We know shipping from Japan has many options.
This helpful guide will explain them.
Express, top priority registered mail.
DELIVERY TIME: The fastest. Approximately 3-6 days
Delivery will be made by air (registered and unregistered)
DELIVERY TIME: Approximately 5 days – 2 weeks
✦ Economy Air (SAL)
Delivery will be made by air, but will be a low priority (registered and unregistered).
DELIVERY TIME: Approximately 2-6 weeks
✦ Surface Mail
Delivery will be made by sea/surface (registered and unregistered)
DELIVERY TIME: Approximately 1-4 months
✦ If you are in the USA, these will all be delivered to you via USPS. All registered mail is trackable, and you usually need to sign for it.
Other shipping options are available when the store you are shopping with offers them. All of the following are express and can be either comparable or more expensive than EMS.
DELIVERY TIME: 2-5 days
DELIVERY TIME: 1-3 days
DELIVERY TIME: 3-5 days
Right now, some of the pricing and shipping is all over the place. Thankfully most stores that you purchase from in Japan will list the shipping options/prices allowing you to choose what fits the budget best.