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Jun 28 2018

Japanese Auction Houses, Companies, and the Bidding Process 

japanese used car auction

Car auctions provide access to a variety of cars. Many people want to buy new cars so they sell their used cars at used car auctions.  There are different types of auctions; public and private. Many governments arrange the sale of used cars through auctions while private auctions also take place in many countries.

Japanese used car auction is a popular auction of used cars. Thousands of cars are auctioned in this auction on daily basis. People from all around the world bid and get Japanese used cars. There are many auction houses in Japan which arrange the auction of used cars. The process of buying from auctions is easy and convenient. However, the Japanese government has restricted the auction participation only to dealers.

Buying Cars from Japan                                                        

Japanese cars are well known for their high build quality and reliability. Major Japanese automakers include Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Daihatsu, Isuzu, and Suzuki. These brands are popular all over the world as the dependability of their cars is undisputed.

Buying Japanese used cars from Japan can be a great experience for those looking for reliable and high-quality cars. It is also worth noting that Japanese imported cars are generally of much higher quality than the locally assembled cars in many countries.

Imported cars from Japan also come with Auction sheets that contain information about the vehicle’s condition.

Japanese Used Car Exporters

Japanese used cars exporters export Japanese used cars from Japan to many countries of the world. Car Exporters make it easier to get the car in a convenient way. From auction participation to the export of Japanese used cars, car exporters provide support in the whole process. Most of the car exporters provide access to Japanese auto auction.

Major Japanese Auto Auction Houses:

There are many auction houses in Japan which provide auction services to the customers all over the world. Here are some of them.

  • AUCNET Auction:

AUCNET is a network of 7000 dealers across Japan and it is one of the largest networks of auction houses in Japan. It links the buyers and sellers in a wholesale market nationwide. Technology is used brilliantly and offers the ability to bid without actually having the need to visit the auction house yourself. It is a suitable choice for those looking for the vehicle of a particular choice. The grading system is as good as TAA.

  • USS Auction House:

USS stands for Used Car System Solution and is one of the largest auction houses in Japan. Market share of this auction house is attributed around 30%. It offers three ways to participate in the auction: “via satellite”, “on site”, and “over the internet”.  

  • TAA Auction House:

TAA is managed by Japan’s largest automaker Toyota. It hosts Toyota cars for auction. Due to its strict guidelines, you can expect specialization in the export/sale of Toyota cars.  It has 10 locations all across Japan. Bidding is possible every day except Saturday. The volume of the cars makes it a big player. Its grading system is strict as compared to other Auction houses.

  • ARAI Auction House:

ARAI Auto Auction or AAA is one of Japan’s largest auto auction houses. Approximately 35,000 registered members are associated with this auction house. It is one of the largest auction groups in Japan with four auction halls located in the region around Tokyo. Sales of vehicles take place six times a workweek. It is Japan’s only auction house that was made an entrant into the NAAA (National Auto Auction Association) headquartered in the United States. It has developed relationships with other auction houses in order to expand its network.

  • JAA Auction House:

JAA is a small sized auction house in Japan but qualifies as a mid-size auction house having 45000 vehicles at the disposal of its customers. JAA Tokyo and HAA Kobe are two popular auctions conducted by JAA. These two auctions take place on Wednesday and Saturday respectively. HAA Kobe is known for its outstanding line-up of foreign cars.

  • BCN Auto Auction:

The BCN auto auction house was launched in 2007 and intends to provide a clean and comfortable environment for car trading. It carries around 3000 auctions in a week. It has many network locations and keeps an estimated 10000 vehicles in stock on an average. It is a recognized auction house on both national and international level.


Previously known as Osaka Nako Auto Auction, It is world’s first internet-based automobile auction. The auction is held on every Wednesday and around 3000 cars are auctioned at one time.  Around 8500 cars companies gather for auction at BAYAUC. The auction house has a spacious auction hall and also offers multilevel car parking.  

  • CAA Auction House:

It is one of the largest auction groups in Japan. The CAA auctions are held on every Tuesday and Wednesday. It holds over 5300 exhibits in a week on average.

How to Participate in Japan Auto Auction?

Participation in Japanese auto auction is not a rocket science, it is a simple process. Many companies provide auction services for a fee.

Zulfiqar Motors offers access to Japanese live auction. In order to get access to thousands of cars in Japan, you need to go through a simple step by step process.

  • Registration:

Registration is required to participate in the Japanese used car auction.  You can register and get access to a variety of cars.

  • Payment:

In order to participate in the auction, you need to deposit a predetermined amount of money that is called a security deposit. This amount is mandatory to provide you access to Japanese live auction. Your amount will be returned if you fail to make a successful bid.

  • Car Bidding: How to Bid in the Auction:

You will get exposed to a variety of cars and there you will have to bid on the vehicles. You can read the specifications of the cars and then start bidding. It is recommended bidding as high as possible for the bidding to be successful.

  • Japanese Car Auction Result:

You will be notified about the auction results. If you win the bid you can move forward with your purchase. 

  • Shipping Of Cars:

The shipping process will be started after you make the full payment. You can take advantage of our experienced shipping services.

  • Documents:

You will get your documents as the car leaves the landing port. You may need these documents in your country when the car lands in your country.  

  • Payment Information:

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