Home Resources for International People in Japan

We're here to curate the best because you've got better things to do.

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Good interior design doesn’t mean luxury items and expensive taste. It’s taking the time to be intentional.

As an interior designer, I worked on high-profile, award-winning projects in New York, LA, Germany, China, Russia and Canada.

Hitting burnout hard and confronting a conflict in values, I came to Japan to get back in touch with myself.

But I couldn’t help but adopt some of Japan’s akiyas. And from traditional materials to Japanese language, houses here are challenging!

I wanted to start this site as a way to show up for the international community. All across Japan, I want to help you make a space that supports you, no matter what your journey is. I’m on your team. I hope you find this site useful and you also stay in touch.

~ Bitsii Nakamura

How it works

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Get Inspired

Explore our curated inspiration galleries to help visualize your project direction. Get familiar with Japanese interiors. We're constantly expanding our resources.


Shop With Us

When you need to shop, use our English & international language online guides to find the furniture, building materials, and home items you are looking for, at no extra cost to you.


Settle in

You are in Japan to eat, meet, take trips, do projects... follow your dreams! Live well in Japan, and know you can return home to a well-planned home where you can re-charge properly.

1. Get inspired

Hand-selected Japanese house tours, before & after transformations, impressive conversions, and more.

Whether you are in a temporary English teacher apartment or restoring a historic kominka, we’ve found the best interior design projects in Japan to give you direction.

Kominka Home Reno

Historic preservation, gut-jobs, and everything inbetween. The best kominka reno images to kick-start your renovation dreams.

Folk House Conversions

Hotels, cafes, galleries, and more. The sky is the limit for kominka conversion projects, and we've compiled lots to get you inspired.

Traditional Japanese Interiors

Step into the authentic charm of Japanese living, where tea rooms, tatami, wabi-sabi, and shoji converge in a harmonious blend of elegance. All the best of traditional Japanese-style home interior design.

2. Shop with us

We’ve spent countless hours curating the best of online Japanese furniture, house resources, shopping and DIY so you don’t have to. We want to help you create a happier, healthier, hassle-free home abroad, at no extra price to you.

Resource Directories

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