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What’s TokyoTreat’s Origin Story?

By Sho Yamamoto
April 25, 2022

Many people know about Japan’s insanely good foods, but how do you get the experience of Japan at home, especially while borders are still closed for tourism? One solution is to subscribe to a Japanese snack box where you can try new and delicious items curated and delivered to your door every month! With many options out there, it can be tough to choose, so let this article inform you so you can make the right choice!

While there are many Japanese snack boxes out there, there is one clear choice when it comes to limited edition and exclusive Japanese snacks. It’s one of the original Japanese subscription boxes, TokyoTreat, which launched in 2015!

But how did TokyoTreat become what it is today?

Tokyo native Ayumi Chikamoto started TokyoTreat after receiving requests from friends overseas to send popular Japanese snacks like candy and rice crackers. She realized that people all over the world would love Japanese snacks and culture, and decided to share it with them!

With a lot of hard work and long hours, it started as a small operation on her living room floor. Ayumi would hand-pick and pack Japanese candy and snacks into mystery boxes that she believed people would enjoy all around the world. And as a female CEO in a space dominated by men, she has led the way to share her experiences and culture to TokyoTreat subscribers.

Every month, these boxes were filled with items that have uniquely Japanese flavors and textures that represent all the different and delicious Japanese foods.

Now, TokyoTreat has become one of the most popular choices for monthly subscription boxes of Japanese snacks.

Having a tough time deciding which Japanese snack box full of limited edition and seasonal snacks to get? TokyoTreat is the best place to find the latest in exclusive Japanese snacks in their monthly subscription box!

What makes TokyoTreat different?

First and foremost, compared to most Japanese snack boxes, TokyoTreat is a Japanese company! Companies like Bokksu and Japan Crate are based in the US, whereas the TokyoTreat office is right in Tokyo!

Because TokyoTreat is based in Japan, we are able to source your favorite snack items like limited edition Japanese KitKats and refreshing Japanese drinks like melon soda! Our snack experts, who all grew up in Japan, are always on top of picking out the best of what’s out, and what’s not yet been released. That means you get to be the first in the world to try new and limited flavors!

Every month’s TokyoTreat box will include a brand new limited edition Japanese Kit Kat flavor, Japanese instant noodles, Japanese bread, Japanese sweets, and a 24-page culture guide which gives you information on all the yummy items, short articles related to the monthly themed box, and community pages!

You can read all about how our culture guide differs from Bokksu in our full booklet comparison!


If you’re looking for head to head box comparisons, you can check out TokyoTreat vs. Bokksu: Valentines Box Face-Off and TokyoTreat vs. Bokksu: Sakura 2022 Snack Boxes.

TokyoTreat also has sister brands that offer other amazing Japanese goods in monthly subscription boxes! YumeTwins is all about kawaii goods, including high quality and branded plushies, stationary, and other accessories. NoMakeNoLife has the best of Japanese and K-beauty products that are totally Insta-worthy. Last but not least, Sakuraco, our newest brand, which offers authentic Japanese snacks sourced from local and traditional snack makers.

Conclusion

While traveling to Japan has been on halt now for over two years, we hope we’ve been able to provide experiences that bring Japan to you! There may be a lot of different Japanese subscription boxes out there, but only one will give you a modern piece of Japan with cool and crazy snacks!

With Ayumi’s vision, we will continue to spread Japanese culture to the rest of the world. We hope this article gave you some insight on how we started as a company, and you can feel confident in choosing TokyoTreat as your monthly Japanese subscription box!

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