Why We Love it
Experience the extraordinary comfort of handcrafted Japanese futon with this Natural Cotton Japanese Futon Mattress from Kyoto’s finest futon maker, Takaokaya, founded in 1919.
Employing expertise passed down through the generations, each Japanese futon bed is handcrafted by master artisans to ensure every step contributes to impeccable comfort and firmness.
The 100% cotton padding is skilfully layered by hand in a gentle curve to offer you essential support that eases back and shoulder pain during a night’s rest.
Each Natural Cotton Japanese Futon Mattress is intricately bound with watoji, traditional Japanese stitching that not only is highly durable and age-resistant, but also highlights the authentic Kyoto motif.
Why Choose a Japanese Futon Mattress
- Back Support: A firmer surface keeps the spine aligned while you sleep, which can help alleviate back pain and prevent back pain in the future.
- Easy Storage: Japanese futon do not require bed frames. Simply fold in three and store in the closet. Perfect for guest use, glamping, and minimalists.
- Mattress Topper: You can easily use Japanese futon bed as a regular mattress topper. Experience high-quality sleep that only comes with centuries-old Japanese craftsmanship.
- Environmentally Friendly: The use of only 100% natural cotton makes the Japanese Futon Mattress an environmentally friendly choice, particularly when you consider how long-lasting and durable the natural materials are.
Caring for Your Futon Mattress
- Japanese futon are non-machine washable. We recommend to use our 100% cotton futon mattress covers, which are machine-washable.
- To reduce humidity in the futon, occasionally air out under the sun or in a well-ventilated room.
Due to high demand, shipment may take up to two weeks while your futon is being handmade by master craftspeople. If we can't ship your order immediately we will contact you straight away to let you know the free shipment date. As your futon is completed to order, we cannot accept cancellations after the order is confirmed.
Please note that for reasons of hygiene, futon mattresses and covers cannot be returned.
- Natural Cotton Japanese Futon Mattress
- Handmade in Japan
- 100% cotton exterior and padding
- Available in two colors: Arare Black and Matcha Green
- Available in Single or Double Size
- SINGLE: 3'3" x 6'11" (100cm x 210cm)
- DOUBLE: 4'7" x 6'11" (140cm x 210cm)
- Uncompressed thickness approx 5" (12cm)
- Available alone or with mattress cover in your choice of color
- For reasons of hygiene, mattresses cannot be returned.
- Compact Shipping: Unpack on arrival and allow to resume natural shape in 1-2 days.
- Free Shipping worldwide!
Takaokaya has created masterfully handcrafted zabuton, seating cushions and futon mattresses in Kyoto since 1919. It is highly regarded for producing some of the finest zabuton cushions in the world.
Having recently celebrated its centennial anniversary, Takaokaya’s legacy lies in its unparalleled craftsmanship, made by master crafts people using tradtional techniques passed down from generation to generation.
Takaokaya combines Kyoto’s centuries-old textile expertise and the Japanese art of kutsurogi (a state of complete relaxation) to bring balance and comfort to contemporary lifestyles and harmonize any living and work space.
Takaokaya prides itself on handcrafting the zabuton cushions and futon mattresses one at a time. No two pieces are ever alike due the multi-step process of textile dyeing that creates subtle differences along the fabric grain.
This prized craftsmanship remains unchanged over a century ago and backed with a genuine philosophy of "simply bringing a smile on everyone's face,” the state achieved when resting on a futon or zabuton cushion from Takaokaya.
We ship to every country in the world direct from Tokyo.
We offer three levels of service: Standard, Express and FedEx Priority.
1) Standard shipping is by registered airmail, which usually takes about 10-14 days.
2) Express shipping uses Japan Post’s EMS service, and usually takes between 6-10 days.
3) FedEx Priority usually takes 2-5 days.
All options include tracking information.
FREE shipping uses Standard shipping is available on orders over $99, unless registered airmail services to your country have been suspended by Japan Post. In the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany and Australia registered airmail is temporarily suspended but you can still take advantage of Free Shipping on all orders over $149 with Express Shipping, which can be as quick as 6 days!
Taxes & Customs
All our products are sent to you direct from Tokyo, Japan. Shipments from Japan to your country may be subject to additional taxes and handling fees imposed by the customs authorities and mail carrier of your country and region. Such costs are the responsibility of the customer.
Customs and import rules vary by country and region, so unfortunately we’re not able to estimate these in advance. The best way to be sure if any such charges will be applied is to check with your local customs authority.
