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Periods Around The World: Tokyo, Japan Pt 2/2

Periods Around The World: Tokyo, Japan Pt 2/2

Tokyo, Japan

In September, I took a short trip to Tokyo, Japan to explore the incredible city. I went to some of their most popular drug stores to see their period aisles.

Pads seemed to be the more popular option in Japan. I didn’t see many tampons but later on in my trip, I found a few boxes on a bottom shelf.

Here is part 2 of 2 from my adventure! See part 1 here.


japanese pads, periods around the worldLots of colourful packaging to catch your attention!
japanese pads, periods around the worldAll pads are packaged in plastic wrapping and not cardboard boxes like we have in North America.

japanese pads, periods around the worldCan you spot the Always pads?

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the world100 JPY = ~1.00 USD

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the worldLots of colourful options to choose from!

japanese pads, periods around the worldIn this drugstore, the pads are right next to the beauty section.

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the world

Can you read Japanese? What does the packaging say?

xo,
-Dedy

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About Dedy Wong

Dedy lives in Vancouver, BC and is a 2014 graduate of the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Psychology. She is the blogger, writer, photographer, and tester for all the reviews and articles on the blog.Her menstrual cycle is around 35 to 40 days long and she has tried just about everything from menstrual cups to reusable pads.

2 comments

  1. Oh my God that’s amazing, it doesn’t look like those we have in Europe either !
    Have you seen anything that looks like a menstrual cup there or not at all ?
    ++

    • Hi Lena,

      Good question! I didn’t see any menstrual cups. I think the menstrual cup trend is more popular in North America and Europe. I haven’t seen it reach asian markets yet. Pads seem to be the popular option in Asia from what I’ve seen so far.

      Your friend,
      -Dedy
      The Period Blog

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