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 -
With almost 363 days of 2013 behind us, we present our most popular posts of 2013. Popular themes for 2013 were sushi, fashion and things to do. Not surprisingly, most were by the hand of our enormously talented staff writer [...]December 29, 2013 -
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 [...]May 17, 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.