For customers in Japan, the price includes 10% consumption tax. This tax is removed for customers outside of Japan.
Shipping Updates - March 2023
Due to the pandemic and the current situation in Eastern Europe, postal services to some countries have been temporarily suspended by Japan Post, however FedEx services are still available. If you are in one of the countries named below you can either choose FedEx Priority, or you can choose to have us hold on to your order until postal restrictions are lifted.
Countries with postal restrictions (Currently only FedEx available)
South America: All countries
Europe: Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Cyprus, Georgia, Kosovo, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia
Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Timor-Leste, UAE
Africa: All countries
Oceania: All countries except Australia & New Zealand
If you're in Japan you will receive your shipment within 1-2 days on the island of Honshu (the main island, including Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto), or 2-3 days for the rest of Japan. It may take an additional day if you order on a weekend or if you are located in Okinawa or the outlying islands.
If you're staying in a hotel in Japan, please include the reservation name and room number, otherwise your hotel may refuse to accept your package.
All orders over US$99 or equivalent (not including shipping fees) are eligible for free shipping, except in countries where registered airmail services have been temporarily suspended by Japan Post. In the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany and Australia, where these services are currently suspended, you can still take advantage of Free Shipping on all orders over $149 with Express Shipping!
Tracking your Shipment
As soon as your order has shipped we will send you a confirmation email with a link to your order status. You will be able to track your shipment from there. It is the customer's responsibility to track shipments, and we will not be able to refund the shipping fees charged by the courier in case a shipment is returned due to non-collection.
If you would like to return or exchange your order for whatever reason, we're here to help! We offer no hassle returns or exchanges within 30 days of receiving your order. You can return your product for a different product, or a refund to the original payment method.
*Please note the following conditions to our return and exchange policy:
- Items must be returned unused and folded in the original packaging
- Discounted items or items purchased with store credit are not eligible for refund
- Shipping costs are not refundable. Shipping costs refers to the full amount paid to Japan Post or FedEx.
- You must provide proof of postage showing the postage date within the 30 days
- For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns on earrings, futon mattresses, or mattress covers
- Items marked Direct from Designer, have a refund period of 7 days instead of 30.
How do I claim my free refund?
Please contact us and we will confirm the shipping address for you to send the item.
Please return the item folded in its original plastic bag (don’t worry about the paper wrapping) and send to the address that we provide, noting on the customs form ‘Returned Item’. Please note that you must bear the shipping costs.
Once we receive the returned item and have confirmed its condition as unused and undamaged, we will issue a refund not including shipping costs or duties.
Do I have to pay shipping costs?
We offer a full refund of the product, not including the original shipping costs. You must bear the cost of return shipping.
If you received the original order damaged, then we will also cover both the initial and the return shipping costs.
Can I exchange for a different product?
Yes! To exchange an unused and undamaged item, you can process the return as described above and reorder the new item through the website.
Alternatively, when you notify us about a return, let us know which product you would like as a replacement, and we will hold it in stock for you until we receive the original return. Please note, there may be additional shipping costs.
What if my item is damaged?
Very occasionally items may be damaged in transport. In the unlikely event that you item arrives in a damaged condition:
We ask that you contact us within 48 hours of receipt. This enables us to make a claim with the shipping company.
Please keep hold of the damaged item and provide some photos of the damage.
We will issue you with a full refund or replacement, including shipping costs.
Who decides if I receive a refund or a replacement?
If you are entitled to a refund or replacement as described above, it is your choice which you receive.
If we no longer have the same item in stock, we will suggest one or more similar items. If you do not want the similar item, we will provide a refund instead.
How long will my refund take?
We will process the refund within 2 days of receiving the returned item.
This futon is so beautifully comfortable.
The first night I slept on it, I had a much more peaceful and deep sleep. High craftsmanship and attention to detail make it well worth the money spent on it and the postage from Japan.
I have become a big Takaokaya fan!!
Products came quickly, and are well crafted. I have recommended this store to friends as a source of high quality products of Japanese origin.
Futon arrived from Japan, didn't realise I had to pay customs duty, hence 4 stars but very pleased with quality
Thank you for your review Frank. I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying your futon! Regarding customs and duties, these are sometimes charged by local authorities on international shipments. Customs fees vary between countries, and are not always applied, so unfortunately we can't predict in advance whether they will be charged or not. You can find more information about this on each product page or on our taxes and customs page here: shop.japanobjects.com/pages/taxes-customs.
Natural Cotton Japanese Futon Mattress
Nothing to fault here. So happy with my futon and the quick process of having it delivered. 😊