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Shipping Rates & Timing to Japan

We deliver within 3 business days and charge a flat fee of USD 21.08 per shipment for up to 5 items sent to the same delivery address. Beyond 5 items per delivery address, the shipping cost is USD 5.85 per item. If your order is received before 2PM Central European time, your chocolates ship the same day.

Chocolate Gift Delivery in Japan

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Customer Service Hotline: +81.345.800.921 local call from Japan or via email
  • Traditional

    The Traditional assortment 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...

  • Summer zBox 30

    This time, our handcrafted gourmet chocolates are partnered with the fresh flavors of orchard-ripened fruit and a pure lavender pouch in this special Summer zBox.  Packaged in a colorful edition of our always-sophisticated ballotin, each order includes 15 pieces of our most-requested chocolate recipes bundled with our assortment of all...

  • Z Chocolate Only

    Dedicated exclusively to the only chocolate worthy to be known simply as Z, this assortment is the perfect way to indulge in pure zChocolat goodness. Each piece is either a white, milk, or dark chocolate rendition of Pascal Caffet’s signature recipe and is bursting with salty-sweet caramel and rich hazelnut praline. A scrumptious solution for those...

  • Praliné

    The classic French praline is perfected in this extraordinary assortment.  Chosen from our famous Numbered Collection, each piece features carefully ground ingredients like hazelnut, sesame seed, almond, pistachio, coriander, and walnut, blended with just the right amount of premium cocoa. With a slightly sandy texture and a rich nutty flavor, you'll...

High-quality chocolate gifts delivered in 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 3 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.

Gifts to Japan

Luxury French chocolates are a fantastic way to elevate any occasion. zChocolat is proud to offer sophisticated gifts ideal for major holidays like birthday gifts, Valentine's Day gifts as well as limitless customization options to create the perfect present for personal celebrations.

  • Birthday 30-pc

    Spice up the birthday bash with our entire Numbered Collection, composed of our 15 most traditional chocolates including 3 of our ever-famous Z pieces: a combination of a crunchy praliné with sweet and salty caramel - and our exotic assortment: a unique, gourmet selection of chocolates.

  • Exotic

    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...

  • Milk Chocolate

    Our premium milk chocolates begin with 100% pure cocoa butter, pressed from the finest cocoa beans in the Ivory Coast. The result is a creamy confection that perfectly balances sweetness and rich chocolate flavor. Bringing together 13 of our most requested milk chocolate recipes, plus two Z chocolates, this assortment is the perfect way to pamper those...

  • Birthday zBox 15

    An exceptional display of birthday glee presented through this black gourmet Birthday zBox 15.

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 Mahogany Collection arrive in beautiful solid wood boxes handcrafted in the Jura region of France, while gifts from the Chameleon Collection are packed in naturally blond Chestnut wood boxes made by artisans in Corsica, France. Recipients in Japan may especially appreciate the refined beauty of The Imperial . 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 Noisettines, candied-cantaloupe Calissons d'Aix covered in white icing, and chewy, almond-studded Nougats 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.

Pascal Caffet

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.

Summer Packaging

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:

  • 2018-01-01 New Year's Day
  • 2018-01-02 New Year's Holiday
  • 2018-01-03 New Year's Holiday
  • 2018-01-09 Coming-Of-Age Day
  • 2018-02-11 National Foundation Day
  • 2018-02-12 National Foundation Day Observed
  • 2018-03-21 Vernal Equinox Day
  • 2018-04-29 Showa Day
  • 2018-04-30 Showa Day Observed
  • 2018-05-03 Constitution Day
  • 2018-05-04 Greenery Day
  • 2018-05-05 Children's Day
  • 2018-07-16 Marine Day
  • 2018-08-11 Mountain Day
  • 2018-09-17 Respect-For-The-Aged Day
  • 2018-09-23 Autumnal Equinox Day
  • 2018-09-24 Autumnal Equinox Day Observed
  • 2018-10-08 Health & Sports Day
  • 2018-11-03 Culture Day
  • 2018-11-23 Labour Thanksgiving Day
  • 2018-12-23 Emperor's Birthday
  • 2018-12-24 Emperor's Birthday Observed
  • 2018-12-31 New Year's Eve
  • Chocamandines

    Plump Valencia almonds from Spain have been roasted and drenched in intense Venezuelan dark chocolate to form the heart of this nutty confection.  But what really sets our chocamandines apart is the Criollo dusting on the outside. Sourced exclusively from the Chuao plantation in Venezuea, Criollo is an intensely rich cocoa powder that takes chocolate...

