Japan International Motorcycle Shipping Companies

Motorcycle shipping companies in Japan.

Please contact the companies listed on this page directly for more information.

Japan Motorcycle Rental and Tour Companies

Sanyo Logistics Inc.

“We have an international staff, are fluent in various languages and are highly experienced in transporting vehicles and motorcycles worldwide.”

Business: Freight forwarder.

Ships to: International.


  • Air freight
  • Sea freight
  • Inland trucking
  • Customs clearance
  • RoRo and ferry 


SANYO Logistics inc International Motorcycle Shipping Japan

  Tokyo, Japan


 Shohta Iwashima

 +81 80 7942 3055



Japan Motorcycle Shipping FAQ

Here’s a few of the most frequently asked questions we get on motorcycle shipping in Japan.

Yes. You can ship motorcycles to and from Japan via sea or air. On this page you’ll find shipping company in Japan and their contact details. Simply send them an email with your query and they’ll be happy to help with info and pricing. 

Yes. The only way you can enter Japan with a foreign motorcycle using a Temporary Import instead of a Carnet de Passage is if you use a ferry service to enter and exit. Those entry and exit points don’t have to be the same, so long as they’re both via ferry.

READ MORE: Carnet vs Temporary Import for Japan
READ MORE: What is a Carnet de Passage?

We have a dedicated guide to answer this exact question. It explains all the paperwork needed to ride a foreign motorcycle in Japan. You can also check out our motorcycle travel paperwork guide for more info. 

READ MORE: Paperwork for Motorcycle Travellers in Japan
READ MORE: Motorcycle Travel Paperwork Explained

You can use the ferry service from Vladivostok or South Korea. 

Here are two guides which will help. 

READ MORE: How to Catch the Ferry from Russia to Japan
READ MORE: How to Catch the Ferry from Japan to South Korea

Check out our Destinations page. It’s packed with countries and dedicated motorcycle travel guides. 

We spent six months riding around Japan on our RTW trip and produced plenty of guides on things to do there, what riding is like in Japan, paperwork guides and loads more. So take a look at the Japan page for a complete selection of articles. 

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We’d love to hear from you! Let us know about your Japan motorcycle shipping experiences and ask any questions in the comments below. 

8 thoughts on “Japan International Motorcycle Shipping Companies”

  1. Morning how much would it cost to ship a motorcycle approximately from Tokyo to Perth Western Australia PO 6000

    Thank you
    Dean Hough

    • Hi Dean, thanks for your comment. This page simply lists international shipping companies based in Japan to save travellers having to search them out. Please feel free to use Sanyo Logistic’s contact information listed on this page to get in touch with them and ask for a quote. They’ll be more than happy to help you out, Cheers.

  2. Hi, what would it cost to ship a 2008 Harley Davidson Sportster from Iwakuni, Yamaguchi prefecture to Misawa, Aomori prefecture. It’s about 256kg. Cheapest way and about how long?

    • Hi Brian, please contact Sanyo Logistics directly for a quote. Their contact details are listed above. I’m sure they’ll be more than happy to help.

  3. Hi, I’m an individual has dual citizenship of US and Japan, moving to Japan for 5 years. Is there a way to temporarily import and operate a motorcycle strictly for personal use during my stay in Japan for 5 years?

    • Hi Michael, thanks for your comment.
      Interesting question. I’d be surprised if you can keep a foreign motorcycle in Japan under a temporary import or Carnet for 5 years.
      Firstly, I would contact Sanyo Logistics (their company info is listed above on this page) and pose the question to them and also ask about costs for shipping in. They will be able to help with your shipment to Japan and paperwork once you arrive.
      I would also contact the Japan ATA Carnet and see what they say. Here’s the email: ata-carnet@jcaa.or.jp and here’s the website: http://www.jcaa.or.jp
      But, five years is a very long time, personally, I would consider leaving your bike at home and just buying a bike once you arrive in Japan.
      Hope this helps, please do let us know how you get on.

  4. Hi
    Hello, I want to transport a Honda CB 1300 motorcycle weighing 260 kg from Japan to Sweden. I am looking for the cheapest for this shipment, and the time of this shipment is not important to me. I only care about the cheapness of this shipment. Please, the cost and other conditions. let me know
    Best regards

    • Hi Rayan, please contact the shipping company listed on this page directly. Their email address is listed above. Thank you.


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