Which Nippon Kodo incense is most popular? Bestsellers?

The Most Popular Nippon Kodo Incense Brands

Which Nippon Kodo incense is most popular? Bestsellers?

The best-selling Morning Star is a trusted worldwide brand, created in the 1960s from Nippon Kodo. The wonderful fragrances in the Morning Star collection is mixed with high quality ingredients. Most popular fragrances from the brand are Sandalwood, Lavender, Jasmine, Cedarwood, Frankincense, and Lotus. Other popular fragrances that are now available are Patchouli, Pine, Sage, Amber, Green Tea, Palo Santo, Vanilla, Rose, Gardenia, Musk, Myrrh, Iris, Mimosa, and Yuzu.

Morning star is one of the most affordable brands from Nippon Kodo, making it perfect for daily use. The incense creates a relaxing atmosphere for meditation, prayer, and yoga. It is also used for simple change of mood and purification of air. Morning star sticks do not give off burning wood odor since they do not contain bamboo core. This helps you enjoy the true fragrance of the incense.

Morning Star comes in 50 stick package, 200 stick package, and various assortment packages including a 6 x 50-stick-package set of your choice. Approximate burn time is 25 minutes. Each box comes with a ceramic tile holder.

Top 5 Morning Star
  1. Morning Star – Sandalwood 50 sticks
  2. Morning Star – Lavender 50 sticks
  3. Morning Star – Jasmine 50 sticks
  4. Morning Star – Cedarwood 50 sticks
  5. Morning Star – Frankincense 50 sticks

Recommended Morning Star:

Morning Star Assortment Packages

Kayuragi is another popular brand from Nippon Kodo. Kayuragi, where fragrance "Ka," meets with slowly wafting scented smoke "Yuragi." The highly favored Kayuragi fragrances are Aloeswood and Sandalwood. Other popular, divine fragrances include Japanese Cypress, Cherry Blossom, Jasmine, White Peach, Mikan Orange, Green Tea, Narcissus, Osmanthus, Pomegranate, Ginger, Wisteria, and Rose.

Kayuragi has no bamboo core which helps with clean burning and less smoke so that you can enjoy its pure scent. The sight of the wafting smoke will also make you feel at ease. Inspired by Kimono (Japanese traditional wear) fabric, the package texture is smooth, and the coloring is dramatic. The beautifully packaged Kayuragi comes in a wooden box which helps preserve the incense longer. The incense brand is perfect for gifts as many Kayuragi users burn it during meditation, relaxation, stress reduction, massaging, reading, yoga, or bathing. Each box includes 40 sticks and a mini ceramic holder. Approximate burn time is 25 minutes. Kayuragi is also available in cone and sachet.

Top 5 Kayuragi
  1. Kayuragi – Sandalwood 40 sticks 
  2. Kayuragi – Aloeswood 40 sticks
  3. Kayuragi – Japanese Cypress 40 sticks
  4. Kayuragi – Cherry Blossom 40 sticks
  5. Kayuragi – Jasmine 40 sticks

Recommended Kayuragi:

Kayuragi Assortment Sets

  1. Kayuragi – 7 pc Woody & Earthy
  2. Kayuragi – 7 pc Floral & Fruity
  3. Kayuragi – 14 pc Assortment


Bestsellers For The Incense Connoisseur

Bestsellers for the incense connoisseur, Mainichi Byakudan and Kyara Taikan in the Exceptional Quality line have always been high in demand. Additionally, Tranquility Roll Incense, which can be ordered by the roll or box, has also been pleasing long-time exclusive incense users.

Bestsellers For The Incense Beginner


Modern Zen and Café Time Incense are suitable for incense beginners. Modern Zen is a great way to try higher quality fragrances without having to purchase a large package of each. It includes 3 superior aloeswood fragrances and 3 Hana-No-Hana floral fragrances. Café Time only comes in cones and has 6 different fragrances with 2 fragrances in each package. Choose from Bright Afternoon, Quiet Evening, Fresh Morning, Relaxed Mood, Refreshed Mood, and Enchanted Mood. Each package contains 10 cones and a cone holder. Also we recommend Fragrance Memories. Fragrance Memories incense will take you to the most relaxing places on earth. These stylish and luxurious series of incense is very refined, full of aroma for your space.

What is the best incense for a gift?

Sending a gift to an incense fan? Check out Oedo-Koh and Yume-No-Yume Gift Set as these are a hit among gift receivers. Oedo-Koh has 6 fragrances —Aloeswood, Cherry Blossom, Chrysanthemum, Peony Tree, Water Drop, and Pine Tree. Each package comes in a wooden box with a beautiful incense holder. The Yume-No-Yume (The Dream of Dreams) gift set has 8 fragrances —Morning Glory, Bamboo Leaf, Whooping Crane, Maple Leaf, Butterfly, Goldfish, Pink Plum Flower, and Fiddlehead Fern. Each set includes a gift box, 12 sticks, and a matching incense plate.

Trending Products

Nippon Kodo has many fans of Herb & Earth, a high quality bamboo stick incense brand with less smoke. Available fragrances are Vanilla, Lemongrass, White Sage, Bergamot, Jasmine, Frankincense, Matcha, Rose, Lavender, Sandalwood, Cedar, Patchouli, and more. Each package contains 20 sticks, with a burn time of approximately 30 minutes.



SCENTSUAL, a meticulously selected plant-based fragrance brand, has become increasingly popular. Fragrances for SCENTSUAL includes Sweet White Sage, Calm Hinoki Mint, Brilliant Blue Lavender, Sparkling Gold Yuzu, Bitter Pink Ginger, and Fresh Matcha. Each package contains 30 sticks and a holder, burn time is approximately 25 minutes.

Last updated: 06/27/2022