These Are the Different Delivery Services Available in Japan
Each one has a special purpose!
Once you’ve experienced day-to-day living in Japan, it is almost impossible to say the word “inconvenience.” And this is because—without any exaggeration—everything is made convenient for you.
Case in point: Japan’s delivery services.
In this article, we give you a rundown of the delivery services available in the country so you know your options the next time you shop or crave pizza.
In a nutshell, you can send a snail mail by simply buying a stamp from the nearest post office or convenience store and dropping the envelope in any postbox.
Takuhaibin (Door-to-Door Delivery)
A service that has been running in Japan for decades is the takuhaibin, where couriers deliver any type of parcel—from documents to perishable items—on the same day or the next day all over Japan.
Back in the day, sushi and Japanese restaurants offer food delivery services in their area by using bikes or motorcycles. If you’ve been living in Japan for a while now, you might have noticed the food delivery choices from the flyers inserted in your post box.
However, with the recent digital transformation, there are already food delivery mobile applications that offer a wide variety of Japanese and Western food from a wider scope of area.
Haitatsu (Delivery from Shops)
Aside from online shops, several other physical stores such as home furniture store, Nitori, or the popular clothing line, Uniqlo, are offering the haitatsu service, where they deliver your purchased items to your doorstep or pick them up from your preferred store. Some home furniture stores even offer to assemble the furniture for you upon delivery.
(8 July 2019)