Apart from Korea, the land of beauty, Japan is another place for you to discover unique beauty experiences. (Psst, check out our list of unique beauty experiences in Korea!)

Japan’s beauty scenes go far beyond just sheet masks and sake baths (of course, these are lovely too!). From rejuvenating spas to geisha makeup, Japan is a place to visit for its rich beauty heritage.

So, ditch your usual tourist routine and treat yourself to a calming green tea while you explore the vibrant country! Here’s a list of unique beauty experiences in Japan you should try!

Japanese Small Face Correction Therapy

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will you try this japanese small face correction therapy? #japanese #treatment #slimming

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Japanese Small Face Correction Therapy is a popular beauty treatment aimed at creating a slimmer, more defined facial appearance.

This non-invasive therapy combines gentle facial massages with specialised techniques to contour and lift the face. By targeting lymphatic drainage and improving blood circulation, the treatment reduces puffiness and enhances facial symmetry.

@cherylenekiara

THE BEST KEPT BEAUTY SECRET?!?? I lost 3.3cm on my face in just ONE session at Small Face Therapy Kogao 😱 #fyp #beauty #beautyhacks

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Often incorporating tools like rollers and gua sha, it helps to relax facial muscles and promote a more youthful, V-shaped face. Many seek this therapy for its natural, immediate results without the need for surgery or harsh procedures.

However, it may not be a permanent solution to facelift, if that’s what you’re looking for. The longevity of the results may increase if you diligently follow up with your sessions.

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You can get this service at Kogao:

Tokyo

Address: Y’s Port 203, 4-12-13 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013 | G.maps

Osaka

Address: Yotsubashi Kawasaki Building 9F, 1-2-17 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka City, 550-0014 | G.maps

Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Sun) | Closed on PH
Contact: 0120.446.466
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Glass Hair Treatment

Glass hair treatment in Japan is a trendy hair care procedure designed to achieve sleek, smooth, and ultra-shiny hair that resembles glass.

This treatment involves a series of steps, including deep conditioning, precise cutting, and the use of specialised products to seal the hair cuticles. The process typically includes keratin treatments and flat ironing to create a mirror-like finish.

The result is hair that looks impeccably smooth, frizz-free, and incredibly reflective, giving it a glass-like appearance. This treatment is ideal for those seeking a polished, sophisticated hairstyle.

@milktea.meg

Her IG (@ nishida_tomomiii) has details on how much to book an appointment. for non bleach cut color and treatment it was 35,000 yen when i saw her. Shes also the sweetest person ever 🥹 she speaks english and if we had trouble communicating we just used a translation app! This is also sometimes referred to as a hydrogen treatment @西田智美 美容師 #tokyo #japan #tokyohairsalon #glasshair

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Tiktoker @milktea.meg visited a well known hair stylist, Nishida Tomomiii while she was in Japan to get the glass hair treatment done, which is also known as hydrogen treatment.

The price for the Hydrogen Treatment varies according to the packages you choose. Here’s a list of what you can get:

  • Haircut, Colour, & Hydrogen Treatment (180 min) – ¥35,000 (RM1,021.52)
  • Colour &Hydrogen Treatment (150 min) – ¥28,500 to ¥30,000 (RM831.81 to RM875.59)
  • Haircut & Hydrogen Treatment (120min) – ¥29,000 (RM846.40)
  • Hydrogen Special Treatment (120min) – ¥25,500 (RM744.17)

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Address: 1-chōme-20-15 Jinnan, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0041, Japan | G.maps
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon) | 10am – 9pm (Tue to Sun)
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Blind Pimple Removal

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I didn’t even tell the esthetician that I had this pimple under my skin she just worked her magic and my face was hydrated, depuffed, snatched, and my pimple quite literally disappeared like magic 🪄 @Koh Gen Do #tokyo #skincare #kohgendo #japantravel #japantrip #tokyotok #traveltips #tokyotips #facialtreatment

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We’re so used to knowing that pimples often appear on our skin. But, did you know you can also get pimples from under your skin?

