Isn't it amazing how much stuff accumulates while living here in Tsukuba? As the turnover rate of both foreigners and Japanese is quite high in Tsukuba, many people are faced with trying to find the best way to ship their belongings to wherever they are going. There are a number of options, and the best deal will vary as to shipment size and destination. Thus, it pays to check around before you commit yourself.
One possibility worth checking out was suggested to the Alien Times by the Tsukuba Information Center. Japan Luggage Express is a company headquartered in Kashiwa, Chiba, about halfway between Tsukuba and Tokyo. It accepts both small and large orders and offers various options, including air and ocean freight, temporary storage in the country of destination (if the final address has not been finalized), packing materials, and pick-up anywhere in Japan. They can either make arrangements for delivery at a specific address (at a higher rate) or a more economic rate at a nearby port (if you have the time and means to pick it up yourself). Their customer service number is (toll free) 0120-48-0081 and is available in both English and Japanese.
TsukuBlog is a daily blog for the foreign residents of the city of Tsukuba in Ibaraki, Japan. It is a sister site to Alien Times. It includes up-to-date information on events, news, living in Japan, Japanese culture, and more.
If you find the articles interesting, you can sign up to receive the TsukuBlog articles by email (a daily email including all of the articles that are posted) or subscribe to the feed (so you can be notified of updates through your internet browser or feed-compatible software).
The advertisements that appear on paper and online versions of The Alien Times do not necessarily represent the views of the Alien Times. The Alien Times takes no responsibility for any transactions that occur between advertisers and readers.
The authors of articles that appear in Alien Times reserve the right to copyright their work. Please DO NOT copy any articles that appear in Alien Times without first receiving permission from the author of the article (when known) or the Alien Times Editor.