  • Dark Chocolate

    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...

  • Pepites

    Valencia almonds are roasted and chopped before being drowned in either 70% Venezuelan or 40% Ivory Coast milk chocolate to make these intriguing treats. A mouthwatering combination of smooth and crunchy textures, you'll want to keep several boxes on hand for whenever cravings strike.  

  • Pâtes de Fruits

    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...

  • Sapphire

    This warm wood-toned polished mahogany gift box pairs luxury French craftsmanship with epicurean perfection as it contains our most sought-after Traditional 15-piece Assortment with luscious pralines, subtle ganaches and solid chocolates. You may change this default chocolate selection by clicking on MY CHOCOLATES below.

  • Hearts

    Whimsical heart-shaped morsels are drenched in colorful chocolate coatings to create our most romantic collection ever. Featuring four intriguing recipes, this assortment pairs classic flavors with fanciful exteriors. Rich hazelnut pralines take cover in creamy milk chocolate. Decadent dark ganache hides beneath an unassuming white surface. Vanilla...

  • All Numbers

    This chocolate assortment pack is the perfect choice to experience heavenly French chocolates for the very first time. It includes our Traditional and Exotic assortments with our entire Numbered Collection of chocolates from number 0 to number 24 plus 5 legendary Z chocolates.

  • All Numbers & Z

    This chocolate assortment pack includes our Traditional, Exotic and Z chocolate Only assortments with our entire Numbered Collection of chocolates from number 0 to number 24 plus 20 pieces of our most popular chocolate, the Z chocolate: a duo of sweet and salty caramel with Bourbon-Vanilla from Madagascar and a crunchy slow-roasted Piedmont hazelnuts...

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 9% 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 17.56 processing fee. Please note that in some instances, the custom clearance process may delay delivery. Based on our experience, there is a 12% chance that your chocolates will be taxed.

Japan is a sovereign nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean near the continent, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian mainland and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwanin. The kanji that make up Japan's name means "sun origin". It can be read as ni and means "sun", while 本 can be read as hon and means "origin". Japan is often referred to by the epithet "Land of the Rising Sun" in reference to its name. Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku, which make up about 97 percent of Japan's land area and often are referred to as home small islands. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions, with Hokkaido the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa the southernmost one. The population of 127 million is the world's 11th largest. Japanese people make up 98.5% of Japan's total population. 9.1 million people live in Tokyo, the capital of Japan which makes it a ver very dense city.

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.

