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Best 15 Japanese Subscription Boxes – Snacks, Beauty, Kawaii & More

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Best Japanese Subscription Boxes

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!!!”:

Japan Crate

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!

Read our Japan Crate reviews!

Doki Doki

2. Doki Doki by Japan Crate

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!)

Read our Doki Doki Crate reviews!

Neko Box

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.

Snakku

4. Snakku

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!

Read our Snakku reviews!

nmnl Japanese Beauty Box

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.

Read our nmnl reviews!

Bokksu

6. Bokksu

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!

Read our Bokksu reviews!

Nihon Box

7. NihonBox

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!

Read our NihonBox reviews!

WOWBOX

8. WOWBOX

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!

Read our WOWBOX reviews!

Kawaii Box

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!

Read our Kawaii Box reviews!

The Zakka Kit

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.

Kira Kira Crate Japanese Beauty Box

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!

Read our Kira Kira Crate reviews!

Anime Bento

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!

Gacha Crate

13. Gachacrate

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!

Umai Crate Ramen Subscription Box

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.

Read our Umai Crate reviews!

TokyoTreat

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!

Read our Tokyo Treat reviews!

Best Subscription Boxes from Japan

What are your favorite Japanese subscription boxes?

Let us know in the comments!

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

21 Comments

  1. Hi! is there any Japanese subscription boxes you can get that dont have candy or stufflike that? I mean like boxes that come with real food, for example, wagu beef, sushi, real wasbi, ramen, etc, just regular food the real Japanese people would eat? Please reply back. Thanks!

    • Umai Crate (above) sends authentic instant ramen, the type you add hot water and other toppings to. There don’t appear to be any Japanese cuisine focused meal kit boxes that we’re aware of that ship to the US, but if you happen to be in the UK there *are* some interesting looking boxes available from JapanCentre that might interest you: https://www.japancentre.com/en/fresh/boxes

  2. Hi!

    Just a bit of info regarding Yumetwins and Tokyotreat.
    I bought 3 tokyotreat boxes (2 November and 1 december box). The november boxes never arrived, there’s still time for the december box to arrive but I honestly lost all faith that it will.
    I also bought a six mont deal from Yumetwins. they’ve shipped 3 of the boxes and they haven’t arrived either. So i contact them and at first they are very nice and polite telling me to wait a little longer. Finally they tell me that my boxes were probably “stolen/mishandled” somehow after being shipped. It turns out they take no responsability after they’ve shipped the boxes. They would even send me proof that they actually sent them. No refund, no replacement box, no help trying to find them, nothing. Any wonder why it is hard to find bad reviews? the blocked me from facebook and Instagram cause I complained about this. I know a lot of people have had a great experience with this boxes, but for the sake of honesty, I think it is important that people know that this can happen. I really wish I had known so i wouldn’t had lost so much money :(.

  3. Just a heads up for people interested in TokyoTreat: as of December 2017, boxes no longer come with the highly praised mini-magazine, and information on the snacks for each month is now only available on TokyoTreat’s website.

  4. Pretty sure there’s also Yumetwins, I think they are the sister brand of Tokyotreat box?

  5. Have you heard about YumeTwins?
    I’ve been subscribed from last year and i really love the contents. Need everyone to know how cute it is! ^^

  6. Anna, you should definitely check YumeTwins out and review it.
    It’s one of my go to kawaii box.

  7. Thank you! 😀

  8. Please review Neko box, and please KEEP reviewing Doki Doki and Kawaii Box (I can never decide between these two which one I like more).

  9. Had to look twice. I’m studying Japanese and neko is the Japanese word for cat. Cat box has a different meaning in the US.

  10. Liz, can you please review Zakka and Neko? They both look amazing! I was on the swap site to see if any of the items were listed, but nothing is really there. I’d like to get a sense of what is in the boxes. Maybe they should have a “past boxes” section on their sites to help users.

  11. Neko box and Zekka kit both look incredible! Liz, can you please review these? I was on the swap site to see if any of the items were listed, but nothing is really there. I’d like to get a sense of what is in the boxes. Maybe they should have a “past boxes” section on their sites to help users.

    • Hi Melissa! These are both on our radar to review (especially after you and a few other commenters expressed so much interest in them)! Stay tuned – you may see some reviews for these boxes in the coming months 🙂 Thanks so much for reading!

  12. Please review Neko box. It looks so kawaii!!! 😊

    • The Neko box looks lovely, but at 39.99 + 14.00 shipping, it’s just too much for me.

    • Neko box looks incredible! They need to figure out a way to eliminate the shipping charge. For $39 it is worth a try, but $53 is too much.

  13. I started my Skoshbox from October.
    It didn’t picked up on this post though.
    Love Japanese OKASHI—-!!

  14. I really like Yumetwins~

    • I know right. They’ve always had good quality items, wonder why they weren’t put here

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