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I just got an email from the German guy I mentioned.
He said that he came without a carnet on the ferry from Sakahlin to Wakkanai
Cost all together in Wakkanai port was about 20,000 yen (about US$250) for motorbike insurance, import tax and for the agent. Pay in YEN, so try to get yen before arriving. Or you will have to go to the city center to find a bank.
Ferry cost is 25,000 yen/person + 9,000 per motorcycle (according to website)
this is the e-mail I received from Heidi & Bernd (presently in Costa Rica):
der zoll in wakkanai will keine carnets, also keine bange!!! für die ist es einfacher, ihre papiere zu machen. alles super easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! er soll im hubb sichen nach verschiffung russland japan, da hab ich alles genau gepostet!
Translation (just in case): the Wakkanai customs does not want a carnet - don't worry!!! It is easier for them to handle only their paperwork - all very easy!!! Check the HUBB for shipping Russia to Japan, I posted everything in detail there!
So, this is the way it looks like -
Concerning the weather, maybe I can talk to the weather Gods over here in Japan and maybe they will have an open ear .
Take care and safe riding - see you some day somewhere out on the road!
Just a follow up to this. The German guy (who is also Chris) is finding it quite hard to find freight from Japan to Canada. Just something to consider.
I have been in contact with Christian.
I think he decided to go by sea freight from a shipper I recommended.
Air freight from Japan can be quite expensive.
I don't know why it is so much more than other countries, but only one person I know has shipped by air. He practically disassembled his bike to make it as small as possible. There is not much 'local' information on air shipping as most Japanese travelers shipping from here are on their first leg of a trip and not in a great hurry to get someplace fast.
If anyone has info on air shipping from Japan, please start a new thread on the subject.
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