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Great Japanese Products to Help You Stay Warm and Healthy

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These products also have excellent customer reviews on Amazon.co.jp and are shipped for free immediately from Amazon. You can also buy most at local drug stores and electrics stores.  If you have other recommendations, please add below in the comments section.

Great Japanese Products to Help You Stay Warm and Healthy – Top 10 Japan Essentials

1 Mini Hot Patches – 30 for about 600 JPY – These are great if you or your kids are outside a lot in the winter. Individually wrapped you just peel, and they heat up!  These heat patches fit nicely in mittens, in the bottom of boots or into pockets.  We keep a box right in our entrance way so the kids can grab one as they head out! Portable warmth!


Preparing for Winter - Top 10 Japan Essentials




2.  Apix Aroma Humidifier – White about 5,000 JPY – Japanese apartments and houses tend to be very dry in the winter, especially when you have central heating. We have a humidifier in each bedroom and living area.  This new Apix is a great design, and also can be used with Aroma oils. This humidifier is perfect for the average size bedroom. Easy to use, diffuses well and cute to boot. Available in four colors; white, pink, mint green and tan.


Preparing for Winter - Top 10 Japan Essentials3.  Electric Blanket 140×80cm  – 2,335 JPY – If you want to keep your electrical bill down, but want to stay warm invest in some electric blankets. This one is perfect for a twin bed. There is also a larger size 188×130cm for ¥ 3,260. These blankets can be used under or over the body in bed. These blankets are 70% polyester/30% acrylic and made in Japan.


Preparing for Winter - Top 10 Japan Essentials4.  Smart Phone Gloves EVOLG MARSH Deep Blue & White – about 3,000 JPY Keep your hands warm while checking your smartphone. These Evolg gloves are excellent quality and will never let you down in mid-text. They are one size and made from a combination material  (Acrylic, Nylon, Polyester, Wool, Rayon, Polyurethane).   Also available in many other colours and styles on Amazon.co.jp.


Preparing for Winter - Top 10 Japan Essentials5. Heated Carpet 176 X 176cm – about 5,000 JPY –  If you have small ones who play on the floor, keep them warm with a heated carpet. This carpet is to be placed under your existing area rug, not used alone. The heat will radiate through all rugs making your home snug! This 100% polyester electric carpet is easy to wash away spills and will keep little toes toasty.  Just the right size in front of the sofa or in the play area. Lightweight (3Kg) so it easy for one person to move and store it when not needed.


6. Sharp Plasmacluster Humidifier and Air Cleaner – about 15,000 JPY – If you have a larger room (up to 24 tatami) this is a great humidifier and air cleaner. Great for adding moisture, but also removing smells. Comes with a HEPA filter. The size is quite compact at width 39 × depth 23 × height 61cm, and only 7.7kg. Can work up to rooms in size of 23 tatami.




7.  Klennex Aqua Veil Tissue Paper (water lotion infused) five pack -430 JPY –  Never be short of tissue paper. This is not the normal type of paper which is harsh on runny noses it has special water lotion what makes it really soft. It is not wet tissue but instead infused with water like lotion which is dry to the touch but ultra soft.  No more lugging paper home!


Preparing for Winter - Top 10 Japan Essentials8. White Duck Down Comforter (Single long size 150 x 210 cm) – on sale for about 17,000 JPY  – This comforter is absolutely WONDERFUL. It is so warm, fluffy and comfortable…it actually feels like a big hug. Great value for the high quality of down.  Available in five sizes; king, queen, single long, double long, semi-double.


Preparing for Winter - Top 10 Japan Essentials9.  Hand Lotion from Pax Naturon 70g – ¥ 709 – One of the most important items to have ready is a tube of super effective hand cream. This is the highest rated and ranked cream on Amazon.co.jp due to it’s no smell and non-chemical ingredients (olive oil base). This high-quality lotion is made in Japan. Perfect size to slip into your bag. Never suffer from dry hands in the coming season. Many other lotions are also available.

10. A Kotatsu is a heated table that is a staple piece of furniture in most Japanese houses. Buy a small one for about 5,000 JPY and enjoy a cozy spot to read or mikans this winter! Great way to stay warm but not heat an entire room.





Staying Warm in JapanGreat Japanese Products to Help You Stay Warm and Healthy – Top 10 Japan Essentials


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