Purchasing/Leasing Bedding & Linen in Japan
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 may choose to leave their bedding (blankets, sheets, pillows etc) in their home country and buy or lease new ones during their stay in Japan. Here is some info to help you get your bedding ready so you can sleep comfotably in your soft bed.
Bed sizes in Japan
Bed sizes can vary between countries. It should also be noted that the majority of bedding in Japan is most likely too small for Western beds as Western beds are slightly larger than the beds sold in Japan. To help you get a better understanding of how beds sizes in Japan compare to those of other countries, we have made a chart below for reference.
Now that you know what sizes of bed are available in Japan, there are two different strategies for obtaining bedding in Japan.
Leasing bedding and linens in Japan
For short stay expats in Japan, we recommend that you use this option. Buying all new bedding in Japan can become pointless for those who are planning to go back to their home country within one year. As mentioned before, bedding in Japan tends to be smaller than those sold in Western countries. Due to the bedding size differences, when you go back to your home country you won’t be needing the bedding you purchased in Japan anymore.
Tokyo Lease Corporation
Tokyo Lease Corporation is a highly recommended furniture lease company with English-speaking staff. They are experts in the furniture industry and have many years of experience helping expats in Tokyo fulfill their furniture needs. Renting a whole bedding set (bedding, blankets, sheets, pillows etc) is possible at Tokyo Lease. The prices will vary depending on the length of the lease term. Rental items are also available for purchase. Prices will vary depending on the condition at the time of purchase.
Buying bedding and linens in Japan
If you are planning on buying bedding, possibly because you plan on staying for many years in Tokyo, here are some recommended shops that have what you’re looking for.
Bedding and linens can usually be found for sale in department stores, furniture stores, and home centers. The bedding sizes available in Japan are listed in the chart below. Many items may only show the size name (single, Semi-double, Double), while others items will only show the measurements (97x195, 140x195cm).
Please ask for assistantace from the store’s staff if you are unsure about which to purchase.
|Bedding / Bedding Cover
Width x Length
Width x Length
*King size items are not very common in Japan.
*Sizes may vary depending on the brand
Popular furniture stores in Japan.
IKEA’s website in Japan can be viewed in English and allows you to order online. http://www.ikea.com/jp/en/
（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.|
There are many NITORI stores in Tokyo. http://www.nitori.co.jp/en/shop/tokyo/
|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|