When living the cheapo life, the last thing you want to do is get lost and be forced into a costly taxi ride. Building on last month’s guide to transport Japanese, in this post we’ll cover the basics of giving [...]October 27, 2014 -
New to Tokyo Cheapo? Read this. We’ve put together an introductory guide that will help you use our (invaluable) resources to get the most out of Tokyo on a budget. From reasonable ramen to inexpensive ways of getting from the [...]October 26, 2014 -
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 -
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.