WITHIN 2 BUSINESS DAYS
Shipping Rates & Timing to Japan
We deliver within 2 business days and charge a flat fee of USD 20.10 per shipment for up to 5 items sent to the same delivery address. Beyond 5 items per delivery address, the shipping cost is USD 5.58 per item.
If your order is received before 2PM European time, your chocolates ship the same day.
97% of packages were delivered on time in 2016.
zChocolat has already successfully delivered 16,614 chocolate gifts to Japan.
Be sure to please your gift recipient in Japan by delivering the best chocolates handmade by Pascal Caffet, World Champion Chocolatier to his/her doorstep. zChocolat has been delivering its luxury chocolates in Japan since November 1st 1999. Whether you are shipping to Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka or any other city or remote area in Japan, zChocolat delivers fine and high-end French chocolates within 2 business days in perfect conditions. A DHL tracking number is emailed to your attention upon shipment and a delivery confirmation receipt is emailed upon delivery.
We deliver within 2 business days to the following cities in Japan:
The zBox 15 brings together a selection of the best-loved recipes from our Numbered Collection. Elegantly encased in our signature black and white ballotin, it’s a beautiful way to sample some of zChocolat’s most celebrated flavors.
The Classique is an assortment of time-honored flavor combinations prepared with a distinctive zChocolat touch. From a raspberry ganache covered in dark chocolate to a passion fruit caramel blanketed in milk chocolate, it’s a delicious way to experience the essential zChocolat recipes. Includes pieces 0 to 11 from the Numbered...
With ingredients from around the world, the Exotique assortment is a tantalizing tour of zChocolat’s most uniquely indulgent recipes. Flavors like coconut, lemon, rose, coriander, pistachio, sesame, and violet are expertly paired with classic French chocolate for a collection that is as unexpected as it is exceptional. Includes pieces 12...
A smooth dark chocolate exterior gives way to reveal the pleasantly tangy center concealed in each of our Orangettes. Made by gently simmering fresh Corsican orange peels in sugar water before submerging them in premium 70% Venezuelan chocolate, each bite is a remarkable combination of bright citrus flavor followed by a sweet rounded finish. A surefire...
Enchanted by Chocolate
Like most of Asia, Japanese consumers came to crave chocolate later than their European counterparts, but in the last two decades the Land of the Rising Sun has made up for this tardiness by becoming the continent’s top purchasers per capita. Japan’s total confectionery market is worth more than 10 billion dollars, and chocolate makes up a significant percentage of that amount. And while some Japanese companies in larger cities near Tokyo and Yokohama have begun producing local chocolates, European chocolates remain the undisputed favorite, especially those featuring creative combinations and rich, not overly-sweet, cocoa.
Gifting as an Art
Luxury chocolates are especially popular as presents in Japan. Widely regarded as the most gift-oriented country in the world, Japan has a reputation for generous gift-giving where the overall presentation matters as much as the substance of the gift itself. zChocolat makes elegant gift-giving easy with a wide range of beautiful packaging options. For example, products from the
arrive in beautiful solid wood boxes handcrafted in the Jura region of France, while gifts from the
are packed in naturally blond Chestnut wood boxes made by artisans in Corsica, France. Recipients in Japan may especially appreciate the refined beauty of
. Featuring 550 pieces of the world’s best chocolate, The Imperial is filled with 28 individual assortment cartons arranged in a chic, dark-colored, lacquered wood box, sure to impress anyone with discerning tastes and a preference for exceptional chocolate. Regardless of which packaging is selected, gifts to Japan can be made even more personal with the addition of a customized note, individualized wax seal securing the chocolates, and other unique touches, guaranteeing they will stand out, even in a culture already obsessed with gifting.
Delicious Valentine’s Day Chocolates
Chocolate takes on a particularly important role when it comes to romantic gifting, especially around Valentine’s Day. Like many Western countries, Valentine’s Day in Japan is characterized by the exchanging of tokens and gifts to express affection for loved ones. It is especially common for women to purchase chocolate gifts for men in honor of Valentine’s Day. zChocolat’s
Romantic Collection, with its line of uniquely decadent and decidedly love-inspired products is perfect for the occasion. Heart-shaped chocolates, oversized chocolates, and gold leaf-covered chocolates, are the perfect way to incorporate genuine French savoir faire to any romantic occasion.
Send White Day Gifts to Japan
Women may make the majority of purchases on Valentine’s Day in Japan, but the tables turn one month later on White Day, when men traditionally pamper their loved ones with chocolate gifts. Generally expected to exceed the generosity of any Valentine’s Day gifts received in February, White Day is an exercise in delicious excess. While all varieties of chocolate and candies are appreciated, white colored confections are especially popular. The zChocolat
White Z Chocolate
assortment, featuring a velvety smooth white chocolate couverture surrounding layers of caramel and crunchy hazelnut praline, is a favorite among Japanese sweethearts thanks to its smooth exterior and satisfying filling. Powdered sugar-covered
covered in white icing, and chewy, almond-studded
also make exceptional White Day gifts. And with flat-rate, three-day shipping throughout Japan, no matter whether your special someone enjoys the noisy nightlife in Osaka or the peaceful public gardens in Tokyo, her chocolates will arrive on time and in perfect condition.
