The best games set in Japan 🇯🇵 2022

Looking for a really good game set in Japan 🇯🇵? Then we have just the thing for you: The list with the best Japan games 2022.

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 2022 set in Japan 🇯🇵

This list was last updated on November 28, 2022. We compared 446 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Ohanami

    All details for the board game Ohanami and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Hanamikoji

    All details for the board game Hanamikoji and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hanamikoji
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Hanamikoji

    • YouTube Review for the game "Hanamikoji" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Hanamikoji" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Tokaido: Deluxe Edition

    All details for the board game Tokaido: Deluxe Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Takenoko

    All details for the board game Takenoko and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    More details for Takenoko
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Takenoko

    • YouTube Review for the game "Takenoko" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Tokaido

    All details for the board game Tokaido and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Tokaido
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Tokaido

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tokaido" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

    All details for the board game Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Age of War

    All details for the board game Age of War and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Seikatsu

    All details for the board game Seikatsu and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Seikatsu
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Samurai

    All details for the board game Samurai and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Samurai
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Samurai

    • YouTube Review for the game "Samurai" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!11€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Machi Koro

    • YouTube Review for the game "Machi Koro" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  13. Okiya

    All details for the board game Okiya and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Okiya
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Kanagawa

    All details for the board game Kanagawa and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Kanagawa
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Kanagawa

    • YouTube Review for the game "Kanagawa" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Kanagawa" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Metro X

    All details for the board game Metro X and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Miyabi

    All details for the board game Miyabi and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Miyabi
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Miyabi

    • YouTube Review for the game "Miyabi" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. 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
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Gorinto

    All details for the board game Gorinto and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Gorinto
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Hanabi Deluxe II

    All details for the board game Hanabi Deluxe II and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Honshū

    All details for the board game Honshū and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Honshū
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Honshū

    • YouTube Review for the game "Honshū" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Hibachi

    All details for the board game Hibachi and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Kodachi

    All details for the board game Kodachi and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Trains

    All details for the board game Trains and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Trains
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Trains

    • YouTube Review for the game "Trains" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  24. Zipang Portable

    All details for the board game Zipang Portable and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. 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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Imperial Settlers

    • YouTube Review for the game "Imperial Settlers" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Imperial Settlers" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Imperial Settlers" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Gunkimono

    All details for the board game Gunkimono and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Gunkimono
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. 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
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Yokohama

    All details for the board game Yokohama and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Yokohama
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Samurai Sword

    All details for the board game Samurai Sword and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Samurai Sword

    • YouTube Review for the game "Samurai Sword" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  30. Yōkai

    All details for the board game Yōkai and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 35 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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