Doki Doki by Japan Crate: Kawaii Subscription Box Review

Doki Doki Japan Crate review

I kids love all things kawaii, so when I heard there was a Doki Doki box Groupon deal, my mom decided to get a box for my me for Christmas.  This is a subscription box that is kawaii themed, with 5-7 items in it.

The first box arrived around Christmas.  Keep in mind that the box is actually shipping from Japan, so it actually takes a while to arrive.  There was a lot of anticipation as far as waiting around for the box to arrive!

Doki Doki Box Japan Crate

My Christmas box had some cool things in it, like a dolphin neck pillow and a Gudetama Christmas ornament.

Our February box was Chinese New Year themed, which is a cute idea. It is the year of the Inu, which is dog in Japanese, but the pamphlet that is included in the box with information on the items says you will either get a seal or a dog plush because the seal is “the dog of the sea”.

Dog Plush & Shiba Mat

I got the dog plush, and it was so cute!

Doki Doki Japan Crate

It was one of the largest items in the box next to the oh-so-cute rug! It is a small rug, probably 1’x1′, and it slips on the floor, but other than that, the rug has a ‘Shiba Inu’ dog on it, and it is super soft.

Doki Doki Japan Crate

Cinnamoroll Notebook

Next thing I saw was a drawing pad with Cinnamoroll, the dog with long ears on it. The cool thing is that the notebook is the reverse of what I am used to, and you use it from right to left.  On the back inside cover of the paper, there were stickers that looked like stamps.

Doki Doki Feb Box

Dog Ema Wooden Plaque

Ema are wooden plaques that you hang at shrines, but you can hang this super-cute Inu Ema anywhere you would like. There are two different Ema that you can get, but I got the black dog. The pamphlet says that the brown dog wishes good luck, while the black dog hopes all dreams come true!

Doki Doki Japan Crate

Dog Sponge

Over the chaos of the holidays, sometimes our houses can get a little messier than usual. That’s why we need a nice little dog sponge to keep your house nice and tidy throughout the year. They come in three breeds: Shiba Inu, Boston Terrier, and Dachshund.

Doki Doki Japan Crate


I liked both boxes, and I hope to get another one again soon!


By | 2018-04-04T13:10:10+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Product Reviews, Toys|23 Comments

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  1. robin rue February 22, 2018 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    What a fun box full of awesome things!! I think my kids would love this because of all the cool stuff in there. Especially that wood plaque.

  2. candy February 22, 2018 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    From the photos looks like a really fun and cute box for the young ones. Bet they would be so excited to open it up and find out all the surprises inside.

  3. valmg @ Mom Knows It All February 22, 2018 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    I’ve never heard of this box. It had some really cute things, I’m a sucker for stuffed animals so I especially like the dog plush.

  4. Chubskulit Rose February 22, 2018 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Those are really cute! My daughter would love all of these. I specially love the dog sponge!

  5. Amber Myers February 22, 2018 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh, my daughter is all about kawaii things! She will so want this box. I might have to get her one.

  6. Sara Welch February 22, 2018 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    That is a really cute box idea. It would make a really great gift!

  7. Saidah Washington February 22, 2018 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    That is such a cute box. It also could be a really good idea for a gift.

  8. Sarah Bailey February 22, 2018 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness this would be like my dream crate all those dog things! How lovely do they look – I may just have to treat myself.

  9. Alison Rost February 22, 2018 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    This has to be the cutest subscription box! You can’t expect less from Japan! I really love all the items included. This would also be a lovely gift!

  10. Jenn @ EngineerMommy February 23, 2018 at 12:33 am - Reply

    What a cute box of goodies this is! My daughters love cute things like this and I bet they would LOVE to receive this doki box. I will look into getting one.

  11. sara February 23, 2018 at 12:38 am - Reply

    This is such a cute box subscription! My son is studying Japanese in college and my daughter has started to fall in love with Japan too! Thanks for sharing the Doki Doki box!

  12. Emily February 23, 2018 at 1:41 am - Reply

    This is such a cute and fun idea! Kids always get excited to get mail sent to them and the items in the box are adorable! I also think it is great that it is rare items, things not easily found in stores.

  13. Carol Cassara February 23, 2018 at 4:39 am - Reply

    Any fan of Japan merchandise will definitely love this! I think it’s a pretty cool box and you can give it as a gift too. I love how adorable the items are!

  14. Sandy N Vyjay February 23, 2018 at 7:12 am - Reply

    The Doki Doki subscription box has some really cute stuff. The Dog Plush and the neck pillow look lovely and absolutely adorable. This makes for a wonderful gift too.

  15. Heather February 23, 2018 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    This is the cutest box! My girls would absolutely love to get one of these.

  16. Amanda February 23, 2018 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    This looks like such a beautiful box of goodies. I love how everything in the box is dog themed–oh so adorable!

  17. Heather February 23, 2018 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    This is adorable and I’m sure my daughters would love it! What a fun learning opportunity with products to enjoy!

  18. Cyn Gagen February 24, 2018 at 1:38 am - Reply

    How cool is that? I wonder if they ship to Canada. I just adore that rug most of all.

  19. DanaMikee@kidzgeek March 1, 2018 at 4:37 am - Reply

    We love getting Japan crate! The information booklet that comes with it tells you about each product and is so helpful and well done. There’s a nice mix of sweet and salty snacks. Very pleased!

  20. Helen March 11, 2018 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Awe. These are so cute. This seems like a great subscription box to be a part of.

  21. Janet W. March 16, 2018 at 11:09 am - Reply

    All of these items are so adorable! What fun products to receive! The rug is so cute… but I wish it was a little larger.

  22. MD Kennedy April 1, 2018 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    What an awesome box! It is like going to the Japanese Mall in our city without all the crowds!

  23. Helen April 3, 2018 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    What an awesome box of stuff. Everything is so cute. I would love it!

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