Kit Kat, the iconic chocolate wafer bar, has gained a cult following in Japan for its wide range of unique and limited-edition flavors. If you're wondering where to buy Kit Kats in Japan, you're in luck! In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the top locations where you can find these delightful treats.
Our partner shop
We've partnered with a japanese coffee shop in central Tokyo, right next to Akihabara, to help you purchase our famous "KitKat Box", an assortment of the best KitKats from Japan. Because we save on shipping, the price is also lower than buy from our online store.
The shop also features delicious coffee and homemade sweets, ideal for a quick snack during your trip to Japan.
This should definitely be on your Japan bucket list if you're a KitKat lover.
If you're looking for convenience and accessibility, you'll be pleased to know that Kit Kats can be found in virtually every convenience store in Japan. Stores like 7-Eleven, Lawson, and FamilyMart stock a variety of Kit Kat flavors, making it easy to satisfy your cravings on the go. Whether you're in Tokyo, Osaka, or a small rural town, you can count on convenience stores to have a selection of Kit Kats to choose from.
Department Stores and Supermarkets
Department stores and supermarkets in Japan also offer a wide range of Kit Kat flavors. These stores often have dedicated sections for snacks and sweets, where you can find an assortment of Kit Kats displayed alongside other popular confectioneries. Don't hesitate to explore the aisles of these stores, as you may stumble upon exclusive flavors that are not available elsewhere.
Souvenir Shops and Tourist Destinations
If you're looking to bring back a taste of Japan, souvenir shops and tourist destinations are excellent places to buy Kit Kats. These shops often stock regional flavors that highlight local specialties. For example, if you're visiting Kyoto, you can find Kit Kats infused with Kyoto's famous matcha tea. Similarly, if you're exploring Hokkaido, keep an eye out for Kit Kats featuring the region's renowned dairy products.
These is definitely not the cheapest way to purchase KitKats, but some Don Quijote shops do sell them too! They usually have 5 to 10 of the basic flavors available and, bonus point, have a tax free cashier if you're a tourist!
Speaking about tax free, if you're an international traveler, don't miss the opportunity to visit duty-free shops in airports and major cities. These shops cater to tourists and offer a decent selection of Kit Kats at tax-free prices. It's a convenient way to stock up on your favorite flavors before heading home.
Specialty Kit Kat Stores (Update: these are now closed)
For the ultimate Kit Kat shopping experience, specialty Kit Kat stores were scattered across Japan, especially in Tokyo. The most famous: the KitKat chocolatory in Shibuya. These were definitely the best way to enjoy KitKats, as you were able to create your own flavors and design!! Unfortunately, they closed during the pandemic and KitKat Japan has currently no plan of reopening them in the near future.
In conclusion, Kit Kats in Japan can be found in a variety of locations, from specialty stores and convenience stores to department stores and online retailers. No matter where you are in the country, you're likely to stumble upon a tantalizing selection of Kit Kat flavors. So, be sure to explore these different avenues and indulge in the delightful world of Japanese Kit Kats.
And again, we really recommend you to try our partner coffee shop if you are planning on bringing a delicious souvenir back home.