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Shipping and Returns

Shipping within the USA
Your order will be shipped within 48 to 72 business hours of receiving it. Please note, we do not ship on Saturdays and Sundays, so those days are not counted as business days. 

Shipping costs are based on which shipping carrier you choose at checkout.

USPS Priority Mail, DHL, UPS, Fed Ex takes 2-4 business days* from the time it ships out, for U.S. residents. For orders shipping to the east cost, it can take 3-6 business days once it ships out. *Please note, these are just time estimates. We cannot guarantee shipping times or give refunds on shipping based on packages arriving later than usual. 

*First Class Mail does not include tracking and delivery confirmation and takes 2-6 business days from the time it ships out. 

International Shipping and Custom Fees
International order shipping times are based on the shipping carrier you choose at checkout. Custom fees vary by country and must be paid by the customer. JapanLA is not responsible for any custom fees and/or taxes your country may charge you. Any additional fees will be calculated and charged to you by your country's postal service. Please check your specific country for customs and VAT tax charges. All prices are in United States (USD) currency.


Flat Rate Shipping 

For a limited time, we are offering $5 Flat Rate Shipping Rate for online orders in the contiguous USA. To get the $5 shipping rate, you must spend $50 or more for orders shipping within California, or $100 or more shipping to the rest of the contiguous USA, excluding tax and shipping. Does not include Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Territories, or International Orders. Order must be placed on our online store Flat rate shipping does not apply to special orders placed through email/phone or through the brick and mortar JapanLA Retail Store. Regular shipping rates apply for email or phone orders.

Please email us at for questions. 

We can hold unpaid items until the end of the business day in the store. 

Pick Up Orders
If you would like to buy something and pick it up, please purchase online and enter "pickup" in the discount code box. Under "Special Instructions for Seller" enter which store you are picking up from, either "Melrose" or "Little Tokyo." Melrose pick ups can be picked up the same day. Pick ups from our Little Tokyo store can take 1-3 days. Please call or email us at to make sure your pick up is ready. 

Special Orders
Some items are not available to order on our online shop, but you can order them by sending us an email with the following info:

1 - the items you would like to order
2 - your shipping address
3 - your email address 

We will then send you an invoice through our website which will include a secure link where you can pay via PayPal or credit card. Once you pay the invoice, we will ship out your order and send you your tracking number.

Email us at:
Call us at: (323) 934-5201

Refunds and Exchanges
ALL SALE ITEMS ARE FINAL SALE. Items on sale cannot be returned or exchanged. All items purchased from our in-store Pop Up Shops are Final Sale and cannot be returned or exchanged.

Refunds will be given in the form of store credit only. We do not issue refunds in the form of Cash, Credit Card, or Paypal Credit.

Regular priced items must be exchanged within 14 days of purchase. We cannot guarantee that the requested items will be available by the time you send us your returned merchandise. Please contact us immediately if you need a different size or replacement item. If your items are no longer available, a store credit will be issued to use on a different item in our shop. Items must be in brand new, unused condition, with the tags attached to qualify for an exchange. You will be responsible for return postage and shipping costs to receive the new item.

Return Address:
Please send all returns and exchanges to:

Attn. Returns
7320 1/2 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Please email all questions, concerns, comments about your order to: