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5 Best Feel-Good & Relaxing Japanese Shows & Films To Watch On Netflix

5 Best Feel-Good & Relaxing Japanese Shows & Films To Watch On Netflix

By Karmen on 15 Apr 2020
Digital Editor

Netflix is probably everyone's best friend right now in Singapore. If you're running out of content from your new BFF, we have five relaxing and feel-good Japanese series and films on Netflix Singapore for you to check out!


Keep reading to check them out!

#1 Midnight Diner

This slice of life series is about a chef called "The Master" who offers his customers help and advice for their personal challenges while they dine. Each episode focuses on a different character and usually offers some philosophical life lesson.

Besides the endearing characters and relatable stories, you'll also get to look at mouthwatering Japanese dishes!

#2 Rilakkuma and Kaoru


This cute animated series follows the life of office worker Kaoru, her pet chick Kiiroitori and San-X's popular bear characters Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma.

Despite having a simple and lighthearted storyline, it still has some depth to it and watching it has a very relaxing and uplifting effect! The stop-motion gives it a cosy, sweet look while the little sounds like footsteps have an ASMR effect.

#3 Terrace House

Terrace House is a reality series where three women and three men who are all strangers are selected to live together. When someone decides to leave, a new member joins the house. The show claims to be unscripted and is a big contrast to the loud and overdramatic American reality shows. Seemingly nothing happens but yet it's very addictive to watch!

It's filmed in a very cinematic way with a beautiful house and stylish cars every season. Coupled with a continuous supply of good-looking house members and a hilarious commentary panel, Terrace House is a visual feast as well as an intriguing insight into Japanese culture, comedy and romance.

#4 Kiki's Delivery Service 

Kiki's Delivery Service flying on a broomstick over the cityPhoto from Studio Ghibli


Although all the films by Hayao Miyazaki gets the thumbs up from us, Kiki's Delivery Service is one to watch if you're looking for a feel-good and relaxing movie.

A 13-year-old witch, Kiki, moves to a new town and tries to live independently while being accompanied by a talking cat, Jiji.

My Neighbour Totoro and Ponyo are also two great relaxing films!

#5 Kantaro the Sweet Tooth Salaryman

Kantaro the Sweet Tooth Salaryman official netflix posterPhoto from Netflix

This comedy series follows the life of Kantaro, a salaryman who secretly slacks off during work to eat desserts around Tokyo. Amazing food shots are weaved in-between comedy and drama scenes and any foodie will love watching this series!

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Text by: GirlStyle SG