CDs arrive from Japan via Tenso shipping

Japanese Express Mail package
Japanese Express Mail package

I had five music CDs imported from Japan using Tenso shipping. I ordered them through Amazon Japan and had them shipped to Tenso. Once all of them arrived at Tenso, I “consolidated” my shipment into one package. Tenso literally opens up all your packages and puts the contents into one package which saves you money. My shipping cost was 3,570 yen ($45). Shipping them separately by Japanese Express Mail would have cost 8,450 yen ($106). Tenso shipped my package on May 23 and it arrived at my door 2 days later.

Kaleido Star: The First Amazing Mini Album
Kaleido Star: The First Amazing Mini Album
At-X Anime Gun Frontier OST
At-X Anime Gun Frontier OST
POWER DoLLS~Omni Senki 2540~
POWER DoLLS~Omni Senki 2540~
Gatekeepers TV Original Soundtracks
Gatekeepers TV Original Soundtracks
the Indigo: My Fair Melodies 2
the Indigo: My Fair Melodies 2

Gungrave O.S.T “righthead”

I also ordered the Gungrave OST from Amazon U.S. used. Gungrave’s OP has striking visuals and a haunting melody. The CD’s artwork is eye-catching. Notice the stains on the jewel case. It washed off but this was sold on Amazon as “Used – Very Good.”

GUNGRAVE OST 1 Uno "Righthead"
GUNGRAVE OST 1 Uno "Righthead"

Tenso received my Amazon Japan order

May 1, 2012

Amazon notified me they shipped my order.

May 2, 2012

Tenso notified me they received my Amazon CD. My shipment will cost $20 U.S. I was surprised it was so much. That’s the same shipping fee Amazon Japan charges for Express Mail Service. From the testimonials, I’ve heard shipping was $5 dollars. Later that day I logged on to their site and paid for my shipping.

Tenso site: Package arrival
Tenso site: Package arrival

May 3, 2012

Tenso ships my order. They gave me a tracking number along with link to track it. I couldn’t get the link to work so I navigated the JP Post office site. This is the link to enter your tracking number: Individual International Mail Search by Item Number.  As of now my package is still at the Tokyo post office. Tenso has a shipping calculator at the bottom of their page.  I’ll keep posting Tenso follow ups.

JP post office tracking
JP post office tracking