English Speaking Moving Companies in Tokyo

There are many moving companies to choose from within Tokyo, and it can be hard to determine which best suits your needs. We’ve compiled the following list of the most recommended English-speaking movers servicing the Tokyo area (current as of mid-2019).

List of English Speaking Movers in Tokyo

For moves within Tokyo 23-ku

Moving Company Name English Speaking Packing Service Disposal Service
XPS Tokyo Yes Yes Yes
Prorow Yes Yes Yes
Quoz Movers Tokyo Yes Yes Yes
Tokyo Truck Guy Yes No Yes
Tokyo Helping Hands Yes No Yes
Transporter Tokyo Yes No Yes
Tokyo Happy Move Yes No Yes
Tokyo Move Yes No Yes

Before you choose, remember that while a particular mover might be the perfect fit for one person, they may not suit the requirements of another. We recommend you start by figuring out exactly what kind of service you’re looking for.

For example:

    • Do you have a lot of large furniture and appliances that require a mover with larger trucks?
    • Do you to save money by packing things yourself, or would you prefer to save time and have a company do it for you?
    • Do you need boxes, temporary storage, or disposal services? etc.

Next, research the available options and check their reviews. We’ve provided a list of moving companies above that either our own clients have used, or we have seen highly recommended within the expat community in Tokyo. You can visit their websites for more information and create a shortlist of the movers that best suit your needs.

Once you have your shortlist, contact each mover for a free quote. If they don’t have an online form, provide as much information as possible to help them calculate the price. Here’s an example of the type of information to provide:

Moving Date: July 8, 2019

Current Address: 9-2-13 Akasaka, Minato-ku

Current Apartment: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, no elevator

New Address: 4-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku

New Apartment: 2 bedroom, 12th floor, has elevator

Furniture:

1 x dining table (4-seater)

1 x coffee table

1 x television stand

1 x sofa (3-seater, L-shape)

1 x kitchen cabinet

1 x double bed

2 x bedside tables

1 x chest of drawers

Appliances/Large Electronics:

1 x refrigerator (2 door)

1 x microwave oven

1 x television (40 inches)

1 x washer (7kg tub)

1 x desktop computer

Boxes:

15 x cardboard boxes of belongings (please include price of boxes in quote)

To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking a moving company as soon as you know your moving date (preferably 3 weeks or more before you need to move). This is particularly important during the busy season (spring and fall).

Finally, make sure to be prepared on the day of the move, especially if it’s also the last day of your apartment contract. You can read this article for tips on how to ace your final inspection and get back as much of your security deposit as possible.