Regular Cheapos

  • Chris Kirkland

    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 …
  • Greg Lane

    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 …
  • Aaron Baggett

    Aaron Baggett

    Aaron is originally from Arkansas. He speaks almost entirely in movie quotes and lives in a cozy 1k with his two …
  • Grace Buchele Mineta

    Grace Buchele Mineta

    Grace is a Texan girl, married to a Japanese salaryman, living in Tokyo. She is a master of everything cheap and spends …
  • laramae

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  • Carey Finn

    Carey Finn

    This writer type is a cheapo in a class of her own. Four years of going elbow to elbow with elderly ladies over bargain …
  • Kai Okudara

    Kai Okudara

    Tokyo transplant from Honolulu, Hawaii. Some of the themes which seem to pop up a lot in Kai's life are: live …
  • Richard Webb

    Richard Webb is the author of the Japanese language book 80/20 Japanese. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he first …
  • Selena Hoy

    Selena Hoy

    Curious enthusiast. I mend ¥100 socks but love to eat out. It's rare that I spend more than ¥300 on a …
  • Grigoris Miliaresis

    Grigoris Miliaresis

    Having fallen in love with Asakusa even before actually seeing it, Grigoris Miliaresis has been roaming its alleys with …
  • Tiffany

    Tiffany

    Tiffany moved to Tokyo from Manila, Philippines in 2013 for grad school. She got her MA in September 2015 and is …
  • Adriana Mazza

    Adriana Mazza

    https://www.instagram.com/bamboobambina/
  • Liz

    Liz

    Avid reader. Avid writer. Avid eater. Liz recently moved to Tokyo after living and studying in Australia. When …
  • Julio Brockbank

    Julio Brockbank

    I’ve been living in Tokyo for over 7 years now. I love the vibrant culture and sparkling beauty of the city, but …
  • George Art Baker

    George Art Baker

    George Art Baker is a musician and writer hailing from Torbay, South Devon. Since he moved to Tokyo he's made it …
  • David Ishikawa

    David Ishikawa

    David has been visiting Tokyo regularly since 2005 and has recently been able put down roots here. As a hobby …
  • Bjorn

    Bjorn

    Being an international student who loves travelling and good cuisine is quite challenging in Japan with so much …
  • Devan Baird

    Devan Baird

    Devan Baird moved to Japan in 2014 and has been exploring it ever since. Having fallen in love with constant action of …
  • Lily Crossley-Baxter

    Lily Crossley-Baxter

    A Brit in Tokyo with a somewhat-misguided sense of adventure, Lily finds shortcuts to fund adventures.
  • Giulio Coral

    Giulio Coral

    Giulio moved to Tokyo in 2015, for his Master degree at Todai and to do some research in JAXA. Coming from Italy, the …
  • Guo

    Guo

    PhD in Global Environmental Studies, BA in Economics and food enthusiast. Guo believes the best way to know the world …
  • Emily Ting

    Emily Ting

    Emily is a hafu (someone who is ethnically half-Japanese) born and raised in the United States. She has been studying …
  • Reshma Rapeta

    Reshma Rapeta

    Reshma– who has lived in Japan for almost two decades – believes that anyone canenjoy the eccentric flavors …
  • Zara Sekhavati

    Zara Sekhavati

    Zara left the UK in search of a different living experience abroad. She moved to Tokyo and that is exactly what she …
  • Layla McCay

    Layla McCay

    By day Layla runs the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health. By night she is the charming MC at Perfect Liars Club, …
  • Heike Hoffer

    Heike Hoffer

    Heike hails from Alaska, where cheap survival hacks are a way of life when dodging bears in subzero temperatures. She …
  • GaijinPot

    GaijinPot

    GaijinPot is committed to helping foreigners live, work, study and travel in Japan. Check out our extensive job …
  • Jarman International

    Jarman International

  • Daniel Rosen

    Daniel Rosen

    Daniel Harris Rosen is a bilingual creative director based in Tokyo with over 25 years of experience in the Japanese …
  • voyagin

    voyagin

    Voyagin specializes in travel around Asia, with a flair for authentic, personal and meaningful experiences. …
  • Klook

    Klook

    Klook helps you discover tours and activities all over Japan (and other countries around the world)—all while …
  • JAPANiCAN

    JAPANiCAN

    JAPANiCAN is Japan’s largest travel booking website, offering a wide variety of hotels, tours and travel packages …
  • Jack Heslehurst

