HOW to BUY Used Cars From Japan

TokyoCarZ makes exporting used cars  from Japan easy, fast and safe. There are no hidden costs, over charges or false reports! We do our best to make your purchase smooth!

Please create an account in our system . It is FREE  of charge and takes few minutes. You will get access to more than 150 auctions and about 150,000 units weekly.

In order to start bidding and purchasing cars right away, you are required to make a deposit of 150,000JPY or equivalent of 1,500 USD. This deposit will be added to your account and discounted from you when we send you the final invoice. You can make your deposit via PAYPAL or Transfer to our Bank Account.


Bidding deposit

¥150,000 for cars up to ¥999,999 in value

10% (minimum of Y150,000) for cars ¥1,000,000 to ¥3,000,000 in value

Over ¥3,000,000 – To be discussed on a car by car basis

There are no charges for bidding and we can refund the deposit anytime before you actually win an auction.

Start browsing the auctions. Auctions run from Monday to Saturday at over 150 locations across Japan and auction stock is constantly being updated. It’s best to check at least twice a day to make sure you stay on top of what’s available.

Once the deposit is in place you look at the auctions and send us the Auction Lot number of interesting units. We'll screen them and delete any problem cars. Good ones We'll translate the condition report into English and upload them to your account for bidding.

Then you can read over the reports and if you want to bid you enter your bid, which is the maximum that you want to bid on the car. We will then bid for you, up to that amount if necessary.

If the car sells for less then you pay that lesser amount. If the bidding goes over your budget then we stop and move onto your next target and you pay nothing.

Once you win an auction we pay for the car in full and issue you an invoice for the balance. Once that's paid we can ship the car.

Company Fees – Y120,000 (starting from) - covers auction costs, deregistration, Japan port clearance, photos, radiation check, sales tax, DHL, etc and gets the car on the boat for port of destination!

Fee schedule (based on car price)

          from 0 to  – 1,500,000 = JPY 120,000 

JPY 1,500,001 – 2,000,000 = JPY 140,000

JPY 2,000,001 – 2,500,000 = JPY 160,000

JPY 2,500,001 – 3,000,000 = JPY 180,000

JPY 3,000,001 – 3,500,000 = JPY 200,000 

JPY 3,500,001 – 4,000,000 = JPY 240,000 

Over JPY 4,000,000, please enquiry

There are two types of shipment Ro-Ro and Container shipments.Please contacts us for details!

Shipping – Depends on the destination port and the size of the car – get in touch for a quote

Insurance – Depends on the value of the car