Items Prohibited for Import
Plants brought into Japan may carry disease-causing pests, which cause serious damage to Japanese plants.
In order to prevent these pests entering Japan, all plants brought into Japan from overseas are placed in plant quarantine.
To bring any plant into Japan, no matter how many or for what reason, you must have a Phytosanitary Certificate issued by a government agency of the exporting country and undergo import inspection.
Uncertified plants will be disposed of in accordance with the Plant Quarantine Law. Anyone importing uncertified plants and those who do not submit plants for inspection at the time of import will be imprisoned for up to 3 years or fined up to JPY 1 million.
Prohibited articles when entering Japan
Plants (raw fruit)
|Import-prohibited articles (fruits)|
|Import-prohibited articles (others)|
For the latest information about the plant quarantine system, please refer to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Plant Protection Station website.