items, batteries

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Magnetic objects

Examples : various motors, audio amplificators

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Various prohibited items

Examples : bulky items, drugs, animals

More examples can be found on the following list : Japan Post .

 Items for which the use of the service is prohibited

Firearms and explosives
  • Weapons (Swords, blades, guns, etc.)
  • Reproduction weapons (except toys and cosplay)
  • Pyrotechnic items
  • Ammunition and gunpowder
  • Airsoft replicas (gas and electric - airsoft batteries are also prohibited!)
  • Sprays and gas bottles
  • Oxygen, helium, butane, nitrogen
  • Scuba tanks, fire extinguishers
  • Life jackets
  • Chlorofluorocarbons
  • Gas heaters
Flammables substances and liquids
  • Perfumes
  • Lighters
  • Paint
  • Nail polish
  • Alcohols
  • Paint thinners
  • Varnishes
  • Gloss lipstick
  • Hand creams (or any other kind of cream containing alcohol)
  • Shampoo
Oxidizing and toxic items
  • Insecticides and agricultural chemicals
  • Chloroform
  • Radioactive material (uranium, thorium, cesium, plutonium - these are just plain bad ideas anyway!)
  • Nuclear waste
  • Matches
  • Lighters
  • Coal
  • Ink cartridges
  • Fuses
  • Detonators
  • Varnish
  • Wax
  • Dissolvants
  • Hair dyes
  • Hand warmers
  • Bleach
  • Peroxides / Oxidizing Agents
  • Items containing mercury
  • Cleaning liquid, disinfectants and corrosives
  • Fungus killer
  • Rodenticide
  • Lithium batteries (Exceptions )
  • Electronic appliance portable charger (phone, laptop..)
  • Wireless earbuds
Magnetic objects
  • Magnetized materials
  • Generators and electric motors
  • Dry ice
  • Asbestos
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Audio amplifiers, speakers
Various prohibited items
  • Oversized items
  • Living/dead animals
  • Frozen food & goods
  • Plants and grains
  • Tires
  • Gas tanks
  • Oil diffusers
  • Obscene items (child pornography or any other material that violates the laws of Japan or your country regarding pornography))
  • Medicine
  • Livestock food
  • Pirated materials
  • Counterfeit money
  • Fiscal stamps
  • Official or private documents
  • National treasures
  • Cultural property or art objects
  • Precious metals (gold, silver, gold and silver products, etc.)
  • Jewelry (diamonds, processed products, etc.)
  • Coins and banknotes
  • Drugs and psychotropic substances
  • Micro-organisms
  • Precious materials (ivory, diamonds, rosewood, gold, silver, etc.)
  • Perishable goods
  • Credit cards
  • Transportation tickets (bus, plane, etc.) and lottery tickets
  • Airbags
  • Pachislot, pachinko and gambling machines
  • Digital goods (codes / downloadable content...)