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J-Life All-Natural Japanese Futon

J-Life All-Natural Japanese Futon

316 reviews

SKU: 040425-0115

Regular price $199.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $199.00 USD
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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.

Use our guide below to find the coordinating tatami mat size for your shikifuton:

J-Life Tatami and Shikibuton Sizing

*King size futons are made by placing two Twin XL futons side-by-side

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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Christian D.
United States United States

Loving it so far

My friend suggested I try one of these as they had been using one for a while now. I got one seeing it on sale and so far I’ve really been liking it. I’ve always had back issues and regular mattresses always seem to give me issues, so far it feels like it’s helped with that so no complaints yet

Dojun S.
United States United States

Very pleased

I really am enjoying. My body is becoming accustomed to it after a couple weeks. And I’m not waking up as stiff as I was on my western style mattress!

Liz L.
United States United States


Just what I needed -- thanks!

Ashley P.
United States United States

Love It

I love sleeping on my new futon! Took a few nights to get used to but now I feel great! Customer service can’t be beat!!

Michael SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

Best matrices I have had