Blind pimples are pimples (zits) that form under your skin. They may stay under your skin’s surface, causing pain and inflammation. Or they may erupt through the surface in the form of a whitehead, blackhead or red bump.

If you have blind pimples, you can get it removed while you’re in Japan.

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You can get this service at Koh Gen Do:
Address: 3 Chome-1-6 Azabujuban, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0045, Japan | G.maps
Opening hours: 11am – 7pm (Mon to Sat) | Closed on Sunday
Contact: +81120273225
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Japanese Cedar Enzyme Bath

@whatthepato

Why did I volunteer myself to be buried in a pile of what looks like dirt? Long answer: I’m a huge fan if trying new things and getting dirty once in a while, and short answer: well it comes with all the many benefits I mention in the video. So who’s booking a cedar enzyme bath next? 👀 #japan #japanese #tokyo #cedar #spa

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This unique Japanese Cedar Enzyme Bath is a natural therapy where you’re buried in a warm mixture of cedar sawdust, rice bran, and plant enzymes.

The bath heats up through natural fermentation, creating a soothing heat that promotes relaxation, detoxification, and improved circulation. As you lie in the mixture, your body absorbs the beneficial enzymes, which can help boost metabolism, relieve stress, and rejuvenate the skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised.

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You can get this service at Enzyme bath en Leaf Sanchome shop:
Address: Japan, 〒160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Shinjuku, 3 Chome−11−6 エクレ新宿 6F | G.maps
Opening hours: 12pm – 8.15pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: +81363800480
Price: Price starts from ¥5,830 (RM170.13) up to ¥11,000 (RM321.04)

Kimono Experience with Japanese Hairstyling

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Nothing compares to the unique beauty of dressing up in a Kimono, fully glammed up with Japanese hairstyles.

Imagine dressing in an exquisite traditional kimono while experts create an authentic Japanese hairstyle just for you. This immersive cultural experience offers you a chance to feel truly special, making it perfect for memorable photoshoots or simply indulging in the timeless elegance of Japanese tradition.

You can get this service at Asakusa Kimono Rental Aiwafuku:
Address: 1 Chome-11-1 Hanakawado, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0033, Japan | G.maps
Opening hours: 9am – 6pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: +81362317232
Price: Price starts from 6801.98¥ | Book here

Cosplay Makeup, Gown Rental, And Photoshoot

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Cosplay is a huge deal in Japan, and if you’re a fan of anime, you’ll want to try out this unique beauty experience. Dress up in stunning cosplay costumes, complete with professional makeup, and pose for pictures during an exciting photoshoot session.

Skilled artists transform you into your favourite characters, providing a full makeover and rental gown to bring your cosplay dreams to life. This immersive experience offers a fun and memorable way to celebrate your love for anime in the heart of Japan.

Get in touch with the organiser through here. 

Beauty Shops To Visit In Japan

Shopping for beauty and skincare products in Japan is an experience like no other.

You get to discover products that are infused with ancient traditional ingredients, blending it together with innovative techniques to give you a younger-looking skin and slowing down the ageing process of your skin.

To help you find the best deals in Japan, here are a few places you can visit. Here’s a few places you can visit:

Cosme

Cosme is a popular retail store in Japan where you can get all-things- beauty. According to @sopeats, a Tiktok influencer, she claims that Cosme is like Sephora but better.

Here, they have a section dedicated to weekly ranking where you can get the top products that rank for that particular week, an entire tester bar, mini product sections before you checkout.

@sopheats

JAPAN BEAUTY PRODUCT SHOPPING IS UNMATCHED!! THESE ARE THE TOP PRODUCTS I RECOMMEND 🔥 #japan#cosme#japanesebeautyproducts#japantravel#tokyo

♬ Pretty (Sped Up) – MEYY

These stores offer a wide range of cosmetics, including makeup, skincare, hair care, and beauty tools. They feature both local Japanese brands and international favourites, catering to various beauty needs and preferences.

