Moving to Japan Checklist

What do you Need to Pack When Moving to Japan?

Moving to another country can be an exciting and overwhelming experience, especially if you’ve never done it before.

There are mountains of research, endless amounts of paperwork, learning new customs, laws, rules, social etiquette, and there’s the question, “What do I need to pack for myself and my family?”

We understand this can be a stressful time for all members of the family and we wanted to help you with one of your to-dos. Below you will find a list of the everyday items that are either not available or extremely expensive and difficult to find in Japan.

Japan Packing Checklist

If You're Moving With an Infant

A Helpful Download

If you’re in the midst of packing and want to have a hard copy, user-friendly checklist rather than having to check your computer after each item you pack, you’re in luck!

It’s important to keep in mind that while some comforts from home may be hard to find, Tokyo - and Japan in general - is a beautiful place with the perfect balance of modern and traditional, with many alternative items that may just become a new family comfort!

Click the button below to download our Japan Packing Checklist.


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Where to Next?

Now that you know what to pack for your move to Japan, you can start focusing on what to do once you actually get here. Below, you will find some helpful blogs.

Do’s and Don’ts When Moving to Japan
6 Family Fun Weekend Trips Near Tokyo