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J-Life All-Natural Japanese Futon

J-Life All-Natural Japanese Futon

337 reviews

SKU: 040425-0115

Regular price $199.00 USD
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THE J-LIFE ALL-NATURAL SHIKIBUTON: AN AUTHENTIC JAPANESE FUTON

Years ago, we decided to offer Americans a true Japanese style mattress; one constructed of quality materials, without foam or innersprings - pure and simple. So, we deconstructed Japanese shikibutons, worked with master shikifuton craftsmen in Japan, and developed the design of the J-Life Shikifuton. Now, over 20 years later, our futon is a trusted choice for those looking for a reliable, authentic Japanese style sleep experience.

All-Natural Materials

True to Japanese custom, our futon is made from pure cotton. The J-Life Shikifuton has no wool, foam or innersprings. The cover is 100% unbleached cotton duck. The fill is also made from 100% American-grown cotton batting for comfort and natural air-flow. In addition, this authentic Japanese futon meets US fire retardant standards by using a natural boron material.

J-Life Futons & Tatami Mats

Traditionally, a Japanese futon mattress is intended for use on a flat solid surface, such as a tatami mat, floor, or platform bed. While J-Life Shikifutons are sized to fit American bed frames, please note that they are not meant for American style futon frames.

Scroll through the product images to find the tatami and futon size guide, which shows the appropriate tatami mat size options for your shikifuton.

Futon Firmness

The J-Life Shikifuton is available in two thicknesses: a popular 4-inch option and a more traditional 3-inch. Firm sleep surfaces, like that of a Japanese style floor mattress, help to improve sleep posture, resulting in rewarding sleep and pain-free mornings. 

Scale showing firmness of shikifuton mattress: on a scale of 1 (soft) to 10 (firm) a 4" shikifuton is a 6 and a 3" shikifuton is an 8


J-Life Japanese Mattress Sizes

The J-Life Shikibuton mattress can also be ordered with a custom removable cover. We also offer a Shikifuton Protective Cover for extra protection against dirt and moisture.

Visit the J-Life Blog to find our Shikifuton Care Guide, FAQs, and more product resources.


Ships within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays).

Please Note: Due to compression caused by the packing and shipping process, futons may be smaller than their actual size upon delivery. Please allow your shikifuton at least 1-2 weeks to expand to its actual size.

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LD
07/18/2024
Lori D.
United States United States

Best sleep in 30 years.

Superb. No hassle, arrived a day early, and in minimal (but protective!) packaging.

C
07/16/2024
Charles SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

Love it.

TT
07/11/2024
Tim T.
United States United States

A perfect futon for us

Shipped fast and well-packaged. The futon is high quality and just what we wanted. We're completely pleased with our purchase.

TS
07/10/2024
Teonna S.
United States United States

Happy Purchase

Good product. I would like to purchase king size.

RY
07/04/2024
Ryan Y.
United States United States

4" Twin XL

It's mind blowing how simple a Japanese futon is and how well it works. Sometimes, simple is superior. Besides being what my body apparently needs, it's soooo much cheaper than any traditional western mattress and frame setup. Throw in the fact that it's foldable, portable, etc., and it's a no brainier. I currently have 1 but now my wife wants one so we will be selling our traditional king mattress and have two twin XL futons. Same surface area, but so many more benefits than a fixed king size mattress. If you're worried about ordering one, don't be. You'd have to be the exception, not the rule, to not benefit from making the switch.