• March 31, 2015

    Tokyo Museums and Art Galleries Mega Guide

    When travelling to Tokyo, people don’t often have as their first priority spending their time tucked away in a museum.  Instead, they’re probably hoping to take in the city’s natural beauties, go shopping in Akihabara, or perhaps check out the […]

  • January 14, 2015

    Day Trips from Tokyo – Hakone

    Hakone has a lot to offer in a day or weekend trip from Tokyo. Hot springs are of course what the town and its environs are most famous for, but they also have mountains, art museums, and beautiful nature. There […]

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  • August 27, 2015
    Asakusa samba carnival

    Cheapo Weekend for Aug 29-30: Summer Send Off

    It’s that time again. Summer is drawing to a close. And although that means nothing in terms of weather (since the temperature will remain in the high 20s/low 30s Celsius range well into September), it’s still a subconscious bummer that […]

  • August 6, 2015
    Paper-maché creations at Asagaya Tanabata Festival

    Cheapo Weekend for Aug 8-9: Color Blast

    See the haze of summer brighten up as the weekend events color the streets and skies of Tokyo. First, let’s celebrate Tanabata— a love-story-turned-festival honoring the yearly meeting of two enamored deities who are separated by the Milky Way. There […]

  • July 31, 2015

    The Light of Japan at Meguro Gajoen

    Contrary to popular belief, ceremony halls aren’t a creation of bubble-era Japan and the Meguro Gajoen is the proof. Built in the early days of the turbulent 30s, when Tokyo was vying against Shanghai for the “Paris of the East” […]

  • July 30, 2015

    Cheapo Weekend for Aug 1-2: The Sky Goes Boom

    If this is your first time spending August in Tokyo, then welcome. Welcome to the hottest, most humid, stickiest, insufferable month of the year. And what better way to get your mind of this thermal atrocity than with thousands upon […]

  • July 23, 2015
    Eisa Matsuri in Shinjuku

    Cheapo Weekend for July 25-26: Summer Rush

    This particular July weekend is both awesome and awful at the same time. Awesome because it’s full to the brim with must-attend cheapo events. Awful because you’re going to have to pick favorites among a list too good to miss.  We […]