Bed Size in Japan - Purchasing Bedding & Linen in Japan

Poste date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Starting a new life in a new country takes a lot of planning. After securing your new home in Tokyo, the next crucial step is ensuring that your living space is equipped with the essentials, especially when it comes to bedding. Many expats opt to leave their bedding, including blankets, sheets, and pillows, in their home country and consider obtaining new ones during their stay in Japan. To tailor your bedding needs to a rental apartment in Tokyo, it is essential to explore options for obtaining a comfortable bed that suits your preferences. Whether you choose to purchase or lease, finding the perfect bed for your home will contribute to a restful and enjoyable living experience in this vibrant city.

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.

 

  Single Double Queen King
JAPAN inch 38"x77" 55"x77" 60"x77" 71"x77"
cm 97x195 140x195 152x195 180x195

U.S.A.

CANADA

inch 39"x75" 54"x75" 60"x80" 76"x80"
cm 99x190 137x190 152x203 193x203

U.K.

inch 36"x75" 54"x75" 60"x78" 72"x78"
cm 91x190 137x190 152x198 183x198
EUROPE inch 36"x79" 55"x79" 63"x79" 71"x79"
cm 91x200 140x200 160x200 180x200
AUSTRALIA inch 36"x75" 54"x75" 60"x80" 72"x80"
cm 91x190 137x190 152x203 183x203

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. You can find bedding rentals here.

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 the sales clerk if you are unsure about which to purchase.

Please note: (1) King size items are not very common in Japan (2) Sizes may vary depending on the brand

  Bedding / Bedding Cover
Width x Length
Fitted Sheets
Width x Length
Single 150×210cm 100×200×30cm
Semi-Double 170×210cm 120×200×30cm
Double 190×210cm 140×200×30cm
Queen 210×210cm 160×200×30cm
King 230×210cm 180×200×30cm

Popular furniture stores in Japan

IKEA

 

IKEA’s website is available in English and you can order online.

Harajuku
Jingumae 1-14-30, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Tokyo-Bay
2-3-30 Hamacho, Funabashi, Chiba

Tachikawa
6, Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo

Kohoku
201-1 Orimoto-cho, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa

Shin Misato
2-2-2 ShinMisato Lala city, Misato city, Saitama

NITORI

There are many NITORI stores in Tokyo.

Shibuya Koen-dori
1-12-13 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Shinjuku Takashimaya Times Square
Takashimaya Times Square South Building 1F-5F, 5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Nakameguro
1-10-21 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo

Find Beddings Online

You can easily find bed linen and bedding online such as Amazon.

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