How to access Japanese Netflix? (+ the best VPNs for Netflix Japan)

Do you want to see the latest animes, series, movies, or dramas available only on the Japanese Netflix catalog? This is great since we are going to explain how to proceed with the help of the best VPNs of the moment.

In the following, you will see that the VPNs that allow you to watch Netflix Japan content can be counted on the fingers of one hand. So don’t skimp on resources if you want to treat yourself to the latest exclusives!

Why can’t I access Netflix Japan?

The reason is very simple. The rights for each film, series, drama, etc. are different from country to country.

For this reason, and as you most likely know, the content available on Netflix will vary from country to country. This is for example the case between the French and Japanese versions.

As Netflix has to respect these broadcasting rights, the platform must restrict access to its various catalogs.

Thus, if you are in the United States, you will only have access to the US catalog. While if you are in World, you will only be able to enjoy the content offered on the French catalog.

This is why it is impossible to access the Japanese catalog of Netflix from a country other than Japan (at least in theory). To enforce this, the streaming platform relies on your IP address to determine your current geographic location.


Don’t panic though because as we will prove to you below, by masking your IP address and obtaining a Japanese IP, you will be able to bypass the geo-blocking set up by Netflix.

Tutorial to access the Japanese Netflix catalog (from World or any other country)

As we specified just above, it is possible to virtually change the location by obtaining another IP address.

How to go about it? Well, we’ll have to use a VPN! This is the only viable solution to carry out this mission and thus watch Netflix Japan from World or elsewhere.

For our tutorial, we will use the best VPN to unblock the Japanese catalog: ExpressVPN.

If you want other alternatives, we advise you to read the ranking available further down in our guide.

In the meantime, here’s how to do it:

  1. Get a subscription from ExpressVPN (we recommend its 1 year subscription as it is currently at -49%, in addition to 3 months free).
  2. Download the ExpressVPN app on the platform from which you want to view the Netflix Japan catalog.
  3. Proceed with the installation by following the instructions.
  4. Then connect to a Japanese VPN server (For ExpressVPN we recommend the Japan – Tokyo server).
  5. As soon as you are connected, all you have to do is go to Netflix or refresh the tab already open. You will then see the exclusives of the Japanese catalog appear.

Here is the proof that our tip is really functional:


As a bonus, also discover a video tutorial explaining the procedure to follow with a VPN:

List of the best VPNs that unblock Netflix Japan (2021)

Now that you know how to access Japanese Netflix while in World (or another country), we’re going to introduce you to the three best VPNs for this mission.

With them, you will have access to excellent speeds, many servers and locations in Japan, as well as responsive customer support to get help if you have any issues.

1) ExpressVPN


Having tested several dozen VPNs on Netflix Japan, we can guarantee that the reference is currently ExpressVPN.

With it you will have access to the best speeds, which will guarantee you access to series, films and animes in High Definition and without any cuts.

And this even by connecting to one of its servers located in Japan.

Otherwise ExpressVPN will give you access to more than 3000 servers in 94 countries, 5 simultaneous connections, as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Thanks to the latter (which is without any conditions), you will be able to judge its ability to unlock Netflix’s Japanese catalog without taking any risk.

ExpressVPN’s apps are compatible with Marcos, Android, Windows, iOS, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and more. As much to say to you that you will be able to really install it everywhere in order to view exclusive content or to benefit from one of the foreign catalogs of DAZN.

If ExpressVPN has convinced you, take advantage now of -49% as well as 3 months offered on its 1-year subscription!

Unblocking with ExpressVPN (Tokyo server):


2) Cyber Ghost


Are you looking for a cheap VPN that can give you what you are looking for? If so, then Cyber Ghost might be for you.

With its 3-year subscription, you currently have the possibility of offering yourself Cyber Ghost’s VPN for only $ 2.00 / month.

To take advantage of it, the only thing you have to do is or on the button available below.

Cyber Ghost may not be the best VPN for enjoying Japanese Netflix, but it’s still a great solution.

Its application will give you access to servers optimized for streaming as well as downloading torrents.

In addition, you can count on several thousand servers in 90 countries, as well as 7 simultaneous connections.

Access to the Japanese catalog with the help of Cyber Ghost (server optimized for streaming):

3) Circuit VPN

Circuit VPN is the latest member of our top 3 best VPNs for watching Netflix Japan content.

Although it is a bit inferior to ExpressVPN and Cyber Ghost, its service is perfectly reliable when it comes to bypassing geo-blocks imposed by streaming platforms.

This also applies to access Hulu from World, or enjoy HBO Go.

In addition to offering a relatively affordable service (3.15 $ / month thanks to a discount of -68% currently), Circuit VPN will allow up to 6 simultaneous connections and will give you access to more than 5,000 servers in about sixty of country.

If you want to test it for free, know that it is perfectly possible thanks to its 30-day money-back guarantee.

Now by doing this, you will not take full advantage of the many benefits that come with such a VPN. So think carefully before making your request.

Watching Netflix Japan content with Circuit VPN (Japan server # 565):

What movies, animes and dramas are exclusively available on Japanese Netflix?

It is difficult to give you a complete and most importantly up to date list of anime, movies and dramas available on Netflix Japan as things are constantly moving.

Now we will nevertheless offer you an overview so that you can better understand the benefits offered by using one of the VPNs mentioned above in order to access the Japanese Netflix catalog:

  • Attack on Titan season 3 and 4 (see our article explaining how to watch SNK season 3 and 4 on Netflix)
  • One Piece (all seasons but also movies)
  • Terrace House
  • My Hero Academia season 2, 3, and 4Birthday Wonderland
  • Moominvalley
  • The Walking Dead season 10…

If you want to know what new movies, dramas and series are available exclusively on Japanese Netflix, we recommend that you take a look at

The latter is updated daily and lists all the content available on all the catalogs of the streaming platform.