Originally Posted by ThisWayHome
In a future post will you elaborate on how you were able to enter Japan without a carnet?
Yes. I promise.
Its outlined pretty well on the HUBB here
Basically, if you come in on a ferry, you can use a C5014 form to temp import your bike. I don't know if it can be done if you ship the bike in a container but on a ferry (ride on, ride off) you can. So from Korea or Russia, this is an option. Although if you are coming from Korea.. you will need a Carnet because they require one.