The important thing about pet relocation to Japan is to be aware of the preparation steps need to start well in advance. For pets to enter Japan there are special requirements, like they must have had a rabies titre test done at least 180 days before travel. They should have been micro chipped and their rabies and annual vaccination should all be up to date & within the year when they travel.
There are also the standard requirement for travel like IATA standard travel crate, health certification; and the other preparation steps in pet relocation e.g. ideally to get your dog or cat familiar and accepting to the crate in the weeks before your move.
Japan is a popular destination for travel as well as relocation. For pet travel, pets can fly to Japan as excess baggage (rather than being only possible as manifest cargo, which is the case for some countries eg Australia, Hong Kong, U.K).
This depends on the airline’s requirements also, as each airine has different rules on the breeds they accept, as well as the size of crates that they will accept.
Ferndale Kennels has sent and received many pets to and from Japan and is familiar with the unique steps needed for travel to this beautiful destination for your pets.