Meiji Jingu Stadium holds a special place in the hearts of Tokyoites. Constructed in 1926, the 37,000 capacity arena is home to the Tokyo Yakult Swallows – the more humble counterpart to the flashy Tokyo Giants in their big shiny [...]April 9, 2014 -
Trying to eke out an existence in one of the most expensive cities in the world (or even just lugging your luggage through it) is a sure-fire way to get stiff shoulders. Luckily there are lots of places a knotted-up [...]April 6, 2014 -
It’s official – we’re two years old! To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of ten awesome (and somewhat under-appreciated, we think) articles and podcasts we’ve posted since our hunble hobo beginnings. Take a wander down cheapo lane with these [...]April 5, 2014 -
There are plenty of fun and interesting things to do in Tokyo that are either cheap or free – even in the most expensive of neighbourhoods – like a modern architecture tour of Omotesando. And be sure to check out our infamous 101 things to do in tokyo.
There are always events, parties and festivals happening in Tokyo. In summer there are fireworks festivals everywhere and in spring there is hanami – cherry blossom viewing. Almost every weekend (especially during the warm months) there is plenty of free entertainment to be had at Yoyogi Park. Whether you’re living in Tokyo or you’ve timed your visit well, you should check out a Sumo tournament at least once.
To make sure you don’t miss anything, keep an eye out every Thursday for the Cheapo Weekend which gives you the lowdown on free and cheap events for the weekend.