Tokyo’s transportation system is awesome. But if you ride the train regularly, you’ll find yourself feeding countless 1 000 yen bills into the ticket machines on a monthly basis. Enter the skateboard. Why Skate? It’s free and it’s fun. By [...]October 9, 2014 -
With all the awesome free and cheap events happening every week in and around Tokyo, you’ll no doubt find yourself trying to navigate the often confusing train, subway and bus networks. Following on from last month’s guide to restaurant Japanese, [...]September 23, 2014 -
If you’re not too well-versed in the vernacular, eating out in Japan can be a bit stressful. Pointing and gesturing will get you somewhere, but it might also get you something you didn’t order! Too cheap to pay for Japanese [...]August 19, 2014 -
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.