How big is a "semi-double" bed in Japan?

  • I'm looking at accommodation for an upcoming trip to Japan.

    A room I'm looking at quotes a "semi-double bed", a size I've never heard of. I found this question asking about "twin beds", but the Wikipedia page on bed sizes it links to doesn't mention semi-doubles.

    How big is a semi-double in Japan, and is it suitable for two people to sleep comfortably?

    Typing "semi-double bed" into Bing netted me 120 cm wide where a "normal" double bed it 140 cm, and a single is 90 cm.

  • JS Lavertu

    JS Lavertu Correct answer

    5 years ago

    A Semi-double bed is around 120 to 140cm (47 to 55in), depending on the hotel.

    As for it being suitable for two people, that depends on how close you are:

    I shared a semi-double bed at Mystays Asakusa-Bashi with a friend. If it hadn't been my long time friend, I would have been very uncomfortable as you WILL end up touching/brushing the other person while sleeping, even if you don't move much.

    Here's an image of such a bed in Asakusa-Bashi. The size here is 120cm.

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    If it's your significant other, you should be fine.

    Using a 1.20 bed, I say that even with your loved one, if you do not prefer to sleep cuddling, it is just big enough or not big enough if you are big yourselves.

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