Ginza is one of the most expensive places in the world—but here's how you can enjoy it for free or on the cheap!
Heike hails from Alaska, where cheap survival hacks are a way of life when dodging bears in subzero temperatures. She came to Tokyo to do research for her doctoral dissertation, which, if she can stop having fun long enough to write it, will be a grand tome on the use of classical music in anime. (In other words: “Why do we hear Beethoven`s Ninth Symphony during giant robot battles?”) As a lover of the notoriously expensive genres of noh theater and classical music,Heike is always looking for cheap concert hacks to keep her artistic passions from obliterating her bank account.
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Taro Okamoto is a famous abstract artist in Japan whose paintings and sculptures are instantly recognizable. Kawasaki, Shibuya, and Omotesando house his work.
Take a free English tour of the National Diet Building in Tokyo. The House of Councillors and House of Representatives can both be visited.
Concombre is a delicious French restaurant on the east side of Shibuya Station with a very affordable 1,000-yen lunch special.