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    How to Save Money at Japanese Cinemas

    The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better way to escape the heat than in a cool, dark, air-conditioned theater with a frosty drink in hand and some boom bang on the big screen? But movie ticket [...]

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    Cuttaloca: Free Haircuts in Trendy Salons

    Those 10-minute, 1 000-yen haircuts for men are well documented in cheapo circles. But I’m claiming I know something new, half the price and for women, too. Sounds too good to be true, right? It is actually true, but there’s a [...]

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    Cheapo Craft: DIY Felt Citrus Coaster

    I was never a tea-drinker until I came to Japan for the first time about two years ago. Ever since my first sip of warm, toasty genmaicha though, I have been hooked on tea and can’t get enough. Every morning [...]

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    Pizza Slice: Cheap New York Pizza without the 13-Hour Flight

    Finally, New York-style pizza by the slice is available in Tokyo. Nestled in a backstreet in Sarugaku-cho, Pizza Slice stylishly serves up authentic NYC pizza. Everything about the food smacks of authenticity. The pizza slices are perfect – they’re foldable, [...]

    August 8, 2014 -
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    Free Fancy Rest Lounge under Shibuya Station

    This article first appeared on Japan Trends. Shibuya is like a hydra. Just when you think you have it sussed, along comes yet another shopping arcade or mall to confuse you. Earlier this year Tokyu opened the Shibuya Chikamichi Lounge underneath Shibuya [...]

    August 7, 2014 -
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    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 [...]

    August 7, 2014 -