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Bringing plants into Japan

There are plants that cannot be brought in and plants that require a phytosanitary certificate.
Legal penalties may apply if you bring them in illegally.

If you import plants without a phytosanitary certificate or importing without import inspection, you may be subject to up to 3 years' imprisonment or a fine of up to 1 million yen.

Plant import route

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Here are the requirements and procedures for bringing plants into Japan. Follow the quarantine rules and regulations and bring your plants back with you from the country or region where you stayed.

 

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What is plant quarantine?

Delicious fruits or beautiful ornamental plants you bought as souvenirs from Japan.
If you bring in plants that do not meet the requirements of your destination country, it could have a major impact on the country's agriculture.

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Plant quarantine prevents the invasion and spread of harmful pests from overseas.
We need your cooperation to protect Japan's agriculture and greenery.

Familiar items may be banned from import

Many people are not familiar with plant quarantine and think it has nothing to do with them. However, pests are lurking extensively, and your plants may also be banned from import.

From the following regions

Import of most fruits and vegetables is prohibited!

 

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In the following regions

Codling moths are occurring, and the import of pears, etc., is prohibited!

 

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Please drop in at the quarantine counter

If you have any plants, please come to a "Plant Quarantine Counter" before customs inspection.


 

Plant Protection Stations

If you have any questions, please ask at the Plant Protection Station



Yokohama Plant Protection Station
TEL:045-211-7153

New Chitose Airport Branch
TEL:0123-24-6154

- Narita Sub-Station PTB-1
TEL:0476-32-6694

- PTB-2 | PTB-3
TEL:0476-34-2352

- Haneda Airport Sub-Station
TEL:03-5757-9790

Nagoya Plant Protection Station
TEL:052-651-0112

- Chubu Airport Sub-Station
TEL:0569-38-8433

Kobe Plant Protection Station
TEL:078-331-2386

- Kansai Airport Sub-Station
TEL:072-455-1936

Moji Plant Protection Station
TEL:093-321-2601

- Fukuoka Sub-Station
TEL:092-291-2504

- Fukuoka Airport Branch
TEL:092-477-7575

Naha Plant Protection Station
TEL:098-868-2850

- Naha Airport Branch
TEL:098-857-0054

 

There are regulations other than plant quarantine for bringing in plants and insects

Washington Convention (CITES)

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau; Trade Control Department; Office of Trade Licensing for Wild Animals and Plants
TEL:03-3501-1723

Bringing live insects into Japan

Ministry of the Environment; Nature Conservation Bureau; Wildlife Division; Office for Alien Species Management
TEL:03-3581-3351