You can purchase stamps at post offices and convenience stores that have a red ‘JP’ mark. Postal rates vary according to the destination, weight, size and shape of the item you are mailing. Prior to sending, you can calculate estimated mailing rates and delivery dates here. For other information, please ask at the post office or visit the Japan Post homepage.
Below are rough estimates on prices you might expect. Please also note that mailing an item via “Surface Mail” will probably be cheaper, and mailing an item via “EMS (Express Mail Service)” will be more expensive.
|Zone 1||Zone 2||Zone 3|
|Weight||Asia||North Central America, Oceania, Middle East, Europe||Africa, South America|
|Letter (standard size)||Up to 25g||¥90||¥110||¥130|
|Up to 50g||¥160||¥160||¥230|
|Letter (nonstandard size)||Up to 50g||¥220||¥260||¥300|
|Up to 100g||¥330||¥400||¥480|
|Up to 250g||¥510||¥670||¥860|
|Postcard||N/A||¥70 (flat rate to anywhere in the world)|
|Aerogramme||N/A||¥90 (flat rate to anywhere in the world)|