Review of Japan Crate 2024! Is it worth it?

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What is Japan Crate?

Japan Crate is a fun subscription box featuring the latest Japanese snacks and drinks in boxes inspired by anime, manga, and even kawaii (cute) Japanese culture.

The illustration of the box, the theme, and of course the sweets inside change every month, allowing you to enjoy Japanese culture without getting bored.

The box also includes a pamphlet that introduces the snacks inside, as well as some extras, making this a box that can be enjoyed to the fullest.

Who should buy Japan Crate?

  • People who love Japanese kawaii culture
  • People who want to enjoy the latest Japanese snacks
  • People who are interested in both Japanese anime and snacks

Japan Crate is especially recommended for those who love the latest kawaii culture, anime characters, manga, and funny things in Japanese culture.

While there are several other Japanese snack box services, Japan Crate’s most unique feature is that the boxes and contents change according to anime and manga characters, as well as other interesting themes of the time. For example, there is a box with an illustration of Hatsune Miku, or a box themed around the shopping arcade culture of Japanese shopping streets, which changes monthly.

Not only the boxes, but the contents also change each month, and include 15-17 easy-to-eat snacks, gummies, and candies.

The box also includes character goods that are fun to collect and a pamphlet introducing the snacks in the box.

The Japan Crate is a fun package that includes everything you need to enjoy Japan Crate.

Japan Crate Details


Japan Crate is available in one-time purchase monthly plans, as well as 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month subscription plans. The longer the contract, the more economical the one-time fee.

Price per monthtotal cost
12 months$39.99/mo$479,88
6 months$46.95/mo$281.10
3 months$47.95/mo$143.85
1 month$49.95/mo$49.95

Delivery Areas/Speed of Delivery

Japan Crate’s shipping areas are all over the world.

Shipping costs and carriers vary depending on your country of residence. For example, if you live in the U.S., you will receive your order via USPS with free shipping, and if you live in Japan, you will receive your order via Japan Post with free shipping.
Other countries may or may not charge shipping fees, but basically, your package will be delivered by Airmail, which is affiliated with Japan Post.

You need to check in advance how much shipping costs, but in addition to the U.S. and Japan, about 60 countries, including Hong Kong, Iraq, Singapore, South Korea, and the U.K., offer free shipping.

Orders are shipped within 1-3 days of receipt, and then usually take 7-10 business days to be picked up. Some areas may take up to 2 weeks.

If there is a shipping problem, you can rest assured that customer support will be there to help you.

Allergen and Vegan Labeling

Unfortunately, Japan Crate does not list allergens or ingredients. The official website also states that the company does not offer an allergen-free assortment and does not recommend Japan Crate for those with certain allergies.

Is Japan Crate worth it?

What is good about Japan Crate?

The great thing about Japan Crate that makes it unique is that it incorporates a lot of the latest Japanese culture, such as the globally popular Japanese anime and manga collaboration boxes that are available on a monthly basis, and the shopping malls and vending machines that are often seen in Japanese anime.

The snacks are mainly snacks and gummies, but there is also a wide variety of snacks, such as the globally popular Kit Kat, cider, and other snacks, from small snacks to shareable potato chips, etc. The contents not only change every month, but also vary widely.

The candy in the package can also be character or anime collaborations, making it a pleasure to receive the package each month.

This makes it possible to enjoy Japanese culture not only by looking at it but also by tasting it, even though you are outside of Japan.

Japn Crate has room for improvement.

On the other hand, Japan Crate is a bit more expensive than other subscription boxes of snacks. For example, if you are considering a monthly subscription and live in a country that charges for shipping, you may find the price to be a bit steep. Of course, anime and Japanese culture enthusiasts may find it worth it, but it would be nice to see a more reasonable price.

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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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