15 Most Beautiful Japanese Girls

by Esha Saxena

Japanese girls are admired all over the world for their ever-youthful beauty. With their flawless, porcelain skin and dark, silky hair, they indeed are some of the most attractive girls in the world. They have had the beauty-game down for centuries now, and they only keep growing younger somehow! Japanese beauty routines are so fascinating, and the whole world seems to be borrowing their beauty secrets.

We have a list of the 15 most beautiful Japanese girls who have left us spell-bound!

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15. Rio Yamashita


  • Date of Birth: October 10, 1992
  • Place of Birth: Tokushima, Tokushima Prefecture Japan
  • Height: 1.64 m
  • Profession: Model, actress

This stunning model and actress decided to pursue a career in acting back when she was in elementary school. She went on to be an exclusive model for the fashion magazine ‘Hanachu’. She got her first big break in a leading role in the film ‘Someday’s Dreamers’.

14. Mao Asada


  • Date of Birth: September 25, 1990
  • Place of Birth: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 1.63 m
  • Profession: Figure Skater

One of the most highly recognized athletes in Japan – Mao Asada is a three-time World champion and Olympic Silver medalist and the only female figure skater who has landed 3 triple Axel jumps in one competition! She achieved this at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She won her first Grand Prix Final at the age of 15 and currently holds 15 Grand Prix series titles. She is also the first figure skater in singles from Asia to win multiple world championships. You go, girl!

13. Fumi Nikaido


  • Date of Birth: September 21, 1994
  • Place of Birth: Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 1.57 m
  • Profession: Actress, model

The pretty Japanese actress started off her career as a model and made her film debut in ‘Toad’s Oil’. She received the Premio Marcello Mastroianni Best Young Actress Award at the Venice International Film Festival. New York Asian Film Festival also recognized her as an “International Rising Star”.

12. Maki Horikita


  • Date of Birth: October 6, 1988
  • Place of Birth: Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Profession: Actress

This beauty is a former actress who was a part of numerous Japanese television dramas, advertisements, and movies. Some of her most famous roles include her performances in films like Umechan Sensei and Nobuta Wo Produce. She has also won several awards and gained immense recognition worldwide for her work.

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11. Ai Fukuhara


  • Date of Birth: November 1, 1988
  • Place of Birth: Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 1.55 m
  • Profession: Table-tennis player

The Olympic medalist began playing table-tennis at the age of 3! She became a professional player at 10. Because of her talent in the sport from such a young age, she is considered to be a ‘child prodigy’ in table tennis. At 13, she was also the youngest-ever representative for Asian Games.

10. Suzu Hirose


  • Date of Birth: June 19, 1998
  • Place of Birth: Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 1.59 m
  • Profession: Actress, model

The 19-year-old Suzu Hirose has appeared in television dramas, movies, advertisements and music videos. Some of her most famous works include Our Little Sister, Chihayafuru, Rage and Your Lie in April. She also performed the role of Suzu Asano in Hirokazu Koreeda’s 2015 live-action adaptation of the manga Umimachi Diary. She won the Japan Academy Award for “Newcomer of the Year” category and received the “Best New Actress” Awards from Kinema Junpo among her other accolades.

9. Kasumi Arimura


  • Date of Birth: February 13, 1993
  • Place of Birth: Itami, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Profession: Actress

The gorgeous Japanese actress is known for playing the role of young Haruko Amano in Amachan and the lead role in Flying Colors and Strobe Edge. She won the 39th Japan Academy Prize for Best Newcomer of the Year and also The Blue Ribbon Award for Best Actress for her lead performance in the two movies.

8. Atsuko Maeda


  • Date of Birth: July 10, 1991
  • Place of Birth: Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 1.61 m
  • Profession: Singer, actress

The lovely singer and actress is known for her work Japanese idol group AKB48. She is one of the most popular and prominent members of the group and is placed first among all her group candidates. She has now gone ahead with her solo singing and acting career and has only been flourishing! Maeda also won the 22nd Japanese Film Professional Award for Best Actress for her performance in Kueki Ressha.

