Asking locals in Tokyo for advice on a good, affordable place to live in Tokyo is usually an exercise in futility. Tokyo is so damn big that people can only give you their opinions on the area immediately around where they live. Don’t expect to find the answer online either – trust us, we tried. Luckily [...]May 17, 2013 -
The impression that Tokyo is a pricey town to live in is an old trope, but unfortunately it isn’t far off from the truth. Otherwise you wouldn’t be visiting a site offering tips for saving money on sex by forgoing love hotels for karaoke booths. Tokyo is an expensive city, but it also happens to [...]May 8, 2013 -
In Japan, Valentine’s Day is all about giving chocolate. However, it comes with a little twist: women give men chocolate, not the other way around. Chocolate is given not only to boyfriends and lovers, but also to male co-workers and other friends. Furthermore, a majority of the chocolate that is given is home-made chocolate. In [...]February 13, 2013 -
The cost of living in Tokyo is not insignificant so if you’re looking for a cheap place to live then you’ll be disappointed. However, it gets a bad rap in international surveys that tout it as the most expensive city in the world to live in. The problem of these surveys is that they compare apples with pears – if you want to transplant your western lifestyle with a two car garage and a big backyard, then it will cost a fortune. If you’re up for adapting and trying new things, then you’ll be surprised how economically you can live.