Japanese Futons

We are Australia's #1 supplier of authentic Japanese futons. We don't sell the cheap Chinese-made polyester futons. There are others that can help you out with those ones (we'll see you in a few months if you choose that option).

Most people that sleep on a futon in Japan do so on top of tatami mats. A Japanese futon consists of two parts: a shikibuton and a kakebuton. The shikibuton is the mattress, and the kakebuton is the quilt (Doona). We import limited quantities of hand-made quality futons from a small family-run business on Shikoku.

We do not sell futons for sofa beds or slatted bases. 

Authentic Japanese futons require a solid/flat surface.

This pattern is no longer available

These are the only proper futons sold in Australia that are made in Japan.

Both the shikibuton & kakebuton come individually stitched (quilted) and therefore, need to be covered. So don't forget to add one or two to your order. You never sleep directly on or beneath these (unless you own a cleaning business).

Why you should choose a Japanese Futon over a local 'futon' mattress?

  • They easily fold & store for daily use or shrink to 1/3 size using the supplied vacuum bag to store as a spare bed. It only needs 3-4 hours of sun to return to full-size.
  • Lightweight (6.8-13.7kg). Ideal for people who have bad backs. You won't do further damage to your back by trying to wrestle a 30-40kg monster Aussie 'Futon' mattress.
  • Easy care. Sunning, airing & beating a futon is vital for it's and your health. The heat and UV in sunlight will kill bugs & mould that live in all mattresses. So if you prefer not to sleep with all those nasties then you'd be mad not to choose a Japanese futon. Hang them over a clothesline, pole or balcony using our special futon pegs.
  • Comfort. Allow 1-4 weeks for your skeleton to adjust to a Japanese futon. Japanese futons compress in the hip and shoulder region to about half the thickness when used. So if you prefer more padding then buy a mattress topper to go underneath it or if prefer a luxurious sleep, or sleep on your side, buy 2 mattresses and stack them.
  • Health They are healthier than foam-cored mattress. Foam creates a moisture barrier which will trap unwanted moisture inside your futon if not thoroughly dried out on both sides of the foam. This creates the perfect environment in which mould and bugs to thrive. Our cotton is unbleached and untreated. So no harmful hydrogen peroxide, boron or sodium hypochlorite is used.
  • Authentic. These are the original and best futons. If you had the option of eating Japanese food made by a master chef in a top restaurant or food court Japanese made by a local with recipes that use other ingredients which would you choose? No need to answer, just pick your genuine Japanese (quality guaranteed) futon from below. You won't find any industrial cotton or foam in a Japanache futon.
  • Why spend 1/3 of your life on a pretend futon when you can get the real deal from Japanache?

Now available - Patterned Quilt Covers

Naomi will make you a patterned quilt cover if requested. You can choose from any design on this page. We will also make them to fit your existing quilt/doona.

What's the difference between these and the other versions?

Traditionally, kakebuton quilts are covered with a white sheet cover (see the image below) which doesn't always show off the pattern. So we have reversed the design and have used the plain white material to go on the outside of the quilt and used the patterned fabric to make the covers with.

 Our next shipment will arrive here in late Nov/early December

If you'd like your futon earlier than that then we can have it made and delivered from Japan within a week. Call for a quote.

To purchase any of our items, please call the shop 07 5591 5088 or send a query via email 

Last Updated 22nd Nov 2018

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Futon Sizes & Composition

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Our futons comprise of a 90/10% cotton/polyester blend to retain their shape and to keep it cooler than 100% cotton. Follow the care instructions and you should get 5-8 years out of it.

Our futons and covers are made in Japan using premium quality Mexican & Australian cotton. These are made using a higher grade of cotton than most Japanese futons. 

 Mattress (Shikibuton)

90/10% cotton/poly filling

 Quilt (Kakebuton)

100% cotton

 Single

W 90 x  L 203 x H* 10cm 6.8kg

140 x 200cm Winter 3.5kg Summer 3kg

 Semi-Double

W 120 x L 203 x H* 10cm 9kg

170 x 200cm Winter 5.1kg Summer 3.8kg

 Queen

 W 153 x L 203 x H* 10cm 11.3kg

205 x 200cm Winter 5.9kg Summer 4.5kg

 King

 W 180 x L 200 x H* 10cm 13.7kg

235 x 200cm Winter 6.7kg Summer 5.2kg

*Note the thickness of the mattress is approx height in the centre of the piece prior to vacuum packing. This size is achievable by sunning the mattress after opening the vacuum bag. The length & width show the size the mattress will become after use.

Shikibuton Mattress Covers

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Shikibuton cover

These are custom-made removable & washable covers which your mattress (shikibuton) goes inside.

Single Plain White $61

Single Patterned $130

Semi-double Plain White $73

Semi-double Patterned $150

Queen Plain White $88

Queen Patterned $160

King Plain White $103

King Patterned $170

Traditional Kakebuton Quilt Covers

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Kakebuton Covers

We also supply covers with our quilts (kakebuton)

Our covers are:

  • Custom-made to fit our quilts with a mesh middle;
  • removable & washable;
  • and allow the Japanese fabric to be seen when in use.

