• Chris Kirkland

    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 Lane

    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 Baggett

    Aaron is originally from Arkansas (known for its sax playing Presidents) and he speaks almost entirely in movie quotes. Now t...
  • Melissa Uchiyama

    I'm a Florida sunshine girl planted in Tokyo. This means I love cool grapefruit, mojitos, gorgeous skies, & amazing Tokyo...
  • Grace Buchele Mineta

    Grace is an American college student, so by default, that makes her cheap. She spends her time cooking, biking all across Tok...
  • Andres Zuleta

    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...
  • Frances Maeda

    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...
  • John Bardos

    Long-term Japan Expat turned digital nomad travelling the world trying to work on interesting non-profit projects. Dare Big. ...
  • Dela Bai

    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 Serizawa

    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

    Nikki Kittenmouth is a figment of her own imagination, and forages through urban jungles and occasionally pops her head out o...
  • Phoebe Stephens

    Phoebe has yet to decide where her stinginess lies in the nature versus nurture debate. Growing up with a father who doesn’...
  • Jessica Robins-Eads

    An artist and avid nerd-girl that hails from the den of sin called Las Vegas, now unleashing her mayhem upon the denizens of ...
  • Mark Buckton

    Lifer in Tokyo, writer covering sumo for Japan Times, Japanese culture and sport for other magazines, and the energy industry...
  • John Matthews

    Japan-based starving journalist, lover of the inexpensive out of not only necessity but also philosophical alignment. Born an...
  • Richard James

    Richard qualified as a Cheapo the moment he was born. In Scotland. Subsisting on a diet of microwave curry pouches and Dr Pep...
  • mackenzie

    Being a student fresh out of high school, developing the skill of thriftiness is a means of survival! Mackenzie earned her Ch...
  • Timote

    Geographer (in theory anyways), world traveller and notorious international cheapo....
  • Erin Emocling

    Cat cafés, gacha-gachas, live houses, ramen shops, and secondhand stores: these are a few of Erin's favorites in Tokyo. Her ...