Review of Bokksu 2024! Is it worth it?

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What is Bokksu?

Bokksu is a snack box filled with many delicious Japanese sweets and snacks.

The theme changes every month, and there are over 20 different contents in the box according to that month’s theme.

The box is available as a one-time-only monthly plan or as a subscription plan for 3, 6, or 12 consecutive months.

This special box also includes snacks and other items created by a local Japanese company for Bokksu.

Since its inception in 2015, Bokksu has sold more than 1 million boxes to 100 countries around the world.

Who is Bokksu recommended for?

  • People who love both Japanese wagashi and modern snacks.
  • People who love the ancient culture of Japan
  • People who want to enjoy minor snacks instead of common Japanese snacks

Bokksu is a subscription box for those who love Japanese old culture and Japanese sweets.

The themes that change every month are also related to Japan. For example, cherry blossoms, fireworks, and even Japanese prefectures such as Hokkaido and Yokohama.

Another theme is to support local companies, so the boxes contain little-known but delicious confections, or sweets made exclusively for Bokksu by local companies.

The variety of sweets varies from Japanese sweets, such as manju and arare (rice crackers), to snacks and chocolate, and this is another point that keeps you entertained until the end of your visit.

Bokksu Details


Bokksu offers a one-time monthly plan and subscription plans for 3, 6, and 12 months continuous subscriptions.

Prices for each plan are as follows ↓

Price per monthtotal cost
12 months$39.99/mo$479.88
6 months$43.99/mo$263.94
3 months$45.99/mo$137.97
1 month$49.99/mo$49.99

Prices start at $49.99 per box, and the longer you sign up, the lower the one-time fee.

Delivery Area/Speed of Delivery

Bokksu’s delivery area is all over the world.

Bokksu basically offers free shipping to customers who sign up for monthly delivery. However, there are additional charges for some countries, so you should check in advance to see if shipping is free in your area.

Orders are shipped within 1-2 days of receipt and arrive via USPS from Japan within 1-2 weeks.

Bokksu has excellent customer support, and in addition to email inquiries, you can also contact them by phone if you are in the US.

If the box you receive is damaged, for example, you can also contact Bokksu’s customer support to have it taken care of.
It is very reassuring to know that support is available.

Labeling of allergens, vegans, etc.

Allergen information is translated into English and attached to each snack in the Bokksu box. You can also see which snacks are vegetarian and which ones contain alcohol.

Furthermore, monthly subscribers can check their account page to see a list of the next snacks to be delivered, as well as allergen and vegetarian information, in advance.

It is nice to be able to make a purchase with full understanding and to be able to easily check again before eating.

Is Bokksu worth it?

Bokksu good points

Looking at the contents of Bokksu and the way it supports allergen information and other information, it is easy to see why it is so popular in 100 countries around the world.

First of all, the depth of the carefully crafted content can be seen in the selection of interesting themes that even Japanese people would find difficult to learn about without being aware of them, such as the themes of prefectures, fireworks, and foxes, which are also revered as gods in Japan, among other aspects of Japanese culture.

Those who have been to Japan several times and those who really like Japanese culture and want to know more about it will probably discover aspects of Japanese culture that they “did not know”.

Furthermore, the fact that there are more than 20 sweets in the package that match that interesting theme is very appealing.

By including both Japanese sweets and snacks, you will definitely be able to enjoy them until the end of the month.

The booklet also includes a 22-24 page booklet that introduces the Japanese culture of the month’s theme, provides allergen information for the snacks, and tells a story about the snacks. You will be able to enjoy reading a novel about Japan while eating the sweets.

Bokksu has room for improvement.

While the content and service of Bokksu are excellent, I felt that the price is a bit high.

Of course, the opportunity to get snacks made exclusively for Bokksu and to try some lesser-known confections makes it a bit pricey.

It would be nice if there were smaller sizes available for first-timers to make it a little easier for them to try.

It is also wise to compare Bokksu with other boxes

Bokksu compared to other popular boxes

In addition to Bokksu, there are many other Japanese snack boxes such as Tokyo Treat and Sakuraco.

The Japan Snack Institute conducted a comparative study of Tokyo Treat and other snack boxes.

Even within the same Japanese snack box, different boxes have different themes, so we recommend that you compare and contrast with Bokkusu to find the box you prefer.

Considering a snack box other than Bokksu is also a good option!

There are many other great Japanese snack boxes besides Bokksu.

In japanese-snacks-lab, we have selected and introduced the best boxes according to people’s tastes, such as vegan boxes and cute boxes.

We hope you will find it useful in finding the perfect box for your taste.

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A samurai who conveys the charm of Japanese snacks to the world. He is an ordinary university student living in Tokyo, Japan. His favorite sweets are Ottotto and Jagarico. He is a level 3 dietary advisor.

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