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Our Japan relocation services

Your moving to Japan which can be both exciting and stressful. Moving to a new country doesn’t have to be stressful especially when you use WridgWays to help you with your move. Our team at WridgWays can help you with every element of your move including your packing, moving your pets and arranging insurance.

Moving overseas takes a lot of effort and knowledge but we are here to help you with that. Our team of experts and specialists in relocation, will be there every step of the way. We can help you with all your needs.

Why WridgWays?

With over 125 years of moving experience, you can trust our team of specialists to organise your move to Japan from packing up to settling in.

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Anywhere In The World

We have an extensive network of branches right across the globe, so no matter where you’re moving to in Japan, we can assist with all of your relocation needs.

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Relocation Services

Our relocation specialists can provide you with a complete suite of services from visa and immigration assistance, home and school finding, to medical system overviews and spousal support services.

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Nil Excess Insurance Option

We offer some of the lowest rates for moving insurance in Australia. Your possessions can be covered during transit to Japan and when in storage.

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125+ Years’ Experience

We’ve been helping Australians move house for over 125 years, and we continue to collaborate with the best relocation service providers in the world.

Ready to organise your move with WridgWays? Get started with our international relocation service in minutes.


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Reasons to move to Japan


Japanese food is traditionally based around rice dishes with a miso soup. They have a strong influence on tying in seasonal ingredient. The use of seafood in dishes is very common and available both cooked and raw (known as sashimi). Also famous for their tempura battered seafood and vegetables. Other staples include noodles such as udon and soba.


Japan is known to be a worldwide leader in technology advancements, especially in the area of electronics. They also have the world’s 3rd largest budget for scientific research at a value of $130 billion USD per annum, with nearly 700,000 researchers. Japan has leading household brands such as Sony, Panasonic, Toyota, Honda and Suzuki.

Cost of Living

Japan has a reputation of having a high cost of living. This is true in some cases. For food it can be quite inexpensive and eating cheaply is a possibility. Public transport is also cheaper than Australia but taxi fares are nearly double the price. As for rental a 3 bedroom house in a city centre can we 20% cheaper than it is in Australian cities. Utilities are approximately 25% more expensive than in Australia.

Job Availability

The labour market in Japan is quite vibrant and job availability reached its highest point in 44 years. This is an indication that labour supply is very low and the opportunity for employment is high. With the upcoming Olympics in Japan there is a strong need for those who speak English and Japanese.

Japanese Moving Facts

  • Japanese people have a high life expectancy, ranking at 3rd in the world. With men living to 81 and women to 88 years of age.
  • Japan is made up of a whopping 6,800 islands.
  • Tokyo-Yokohama is the largest populated metropolitan area in the world with 33 million residents.
  • Japan like Australia has a high elderly population with 21 percent of people being ages over the age of 65.
  • Japanese people like to eat fish, in fact they are the number one consumer of fish around the world.
  • Like to get things on the go, Japan has over 5 million vending machines. Nearly every street corner has a vending machine which you can purchase, beer, cigarettes, hot dogs to toilet paper.
  • Japan is a very safe country with the second lowest homicide rate in the world.