Furniture Hunting in Tokyo


In Japan, hunting or buying furniture can be a fulfilling quest with challenges. They must find pieces that not only match their style but also fit into Japan's typically small living spaces. Selecting the right size and style, buying within budget, and knowing the online shopping or the secondhand options are key to making your finding a success! Our guide aims to help you explore options for furniture to make your home truly yours.

Online Furniture Shopping in Japan

It is a bit of a hustle to navigate Japanese online marketplaces due to the language barrier. However, some of them are quite English-friendly with full descriptions and reviews of items, including delivery options that would cater to foreigners. Here we made lists of furniture sites to suit all manners of tastes and budgets.

Cheaper Options

  1. 家具350 (Kagu350)
  2. Tansu no Gen 
  3. Nissen

Affordable Mid-Range Options

  1. LOWYA
  2. Air Rhizome Interior

Secondhand Recycle Shops

  1. Mercari
  2. Facebook Marketplace
  3. Jimoty (ジモティー)

Offline Furniture Stores

Secondhand and Recycle Shops:

We've got a couple of nice secondhand stores with some great budget choices in household items. Also, recycle shops and local markets bear part of history and character that help truly acquire an individual touch when being added to home décor!


2nd Street Reuse Shop Tokyo

Second Street: A large chain with a broad selection of affordable options, especially in locations outside central Tokyo, such as Kawasaki and Yokohama.

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Treasure Factory Tokyo

Treasure Factory: One of the biggest chains, with a variety of items including furniture. The Nerima store, for example, has a large selection of home furnishings on the second floor.

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Recycle Shop Mogu Land: Specializes in second-hand home appliances and furniture, with services like free delivery and installation. They offer high-quality used furnishings at affordable prices.


Tokyo Recycle Imption

Tokyo Recycle Imption: Known for unique and some antique furniture items, this store has multiple branches around Tokyo, providing a wide range of home appliances and furnishings.

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Mid-range Stores

The mid-range stores are represented by such chain stores as Nitori and MUJI, which address the balance of quality and pricing to let consumers enjoy durable and elegant decisions at average income. They are also represented by simplicity in functionality, which is presented at stores of minimalist aesthetics.

  • IKEA and Nitori: Both are popular choices for affordable, stylish furniture and home accessories. IKEA, known globally for its flat-pack furnishings and Swedish design, and Nitori, often referred to as the "IKEA of Japan," offer a wide range of products suitable for various tastes and needs​​.
  • Muji: Renowned for its minimalist design and no-brand policy, Muji offers a variety of merchandise including furniture, storage solutions, kitchen goods, and home accessories. Their products emphasize sustainability and practicality​​.
  • Hida Sangyo: For those interested in traditional Japanese craftsmanship, Hida Sangyo offers furnishings made by artisans in Hida Takayama, known for woodworking and furniture making. Their products blend tradition with modern design​​.
  • Wood You Like: This Tokyo-based store specializes in handcrafted furniture made from local Japanese woods. They offer a range of products, including living room and bedroom furnishings, emphasizing quality and craftsmanship​​.
  • Cibone: Located in Omotesando, Cibone offers a curated range of lifestyle goods including furnishings, art, and home decor. The store is known for its high-quality items and hosts various events and exhibitions​.
  • Unico: Unico is a popular furniture store in Japan, offers a unique and diverse range of furnishings options for those on the hunt for stylish and functional pieces. From sleek and modern designs to timeless classics, Unico caters to a variety of tastes and preferences. With its commitment to quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, shoppers can expect to find high-quality furniture that not only enhances their living spaces but also reflects their individual style. Whether you're looking for a statement piece to elevate your home decor or practical furniture solutions to maximize space efficiency, Unico is sure to have something to suit your needs.

The hunt for furniture in Japan is a unique adventure that may finally have you bumping into something different and special, turning a living space into a home. Through this process and understanding of the local market, anyone would want to find furniture that not only fits their style and space but will uplift their living experiences in Japan.

Remember, the perfect piece is out there waiting for you; it's all about knowing where to look!

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