||Other animals, such as rabbits, require health certificates and must
be detained for medical inspection upon their arrival in Japan.
This certificate must be issued before the animal's
arrival in Japan, prepared by a licensed veterinarian, and receive
endorsement from the USDA Office of Veterinary Services. To arrange
this USDA endorsement, please contact them at:
California & Nevada (916) 854-3950
Ducks, turkeys, quail, geese, chickens, cows, deer, etc., require quarantine.
To arrange this, please contact the Animal Quarantine offices in Japan at 011-81-45-751-5921.
Monkeys also must be quarantined. Please notify the Animal Quarantine offices
well in advance of the monkey's arrival in Japan at 011-81-45-751-5921.
Please be aware that there are restrictions on the import and export of endangered
species as listed in international treaties and Japan's Domestic Law.
Protection Station, MAFF - Bringing plants, food products and related items
The following products from the US mainland are prohibited:
(1) Apples, pears, quinces, peaches, plums, apricots, cherries and certain types
(2) Eggplants, tomatoes and red peppers, including any part of the plant, leaves
(3) Rice plants, unhulled rice, rice straw.
(4) Soil imports into Japan are strictly prohibited -- please make certain that
soil is not attached to leaves or roots or any portion of any plant.
Beef, pork, eggs from chickens and other fowl, ham, sausages, bacon, beef jerky,
etc., require "export phytosanitary inspection" and in some cases, certification
from the United States Department of Agriculture. Many items which are sold at
tourist gift shops or at airports have these inspection marks from the USDA and
can be brought into Japan.
In addition, inspection of such products will be required upon arrival in Japan.
Please submit products for inspection at the Animal and Plant Quarantine counter.
Please note that the import and export of endangered plant and animal
species are prohibited by international treaty.