• August 17, 2014

    Terrific Tokyo Hikes

    Lace up, and strap on your pedometer (basic ones available at the 100 yen shops) – it’s time to go hiking! Though Tokyo is famous for its go-go lifestyle and concrete & steel neighborhoods, there are plenty of green spots […]

  • August 12, 2014
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    Cheapo Island Getaway: Shikine-jima

    If you happen to be hanging around Hamamatsuchō Station (JR Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku lines) on a summer Friday evening, you will notice a hurried stream of outdoor types bearing backpacks, fishing gear, styrofoam ice chests, surf boards, and foldable kayaks. Heading briskly […]

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  • November 21, 2014

    Koyo, yo: Autumn Leaves in Tokyo

    Koyo time is here! 紅葉, meaning the changing of the leaves, is an important seasonal marker in the land of FOUR (count ‘em!) seasons! While perhaps not quite as widely celebrated as cherry blossom season, koyo is still an excuse […]

  • November 2, 2014

    Country Getaways, Cheapo Style

    A bracing pine-scented breeze blows through the forest, carrying the tang of woodsmoke on its back. Sunlight dapples through the branches of white birch, and maple trees show off their autumn finery in bursts of color. A deer picks her […]

  • August 7, 2014

    Cheapo Pick: 5 Camping Spots in Tokyo

    When people mention Japan, you think about the Penis Festivals and conveyor belt sushi restaurants, or how it is an anime fanatic’s paradise. What you probably don’t know is that camping is actually a very popular pastime, even in one […]