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Top 20 Best Japanese Tissues to Buy Online 2020 - Tried and True!

Tissues are indispensable (especially if they're cheap)! When you have a runny nose, of course you need them. But they're also useful to keep nearby for small spills and cleaning jobs. So, how can you choose the right ones?


Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites such as Amazon and Rakuten for the best made-in-Japan boxed tissues available online. We then picked out the most popular products and tested them.


In our tests, we focused on 2 things:

  1. Softness on the skin
  2. Value for money


We then ranked the products and put what we learned into a buying guide to help you choose the best Japanese tissues available online.


  • Last updated: 01-09-2020
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Top 20 Japanese Tissues to Buy Online

We picked out some of the most popular products and tested them for feel and value. Then, based on our tests, we ranked the top 20 Japanese tissues available online.

Japanese prices for some of the products are given, but they've been converted into US dollars to make it easy for you.


Value for money tests are based on Japanese prices. This information may vary if you're buying from the US.

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Japanese大王製紙エリエール 贅沢保湿
Raw materials100% pulp
Moisturizing ingredientsGlycerin, collagen, hyaluronic acid
TSA softness score88.6
Softness5.0
Value For money2.0
Overall score4.0
2
Japanese王子ネピアネピア 鼻セレブティシュ
Raw materials100% new pulp
Moisturizing ingredientsTriple moisturizing plant-derived squalane
TSA softness score88.9
Softness5.0
Value for money1.0
Overall score3.7
3
Japanese大王製紙エリエール +Water
Raw materials100% pulp
Moisturizing ingredientsGlycerin
TSA softness score84.2
Softness4.5
Value For money2.0
Overall score3.6
4

Japan Paper CreciaKleenex Lotion Tissue

$5.91

Japanese日本製紙クレシアクリネックス ローションティシュー 肌うるる
Raw materials100% pulp
Moisturizing ingredientsNatural moisturizers
TSA softness score83.94
Softness4.4
Value for money2.0
Overall score3.6
5

LohacoOriginal Tissue Mocha

$3.10

Japaneseアスクルオリジナルティッシュ MOCHA
Raw materials100% pulp
Moisturizing ingredientsNone
TSA softness score80
Softness2.9
Value for money5.0
Overall score3.6
6

Japan Paper CreciaScottie Cashmere

$1.95

Japanese日本製紙クレシアスコッティ カシミヤ
Raw materials100% pulp
Moisturizing ingredientsNone
TSA softness score80.7
Softness4.0
Value for money2.0
Overall score3.3
7

AeonTopValu Moist Lotion Tissues

$4.40

Japaneseイオントップバリュ MOIST LOTION TISSUE PAPER
Raw materials100% pulp
Moisturizing ingredientsGlycerin
TSA softness score80.1
Softness3.8
Value for money2.0
Overall score3.2
8

Daio PaperElleair Cotton Feel

$3.02

Japanese大王製紙エリエール コットンフィール
Raw materials100% pulp
Moisturizing ingredientsNone
TSA softness score76.6
Softness3.0
Value for money3.0
Overall score3.0
9

Kami TradingElmore Piko Tissue

$2.99

Japaneseカミ商事エルモア ピコティシュー
Raw materials100% pure pulp
Moisturizing ingredientsNone
TSA softness score80.3
Softness3.0
Value for money3.0
Overall score3.0
10

Japan Paper CreciaScottie Tissues

$2.88

Japanese日本製紙クレシアスコッティ ティシュー
Raw materials100% Pulp
Moisturizing ingredientsNone
TSA softness score72.2
Softness2.0
Value for money5.0
Overall score3.0

Compare the Best Japanese Tissues

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Daio Paper Elleair Lotion Tissue 1

