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Top 5 Unique Japanese Toy Gifts for Kids

Top 5 Unique Japanese Toy Gifts for Kids

Nov 8, 2018

Shopping for kids can be hard given the sheer number of toys out there, even if you’re shopping for a specific age group or a child in your family. Fortunately, you can start your search by looking for some more unique Japanese toys and games for kids.

But where do you get the inspiration you need for holidays, birthday parties, and other major milestones? Let’s dive into the top five unique Japanese toy gifts for kids that you can get today!

1. The Takara Tomy A.R.T.S Sumikko Gurashi Party at Home 10pcs Complete Box

A photo of plastic characters in a miniature house

Among some of the best Japanese toys for kids are miniature displays. There are just so many types of miniature displays featuring cute characters, with many of them members of series that you can give to your child over time until they have a full set. One great example of this is the Takara Tomy A.R.T.S Sumikko Gurashi Party at Home 10pcs Complete Box

The Gurashi Party at Home Box features a set of adorable animals who are all part of a home scene, cozy and ready to enjoy each others’ company and drift off to sleep. There are six different sets or “types'' to collect, and you can collect all six in one box. Each set represents a room of the house that can be joined together to create one singular display. If you’re looking for unique Japanese toy gifts for kids, your child is sure to love this. Additionally, there are plenty more Takara Tomy themed displays you can give your child in the future!

2. The Bandai Capsule Toy Gashapon Machine Plus 1/2 Scale Size

A miniature toy vending machine

As you likely know, Japan is well-known for its vending machines. No matter what you’re looking to buy, from food to Japanese toys for kids, you’re sure to be able to find a vending machine for it. So why not bring this cultural experience to your own child so that they can experience it for themselves? This is where toys like the Bandai Capsule Toy Gashapon Machine Plus 1/2 Scale Size come in!

One of the more unique Japanese toy gifts for kids, this miniature vending machine measures a tiny 31 x 14cm. But that’s not all: these Bandai vending machines can even be stacked one on top of the other so that your child can create a small wall of vending machines. This set features 12 capsules and four tokens, but don’t worry: it's known for accepting almost any coin or token just in case your child loses the original tokens. You just have to supply the miniatures that go in the capsules. So really, this is a truly unique Japanese toy gift for kids, because each time your kid uses it, they get a new present!

3. The Super Mario Remote Control Toy Car Mario Kart Yoshi

A remote control Yoshi toy car

There are some unique Japanese toy gifts for kids that Western kids will be much more familiar with. Take, for example, the Super Mario Remote Control Toy Car Mario Kart Yoshi. You’d be hard pressed to find a kid that doesn’t know about Mario Kart. So while remote control cars can be fun on their own, having a Mario Kart-themed toy car can be that much more exciting.

4. The Epoch New Super Mario Exciting Adventure Game

A Mario Kart-themed marble game

Nintendo dominates Japanese toys and games for kids, and for a reason: their combination of iconic characters and fun games make their products consistent hits. The Epoch New Super Mario Exciting Adventure Game is a unique Japanese toy gifts for kids that’s just one more example of this. Much like how Mario is forced to navigate environments in the game in order to reach the end of the level and win, the Epoch New Super Mario Exciting Adventure Game is a small marble-based game where you can do the same with a small marble. Just have your child put the set together, decorate the background with the included stickers, and have a blast!

5. The Maruka Sumikko Gurashi Air Hockey Game

A miniature air hockey table

Most people think air hockey is only something you can play at an arcade. However, Plaza Japan allows you to bring the fast-paced game into your own home with the Maruka Sumikko Gurashi Air Hockey Game. This unique Japanese toy gift for kids measures approximately 9 x 43 x 27cm and only requires two D batteries to power on. All you have to do to get the fun started is switch it on, get your mallets ready, and try to get the puck into the opposing player’s slot.

Find Unique Japanese Toy Gifts for Kids Here at Plaza Japan

Looking for Japanese toys and games for kids can be a bit difficult, but Plaza Japan makes it simple. Our vast range of authentic Japanese gifts include toys, apparel, and anything else your child may want for their special occasion. Additionally, we offer fast shipping directly from Japan so that you get your products to you faster. Ready to get started? Shop now or reach out to us with any questions!