Travel: Truck Furniture, Osaka, Japan

Many would know Osaka, located in the Kansai region of Japan, to be the more enthusiastic and brasher cousin of Tokyo. Despite the city’s reputation, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that it has its fair share of refined spaces that you will enjoy on your holiday. Today, Wedding & Travel features one such store — Truck Furniture.

(Photo by Truck Furniture)

Founded by a husband-and-wife team, Tokuhiko Kise and Hiromi Karatsu in 1997, Truck Furniture has built up an enduring brand with its tasteful catalog of furniture that is designed and manufactured by the duo.

Located in an idyllic neighbourhood away from the main commercial belts of Osaka, a visit to Truck Furniture starts off the right note by giving you a rare glimpse into Japanese daily life. The store is expansive by Japanese standards, covering an entire floor in the building it is located in. With its display of beautiful furniture featuring a skillful combination of wooden and industrial design elements, and a good selection of quality homeware items, clothes and books, we dare say that Truck Furniture would appeal equally to males and females — no more shopping woes for couples who have different interests!

(Photo by Bird Coffee)

While you’re there, also do check out Bird Coffee, which is located just beside Truck Furniture. Apart from being a pleasant space to just chill out and enjoy the day, this is the place where you can actually experience the beauty of Truck Furniture’s creations — most of the furniture used in the cafe are what is sold in the store as well. If you’re feeling slightly peckish, you can also try out the cafe’s menu, which features a good mix of Japanese and Western cuisine.

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