They’re well known for their comprehensive product selection, knowledgeable staff, and frequent promotions, making them a go-to destination for beauty enthusiasts.

Here are some beauty products you can get your hands on at Cosme:

While you’re there, don’t miss out spotting this entire wall of face masks where you can purchase them for only about ¥300 (RM8.75).

Their Saborino Morning Facial Sheet Mask is a time-efficient skincare solution designed to streamline your morning routine. This versatile sheet mask acts as a cleanser, toner, and moisturiser all in one, helping you save precious time while still providing essential care for your skin.

The Paul & Joe X Cinnamoroll collaboration, available at Cosme, features charming beauty products like limited-edition lipsticks, blushes, and cosmetic pouches adorned with Cinnamoroll designs. This whimsical collection combines Paul & Joe’s elegance with Sanrio’s beloved character, offering unique, collectible items.

And for those who’ve been eyeing TirTir’s cushion foundations, you can surely get one from Cosme too! These cushion foundations are celebrated for their flawless coverage and hydrating formula, making them a favourite among beauty enthusiasts seeking a radiant, dewy finish.

Address:1 Chome-14-27 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan | G.maps
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)

Donki

@denverskindoc

A Dermatologist’s Skincare Haul at Donki in Japan! Coming back here for more before I leave! #dermatologist #japan #beauty #skincare #donkihaul #shopwithme #travel #japanshopping #japantravel #asianbeauty #haul

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Donki, another popular discount chain in Japan known for its wide variety of products, including unique beauty items. Shoppers can find innovative Japanese beauty products such as sheet masks, specialised hair treatments, and unique skincare gadgets.

Donki’s beauty section often features exclusive or hard-to-find items, making it a treasure trove for beauty enthusiasts looking for the latest trends and effective beauty solutions.

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Donki Japan offers a wide range of products, including Biore UV sunscreen SPF50 mist form. Renowned for its effective sun protection and lightweight formula, it’s a must-have for skincare enthusiasts.

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The Nivea UV Super Water Gel is a lightweight, non-sticky sunscreen offering broad-spectrum protection. Its water-based formula hydrates skin while protecting against harmful UV rays, making it perfect for daily use.

Dermatologist @denverskindoc claims that this product is one of his favourites for its effective sun protection and gentle, hydrating formula, suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.

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Melano CC Vitamin C Serum is a powerful antioxidant serum renowned for its ability to brighten skin, fade dark spots, and even out skin tone. Its potent formula helps to boost collagen production, resulting in firmer, more radiant skin over time.

Matsumoto Kiyoshi

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so many beauty & skincare essentials at Mega Don Quijote and Matsumoto Kiyoshi!! 🙈 you’ll never guess what I was most excited to try from this haul 🤭 #japanhaul #shoppinghaul #megadonquijote #donquijote #longervideos #fyp

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Matsumoto Kiyoshi is a well-known drugstore chain in Japan, famous for its extensive selection of beauty and health products. Shoppers can find unique beauty items such as high-quality Japanese skincare products, innovative facial masks, and popular cosmetics from top Japanese brands.

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You can also get beauty products like the Koji Japan eyelash curler from Matsumoto Kiyoshi drugstore. Renowned for its precision and durability, this curler enhances lashes for a wide-eyed, glamorous look.

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The Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Eyebrow Pencil is an ultra-fine pencil that runs smoothly on skin, providing a natural finish. It’s waterproof, ensuring long-lasting, beautiful brows that frame your face perfectly.

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The Fino Premium Touch Hair Mask is a luxurious treatment that deeply nourishes and hydrates hair. Enriched with botanical extracts and oils, it repairs damage, smoothens frizz, and adds shine for silky, manageable hair.

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You can also find a wide array of sunscreen options, particularly from brands like Biore, renowned for their lightweight formulas and high sun protection. While you’re there be sure to explore other brands and formulations for your skincare needs.

