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There's A New Store In Town: Tokyo Interior

Author: Melissa Ishio, Issue: September 1996, Topic: Shopping

Tokyo Interior is located just across the street from Joyful Honda on Highway 6. As the name implies this store has everything you might want to buy for the interior of your home, mostly at Tokyo prices. Downstairs there is a wide selection of beds (including water beds), futons, curtains, blinds, wicker furniture, lamps, vases, picture frames, silk flowers, etc. The bigger furniture pieces like wardrobes, couches, dining table sets, and traditional Japanese-style furniture are located upstairs. The store is very bright and well-organized. The aisles are wide and, in typical Japanese fashion, there are plenty of staff always ready to help you. There is a small parking lot in front of the store and a large parking lot located just behind the store.

Even by western standards, this store would be considered a large "upscale" store. The furniture is primarily Japanese-made, but there are some pieces imported from European countries and from the United States. You will find the typical Japanese-looking furniture that you find in other furniture stores, but you can also find items that you might see in a store in the US like "Crate and Barrel". Consider curtains, for example. They have the typical Japanese styles, but they also have additional styles that might be more pleasing to the western sense of design. There is a large selection of pillows, cushions, bathroom accessories, etc. that can easily be color-coordinated. On the second floor, they have a wide range of couches to match a wide range of budgets and tastes. Most of the couches are leather or leather-like, very few are cloth, in a variety of different colors from which to choose. Some of the couches are imported from Germany and Italy. They also carry "glider" rockers imported from the US and standard US-size dining tables and chairs.

At the back of the second floor you can find traditional Japanese-style furniture. Although new, these pieces are made to look like antiques. They are very beautiful and very, very expensive, For those people who are tired of living with recycle-shop furniture, who don't like the "typical" Japanese furniture and the "typical" Japanese furniture shops, and have some extra money to spend; Tokyo Interior is a dream come true. You could, if you want, furnish your entire abode "ala" Tokyo Interior. For those people who just want a touch of home or a "real" bed imported from either the US or Germany, Tokyo Interior would be an option worth exploring. Either way be sure to bring plenty of yen and of course they accept all major credit cards.

Tokyo Interior Arakawa Oki Store

Nakamura Minami 4-11-17
Tsuchiura, Ibaraki 300-0843
Tel: 029-841-3111
Fax: 029-841-5001

Open on weekdays from 11am to 7:30pm and on weekends and holidays from 10:30am to 7:30pm.

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