Best 15 Japanese Subscription Boxes – Snacks, Beauty, Kawaii & More
It’s easy to fall in love with the surprising aesthetics, flavors, and stories of Japan. Airfare to the island nation can be pretty steep, so why not bring the wonders of Japan to you instead?
The Best Japanese Subscription Boxes
These subscription boxes deliver regular shipments of Japanese products for your sweet tooth, your style, your makeup collection, and more. Whether you’re a true otaku, a lover of mindful, minimalist design, or someone whose ramen habit rivals Naruto’s, you’ll find something in this list that’ll make you say “ureshii!!!”:
1. Japan Crate
The Cost: $12 a month for the Mini crate, $25 a month for the Original crate, $30 a month for the Premium crate. Free shipping to the U.S. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions
COUPON / How to Buy: Save $3 off your first Japan Crate Premium crate with code MSA3!
What’s Inside: Japan Crate seeks out the craziest, most unique snacks and candy for their monthly boxes. Everything is hand-selected and sourced straight from Japan, so you know you’re getting an authentically awesome snack experience. They even include a manga-inspired booklet full of info on each totally cool treat!
The Cost: $30 per month + free shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month prepaid subscriptions.
COUPON / How to Buy: Use coupon code MSA3 to save $3 off your first Doki Doki Crate!
What’s Inside: Kawaii!!! Unbox the cutest toys, stationery, plushes, and wearables month after month with Doki Doki Crate! As with Japan Crate, these products come straight from Japan. And with every box, there’s a different theme and a fun new assortment of characters on display. (Think Totoro, Rilakkuma, Gudetama, Hello Kitty, Retsuko, and more!)
3. Neko Box
The Cost: $39.99 per month, or save with longer commitments
How to Buy: Sign up for Neko Box here.
What’s Inside: For a more elegant take on Japanese culture, look no further than the lifestyle and home products in Neko Box! Curated by two designers, this monthly subscription brings you a thoughtfully curated, premium selection of items that represents the different regions of Japan. There’s a new theme each month, but the exquisite aesthetic is a constant.
The Cost: $38.95 per month + free U.S. shipping (discounts for 3 or 6-month subscriptions), or nab the smaller Tasting Box for $15.75 per month.
COUPON / How to Buy: Save 5% off your first box with code ADDICTION
What’s Inside: Snakku works with local purveyors and makers to bring you authentic snacks from all different regions of Japan. Everything is lovingly chosen to highlight a different season, area, local shop, or other theme, then beautifully packaged in a traditional, washi-paper furoshiki. Tasty and tasteful at the same time!
5. nmnl (No Make No Life)
The Cost: $29.99 a month + free shipping
COUPON / How to Buy: Save $3 off your first box! with coupon code 3OFF
What’s Inside: According to their site, the name comes from a popular Japanese saying used by people who think makeup and beauty are essential parts of life. Do you agree? This collection of treats from Tokyo could be perfect for you! Explore the world of Japanese skin, hair, body, and makeup products with this box of full-sized products.
The Cost: $39.00 per month + free shipping
COUPON / How to Buy: Use code ADDICTION to save $10 off your first box!
What’s Inside: If artisanal snacks are more your speed, then you’ll love the premium goodies in Bokksu! These treats are the kind of high-quality items that, according to their site, “people in Japan actually eat.” Each box comes with a tasting guide that tells the story of each unique item, plus a tea pairing, too!
The Cost: $33.49 a month + $5.50 shipping
COUPON / How to Buy: Use coupon code ILOVENIHONBOX to save $3 off your first box!
What’s Inside: From tasty snacks to cool collectibles, the items in Nihon Box run the gamut of otaku culture. Expect a monthly assortment of colorful finds, including quirky snacks, figurines, licensed anime and video game fan items, traditional gifts, miniatures, and even occasional housewares. Everything is carefully curated and promises to be 100% Japanese. Just interested in snacks? They have a subscription of just treats and sweets, too!
