Bento Boxes from Japan

Bento&co is a unique store specializing in bento boxes and accessories, located in the heart of downtown Kyoto. Owned by Thomas Bertrand, a French native, the store is popular among foreign visitors. Thomas fell in love with the Japanese bento boxes and started the online store in 2008. In 2012, he opened the first Bento&co boutique in the downtown Kyoto.

Bento&co offers a wide selection of products from the Star Wars character bento boxes to the traditional magewappa boxes. Since its opening, Bento&co has shipped the bento boxes to nearly 100 countries. Currently, most of their customers are from France, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia. Here are the best sellers among their worldwide customers.

Best Seller: Nishijin Bento Box

The famous kimono pattern on a bento box will delight your appetite and culinary creations!

No. 2 Seller: Kokeshi Bento Kyoto

Ninja and Keiko – A multifunctional 3-in-1 bento box. Two compartments for food and a top cover can be used for soup.

No. 3 Seller: Bento Colors

A practical, rugged, yet simple and chic lunch box. Three stacking inner boxes, each with its own flexible lid, fit neatly inside a sleek, lightweight outer box.

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117 Yaoya-cho, Rokkaku Dori Fuyacho Higashi Iru, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-0872, Japan

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Makiko Pierce
Makiko "Queen of Deadlines" Pierce is an Osaka native who has lived in the greater Seattle area since 2000. During her occasional trips to Japan, Makiko makes a point of finding the most interesting cafes in Japan to introduce to Origami and QAZ JAPAN readers. She is also a better proofreader (in English, her second language) than our US-born editor in chief.