The Best Japanese Subscription Boxes, from Snacks to Kawaii (2024)

Updated by Timothy Paradis

Konnichiwa! From their cozy outdoor baths to incredible snacks to their manga to their language, there is so much to love about Japan. Rather than spending thousands on traveling to this island nation, our Japanese subscription boxes offer you a taste of culture – directly to your door!

What Are the Most Popular Japanese Subscription Boxes? 

Kizuna Lifestyle Box from Japan (includes shipping costs)

Kizuna Lifestyle Box from Japan (includes shipping costs)

From $52.49 per box
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Focusing on the passage of time through seasons and festivities, The Kizuna Box explores Japan's long-standing traditions through lifestyle items, Japanese candy, snacks, and other healthy goodies. With three subscription boxes, stock up your kitchen cabinets with beautiful clay plates, matching chopsticks, popular Tokyo treats, and teacups.

Shipping: We ship during the first week of the month. All orders must be placed by the 25th of the prior month. It takes 10 - 20 days for a Kizuna Box to arrive at your door, depending on your location. **If you choose "by surface mail (By SEA)", SEA shipping will take more than 3 months for delivery with or without a tracking number. note that.

“We lived in Japan for 3 years and then had to return to the States due to my husband's health. These boxes bring me such joy each month. The memories of the sweet, kind and gracious people of Japan are brought to life when the box arrives.” – Cheri D.

Fangirl Monthly Box

Fangirl Monthly Box

From $19.00 per box
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Stock up on the cutest Ghibli and Sailor Moon collectibles that you can wear and use as an accessory on your keychain. Fangirl Monthly delivers anime and manga-inspired accessories that you can't find anywhere else. With a different theme each month, get fandom-inspired designs like a Totoro jewelry case to match with a pair of Spirited Away dangly earrings.

Shipping: We ship between the 5th-10th of each month, so you will receive the box within the given month (and not after!).

"I absolutely loved my first box! It had a few different anime & manga products. I wear the items from this box almost every day. I highly suggest this subscription box for any anime & manga fans! :)" - Bailey D.

Mystery Manga Box

Mystery Manga Box

From $50.00 per box
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Fukubukuro is a Japanese New Year custom in which retailers sell grab bags filled with various mystery items. Give them a taste of this tradition with a subscription to Mystery Manga Box. Each monthly box includes 1 mystery manga, a Japanese drink, snack, sweet anime treats, and a gift. A box that they'll look forward to unboxing every month!

Shipping: All orders placed before the 8th of each month will receive their first box that same month. Any orders placed after the 8th will receive their first order around the 15th of the next month.

“My husband and I loved our mystery manga box! All the snacks were great and we enjoyed the manga as well. The curators did a good job picking something based on our likes. I'm excited to get the next one and considering doing a full year subscription.” – Nikki J.

STICKII Monthly Sticker Subscription

STICKII Monthly Sticker Subscription

From $12.00 per box
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When they join the STICKII Club, they can look forward to getting some high-quality happy mail every month. A kawaii box of a different sort, now they can cover all their favorite school supplies and items in colorful happy stickers! Choose from Cute, Vintage, or Pop options for a selection of 6+ sheets of stickers, a storage insert, and at least 2 stationery items like pens and notepads.

Shipping: - Orders placed by 5pm PST on the 7th of the current month will get this month's pack and be shipped on the 11th. - Orders placed after 5pm PST on the 7th will get next month's pack and it will be shipped on the 11th of the following month.

“I've been a stickii club subscriber for 3ish years now off and on, and when my stickers come its always the best part of my month! Their customer service is fantastic and have always been kind to me! I really appreciate them and I highly recommend them to anyone who might need stickers!” – Sydney D.

Manga Spice Cafe Subscription Box

Manga Spice Cafe Subscription Box

From $45.95 per box
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Bringing the unique experience of a manga cafe from Tokyo to their front door, Manga Spice Cafe is a fun monthly box that's perfect for lovers of manga, anime, and all things Japanese. Each box delivers 3 newly released manga, suitable for those 15+, along with 3-5 sweet or savory Japanese snacks, 1 cafe drink item, a detailed artist info sheet, and occasional surprise gifts.

Shipping: Boxes ship during the last week of each month, on the 26th, and will arrive at your door on or before the 9th of the new month. Example: Ships June 26th, Arrives July 9th or sooner.

"Fun! I ordered one box for my daughter, and I will definitely order a second! Opening up a box that comes in the mail is still a treat! She was excited when the box arrived. There was info on the ingredients in the treats (which is helpful when recipient is a vegetarian), and details about the curated books. The included books look awesome! Very well done, thank you." - Cara K.

Cultural Japanese Gift Boxes

Our Kizuna Lifestyle Box is named for an “enduring bond between people.” From quality ceramics to stationary to snacks, these beautifully curated packages emphasize various seasons and festivals. If you’re a crafty type, you already know that the quality of Japanese stationery is unparalleled. When you receive adorable greeting cards, postcards, and stickers every month, you’ll have so many kawaii* options to choose from! We personally love the Stickii Sticker Subscription 

*Kawaii = endearing and cute

Japanese Manga Gift Boxes

If you – or a loved one – are a Nipponophile, why not purchase a Manga Madness Bundle? It’s tailored to specific age groups and only includes #1 books and issues (great for beginners and collectors alike). If you’re more familiar with the art form, a Japanese mystery box of Manga might be more your speed. You can even select Shoujo and Shounen varieties, too!

Do you prefer Disney to Manga? Not to worry: The Disney Japan Magic Box is the easiest way to get your hands on exclusive, hard-to-find products! Each month, items like plushies, keychains, accessories, stationery, stickers, and jewelry will be sent directly to your address. 

Japanese Food Subscription Boxes

Japan is known for creating unique and innovative food products, but it can be incredibly difficult to find specific products outside of the country. Try a Japanese Snack Box that provides a mix of salty and sweet flavors, from cookies to candy to savory items. It’s not just foods that are worth a taste: There are plenty of Japanese beverage gift boxes, loaded with juices, teas, sodas, boba, and much more! 

Check out our other international gift guides if you didn’t find the Japanese subscription box you were looking for!