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So you want to get the most out of Tokyo on a budget? Well you are in safe hands. Being of British roots Chris has a natur...
Greg has been been searching for a cheaper way of doing things in and around Tokyo for more than 12 years. Greg's qualificat...
Aaron is originally from Arkansas (known for its sax playing Presidents) and he speaks almost entirely in movie quotes. He li...
Grace Buchele Mineta
Grace is a Texan girl, married to a Japanese salaryman, living in Tokyo. She is a master of everything cheap and spends her t...
This writer type is a cheapo in a class of her own. Four years of going elbow to elbow with elderly ladies over bargain boxes...
Tokyo transplant from Honolulu, Hawaii. Some of the themes which seem to pop up a lot in Kai's life are: live houses, burgers...
Richard Webb is the author of the Japanese language book
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Curious enthusiast. I mend ¥100 socks but love to eat out. It's rare that I spend more than ¥300 on a dress and have fle...
Having fallen in love with Asakusa even before actually seeing it, Grigoris Miliaresis has been roaming its alleys with a cam...
Tiffany moved to Tokyo from Manila, Philippines in 2013 for grad school. Prior to this move, she was an exchange student in T...
Avid reader. Avid writer. Avid eater. Liz recently moved to Tokyo after living and studying in Australia. When she's n...
I’ve been living in Tokyo for over 7 years now. I love the vibrant culture and sparkling beauty of the city, but it has def...
George Art Baker
George Art Baker is a musician and writer hailing from Torbay, South Devon. Since he moved to Tokyo he's made it his quest to...
David has been visiting Tokyo regularly since 2005 and has recently been able put down roots here. As a hobby photographer, g...
Dela has a food addiction and not enough money to support it. As a result, she is always on the lookout for cheap buffets and...
Mine takes pride in the fact that at any given time 75% of the clothing she's wearing has been lifted from campus "free boxes...
Nikki Kittenmouth is a figment of her own imagination, and forages through urban jungles and occasionally pops her head out o...
Phoebe has yet to decide where her stinginess lies in the nature versus nurture debate. Growing up with a father who doesn’...
An artist and avid nerd-girl that hails from the den of sin called Las Vegas, now unleashing her mayhem upon the denizens of ...
I'm a Florida sunshine girl planted in Tokyo. This means I love cool grapefruit, mojitos, gorgeous skies, & amazing Tokyo...
Lifer in Tokyo, writer covering sumo for Japan Times, Japanese culture and sport for other magazines, and the energy industry...
Japan-based starving journalist, lover of the inexpensive out of not only necessity but also philosophical alignment. Born an...
Richard qualified as a Cheapo the moment he was born. In Scotland. Subsisting on a diet of microwave curry pouches and Dr Pep...
Andres may not be the cheapest cheapo in cheapo-land, but he knows a great value when he sees it. A lover of 300yen soba, del...
Long-term Japan Expat turned digital nomad travelling the world trying to work on interesting non-profit projects. Dare Big. ...
Being a student fresh out of high school, developing the skill of thriftiness is a means of survival! Mackenzie earned her Ch...
Taught to haggle by her granny at the markets of the former USSR, Yana wears hand me downs from Frances Maeda, spends hours d...
Geographer (in theory anyways), world traveller and notorious international cheapo....
Cat cafés, gacha-gachas, live houses, ramen shops, and secondhand stores: these are a few of Erin's favorites in Tokyo. Her ...
Yulia Mizushima is tourism and travel social media writer, thanks to a serious case of the travel bug that she caught since l...
Being the poor college student in an expensive city, Michael quickly became a pro in being a cheapo. He was stationed in Kana...
In Tokyo for 6 years- always on the lookout for a deal on stereos, vinyl, keyboards, guitars, bicycles, skateboards, video ga...
Welcome to Japan! The most expensive country in the world. 25 years ago that statement would be true. Japan can still bust yo...
Will is from Ohio via Los Angeles, but Tokyo is quickly becoming his home away from home away from home. When he's not ninja ...
David's first memory of Japan was scouring the supermarkets for 'free samples' and dining solely off of udon and croquet duri...
Nikita often finds herself lost in the busy streets of Tokyo, even though she has lived there for nearly 19 years. Under the ...
Peter is a trailing spouse by day and a travel & food writer / photographer by night. For over 13 years he has been writi...
She is philosophy graduate and a musician. Need we say more? She moved to Tokyo on a whirlwind whim and spends her free time...
Saya Hatton was born and raised in Japan, so she is very much used to Tokyo’s hustle and bustle. Although she may seem like...
Bernice is a Singaporean that has lived in Japan for more than half her life. Due to this, she bows excessively to everyone.....
Yasmim was born in Brazil and has lived in Japan for roughly two years. She knows every line from Pulp Fiction and enjoys eat...
Originally from Texas, Chris first experienced Japan life while working for the U.S. Navy. After his 8-year tour was over and...
John is the producer and creator of
ONLY in JAPAN
and a reporter for NHK World's "Tokyo E...
A Japanese boomerang who recently returned to Tokyo for work after living around Southeast Asia for more than half of her lif...
Joe is from London, UK and came to Tokyo in 2010. In that time he's never had a full-time job and has survived by stringing t...
C.A.Miles thinks that quality is often worth paying for but when it comes to fun: the cheaper it is, the more you can have! ...
After graduating college, Katie moved to Tokyo to work as an assistant language teacher. Though she's still new to the city, ...
Started being a cheapo since I moved to London 3 years ago, which is the only option you have if you want to have a social li...
Jason Andrew Jenkins
For 13 years, Jason lived near the Sumida River in East Tokyo, where his children were born and raised. Then in September 201...
Mei-chan has absolutely no sense of direction (方向音痴 - houkouonchi in Japanese), which leads to her yummiest discoveri...
Tokyo Night Owl
Tokyo Night Owl is the premiere nightlife blog for foreigners living in or visiting Tokyo. We cover a range of topics: from c...
Originally from Arkansas, Angela relocated to Tokyo in late 2013 thanks to her husband's military career. It only took a few ...
Ryo is someone who isn’t as morbid as you may think....
Edmund is an expat entrepreneur and investor who splits his time between Thailand, Singapore and the USA. He helps other entr...
trippiece is a community of travellers looking for like minded people for the next adventure in Japan. We organize weekly fre...
Japan Trends covers the latest happenings in Japanese culture, lifestyle, fashion, technology, politics and the arts....
Editor of animal cafe guide
, and Japanese popcult blog
Two years of living in China has skewed Cal's perspective of how much things should cost, but after a couple of years of writ...
Being an international student who loves travelling and good cuisine is quite challenging in Japan with so much temptation al...