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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 […]

Where to Buy an Area Rug Online in Japan

Weaving Dreams: Your Guide to Japanese Online Rug Stores Rugs are a great way to add a layer of cozy to your space, and a must for renters looking to protect against damage or reduce noise for downstairs neighbors. Whether you are layering a living room rug over tatami or creating a warmer surface under […]

Where to Buy Sofas Online in Japan

17 Online Sofa Shops to Discover Your Perfect Couch in Japan Maybe you’re wondering where to buy sofas online for your place in Japan, or maybe you are just scratching your head… You may have noticed that furniture works a bit differently here. Whether you want a sofa or not is actually optional, and plenty […]

Standard Products by Daiso is Poised to Challenge Muji’s Success

Standard Products Haul

What is Standard Products? A Quick Introduction Standard Products is a noteworthy new home and lifestyle store line, introduced by parent company, Daiso Sangyo. Daiso is the largest 100 yen shop in Japan, with 2023 sales of nearly 600 billion yen. Standard Products has already gained popularity and notoriety for it’s affordable, well-designed home products. […]

Second-Hand Gems: Online Vintage Furniture Stores in Japan

There are actually quite a few high-quality vintage furniture shops in Japan, however they are a bit hard to find at times! You can find retro Japanese, English, American, and Scandinavian furniture items for sale. The price of imported vintage furniture might be a bit higher than you are used to in your home country, […]

Best Kotatsus You Can Buy Online in Japan [2024]

Start the year out cozy! I think it’s a pretty good New Year’s resolution to not be cold and miserable. What do you think? That means it’s Kotatsu time!!! Why Do You Need a Kotatsu? It’s not just because kotatsus make you warm. It’s because a kotatsu is a significant energy savings compared to using […]