Where Do You Buy Japanese Merchandise?

Published on November 21st, 2008.

I’ve always been a fan of YesAsia.com, I’ve used them ever since I ordered my first Japanese CD back in early 2006. I’ve never had any problems with their service and I’ve enjoyed the free shipping throughout the (soon to be) three years. However, as I’ve gotten used to the weak dollar lately, I don’t feel like purchasing anything now when the dollar is back up and getting stronger.

So my question to you is, where do you buy Japanese merchandise?

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Puchi Moe Electronic Key Chain & Carrot Edamame Key Chain

I need replacements, preferably stores that use yen as their primary currency and ships outside of Japan. I know of cdjapan and HMV, and they’re definitely worthy opponents, but I want even better choices, if possible.

I’m also very much interested in places that sell other stuff than music and movies, whether it’s online or in Japan. I recently bought a few gadgets from Strapya World and I was very happy with them.

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Manner Beans – Chopstick Practice Kit, for the fun of it.

Recommendations are much appreciated. And I’m sorry for the long break, I’ve been very busy and I’ve felt ill the last two days, but I’m all good now!

  • adam

    Jbox.com

  • adam

    Jbox.com

  • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

    I know about Jbox, but I’ve never really found anything worth buying there… Quite some time since I last checked them out though, so I guess I should go and have a look again.

  • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

    I know about Jbox, but I’ve never really found anything worth buying there… Quite some time since I last checked them out though, so I guess I should go and have a look again.

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com/ Jamaipanese

    unfortunately shipping to my country (Jamaica) isn’t very strealined, supportted or supported as much as I want yet. it is improving though in recent years. But for now I only order from Amazon.

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com/ Jamaipanese

    unfortunately shipping to my country (Jamaica) isn’t very strealined, supportted or supported as much as I want yet. it is improving though in recent years. But for now I only order from Amazon.

  • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

    I see, that’s a pain. In my case, I have to pay 20-30% customs for orders outside of EU if the order is worth more than $50, that’s pretty annoying too.

    I’ve actually never ordered anything from Amazon, I bet I will sometime though…

  • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

    I see, that’s a pain. In my case, I have to pay 20-30% customs for orders outside of EU if the order is worth more than $50, that’s pretty annoying too.

    I’ve actually never ordered anything from Amazon, I bet I will sometime though…

  • http://tofugu.com/ Tofugu_Erin

    Any chance that you’ll make a YouTube video for us of those manner beans in action?

  • http://tofugu.com/ Tofugu_Erin

    Any chance that you’ll make a YouTube video for us of those manner beans in action?

  • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

    I know about Jbox, but I’ve never really found anything worth buying there… Quite some time since I last checked them out though, so I guess I should go and have a look again.

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com/ Jamaipanese

    unfortunately shipping to my country (Jamaica) isn’t very strealined, supportted or supported as much as I want yet. it is improving though in recent years. But for now I only order from Amazon.

  • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

    I see, that’s a pain. In my case, I have to pay 20-30% customs for orders outside of EU if the order is worth more than $50, that’s pretty annoying too.

    I’ve actually never ordered anything from Amazon, I bet I will sometime though…

  • http://tofugu.com/ Tofugu_Erin

    Any chance that you’ll make a YouTube video for us of those manner beans in action?

  • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

    I was actually thinking about doing that! I just need to find some time first :)

  • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

    I was actually thinking about doing that! I just need to find some time first :)

  • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

    I was actually thinking about doing that! I just need to find some time first :)

  • Minako

    Try http://www.kissmydisc.jp  They’re launching soon, but have been a reputable Japanese vendor online for many years.  They charge in JPY, and the selection of CDs, books, DVDs, toys, is massive (over one million items they claim).  Their new, English language site will launch shortly (March, 2013).  

  • Aldo

    Believe it or not, as an Italian/Mexican I do wish to purchase specific items from Japan, but don’t know how.