The "Land of the Rising Sun" easily combines its rich past with the innovative present. The millenary Japanese culture has adopted (and created) the latest fashion trends. The cities are also modern as everywhere else, yet we can notice traditional wooden houses facing glass buildings. Located in the Pacific Ocean, Japan extends east of the Sea of Japan, China, as well as the two Koreas and Russia. To the north is the Okhotsk Sea and to the south is the East China Sea and Taiwan. Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands. The top four are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku, which account for 97% of the total area. Japan has the tenth largest population in the world with over 127 million people. The Tokyo region, which includes the capital and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest and densest metropolitan region in the world, with over 30 million residents. If you are passionate about traditional culture, you can spend weeks in cities like Kyoto and Nara, in temples and shrines, participate in tea ceremonies and visit museums filled with the treasures of Japan's rich artistic heritage. If you prefer culture and modern technology, you will discover in Japanese cities absolute wonders, a glimpse of the future of humanity, also gathering chic cafes and fabulous restaurants. Outside the cities, you will find natural and preserved wonders all along the archipelago. Your stay in Japan will undoubtedly be unforgettable. The best time to fly to Japan is during seasons of stable climate, especially in spring (March to April) and autumn (September to November). Spring is the time when the famous cherry trees (sakura) begin to flower. Nevertheless, you can easily travel to Japan all year round. If you cannot come in autumn or spring, have no fear you will still have great opportunities to visit and enjoy this beautiful country. The diversity of the country is enormous: the coral reefs of Okinawa, the ski area of Niseko, extremely modern cities like the capital Tokyo. Then there's the food: incredibly fresh sushi in Tokyo, perfectly beaten tempura in Kyoto, or a good bowl of ramen in Osaka... If you like to eat, you'll love Japan. But for many visitors, the real highlight of their visit to Japan is the hospitality of the Japanese themselves. Whatever your image of Japan, it probably exists somewhere in the archipelago, and it only remains for you to discover it! We like to go there for its delicious food, its mystical oriental culture, its unique blend of history and innovations from the modern world, its famous sweet cherry trees, its geisha and samurai culture and of course for its friendly and welcoming people. Castles, temples and sanctuaries, authentic restaurants and numerous festivals, the discovery of Japanese culture is the first reason for a trip to Japan. Alongside its rich tradition, Japan is the cradle of many new technologies. The trip to the "Land of the Rising Sun" offers visitors a wonderful insight into the rich Japanese culture, you can taste tasty cuisine and enjoy its beautiful temples and picturesque gardens. In the middle of a modern skyscraper you can discover a wooden sliding door that leads to a traditional room with tatami, calligraphy and a tea ceremony. These juxtapositions indicate that you will often be surprised and rarely annoyed during your stays in Japan.

Art and culture in Japan

Japanese culture has evolved a lot since its origins. Contemporary culture combines influences from Asia, Europe and North America. Traditional Japanese arts include crafts such as ceramics, textiles, swords and dolls; performances of bunraku, kabuki, nô, dance and rakugo, and other practices, such as tea ceremony, ikebana, martial arts, calligraphy, origami, onsen and geishas. In the country there are fourteen sites inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

What to visit in Japan

Temples are places of worship in the Japanese Buddhist religion. Virtually every municipality in Japan has at least one temple. The large municipalities have large cultural centres like Kyoto where several thousand temples cohabit. Sensoji temple is the most revered Buddhist temple in Tokyo; pilgrims have flocked to it for over a thousand years. It is mandatory to visit at least one of the traditional Japanese landscape gardens. They can be classified into three types, Tsukiyama gardens (hill gardens), Karesansui gardens (dry gardens) and Chaniwa gardens (tea gardens). Another exciting and typically Japanese experience is to go to sumo fights (the most popular sport in the country!) If you stay several weeks to visit the country, do not hesitate to rent a car in Japan for more freedom.

A brief overview of the most famous places

  • Tokyo is the largest city in the world with its electric, hectic, sparkling and crazy urban universe.
  • Kyoto, is the ancient imperial capital, the city of Arts, geishas, tea and Ikebana (the art of floral composition).
  • Nara, is the artistic and religious cradle.
  • Nikko is perched in his mountains
  • Kamakura is by the sea, a charming small coastal town that can be visited in one day from Tokyo, or combined with the nearby Enoshima Island.
  • Hakone is the gateway to Mount Fuji!
We take the time to discover another way of living, thinking and acting: welcome to the land of the Rising Sun!

