The Best Japanese Subscription Boxes, from Snacks to Kawaii (2023)

Konnichiwa! There's a reason why visiting Japan is on many people's travel bucket lists—it's the home of Pokemon, the coziest outdoor baths, and was the recent host of the 2020 Olympics! In addition to its unique culture, delicious cuisines, and entertaining anime, it's also a country rich in history with tons of innovative inventions. While traveling to Japan may not be in your immediate travel plans, that doesn't mean you can’t explore the country on your own: With Japanese subscription boxes, you can get a taste of Japanese culture delivered straight to your door each and every month.

But perhaps you’re new to Japanese culture. A subscription box, either for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, can be a great way to explore a new culture that you might not have access to otherwise. Japan is known for creating unique and innovative products—from candy to lifestyle items—that are high-quality and typically have excellent craftsmanship. If you’re a newbie, searching for these types of items online can be both daunting and confusing. So take the stress out, and have a host of Japanese products curated for you and shipped to your home.

Whether you're looking for a delicious candy subscription box or kawaii* crafts and home decor, each box delivers a unique unboxing experience like no other. Treat yourself and your travel buddy with a subscription service that will take you to introduce you to the many things that make Japan a country worth visiting!

*In Japan, kawaii refers to their “culture of cuteness.”


Japan Crate

From $45.79 per box
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Japan Crate is your all-exclusive access to everything Japanese. Personalize your experience by choosing from six subscription tiers – the Original box with 10 random items, the Umai Crate box featuring instant noodles, the Premium box with full-size Japanese snacks, the Gacha Gacha box with limited-edition capsule toys, the Doki Doki box with kawaii plushies and figurines, or the Ink box with all things stationery.

Shipping: New orders are normally shipped between five and ten business days after purchase, however due to higher-than-normal order volume and changes from COVID-19, fulfillment time may be between three and four weeks after order date. This box ships worldwide to any country except Russia, Syria, and the Democratic People's Republic Of Korea.

“I love that Japan crate provides a way to get authentic Japanese snacks no matter where you live. It's such a fun and interesting way to be connected to other places! The other subscription services under Japan Crate are also great since you can get a box based on your interests, whether it be stationery, food, cute things etc.! Thank you to the team who works so hard!” — Marianna K.


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: Ships worldwide from Japan around the 1st of each month. Depending on your location, it will arrive 10 to 20 days after shipment.

“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

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: Boxes ship between the 10th and the 15th of every month.

“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

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. Get 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 you'll look forward to unboxing every month!

Shipping: Ships only within the United States around the 15th of each 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

From $12.00 per box
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When you join the STICKII Club, you can look forward to getting some high-quality happy mail every month. A kawaii box of a different sort, now you can cover all your 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: Ships worldwide to most countries from the United States on the 11th of each 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.


Disney Japan Monthly Magic

From $38.99 per box
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Experience the magic of Disney with a crate of cute unique items and plushies you can only find at Disney stores in Japan! Each box includes 3 to 6 rare finds like Tsum Tsum dolls, Mickey Mouse washi tape, and princess hair accessories you can only get from Tokyo Disney Resort. Customize this gift box for a friend by choosing a movie or character they love, and MyKawaiiMouse will do its best to include those specialty items!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from Japan between the 10th and the 15th of every month.

“I absolutely loved my subscription box. I bought a one time one first and loved it so much I had to subscribe! I said how much I would love some of the exclusive Nuimos and in both boxes I have received one! All the other items have been picked perfectly according to my preferences! I love all of the Ariel bits I have received so far! Thank you so much, these are lovely, surprise boxes! It takes a while to make it to the UK, but it is definitely worth the wait!!” – Jenny G.


Manga Spice Cafe Subscription - Month to Month

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 on or before the 9th of the new month.

"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.