7. Emi Takei


  • Date of Birth: December 25, 1993
  • Place of Birth: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 1.63 m
  • Profession: Actress, model

Famous for her roles in Japanese television shows like The Perfect Insider, The Clinic on the Sea and Liar Game, this gorgeous girl started off her career as a fashion model. She also won two awards at the eleventh annual Japan Bishojo Contest and subsequently made it on the cover of numerous issues of ‘Seventeen’ magazine. Her first pop-music single in 2011 rose to number six in Japan’s Oricon Weekly, one of the country’s popularity music charts.

6. Mao Abe

  • Date of Birth: January 24, 1990
  • Place of Birth: Oita, Oita Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter

This talented girl started learning piano at the age of 3! Inspired by Canadian singer ‘Avril Lavigne’, she also took up the guitar in high school and dreamt of being a singer. Her first album ‘Free’ was released in 2009, and she reached #1 on Japan’s Billboard Hot 100 Chart! Since then, there’s no looking back for this starlet – she has consequently released singles that topped the Japanese music charts.

5. Tomomi Itano


  • Date of Birth: July 3, 1991
  • Place of Birth: Yokohama, kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 1.54 m
  • Profession: Actress, singer

A former member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48 – she debuted solo with her single titled “Dear J”. The versatile performer has also acted in numerous films and television shows. She was deemed “Queen of TV Commercials” in 2012 as she had 20 contracts with various companies.

4. Aya Omasa


  • Date of Birth: February 4, 1991
  • Place of Birth: Takikawa, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 1.64 m
  • Profession: Model

The doll-faced Aya Omasa started off her acting career with modeling for several publications including Non-No and Seventeen magazine. She co-starred with Shota Sometani in the film ‘A Liar and a Broken Girl’. She also appeared in the film ‘Paradise Kiss’.

3. Haruka Fukuhara

  • Date of Birth: August 28, 1998
  • Place of Birth: Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 1.59 m
  • Profession: Actress, singer, model

This charming actress stepped into the entertainment industry as a child artist right from her elementary school days. Since 2009, Fukuhara plays and voices the leading role of Main Hiiragi in Cookin’ Idol I! My! Mine!, a part anime, part live-action show on NHK. She won a Grand Prix in the 20th audition for the teen fashion magazine ‘Pichi Lemon’ in 2012 and ever since then, she has worked as a model for the same. She also released her fifth music single title “Nameko No Uta” for which she gained wide recognition.

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2. Mirei Kiritani


  • Date of Birth: December 16, 1989
  • Place of Birth: Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 1.64 m
  • Profession: Actress, model, news anchor

One of the most popular celebrities in Japan – Mirei Kiritani became famous for being a regular news anchor for NTV’s News Zero. She has appeared in films like Koisuru Vampire, Ace Attorney, and Heroine Disqualified. She has also landed a place in the list of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces in the World by TC Candler several years in a row. She also plays the lead role in the Netflix original series ‘Atelier’. She won the award for “Nail Queen Award” in the Actress category in 2014.

1. Haruna Kawaguchi


  • Date of Birth: February 10, 1995
  • Place of Birth: Goto, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 1.66 m
  • Profession: Actress, model

And at number one we have – Haruna Kawaguchi! The 22-year old beauty started her career in the entertainment industry with modeling under the Ken-On agency. She also received fame and recognition for her performance in films like Ouran High School Host Club, Zekkyo Gakkyu and Say “I Love You”. She has appeared on numerous television shows, some of which include Tokyo Dogs and GTO.

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Japan is filled with incredibly gorgeous girls, and their fashion scene is famous all over the world. That was our list of 15 most beautiful Japanese girls. Do you have a favorite? If you do, feel free to share who you admire the most in the comments below!

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Esha Saxena

Esha Saxena is a writer, journalist, and a full-time wallflower. She holds a Master’s degree in Media and Mass Communication and firmly believes that makeup is nothing less than art. Combining her love for writing with her passion for makeup, she brings to you reviews, techniques, and her ever-growing knowledge on this form of art. In her spare time, she loves reading, listening to obscure indie bands, and writing poetry – all of this while being a crazy dog lady.