For those of you who don’t already know or haven’t heard, the opening date for IKEA Port Island is April 14, 2008, next Monday.
IKEA will open at 10am and close at 10pm. These will be the regular hours of operation. It is unusual to keep a store like IKEA open that late in Kobe, but because there is a restaurant, which can hold up to 750 guests, IKEA expects to attract a good crowd from around Port Island and Sannomiya after people in the area finish work.
Before you visit IKEA, join and become an IKEA Family member. Registration is free and having a membership has some great benefits. It is easy to join. Go to the IKEA Family website and fill in the details. There is a lot of English on this page so filling out the form shouldn’t be a problem. The card takes a week or so to arrive at your home so, in the meantime, write down your membership number and keep that with you when you go to IKEA.
To join the IKEA Family, click the following link: IKEA Kobe Japan Website