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Check out this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on how to make a Japanese town. Find out japanese town ideas, zen furniture, Japanese style rooms, fences, & more!!

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How To Make A Japanese-Themed Island/Town

Japanese Town Design Ideas

  • Place tons of "Zen" furniture
  • Lay down stone paths with the Island Designer
  • Grow lots of bamboo
  • Make bridges and stairs out of stone

Place "Zen" (Japanese) Furniture

Japanese Furniture

So, you want to make your island give off an old-fashioned Japanese vibe? Unsurprisingly, you're going to need tons of Japanese furniture - in game this series of items is called "Zen". In particular, you'll really need the Zen Fence, so check your Nook Stop every day for fences!

Use Island Designer To Lay Down Stone Paths


Once you unlock the Island Designer tool, you'll be able to change the path tiles on your island. For this theme, we recommend you use the Stone Path, as it fits well with this theme. You could also use Custom Designs to make flooring more similar to a mossy Zen garden as well!

> How To Unlock The Island Designer Tool

Grow Lots Of Bamboo

Growing bamboo trees next to your stone paths will really add to that Japanese-style atmosphere you're going for! Try placing a lot of similar bamboo furniture as well!

> Bamboo Furniture List

Make Bridges And Stairs Out Of Stone

Try making your bridges and stairs out of stone as well. There are also 2 "Zen" bridges you could use!

Stone staircaseStone staircase168,000 Bells
Stone bridgeStone bridge168,000 Bells
Red zen bridgeRed zen bridge228,000 Bells
Zen bridgeZen bridge228,000 Bells

Matching Furniture Sets To Use

4 Sets That Work Well With A Japanese Theme

※ "North" and "South" refer to the two hemispheres!!

Seasonal SetWhen To Get Recipes
Cherry BlossomCherry BlossomNorth: 4/1〜4/10
South: 10/1〜10/10
BambooYoung Spring BambooNorth: 2/25~5/31
South: 8/25~11/31
Maple LeafMaple LeafNorth: 11/16~11/25
South: 5/16~5/26

When you think of Japan, what comes to mind? Probably the beautiful pink colors of the Cherry Blossom! In addition to that, seasonal furniture, including things made of bamboo fit in well with the aesthetic. Japan also experiences wonderful autumn leaves, so including some red maple leaf furniture for color contrast is also a good idea.

Japanese Style Wallpaper and Flooring

ItemHow To GetMaterials
しばふのゆかBackyard lawnMessage bottle or balloonWeeds x30
Gold screen wallGold screen wallMessage bottle or balloonGold nugget x2
Screen wall x1

List Of Japanese / Zen Furniture

ItemHow To GetMaterials
PotPotTBDClay x5
Broom and dustpanBroom and dustpanNook's Cranny-
PagodaPagodaReward from helping Gulliver-
KettleKettleNook's Cranny-
Wooden fishWooden fishMessage bottle or balloon Wood x3
Zabuton pilePile of zen cushionsBuy:

Message bottle or balloon
Stone lionStone lionMessage bottle or balloonRock x24
Tanuki ornamentTanuki ornamentMessage bottle or balloonClay x6
Oil barrel bathOil barrel bathtubMessage bottle or balloonOil barrel x1
Campfire x1
Rock x2
Bonsai shelfBonsai shelfMessage bottle or balloonCherry Bonsai x1
Pine Bonsai x1
Wood x8
Common rockCommon rockMessage bottle or balloonRock x15
Zen gravestoneZen gravestoneMessage bottle or balloonRock x30
Stone water receptacleStone water receptacleMessage bottle or balloonRock x10
Spinning topSpinning topTBDGold ornament x1
Hardwood x1
Beckoning catBeckoning catReward from helping Gulliver-
Golden beckoning catGolden beckoning catMessage bottle or balloonGold nugget x2
Beckoning cat x1
Bamboo basketBamboo basketMessage bottle or balloonYoung spring bamboo x6
Laundry bucketLaundry bucketMessage bottle or balloonSoftwood x3
Outdoor BathOutdoor BathBuy with Nook MilesRock x20
Shovel x1
HearthHearth DIY Recipe packBamboo x2
Iron Nugget x5
Clay x5
Hardwood x5
tall garden rockTall Garden Rock Message bottle or balloonRock x60
Kettle bathtubKettle bathtub Message bottle or balloonIron Nugget x8
Wood x2
Campfire x1
GongGongMessage bottle or balloonIron Nugget x6
Wood x5
Stone TabletStone tablet Nook MilesRock x12
Simple wellSimple well Nook MilesRock x15
Flimsy Shovel x1
Street StallStreet stall Nook MilesWood x12
ScarecrowScarecrowMessage bottle or balloonBranch x3
Weeds x5
Mossy garden rockMossy garden rock Message bottle or balloonRock x1
Weeds x15
Zabuton pileZabuton pileMessage bottle or balloonZabuton x3
Stone lionStone lion Message bottle or balloonRock x24
Tatami chairTatami chair Nook's Cranny-
Retro fanRetro fanNook's Cranny-
Oriental toiletOriental toiletNook's Cranny-
KatanaKatanaReward from helping Gulliver-

List Of Japanese Style Wall Ornaments

ItemHow To GetMaterials
Wooden plank signWooden plank signTBDHardwood x5

List Of Japanese Style Fences

ItemHow To GetMaterials
Zen fenceZen FenceBuy with Nook MilesIron Nugget x3
Clay x3
Rock x3
Stone WallStone Wall Buy with Nook Miles Rock x4

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