A Japanese Miniature House – 5 Reviews

To build a Japanese miniature house, you could just, of course, buy a miniature kit from Hongda or Hoomeda, but for those who want something truly original, there are always sellers on Etsy 😉

If you are wondering about the Asian architecture and miniature artists working in this style on their dollhouses, you can always check out my blog post on this style as well.

But anyway, let’s move on to the topic right away with these 5 reviews on Japanese miniature stores:

Store number 1: Imagewomen

This Etsy shop makes or sells.

Jessie’s craft studio from California sells a big list of miniature items, there is a list below.

Some more info about this shop.

This store sells a lot of different miniature items, but also about 10 items that are Japanese style related:

  • Miniature DIY kits
  • 1:12 miniature food and drinks
  • 1:12 miniature furniture
  • 1:12 miniature house items
  • miniature animals
  • 1:6 miniatures
  • Japanese porcelain

These are either handmade or are miniature kits. The Japanese-related style items are featured below in the pictures.

The price :

Variable prices, check out the store.

Overall rank

5 star reviews

Where to get this item.

On Etsy.


The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • It’s a 5-star seller, this means that it consistently earned 5-star reviews.
  • Returns and exchanges are accepted
  • You can choose how many pieces of Japanese food miniatures should go on one plate, so they are totally custom and handmade
  • Good craftsmanship for the handmade items

The Bad.

  • The only negatives I can notice from this store is its facemasks not being good, but that has nothing to do with our miniatures;-)

Final Conclusion.

I love the little Japanese food miniatures and thus I would buy from the store!

Store Number 2: ArtreeAsia

This Etsy shop makes or sells.

Fantastic paper art mini models!

Some more info about this shop.

Now this store is something else because the miniature models are made from paper, which is called paper art.

They all have an Asian/Japanese theme and you can assemble them as a miniature kit. The pieces are already cut out.

Glue is almost not required to assemble but some parts do need to glue.

The models are precisely designed and produced, and you only need to participate a bit yourself to complete them, just follow the instructions.

The price :

Different prices, check out the store.

Overall rank

5 star reviews

Where to get this item.

On Etsy

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • Fantastic craftmanship
  • Original kits that should be easy to assemble

The Bad.

  • There are no shipping and return policies available
  • not many sales or reviews yet, so it is hard to tell if the store is good in shipping, etc

Final Conclusion.

I would buy from this store, these kits are very fine and original.


Store Number 3: 1Man1Garage

This Etsy shop makes or sells.

Artisan designs, they are made from wood.

Some more info about this shop.

This store makes and sells wooden handmade dollhouse kits with an Asian architectural design, and other styles. Some of them you can even put a candle in.

This item was designed by the seller and laser cut out of birch wood.

The price :

For variable prices, check the store below.

Overall rank

5 star reviews

Where to get this item.

On Etsy.

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • you guessed it: the craftsmanship is amazing!
  • buyers are raving over this shop, which means that it gets a lot of 5-star reviews in the last 7 days
  • fast shipping
  • returns and exchanges accepted

The Bad.

  • there was one person saying that the instructions to assemble the pieces weren’t very clear

Final Conclusion.

As I adore kits made from laser-cut wood, I would definitely buy from this store!


Store Number 4: KusiNoMachi

This Etsy shop makes or sells.

Lots of Japanese dioramas.

Some more info about this shop.

The Japanese little diorama you can buy in the form of decoration, but also as necklaces and even earrings.

If someone is fond of Japan and its designs, this is the place to be!

The price :

As usual, variable prices, check out the store below, please.

Overall rank

5 star reviews

Where to get this item.

On Etsy

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • this is a shop for which the buyers are raving!
  • fast shipping
  • good craftsmanship
  • the seller is from France, so it doesn’t always need to come from Asia;-)

The Bad.

  • There was a buyer claiming that her necklace was glued with a glue gun and that a piece fell off the next day. Maybe using superglue could be considered instead of a glue gun.

Final Conclusion.

I love the little diorama in a frame, I would buy it from this store!


Store Number 5: TheDiyCraftArt

This Etsy shop makes or sells.

DIY craft kits, tools, and miniature models.

Some more info about this shop.

We just can’t ignore the pretty Japanese dollhouse kits, because there are so many of them. Lots more than the unusual other handcrafted Japanese miniature houses.

This store has a lot of choices in these kinds of kits, and even some Asian book nooks!

They are usually on a scale of 1:24, so that can be quite tiny!

The price :

Variable, but affordable prices, check out the store.

Overall rank

4 stars and a half

Where to get this item.

On Etsy

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • I really think that these Asian dollhouse kits are amazingly pretty and stylish
  • the buyers are raving over this store
  • this seller is from Canada, so if you live in the States, shipping shouldn’t last very long

The Bad.

  • not so many of these kits are unique or handmade, someone else will also have the same 😉
  • the manual usually is not available in English, but you can use the Google translate app easily

Final Conclusion.

I am madly in love with Japanese-style dollhouses and I’m sure that one day I will buy a kit myself!


My Final Conclusion.

I do hope that you enjoyed this blog post on reviews for the Japanese miniature house, and if you have any more questions about the topic, please leave a message below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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I wish you happy crafting!

Kind regards,

Lizzy

2 thoughts on “A Japanese Miniature House – 5 Reviews”

  1. These miniatures are just so cute, and every time I visit your website I just want one, but then think to myself, do you really need another dust collector? However, I think buying the kit and making one from scratch could be very satisfying and rewarding, and fill many evenings with a great anti stress hobby to do. Who knows you may even be able to give them to somebody special as a gift to remember you by?

    Reply
    • Hi Michel!

      They sure are rewarding to do! And yes, if someday I would be bored with a piece, I could gift it to a school or kids that I know 😉

      About the dust: you could put them in a display case or even get a dustcover  online for the miniature kits ;-). 

      Anyway, I wish you happy crafting!

      Kind regards,

      Lizzy

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