All our chocolates are handmade by our chocolate master Pascal Caffet, World Champion Chocolatier, with zealous adherence to French tradition: no alcohol, no preservatives, no coloring, high cocoa content, low sugar and 100% pure cocoa butter.
No matter where your recipient lives, our unique temperature sensitive packaging and rapid DHL Express delivery mean connoisseurs of zChocolat’s all-natural, preservative-free confections can enjoy French chocolate anywhere in the world. Insulated delivery boxes keep your gift at the perfect temperature while a reflective outer layer provides additional protection.
We do not deliver in Japan on:
Weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) and the following holidays:
2017-01-01 New Year's Day
2017-01-02 New Year's Holiday
2017-01-03 New Year's Holiday
2017-01-09 Coming-of-age Day
2017-02-11 National Foundation
2017-03-20 Vernal Equinox Day
2017-04-29 Showa Day
2017-05-03 Constitution Day
2017-05-04 Greenery Day
2017-05-05 Children's Day
2017-07-17 Marine Day
2017-08-11 Mountain Day
2017-09-23 Autumnal Equinox Day
2017-10-09 Health & Sports Day
2017-11-03 Culture Day
2017-11-23 Labour Thanksgiving
2017-12-23 Emperor's Birthday
2017-12-31 New Year's Eve
Other Worldwide Destinations
Not only do we deliver year-round in Japan, but also to a growing number of destinations in 244 countries around the world, including
Luxembourg and Italy.
Mitered corners and frame-like details make the lid of each Chameleon 15 box the perfect place to showcase something special. Customizable colors and the option to add laser engraving or personalized artwork translate into a truly unique packaging experience, while fifteen of our finest recipes make it a gift sure to gladden the heart of any gourmand.
Indulge your dark side with this assembly of zChocolat's most sophisticated pieces. With fillings ranging from tangy passion fruit to sultry Kenyan coffee, each member of this assortment was included because of its silky 70% dark cocoa couverture. The resulting collection is at once robust and sensual, sure to be appreciated by dark chocolate aficionados...
With a jewel-like appearance and smooth, supple texture, one bite of our Pâtes de Fruits assortment will instantly transport you to the Provence countryside. Because each piece begins with fresh orchard fruit picked at the peak of sweetness, these candies nearly burst with natural cherry, lemon, apple, orange, strawberry, raspberry, and apricot...
Corporate Chocolates for All Occasions
Japan’s affinity for gift-giving is particularly pronounced when it comes to business gifts. A number of customs dictate business gifting practices in Japan, with a strong insistence that gifts be presented at the end of an interaction and a cultural preference that they be handed over using two hands (rather than just one) as a show of respect. As in other situations in Japan, the more beautifully wrapped the gift, the more meaning attached to it. Because zChocolat gifts always look as good as they taste, they make an excellent option for occasions where appearance as well as overall quality must be taken into consideration. The option to handpick chocolates to create a custom assortment composed exclusively of the recipient’s favorite recipes as well as the ability to include the recipient’s name engraved on the packaging are just some of the many personalization options that have helped make zChocolat a top choice for over 8000 companies in 120 countries around the world, including Japan.
Stress-free Delivery Throughout Japan
Whether you live in Osaka and need something delivered 500 kilometers away in Tokyo, or you live on the other side of the globe and need to send something 10000 kilometers to Yokohama, zChocolat is proud to deliver France’s finest chocolates within three business days to any location in Japan. Special summer packaging prevents our all-natural, preservative-free chocolates from spoiling in transit, and delivery by DHL Express provides peace of mind with features such as package tracking, signature on delivery, and delivery confirmation included on every order. If you have additional special needs for your package, zChocolat customer service is ready to help make your gifting experience as memorable as possible. From delicious o-kaeshi gifts (thank you gifts) to delightful anniversary gifts, and from fantastic omiyage (souvenir) gifts to unforgettable business gifts, there’s no better way to make your recipient’s day than sending them a box of gourmet chocolates from zChocolat.
Customs duties in Japan
Local duties and tarifs may be applicable upon delivery in Japan. Such fees are not applied systematically and cannot be assessed in advance because they vary widely from 8% to 20% of the total declared value (invoice amount less shipping charge). If you send our chocolates as gifts, we make absolutely certain that your gift recipient does not pay any taxes upon delivery. We ship Delivery Duties Paid to Japan. If a duty fee is applied, we pay it on your behalf when making entry in Japan and bill you separately upon receipt of the local customs invoice several weeks after delivery. An invoice is sent to you via email at such time including a USD 16.75 processing fee. Please note that in some instances, the custom clearance process may delay delivery.
Based on our experience, there is a 7% chance that your chocolates will be taxed.