Purchasing/Leasing Bedding & Linen in Japan

Poste date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

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. 


Bed size

First of all, bed sizes vary in different countries.
Please take a look at this chart as 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
UK 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


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.

Leasing

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.

https://www.furniture-rental-tokyo.com/   Tel: 03-3585-5801

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.

Buying

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
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


*King size items are not very common in Japan.

*Sizes may vary depending on the brand




Below are popular furniture stores.

IKEA

IKEA Toyo-Bay
(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

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/