10 Popular Top-Quality Bags From Japan

Picking the right bag is an absolute must if you want to perfectly coordinate your outfit! Not only does it act as a key accessory, but you'll no doubt be using it for a long time, so it only makes sense to pick a bag that you like and that's high quality. So, let us introduce you to our top picks! These Japanese bags are not only incredibly chic, upping your fashion game, but they're quality pieces made with traditional Japanese techniques. To make choosing even easier, we've scored them all using factors such as design, materials, etc.

1. Men's Okayama Denim Shoulder Bag

Source: Amazon.co.jp

Score: ★★★★★

This bag is made with denim from Okayama Prefecture, one of Japan's top denim producing areas. It's durable, it's gusseted well, and it has a lot of pockets to fit all your items. One unique quality of it is that the more you use it, the more it starts developing its own character! It's a versatile bag that you can use in any situation, whether it be a long trip or a day out.

Size: 26 cm x 9 cm x 18 cm ; 640 g
Material: Cotton, denim
Brand: creareきき(LETDREAM)

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2. Laisser Faire Women's Genuine Cowhide Leather Shoulder Bag

Source: Amazon.co.jp

Score: ★★★★☆

This luxury bag made from cowhide leather comes in a very interesting and chic round shape. It has a very bright color, which will surely make it stand out no matter what outfit it is paired with. The bag does require a bit of regular care since it is made out of genuine leather, but that also means you can enjoy seeing the leather change and adapt to you over time.

Size: H24 cm x W28 cm x D7 cm
Color: Caramel
Material: Cowhide Leather
Brand: Laisser Faire

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3. Azamiya Woven Yaeyama Minsah Shoulder Bag

Source: BECOS

Score: ★★★★★

One of the traditional textiles from Okinawa, Yaeyama Minsah features simple, charming patterns and distinctive bright colors reminiscent of the sea and island scenery of Okinawa. This bag has a perfect size for carrying everything you need without being bulky, and features many pockets and zippers inside so that you can easily separate and access things when you want them. Plus, it's handmade in Okinawa yet is quite reasonable, which is why we love it.

Size: H26 cm x W24 cm x D8 cm
Color: Blue/Beige/Grey
Material: Yaeyama Minsah woven fabric
Brand: Azamiya

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4. Porter 2-Way Backpack / Tote Bag

Source: Amazon.co.jp

Score: ★★★★☆

This is part of the PORTER series of bags by famous Japanese bagmaker Yoshida & Co. It's big enough to fit A3-sized items, so it's perfect to bring to school or work, and you can use it as either a backpack or tote bag. Its cool design makes it suitable for a wide variety of situations, whether it be a day out in town or exploring the great outdoors.

Size: H32 cm x W44 cm x D14 cm
Color: Black/Black x Yellow
Material: Polyester
Brand: PORTER

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5. RE:NISTA Nishijin Textiles 2-Way Shoulder Bag / Clutch

Source: BECOS

Score: ★★★★★

Made in Kyoto for more than 500 years, Nishijin-ori is a textile known for its intricate designs made from threads that are dyed prior to being woven. This lovely shoulder bag has a slim design and can also be used as a clutch by removing the strap. It is also fully washable, making it very easy to care for.

Size: H24 cm x W17 cm
Color: Mint/Beige/White
Material: Cotton, Polyester, Rayon
Brand: NISHIJIN RE:NISTA

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6. Zeha Himeji Leather Tote Bag

Source: Amazon.co.jp

Score: ★★★★☆

This tote bag uses only the best leather from Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, which happens to be one of Japan's top leather production areas. It's 100% genuine leather, so you can thoroughly enjoy it changing with time. It's also entirely handmade by skilled, dedicated craftspeople, so the price is rather high, but you'll surely have no complaints with how beautifully made it is.

Size: 13cm H30 cm x W40 cm x D13 cm
Color: Caramel/Dark brown/5 other colors available
Material: Cowhide Leather
Brand: Zeha

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7. WONDER BAGGAGE Backpack - 4.8 gal (18 L)

Source: Amazon.co.jp

Score: ★★★★★

This versatile and smart-looking backpack is the product of WONDER BAGGAGE, a bag brand famous for its business bags made from top-quality Japanese nylon. This particular bag happens to be made out of ballistic nylon, which is so durable that it is also used to make bulletproof vests! It comes with a ton of pockets and is gusseted, so you can use it in all kinds of situations. As a bonus, it's lightweight.

Size: W280 mm × H430 mm × D150 mm
Color: Navy/Black
Material: BALLISTER NYLON
Brand: WONDER BAGGAGE

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8. Milesto Hutte Backpack

Source: Amazon.co.jp

Score: ★★★★★

This backpack comes from milesto, a travel goods store. Its 3D shape really stands out, along with its distinct design. It has a loop at the back that you use to attach it to other items such as a suitcase handle, making it great to use when traveling. Furthermore, it's water repellent, ensuring you won't run into trouble if it suddenly rains!

Size: W26.5-34 cm x H37.5 cm x D13 cm
Color: White/Navy/Grey/Black
Material: Polyester
Brand: milesto

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9. Kyoto Nishijin Weave Bag By Kyo Kiwami

Source: BECOS

Score: ★★★★

This bag is made from Nishijin weave, a beautiful and traditional dyed silk from Nishijin, Kyoto. It comes in very simple colors, but stands out thanks to its unique Japanese pattern. It comes in several other designs, so if this bag sounds interesting to you, be sure to check out the other designs, too.

Size: H7.48" x W10.23" x D5.11" (H19.0 cm x W26.0 cm x D13.0 cm)
Material: Nishijin weave (silk), polyester, water repellent finish
Brand: Kyo Kiwami (Nishijin Textiles)

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10. Tsutsugaki Hand-Dyed Cotton Bag

Source: BECOS

Score: ★★★★

This bag is a piece from Matsuda Dyeing Store, which was established in 1702. It's completely handmade using traditional Japanese techniques. The cute, poppy design will definitely help you stand out. The giant sea bream painted on it is said to bring luck, making the bag a great present. It can be folded up, making it incredibly useful when you're in a hurry, such as when you have to make a sudden trip to the grocery store.

Size: W19.69" * D9.84" (W50.0 cm * D25.0 cm, Handle 18.0 cm)
Brand: Matsuda Dyeing Store (Tsutsugaki Dyeing)

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*These products may not be able to be shipped to certain countries. Please see the retailer's website for more information.

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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