Post: Friday August 5, 2016
Starting a new life in a new country takes a lot of planning. After you have secured your new home here in Tokyo, next thing to worry about is preparing daily necessities for you to start your living there.
Many expats leave their beddings, blankets, sheets, pillows etc in their home country and buy or lease new ones in Japan.
We would like to introduce to you how to have your bedding prepared so you can sleep in your soft bed from day one in your new home.
First of all, bed sizes vary in different countries.
Please take a look at this chart as reference.
Beddings in Japan are most likely too small for Western beds as Western beds are slightly larger than the beds in Japan.
There are different strategies to prepare your beddings in Japan.
For short stay expats in Japan, we recommend that you use this option. Buying all new beddings in Japan can become pointless for those who are planning to go back to your country within one year. As mentioned before, beddings in Japan tend to be smaller than the ones sold in Western countries. When you go back to your country, you won’t be needing the ones you purchased in Japan anymore.
Tokyo Lease Corporation is the most recommended furniture lease company with English speaking staff.
They are experts in the furniture industry and has many years of experience helping expats in Tokyo.
Renting the whole bedding set is available at Tokyo Lease including (beddings, blankets, sheets, pillows etc). The prices depend on the lease term.
>> Renting Beddings You can also purchase the rental items. Prices vary depending on the condition at the time of purchase.
If you are planning on buying your beddings since you plan on staying for many years in Tokyo, here are recommended shops to choose from.
Beddings are usually sold in department stores, furniture stores and home centers.
The bedding size if purchased in Japan are listed below.
Many items just show the size name like (For single, Semi-double, Double).
Others items will just show the measurements.
Please ask the assistant nearby if you are unsure about which to purchase.
|Bedding / Bedding Cover |
Width x Length
|Fitted Sheets |
Width x Length
*King size items are not very common in Japan.
*Sizes may vary depending on the brand
Below are popular furniture stores.
（Ex. IKEA Funabashi)
|2-3-10, Hamacho, Funabashi, Chiba-Pref.|
|IKEA Tachikawa||6, Midoricho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo|
|IKEA Shin-Misato||2-2-2, Shin-Misato Lala City, Misato City, Saitama Pref.|
|IKEA Kohoku||201-1, Orimoto-cho, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref.|
IKEA has an English website which allows you to order online. >> http://www.ikea.com/jp/en/
|Nitori Printemps Ginza||Printemps Ginza 6F, 3-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo|
|Nitori Venus Fort||1F Venus Fort,1-3-15, Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo|
|Nitori Ooi Racecourse Mae||Wira Ooi 3F, 1-6-16, Katsushima, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo|
There are many NITORI stores in Tokyo. >> http://www.nitori.co.jp/en/shop/tokyo/
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