SHOPPING SERVICE RELATED INFORMATION:
Shopping services are open!
Check Tenshi’s May/June travel dates here (services will be open but possibly disrupted).
Please note there have been significant changes to shipping from Japan due to COVID19 and the invasion of Ukraine. Please read the related posts:
General Shipping Information Post.
Information about shipping with a courier (Yamato/UPS).
A very BASIC breakdown the shipping situation as of April 2023. Please read links above for detailed info.
Japan Post EMS is once again available for most places with a few exceptions.
Japan Post Airmail (small packet/e-packet) is not available for the USA and Canada. It is available for Australia, New Zealand, and some places in Asia, South America, and Europe (but not all countries). ***Tracking on airmail is not always reliable outside of Japan!!!
Alternative methods, including Yamato Transport/UPS (a private courier) and Surface Mail (boat shipping), are available for most places with some exceptions.
ONLINE SHOP RELATED INFORMATION:
Tenshi’s personal online shop, which you can usually access from the Tenshishop main page, is currently purposely hidden from the main site and the cart system is disabled (you cannot check out). The cart system needs updating and is not set up to handle automatic shipping calculations with all the shipping issues that COVID caused. Items listed on the shop are still available and might still show up in Google searches or with direct links. If you have found something in Tenshi’s online shop that you want to buy, please don’t hesitate to contact me via a general contact form to discuss being invoiced directly (or adding to a shopping service).
Tenshi will make several short trips within Japan during May and June 2023.
Services will remain open during all three periods, but please understand that response time, order processing time, and shipping time will likely all be disrupted/slower due to a pile up of orders. Your understanding is appreciated.
Buying tickets for events, amusement parks, and concerts in Japan:
Now that Japan’s borders have reopened I am getting a lot of requests for services for concert and event tickets/reservations. However, over the course of COVID, ticketing systems in Japan have changed a lot and it has become very difficult for me to help people get tickets.
Yamato/UPS shipping rates will increase for all regions on April 3rd, 2023. Please see below for new rates.
Approximate Rates for the North/Central America (excluding Canada and Mexico) and Oceania:
- 60cm: $32
- 80cm: $55
- 100cm: $100
- 120cm: $170
- 140cm: $235
- 160cm: $295
Approximate Rates for Europe (excluding Russia, Portugal) and the Middle East (excluding Qatar, Saudi Arabia):
- 60cm: $37
- 80cm: $60
- 100cm: $115
- 120cm: $185
- 140cm: $270
- 160cm: $345
Approximate Rates for South America (excluding Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Venezuela):
- 60cm: $72
- 80cm: $163
- 100cm: $278
- 120cm: $385
- 140cm: $490
- 160cm: $590
Yamato/UPS will also ship within Asia, but Japan Post services have fully resumed within Asia and are cheaper. If you live in Asia and want Yamato/UPS please select it in your request form, but since most people in Asia stick with EMS or Registered Airmail/ePacket, I will not list the rates here.
Please see this post for more information about shipping with Yamato Transport/UPS.