Tokyo, the gigantic

Science fiction setting that fascinates and can intimidate the first time, it's a city that covers more than 600km2 (6x Paris!). So be curious, be patient and visit it neighborhood by neighborhood.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Marunouchi district: both Tokyo's business district and a showcase for luxury shopping. Visit the Tsukiji Fish Market to the south: it is the largest fish market in the world (450 species). Visits are from 5am to 6am!
  • The Ginza district: Tokyo's Champs-Elysées in brief: within walking distance from the central station
  • The Ueno and Asakusa district: a timeless district with its national museum, Japanese art in all its splendour, the colourful Ameya Yokocho market, visits to working-class districts, shops, incense smokes, crowds and souvenirs will please you.
  • Akihabara district: in the north-east, this district is to be visited at night. Exhausting, noisy, crazy, hypnotic screens, decibels to the max, neons, manga universe but also electronic. Everything here is completely crazy.
  • Harajuku district: south-west of the city: strange district where one crosses Cosplays (a set of the word "costume" and "playing" where the young people play a character by imitating their costume, their hair during their leisure time. On the Shinjuku side, you will find yourself in Tokyo's red-light district with bars, erotic clubs, hostess bars, etc. To book a visit to Harajuku, it's here!
  • Roppongi district: west central Tokyo with its shopping centres and megalopolis residential complexes. During the day, beautiful walks are to be made in the parks. The Tokyo-Midtown tower (248m) with its luxury shops, the Paul Bocuse brewery, the 100'000 tombs of the Ayoama cemetery. Further south, the Mori Tower (338m), the Paul Robuchon workshop. The red and white "Tokyo Tower", inspired by the Eiffel Tower. From his observatory, you may be able to see on clear days, all of Tokyo and Mount Fuji (3 776 m)
  • Odaiba district, city of the future: take the Yurikamone automatic aerial metro. Careful, it's going fast! Odaiba is built on the artificial island of Rainbow Town, where you will find hotels, shops, attractions, museums and offices.

5 things to do in Japan: (in addition to the others)

  • Make a stop in an "Onsen", famous thermal spring: they spring from one end of the country to the other. There are over 3000 (much more than in Iceland). In Japan, we relax! This Japanese bathing custom became a kind of religious ritual for the Japanese that could even be related to a kind of pilgrimage. Staying in a ryokan onsen (a traditional inn with a private thermal spring) is a pure delight.
  • Attend a Sumo fight: Sumo tournaments in Japan take place every odd month. So there are six a year! The most common way to reserve seats is through the official website. To watch a Sumo fight, it's this way!
  • Celebrate the arrival of spring (late March-April) by attending the flowering of cherry trees (sakuras). The Japanese settle in the parks to feast and see the buds open into sublime pink flowers. If a petal falls into a glass, make a wish, it's a sign of luck! Flowering lasts only a few days but it is a magic moment. Each big city has its own walk under the cherry trees. In Okinawa, flowering takes place from late January to early February.
  • Snorkeling and seeing Aharen Beach on Tokashiki Island: This is the easiest and cheapest snorkeling excursion in Kerama Shoto National Park. With its clownfish, colourful corals, clams, butterfly fish and hundreds of other marine species, Aharen gives a superb insight into the life of Okinawa's reefs!
  • Sleep in Asakusa district with a lot of cheap youth hostels and cheap charming ryokan.

and a Bonus:

Visit the extraordinary "torii" (gates) of the Fushimi Inari Taisha Sanctuary, south of Kyoto. A series of traditional portals at the entrance of Shinto shrines, line up in this place by the thousands like a string of red and black totems through the forest!

How to fly to Japan?

The airline ANA (All Nippon Airways) is ranked among the best airlines in the world. A real experience as soon as you get on the plane. The quality of the service, the welcome of the hostesses but also the excellent food on board already gives the desire to be there. ANA is the only Japanese airline to have received a 5 star from SkyTrax (an English organization that offers statistics on international travel to rank the best airlines, catering, flight personnel...). She was also elected "Best Airline Staff in Asia Award" for 4 consecutive years. ANA recently created its application via Google Play Store or App Store, called 360° Virtual Viewer. I tested it and travelled for several minutes in Japan! A beautiful experience! Air Canada also announced the arrival of a new direct route from Montreal in June 2018!

Gastronomic specialities in Japan

Traditional Japanese cuisine is probably one of the healthiest and tastiest in the world. Like a national cuisine, Japanese food has evolved a lot in recent centuries due to many social and political changes. Since ancient times, much traditional cuisine has been largely influenced by Korean and Chinese cultures, but Japanese cuisine today is still unique. Okonomiyaki, Sashimi, Sushi, Tempura, Sukiyaki are just a few of the traditional dishes served in hotels in Japan. So if you are impatient to be the experimenters and you don't mind tasting grilled octopus, raw fish and eel, you won't be disappointed by this atypical cuisine.