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If you’re studying Japanese, you probably love Japan.

Whatever you love about Japan – anime, kawaii culture, traditional culture, food, snacks – there’s a box for that!

And what’s better than getting a special delivery from Japan? How about getting a special delivery from Japan every single month!

Don’t forget that you can buy most of these boxes as a one-off (no subscription). Why not test out different boxes before subscribing?

They also make great gifts for fans of Japan!

Here’s my round up of the best Japanese subscription boxes for every taste!

Japan Crate

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Japan Crate is one of the original and best Japanese candy subscription boxes. If you love trying new Japanese candy and snacks, this is for you. Free shipping direct from Japan to anywhere in the world each month! It comes in three different sizes, from the affordable Mini box (five items) to the amazing Premium box, which has up to 20 items plus a drink and surprise gift.

Doki Doki Box

The Doki Doki box is a special box from Japan Crate for lovers of all things kawaii! Each month you get a special selection of cute surprises from Japan, which might include plushies, household items, socks, accessories and more. They feature lots of well known character brands such as Rilakkuma and Pokemon.

Kizuna Box

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Kizuna Box is a very popular Japanese subscription box for fans of traditional Japan. You can choose from two options: the snack box or the lifestyle box. The snack box is (obviously) mostly snacks, and the lifestyle box has items such as ceramics, stationery, textiles and other home items. But both boxes contain a couple of items from the other category, so you can experience the best of both worlds 🙂 What’s more, each box is themed around the changing seasons!

Kira Kira Crate

Japanese beauty is a trend sweeping the world, thanks to its innovative products and beautiful packaging. You can get a selection of beauty products sent to you direct from Japan with the Kira Kira Crate, a Japanese beauty subscription box. Perfect for pampering yourself! Order this box through the Japan Crate company.

Neko Box

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Neko Box is the top Japanese subscription box choice for those who treasure traditional Japanese design and home ware items.

Each monthly box contains five or more items such as ceramics, textiles, stationery and tea ceremony goods. The boxes all have special themes such as hanami, matsuri or folklore.

A beautiful way to build up your Japanese collection and slowly turn your home into a mini Japan!

Umai Crate

Love noodles? Umai Crate is one of the best Japanese ramen subscription boxes, from the makers of Japan Crate. Subscribers get 8-10 different Japanese instant noodle packs sent through the post each month, plus a special bonus item!

Zakka Kit

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Zakka Kit is another beautiful subscription box from the creators of Neko Box. This box specialises in Japanese stationery!

Each box has 6-8 practical and lovely stationery items such as notebooks, stickers, washi tape, pens and more. All the items are high quality and uniquely Japanese.

This Japanese stationery subscription box is perfect for anyone into bullet journaling, crafting and planners, as well as anyone who just wants to bring a touch more Japan to their office or daily life!

Kawaii Box

If you love all things kawaii, you will LOVE the Kawaii Box! Each monthly box contains 8-10 super kawaii items fresh from Japan. The items include plushies, squishies, stationery, kawaii snacks and accessories, and lots more – it’s a real treat each month!

Each box features characters from your favourite official kawaii brands such as Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, Pusheen and Molang.

Shipping is free worldwide!

Japan Candy Box

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From the makers of Kawaii Box, this is the perfect box for anyone who likes their kawaii with a sweet tooth.

Each Japan Candy Box has 10 different Japanese treats, including a mixture of exclusive Japanese KitKat flavours, character branded sweets, candy kits (a Japanese special!) and traditional snacks. The boxes are specially themed around the seasons and special events too 🙂

You can order this Japanese candy box with no subscription – just order one month at checkout.

Tokyo Treat

The Tokyo Treat box is another great option if you’re looking for a Japanese candy and snack subscription box. There is always such a great selection of treats in these boxes, including candy kits, anime themed snacks, drinks and more. There’s also a cute monthly theme each month!


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For those who enjoy trying traditional Japanese foods, this box is a joy. Each Bokksu box contains a selection of traditional Japanese snacks with a tea pairing, based on a different Japanese cultural theme each month.

The boxes also include a tasting guide to increase your enjoyment and appreciation of the treats.

There are two boxes to choose from: Classic Bokksu (20 to 25 Japanese snacks and a tea pairing) and Tasting Bokksu (10 to 14 delicious Japanese snacks and a tea pairing).

Use code FIRST5 to get $5 off your first box!

Booksquisite Box Japan

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An unusual and lovely subscription box for book lovers! Each quarterly Booksquisite Box contains three paperbacks by Japanese writers (in English versions), plus 6-8 other items from Nihon such as bookmarks, snacks or body products.

This is a great gift for anyone who loves world literature to introduce them to new Japanese authors.

Bikkuri Box

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Bikkuri Box (the name means surprise box) is a great all round choice for anyone who loves Japan. Perhaps if you’re looking for a gift for a Japan lover but you’re not sure what to get them? Or maybe you just want to try a bit of everything for yourself 🙂

Each box contains 7-10 mystery items including candy, toys, apparel, household items and cosmetics.

Nihon Box

Nihon Box is another great all rounder. It’s an especially great option for otaku and geeks, because each box has some manga and anime goods such as figurines and character T shirts. But they also have snacks and traditional Japanese household items! It’s a great selection that you can’t get anywhere else.


While there are loads of awesome Japanese candy boxes out there, we don’t all have a sweet tooth. Snakku is perfect for people who love traditional Japanese snacks and culture. Snakku boxes typically contain snacks like senbei and daifuku.

What’s more, Snakku boxes contain products that are only available in Japan! The Snakku people work with local suppliers in Japan to provide authentic products that aren’t sold abroad. Many of the suppliers are small family businesses that have been making snacks for generations.

The boxed have themes like seasons or regions of Japan. Each box is beautifully presented and wrapped in furoshiki (Japanese wrapping).

Have you tried any of these subscription boxes? Which is your favourite? 🙂


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