Information for those bringing medicines for personal use into Japan

Certain requirements and rules apply when bringing medicines for personal use into Japan. These rules and requirements differ depending on the type and amount of medicine being imported.

 

For information concerning the import of medicines into Japan for personal use, please refer to the relevant web pages of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan.

  •  For general information and guidelines, please refer to the following link:

“Q&A for those who are bringing medicines into Japan”

  • For details on applying to import medicines classified as “narcotic” or “psychotropic” and relevant application forms, please refer to the following link:

There are no medication experts at the Embassy of Japan in Australia and as such we are unable to provide information pertaining to specific medicines. If you are unsure about any aspect of importing medicines for personal use into Japan, please contact the office closest to your point of arrival in Japan from the list below.


 

Contact details for further information and general medicine enquiries:
 

Name of Department
Contact Information
 
Place of Arrival
Kanto-Shin’etsu Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare TEL: +81-48-740-0800
EMAIL: 
yakkan@mhlw.go.jp
Narita International Airport
Tokyo International Airport
Kinki Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare TEL: +81-6-6942-4096
EMAIL: 
kiyakuji@mhlw.go.jp
Chubu Centrair International Airport
Kansai International Airport
Okinawa Narcotics Control Office, Kyushu Regional Bureau of Health and  Welfare TEL: +81-98-853-7100
EMAIL: 
okinawa-yakuji@mhlw.go.jp
Naha Airport


 

Contact details for narcotics and psychotropic medicines:
 

Name of Department   Contact Information Area in Charge   
Narcotics Control Department, Kanto-Shin’etsu Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare  
TEL:
+81-3-3512-8691
FAX:
+81-3-3512-8689
Tokyo, Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Tochigi, Yamanashi
Narcotics Control Department, Kinki Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare TEL:
+81-6-6949-6336
FAX:
+81-6-6949-6339
Osaka, Fukui, Hyogo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Shiga, Wakayama
Narcotics Control Department, Hokkaido Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare TEL:
+81-11-726-3131
FAX:
+81-11-709-8063
Hokkaido
Narcotics Control Department, Tohoku Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare TEL:
+81-22-221-3701
FAX:
+81-22-221-3713
Aomori, Akita, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata
Narcotics Control Department, Tokai Hokuriku Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare TEL:
+81-52-951-6911
FAX:
+81-52-951-6876
Aichi, Gifu, Ishikawa, Mie, Shizuoka, Toyama
Narcotics Control Department, Chugoku-Shikoku Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare TEL:
+81-82-227-9011
FAX:
+81-82-227-9174
Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori, Yamaguchi
Narcotics Control Department, Shikoku Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare TEL:
+81-87-811-8910
FAX:
+81-87-823-8810
Ehime, Kagawa, Kouchi, Tokushima
Narcotics Control Department, Kyushu Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare TEL:
+81-92-472-2331
FAX:
+81-92-451-4539
Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, Okinawa, Saga