Never Get Out Of Bed This Winter Thanks To This Amazing Invention

Are you always cold? Have we got the ultimate solution for you: A Japanese Kotatsu. These babies are sure to keep you cozy and warm for the upcoming winter. So what exactly is it?

According to The Japan Times, a kotatsu is:

“a small table with a heating element under it and a quilt that goes over the table (like a long tablecloth) to keep the heat in.”

So basically, a space-heater equipped table with a blanket over top. Pretty awesome. There are a bunch of different kinds available, too, offering different amenities and levels of comfort.

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Photo by Mizu*

Clearly these won’t work for a small apartment space, but if you’ve got the room, this is the perfect place to cozy up with a cup of your favorite hot drink and binge-watch some Netflix. Because who wants to go outside in the winter?