The best games set in Japan 🇯🇵 2021

Looking for a really good game set in Japan 🇯🇵? Then we have just the thing for you: The list with the best Japan games 2021.

What are Japan games?

In this list you will find games, expansions, promos, etc. that focus on the country of Japan thematically or playfully.

Examples of games set in Japan:

A good example of a Japan game is Hanabi or King of Tokyo.

List of the best games 2021 set in Japan 🇯🇵

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 191 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Hanamikoji

    All details for the board game Hanamikoji and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hanamikoji
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Hanamikoji

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. Ohanami

    All details for the board game Ohanami and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!5€ atAmazon.de
  3. King of Tokyo

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    More details for King of Tokyo
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Tokaido: Deluxe Edition

    All details for the board game Tokaido: Deluxe Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Hanabi

    All details for the board game Hanabi and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Hanabi
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Takenoko

    All details for the board game Takenoko and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 6.

    More details for Takenoko
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Takenoko

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Takenoko" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Takenoko" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  7. Tokaido

    All details for the board game Tokaido and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Tokaido
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Tokaido

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tokaido" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tokaido" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

    All details for the board game Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  9. Age of War

    All details for the board game Age of War and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Samurai

    All details for the board game Samurai and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Samurai
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Samurai

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Samurai" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Samurai" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  11. Machi Koro

    All details for the board game Machi Koro and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Machi Koro
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Machi Koro

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Machi Koro" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Machi Koro" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  12. Seikatsu

    All details for the board game Seikatsu and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Seikatsu
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Okiya

    All details for the board game Okiya and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Okiya
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. Metro X

    All details for the board game Metro X and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Loco Motive

    All details for the board game Loco Motive and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Loco Motive
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Gorinto

    All details for the board game Gorinto and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. Miyabi

    All details for the board game Miyabi and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Miyabi

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Miyabi" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Miyabi" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  18. Hanabi Deluxe II

    All details for the board game Hanabi Deluxe II and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Honshū

    All details for the board game Honshū and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Honshū
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Honshū

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Honshū" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Honshū" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  20. Zipang Portable

    All details for the board game Zipang Portable and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  21. Trains

    All details for the board game Trains and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Trains
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Trains

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Trains" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Trains" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  22. Kodachi

    All details for the board game Kodachi and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. Imperial Settlers

    All details for the board game Imperial Settlers and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Imperial Settlers
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Imperial Settlers

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. Rising Sun

    All details for the board game Rising Sun and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Rising Sun
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  25. Gunkimono

    All details for the board game Gunkimono and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Gunkimono
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Yōkai

    All details for the board game Yōkai and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 35 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Tsukiji

    All details for the board game Tsukiji and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Tsukiji

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tsukiji" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tsukiji" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  28. The Legend of the Cherry Tree that Blossoms Every Ten Years

    All details for the board game The Legend of the Cherry Tree that Blossoms Every Ten Years and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  29. Traders of Osaka

    All details for the board game Traders of Osaka and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Traders of Osaka
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  30. Hanafuda

    All details for the board game Hanafuda and similar games
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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