Daio Paper

2
Oji Nepia Nepia Hana Celeb Tissue 1

Oji Nepia

3
Daio Paper Elleair Plus Water 1

Daio Paper

4
Japan Paper Crecia Kleenex Lotion Tissue 1

Japan Paper Crecia

5
Lohaco Original Tissue Mocha 1

Lohaco

6
Japan Paper Crecia Scottie Cashmere 1

Japan Paper Crecia

7
Aeon TopValu Moist Lotion Tissues 1

Aeon

8
Daio Paper Elleair Cotton Feel 1

Daio Paper

9
Kami Trading Elmore Piko Tissue 1

Kami Trading

10
Japan Paper Crecia Scottie Tissues 1

Japan Paper Crecia

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Elleair Lotion Tissue

Nepia Hana Celeb Tissue

Elleair Plus Water

Kleenex Lotion Tissue

Original Tissue Mocha

Scottie Cashmere

TopValu Moist Lotion Tissues

Elleair Cotton Feel

Elmore Piko Tissue

Scottie Tissues

Featuresmybest's Top Choice! A Luxu...Recommended for Moisturizin...Recommended if You Want 5 S...Great for Those Who Want On...A Great Value for Money for...The Best Lotion-less TissueThe Best Tissues for a Sore...Recommended if You Want Sof...A Versatile Everyday Choice...A Good Value for Families, ...
Price$6.42$2.98$5.44$5.91$3.10$1.95$4.40$3.02$2.99$2.88
Japanese大王製紙エリエール 贅沢保湿王子ネピアネピア 鼻セレブティシュ大王製紙エリエール +Water日本製紙クレシアクリネックス ローションティシュー 肌うるるアスクルオリジナルティッシュ MOCHA日本製紙クレシアスコッティ カシミヤイオントップバリュ MOIST LOTION TISSUE PAPER大王製紙エリエール コットンフィール カミ商事エルモア ピコティシュー 日本製紙クレシアスコッティ ティシュー
Raw materials100% pulp100% new pulp100% pulp100% pulp100% pulp100% pulp100% pulp100% pulp100% pure pulp100% Pulp
Moisturizing ingredientsGlycerin, collagen, hyaluronic acidTriple moisturizing plant-derived squalaneGlycerinNatural moisturizersNoneNoneGlycerinNoneNoneNone
TSA softness score88.688.984.283.948080.780.176.680.372.2
Softness5.05.04.54.42.94.03.83.03.02.0
Value For money2.01.02.02.05.02.02.03.03.05.0
Overall score4.03.73.63.63.63.33.23.03.03.0
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Products That Didn't Make the Cut

And why they didn't quite make it.

Nepia Premium Soft Tissues would be perfectly usable for wiping small spills or your nose. It didn't make our Top Ten because it's just average.

Hello Compact Box Tissues are very cheap, so they could be good to keep in the car for cleaning up after the kids, or on your desk to wipe your coffee mug. But they're quite rough and not a good choice to use on your skin.

Elleair Fuwari Tissues are not that cheap, not that soft, and there are not that many in each large box.

Hoxy Be Style Basic is inexpensive. But we don't recommend using it on your skin... maybe for wiping your tablet or laptop screen.

7-11 Japan's Luxury Soft Tissue is soft enough to use on your face, but the price is not great considering its features. If you happen to be at the convenience store and that's what they have, it's an OK choice.

Kleenex Aqua Veil contains a moisturizing ingredient, but doesn't feel that way. It's not smooth or refreshing. But it's soft enough to use on your face.

TopValu Tissue Paper is cheap and feels cheap. We can't really recommend it.

Crecia's Kleenex Tissues aren't super cheap or super soft. In fact they feel gritty to the touch. There's no real reason to choose this product.

Elmore Flushable Tissues don't feel nice and we wouldn't use them every day. But, they would be good to keep around in your disaster-preparedness kit, or maybe for camping or in the RV, as they dissolve easily in water.

Daiso's Box Tissues are gritty and rough, and almost as hard as writing paper. We don't recommend them.

How We Tested the Tissues

How We Tested the Tissues

We put each product through 2 evaluations:


  • How did it feel on our skin?
  • Was it good value for money?


Then we rated each product on a scale of 1.0 to 5.0 in each category and gave it a final score.

Test ① How Did it Feel on the Skin?

Test ① How Did it Feel on the Skin?

To test how each product felt, we actually used humans and a machine. We rented a device called "TSA Softness Measurement Device" from Sanyo Trading Company, Ltd. The digital sensors mimic human touch receptors. A higher score (shown in our rankings) means a better result.

We also tested each product ourselves and gave it a score out of 5 points based on our own feelings.

You Can't Go Wrong with Lotion Tissues!

We found that the moisturizers in tissues really did make a difference in feel. In fact, the difference in our results was a whopping 2.3 points between lotion and regular types. For softness, choose a lotion tissue- especially one of our Top 4 products.

Test ② Was It Good Value For Money?

We also evaluated the price per use of each product. That's a bit different that the price per tissue, since you may use two tissues each time depending on how they're folded and how they come out of the box. So instead of relying on what the manufacturer wrote on the box, we made a more realistic calculation of price.

No Surprise: Lotion Tissues are Pretty Expensive

Perhaps not surprisingly, we found that lotion tissues cost much more per use than regular tissues. If you use them infrequently, this may not be a concern; but for heavy use it could be a deal-breaker. 


We recommend saving the lotion types for when you really need them - maybe even keeping both kinds around for different uses.

How to Choose Tissues - Buying Guide

We recommend thinking about two things when choosing boxes of tissues.

① Decide What You Need the Tissues for

When considering which tissues to buy, it's a good idea to decide whether you're going to use them on yourself or other things.

Prioritize Softness if You're Using it on Your Face

Prioritize Softness if You're Using it on Your Face

If you need tissues to use on your face, to blow your nose, wipe away tears, or to do your makeup, it goes without saying that you should choose a soft tissue. 


If the box says 100% pulp, pure pulp, new pulp, or virgin pulp, it's likely to be soft. But many that say 100% pulp contain recycled material, so it's not always possible to tell by reading the ingredients.

Cheap Tissues Will Do the Job for Cleaning, Wiping Your Hands, and More

If you're more likely to wipe your table or computer screen than your nose, you can get a better-priced non-lotion tissue. Even so, you will want something that isn't too rough when you do need it for runny noses. Plus, you'll probably use more than one tissue for areas other than your face, so it's important to get the most for your money.

② Choose One With High-Quality Moisturizers for Sensitive Skin or Frequent Use

The skin around your nose and eyes is very sensitive, and even more so for babies, or during dry winters. 


Look for ingredients such as squalene, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and collagen. Even after frequent use, tissues that contain these should be gentle on the skin. They're characterized by smoothness, thickness, and a slightly cool, wet feeling.

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Summary

mybest looked at 20 of the most popular Japanese tissues available online and tested them all. We found that lotion tissues are far superior for using on the face, and regular tissues are better left for small cleaning jobs.

Author: Ayumi Sato/Translation: Susan Lucier-Ogawa/Photos: Koichi Miura, Yuuki Inagaki

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