Soon after relocating to Japan, you'll want to get some essentials like a dakimakura to keep you company, and maybe some wrist support so that you dont break your arm when working hard at your new job. After that you'll probably want some furniture and some other necessities around your apartment.
In our 13 years of living in Japan, we've never come across anything cheaper than Ikea - cheap and the quality is decent too. I hear many folks knock Ikea but its good enough for us and we've been happy with their stuff for many years now.
Ikea Japan was first established in Japan in 1974 but pulled out in 1986. In 2001, Ikea decided that Winners Never Quit, Quitters Never Win and decided to make a comeback and in 2006 they opened their first store in Funabashi. Now Ikea have 6 stores in Japan - Funabashi, Kohoku, Kobe, Tsuruhama, Shin Misato and Sendai.
Today we take a gander around the Kohoku branch which is located in Kanagawa. If you are going by public transport, you need to take a shuttle bus from Shin Yokohama station or Denen Chofu. If you are going by car then punch in the following into your carnavi.
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