Our original plan was to upgrade to a bed when we moved to Nagoya. Both sets of parents are planning extended visits so we thought they could use the bed and once they return home we would transition from futons to a bed. We realized in our new apartment futons still make sense for us especially when talking about space. We actually have come to enjoy our futons so this wasn’t a disappointment, but we were worried about visitors. So, we found the perfect answer and thanks to Amazon it arrived today…a queen size air mattress.