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Best Places to Buy Cheap Furniture Online in Japan

Budget Bliss: Your Guide to Japanese Budget Furniture Stores! Whether you are an English Teacher in rural Japan paying off student loans, a fresh digital nomad looking to live a simple life, or saving up for the day you can retire in your old traditional Japanese house. Buying furniture online doesn’t have to break the […]

14 Places to Buy Solid Wood Furniture in Japan

Crafted Comforts: 14 Shops to Find Beautiful Solid-Wood Furniture Online in Japan Wood furniture is the perfect way to balance western comfort with natural materials in a Japanese house. Whether you are bringing some life into a sterile apartment or finding a harmonious way to furnish a traditional wooden house in Japan, wooden furniture is […]

The Big List Of Online Furniture Stores in Japan

For those of you looking for a big list of online furniture stores in Japan, here it is! Shops in Japan sometimes don’t have online storefronts (and sometimes aren’t even on Google Maps!). Thankfully there are plenty of shops to choose from with delivery in Japan. You just need to know where to look! And […]

Japanese Style Interior Design Inspo Gallery

Traditional Japanese Interior Design Gallery Old Japanese houses need less stuff and less renovation. So why do we need a visual inspiration gallery like this? To remind us how gorgeous traditional Japanese interior design can be when we don’t mess with it. If you haven’t already, please read In Praise of Shadows. It’s an influential […]

Japanese Apartment Home Inspo Gallery

Need Interior Design Ideas for Your Apartment in Japan? We’ve Got Ya! Whether it’s a standard-issue teacher’s apartment, urban solo-life, a sharehouse room or your who-knows-how-long family home, here are apartment ideas to make the place your own! Studio apartments are great if you embrace it. (Trust me, I lived in one for 11 years!) […]

Kominka Home Interior Renovation Inspo Gallery

Looking for some kominka renovation inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Behold: Fresh Interior Design Inspiration for Old Folk Houses in Japan View this post on Instagram A post shared by 株式会社SHOEI (@shoei_architect) View this post on Instagram A post shared by IYEYA Inc. | いえ屋 (@iyeya_kyoto) この投稿をInstagramで見る 株式会社SHOEI(@shoei_architect)がシェアした投稿 View this post on Instagram A post […]

Japanese Kominka House Conversion Inspiration Gallery

Old traditional kominka house conversions are a plentiful and elegant opportunity all across Japan. Here’s our round-up of adaptive reuse basics and plenty of inspo to get your wheels turning! Adaptive Reuse of Kominka for Modern Life When zoning and official permissions are appropriately navigated, renovated kominka can serve as hotels, hostels, galleries, cafes, restaurants, […]