As an avid fan of Japanse snack and cultural boxes, I was excited to get my first Kizuna Box. Kizuna in Japanese means a bond between people, and the Kizuna Box has two different editions the Kizuna Lifestyle Box and Kizuna Snack Box. Both boxes will send you curated cultural and seasonal Japanese products to your home directly from Tokyo. Past box themes have included the Momiji box (Japanese maple leaves), Harvest Moon Festival, and Tanabata (Japan’s Star Festival).
The 2 Options:
The Kizuna Snack Box comes with 17-20 snacks with 1-2 cultural items -$29.99
The Kizuna Lifestyle Box comes with 6-8 high-quality Japanese items including ceramics, stationery, and snack – $34.99
Both boxes come with the option just to buy a single box without a subscription, or you can sign up for the monthly subscription if you wish. Kizuna ships worldwide and the shipping fee is $13.
I decided to try the Kizuna Snack Box first and my box’s theme was “the good luck symbol box”. Right away I was impressed with the box as it came with a guide booklet that explained the theme of the box along with notes on which each item within the box. For example the guidebook explains about the tradition of different Japanese symbols of good lucks, such as the Beckoning Cat which is for good luck and wealth, Inu Hariko for good fortune and protection for children, Shichi Fukujin the Seven Gods of Luck for good luck and prosperity, Mr. Fuji for sacrality, Rabbit for prosperity, Shrimp for longevity, plum blossom for good fortune and vitality and the crane for longevity.
Inside My Kizuna Snack Box
- Year of the dog sandwich wafer cookies
- Yuzu sandwich wafer cookies
- Inu Hariko Yokan bar – traditional Japanese jellied dessert made of red bean
- Maneki Neko Fortune candy – color-changing candy to predict your fortune
- 2018 Rice Crackers – the crackers are shaped like lucky symbols
- Hokusai Gaufrettes – chocolate, green tea and vanilla treats with print of Mount Fuji
- Yukari Shrimp Crackers
- Kouhaku (red and white) Kit Kat
- Strawberry Daifuku angel pie
- Kaki no Tane plum rice crackers
- Plum and konbu tea
- Shichi Fukujin assorted rice crackers
- 1 greeting card
After reviewing several Japanese snack boxes Kizuna Box is by far one of my favorites. I adored how the box did not only just provide snacks but had a guidebook explaining more about Japanese culture, listed the allergens per snack, and provided the card too. For $29.99 I felt it was a good deal for the number of snacks I got and the overall quality. If you are looking to learn more about Japan and sample some delicious Japanese treats while you do I highly suggest ordering your own Kizuna Box. I loved my snack box so much that I can’t wait to see what is the lifestyle one!
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