The Cost: $24.99 per month for a Regular box, $34.99 per month for a Large box, or less with longer commitments. Nab the Dagashi box for $14.99!
COUPON / How to Buy: Use code ADDICTION to save 10% off!
What’s Inside: What kind of Japanese snacks are you most curious about? Playful penny candy? New, super trendy treats? With WOWBOX, you can choose from one of four snack subscriptions—the general Fun and Tasty box, the adorable, healthy Kawaii and Beauty box (which comes with a few beauty finds, too!), the trendy New and Limited box, and the sweet but simple Dagashi box. Each month, you’ll get a new box of tasty Japanese treats shipped from Tokyo!
9. Kawaii Box
The Cost: $24.90 per month + free shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month prepaid subscriptions.
COUPON / How to Buy: Use code KAWAIILOVE to save $5 off your first box
What’s Inside: Kawaii Box definitely lives up to its name! This box includes an adorable assortment of Japanese and Korean items to snack on, snuggle, scribble with, and squish, including Rilakkuma, Pocky, My Melody, Pony Brown, San-X, Sanrio, Totoro, and Alpacasso products! We love the mix of stationery, stickers, and collectibles inside this box—it’s almost impossible not to squeal with joy when you crack this pastel package open each month!
10. Zakka Kit
The Cost: $19.99 per month
How to Buy: Sign up for Zakka Kit here.
What’s Inside: Stationery lovers are sure to swoon for this monthly collection of Japanese paper goods! Each monthly box focuses on its own theme and contains adorable products like washi tape, pens, notecards, sticky notes, stamps, envelopes, notepads, and much more. Crafters, scrapbookers, and bullet journal fans alike will love this magical mix of traditional, kawaii, and modern designs.
11. Kira Kira Crate
The Cost: $29 a month + free U.S. shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.
COUPON / How to Buy: Use code MSA3 to save $3 off your first crate!
What’s Inside: Explore a new world of beauty with the Japanese products in Kira Kira Crate! Each box includes unique bath, makeup, and pampering items to help you relax and refresh. Think nourishing sheet masks, lip glosses and balms, bath bombs, and more!
12. Anime Bento
The Cost: $35.00 per month for the monthly subscription, or $200.00 for the quarterly Plus subscription.
COUPON / How to Buy: Get 10% off either subscription level with code MYSUB
What’s Inside: Fans of anime and manga will dig Anime Bento, which promises new and exciting manga to read, plus anime collectibles and snacks! Take your subscription to the next level with the Anime Bento Plus box, which includes full-sized figures, model kits, large accessories, and apparel, too!
The Cost: Choose your subscription style for $19.00 + $6.00 shipping, or get both styles for $38.00 + $12.00 shipping.
How to Buy: Sign up for Gachacrate here.
What’s Inside: It’s hard not to love gachapon, or Japanese capsule toys! These small surprises come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and this subscription is all about introducing you to these quirky collectibles. Choose from two themes—the kawaii box, which features cute characters and critters, and the kakkoii box, which includes games and anime. You’ll get 5-6 toys each month plus a mystery item. Can’t choose between the two themes? You can get both boxes in one, too!
14. Umai Crate
The Cost: $25 a month w/ free shipping
COUPON / How to Buy: Use code MSA3 to save $3 off your first Umai Crate!
What’s Inside: Ramen isn’t just for college students (though we bet this would make a great care package)! This box delivers a mix of traditional and unexpected ramen flavors each month, along with a bonus gift and a booklet of ramen preparation tips and other cultural tidbits.
15. Tokyo Treat
The Cost: Get the small box for $14.99, a regular box for $24.99, or a premium box for $34.99.
COUPON / How to Buy: Use code 3OFF to save $3 off your first box!
What’s Inside: Snacks, snacks, and more snacks! This tasty orange box includes a wide assortment of quirky candies, crunchy snacks, and limited edition surprises. Everything is listed out and described in a handy mini magazine, along with notes on Japanese culture and fun contests!
What are your favorite Japanese subscription boxes?
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