There’s been a lot of hype and publicity about the Kobe IKEA store that opened in April. It definitely lives up to its hype, being massive, fairly good value and with a huge range. I’m eyeing a bean bag tray for my laptop.
Strangely, what hasn’t been publicised is that IKEA will be opening up a store in Osaka. Not far from where I work in fact. I guess they don’t want to steal the thunder of the Kobe store so soon after its grand opening. I found out by chance when I was talking to a friend who works at IKEA. Here’s a link to the Osaka store place-holder page on the IKEA site. It has a map but no details of opening date or opening hours.
Word is that it will open sometime in August so there’s only another few months to wait. I’ll post more information when it is released. I’m really looking forward to shopping (or just window shopping) there.
BTW. Don’t be mislead be the map, it is quite far from Taisho station and the Osaka Dome.