These are included in all traditional sets.

Extra covers can be purchased (if available) for

Single $83

Semi-Double $98

Queen $120

King $130

Japanese Futon Pegs

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We have special futon pegs to make it easier to sun/air out your futon as required.

2 for $14 or 3 for $20

These are a must if you want to air them out on your clothes line or balcony rail.

These are free with all sets

Organic Soba Pillows

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Due to popular demand we are now stocking Soba Makura (Buckwheat Pillows).

Our Soba Pillows are made using Organic Natural Soba Husks and are renowned for their ability to absorb moisture and breathe.

These come in one size 32 x 44cm

SOLD OUT

Add $20 for a pillowcase made to match your futon

Futon Package Options

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There are quite a few choices which can be a little confusing so here are some images which will hopefully clear up any confusion.

Click on this image for extra photos

Black Noshi Futon

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IN STOCK NOW

King Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

RRP $778

Now $719 (save $59) – 2 left

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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This is the last of this design

Red Mari Futon

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IN STOCK NOW

Queen Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

RRP $705

Now $647 (Save $58) – 1 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set incl. a Red Mari Mattress w white cover plus a plain quilt w Red Mari cover & Pegs

RRP $1342

Special $1103 (save $239)

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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Indigo Mon Futon

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IN STOCK NOW

King Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

RRP $778

Now $719 (save $59) – 1 left

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This is the last of this design

White Carp Futon

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IN STOCK NOW

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

RRP $778

Now $719 (save $59) - 1 left

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

Click here for shipping charges

Indigo Patch Futon

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IN STOCK NOW

King Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

RRP $778

Now $719 (save $59) – 1 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with an Indigo Patch mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with an Indigo Patch cover & Pegs

RRP $1488

Special $1199 (save $289)

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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This is the last of this design

Plain White Futon

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IN STOCK NOW

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

RRP $764

Now $710 (save $54) - 1 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with traditional covers & pegs - 1 left

RRP $1405

Special $1149 (Save $256)

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The following will be available in early December

Single Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $511 - 5 left

Single Mattress & Quilt Set incl. traditional covers & Pegs

Price $931 - 1 left

Semi-Double Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $585 - 5 left

Semi-Double Mattress & Quilt Set incl. traditional covers & Pegs

Price $1080 - 1 left

Queen Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $705 – 6 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set incl. traditional covers & Pegs

Price $1270 - 1 left

King Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $778 – 2 left

Plain Kakebuton Quilt/Doona

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All cotton filled

These are available individually or at a discounted rate in Mattress & Quilt Sets

Single 140 x 200cm; Summer/Winter 3.0/3.5kg

  • uncovered $337
  • traditional cover $420
  • patterned cover $491

Semi-double 170 x 200cm; Summer/Winter 3.8/5.1kg

  • uncovered $397
  • traditional cover $495
  • patterned cover $581

Queen 205 x 200cm; Summer/Winter 4.5/5.9kg

  • uncovered $445
  • traditional cover $565
  • patterned cover $637

King 235 x 200cm; Summer/Winter 5.2/6.7kg

  • uncovered $497
  • traditional cover $617
  • patterned cover $637  

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Indigo Noshi Futon

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The following will be available in early December

Single Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $511 - 1 left

Semi-Double Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $585 - 1 left

Queen Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $705 – 1 left

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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Plain Saffron Futon

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Stock#PLS

The following will be available in early December

Single Mattress & Quilt Set incl. traditional covers & Pegs

Price $931 - 1 left

Queen Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $705 - 2 left

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

Click here for shipping charges

Black Carp Futon

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Stock#CBlk

The following will be available in early December

Single Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $511 - 2 left

Semi-Double Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $585 - 3 left

Queen Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $705 – 3 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set incl. traditional covers & Pegs

Price $1270 - 1 left

King Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $778 – 1 left

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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Black Crane Futon

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Stock#TB

The following will be available in early December

Single Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $511 - 2 left

Semi-Double Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $585 - 1 left

Queen Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $705 – 2 left

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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Black Mari Futon

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Stock#MB

The following will be available in early December

Single Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $511 - 1 left

Semi-Double Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $585 - 1 left

Queen Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $705 – 4 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set incl. traditional covers & Pegs

Price $1270 - 1 left

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

Click here for shipping charges

Black Tsuru Futon

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Stock#TK

The following will be available in early December

Single Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $511 - 5 left

Semi-Double Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $585 - 6 left

Queen Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $705 – 6 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set incl. traditional covers & Pegs

Price $1270 - 1 left

King Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $778 – 3 left

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

Click here for shipping charges

Green Crane Futon

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Stock#TG

The following will be available in early December

Single Mattress & Quilt Set incl. traditional covers & Pegs

Price $931 - 1 left

Semi-Double Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $585 - 2 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set incl. traditional covers & Pegs

Price $1270 - 1 left

King Mattress Set incl. a cover & pegs

Price $778 – 1 left

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

Click here for shipping charges