Matsumoto Kiyoshi

Address: 5 Chome-5-1 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan | G.maps
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon to Sun)

Address: 3 Chome-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan | G.maps
Opening hours: 9am – 9.45 pm (Mon to Sun)

Address: 1 Chome-30-2 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan | G.maps
Opening hours: 9am – 9.45 pm (Mon to Sun)

Mega Don Quijote

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SHOP WITH ME AT MEGA DON QUIJOTE — definitely no budol regrets 🫡 #shoppinginjapan #japanshopping #shopwithme #donquijotejapan #megadonquijoteshibuya #foryoupage

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Mega Don Quijote, a larger version of the popular Don Quijote discount chain in Japan, offers an extensive selection of products, including unique beauty items. Plus, it’s open 24 hours, so you can pop in anytime of the day to get your hands on a wide array of Japanese beauty products such as premium sheet masks, advanced hair treatments, and innovative skincare gadgets.

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At Mega Don Quijote, among the many products to discover, is the Kiss Me HEROINE MAKE Long UP Mascara Super Waterproof. Renowned for its long-lasting formula, it provides voluminous lashes that resist smudging and flaking throughout the day.

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Senna Perfect Whip Skincare offers a diverse selection of products catering to various skincare needs. Whether you’re looking for cleansers, moisturisers, or treatments, Senna provides effective solutions with its gentle yet powerful formulas. Explore their range for a personalised skincare routine.

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At Mega Don Quijote, you can find hair colour shampoos, a trending product that’s often used to colour bleached or faded hair colour while improving colour retention and overall hair health.

They offer various options from different brands, including top-rated ones like Tottimo, which provides high-quality colour treatments in fun shades such as Ash Purple, Pink Dip, and Silver Ash.

Address: 28-6 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 154-0042, Japan | G.maps
Opening hours: 24 hours

While these are only a selection of products you can get at these stores, there are a lot more to discover while you’re there in person. So, be sure to go early before the crowd gets in to do all your skincare and beauty shopping.

Unique Beauty Products To Shop For In Japan

When shopping for beauty products whether in Japan or elsewhere, prioritise items that address your skin’s specific needs rather than simply following trends.

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Japan is renowned for its innovative beauty tools and gadgets designed to enhance skincare routines. Keep an eye out for unique tools that can streamline and improve your daily regimen.

Whether it’s a traditional skincare staple or a cutting-edge device, Japanese beauty products offer something for everyone seeking effective and tailored skincare solutions.

Other beauty products you can look forward to getting includes:

Hair Cut Monster

@mattloveshair

#haircut monster 👾🧌👾 saw it… new i had to try it @janna #viralhair #hairvideos

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The Hair Cut Monster is a revolutionary hair cutting tool designed for effortless trimming. Its unique design allows for easy scooping of hair simply by brushing along the flow of your locks.

Ideal for trimming bangs and the ends of your hair, this innovative gadget streamlines the hair cutting process, ensuring precise and even results every time.

V-Shape Mask

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This V-shape silicone mask, crafted from thermoplastic elastomer, offers a convenient solution for facial toning and contouring. Just ten minutes a day is all it takes to experience its high-repulsion, elastic material gently pressuring the cheeks, effectively toning facial muscles and lips.

Perfect for those concerned about sagging skin, it’s a beneficial addition to any beauty routine. Easy to use at home, simply cleanse your face, attach the mask around your ears, and adjust for a comfortable fit.

Hammock Face Mask

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The Hammock Face Mask from Japan is an innovative facial mask designed to lift and tighten the skin. Inspired by the structure of a hammock, it features ear loops to secure the mask in place, creating a lifting effect around the jawline and cheeks.

This beauty product aims to improve facial contours and reduce sagging, offering a non-invasive way to achieve a firmer, more youthful appearance.

At-Home Nail Extension Removal

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Apart from unique face masks, you can also get this nail extension removal kit. It includes two essential items which are the Gelres Nail Glue and Glue Off Set. Apply the solution and wait approximately 30 seconds, then gently use a wooden stick to remove the extensions.

To finish, nourish your nails with a clean, rough cuticle oil to care for their surface.

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