    Jack Heslehurst

    Jack is a British writer and editor with a fondness for history, politics and football. Usually found reading in a park …
  • Samantha Cubbison

    Samantha Cubbison

    Professional broke girl with a love for eating, reading and public transportation.
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  • Kuv

    Kuv

    From Scotland, living in Tokyo since July 2014. Marketing person most of the time. Stationery addict at mybungubox.com …
  • Victor Gonzalez

    Victor Gonzalez

    Originally from the sunny shores of Southern California, Victor moved to Japan in 2012 to explore new opportunities. …
  • Kylie Van Zyl

    Kylie Van Zyl

    Having nearly completed a PhD in history before realising she was too easily distracted for the academic life, Kylie …
  • Get Your Guide

    Get Your Guide, one of the worlds biggest tour guide market places helps you discover tours and activities all over …

Guest Cheapos

  • 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 …
  • Mine Serizawa

    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 …
  • Nikki Kittenmouth

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

    Phoebe has yet to decide where her stinginess lies in the nature versus nurture debate. Growing up with a father who …
  • 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 …
  • Melissa Uchiyama

    Melissa Uchiyama

    I'm a Florida sunshine girl planted in Tokyo. This means I love cool grapefruit, mojitos, gorgeous skies, …
  • Mark Buckton

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

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

    Richard qualified as a Cheapo the moment he was born. In Scotland. Subsisting on a diet of microwave curry pouches and …
  • 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 …
  • John Bardos

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

    Being a student fresh out of high school, developing the skill of thriftiness is a means of survival! Mackenzie earned …
  • Yana K

    Taught to haggle by her granny at the markets of the former USSR, Yana wears hand me downs from Frances Maeda, spends …
  • 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 …
  • Yulia

    With Japan being her first home away from sunny SoCal, Yulia is taking the opportunity to live voraciously and write …
  • Dave Powell

  • Michael

    Being the poor college student in an expensive city, Michael quickly became a pro in being a cheapo. He was stationed …
  • Evans

  • August

  • Clint

    In Tokyo for 6 years- always on the lookout for a deal on stereos, vinyl, keyboards, guitars, bicycles, skateboards, …
  • Travelin' Bryan

    Welcome to Japan! The most expensive country in the world. 25 years ago that statement would be true. Japan can still …
  • Will

    Will is from Ohio via Los Angeles, but Tokyo is quickly becoming his home away from home away from home. When he's …
  • David Ainley

    David's first memory of Japan was scouring the supermarkets for 'free samples' and dining solely off of …
  • Nikita Nagras

    Nikita often finds herself lost in the busy streets of Tokyo, even though she has lived there for nearly 19 years. …
  • Peter Nacken

    Peter is a trailing spouse by day and a travel & food writer / photographer by night. For over 13 years he has …
  • Rebecca S

    She is philosophy graduate and a musician. Need we say more? She moved to Tokyo on a whirlwind whim and spends her free …
  • Saya Hatton

    Saya Hatton was born and raised in Japan, so she is very much used to Tokyo’s hustle and bustle. Although she may …
  • b.b.tan

    Bernice is a Singaporean that has lived in Japan for more than half her life. Due to this, she bows excessively to …
  • Yasmim

    Yasmim was born in Brazil and has lived in Japan for roughly two years. She knows every line from Pulp Fiction and …
  • Chris Mazzu

    Originally from Texas, Chris first experienced Japan life while working for the U.S. Navy. After his 8-year tour was …
  • John Daub

    John Daub

    John is the producer and creator of ONLY in JAPAN and a reporter for NHK World's "Tokyo Eye" In 2003, …
  • haruka

    A Japanese boomerang who recently returned to Tokyo for work after living around Southeast Asia for more than half of …
  • Joe Daniels

    Joe is from London, UK and came to Tokyo in 2010.
  • C.A.Miles

    C.A.Miles thinks that quality is often worth paying for but when it comes to fun: the cheaper it is, the more you can …
  • Katie Reilly

    After graduating college, Katie moved to Tokyo to work as an assistant language teacher. Though she's still new to …
  • Sara Anna

    Started being a cheapo since I moved to London 3 years ago, which is the only option you have if you want to have a …
  • Jason Andrew Jenkins

    For 13 years, Jason lived near the Sumida River in East Tokyo, where his children were born and raised. Then in …
  • Mei-chan

    Mei-chan has absolutely no sense of direction (方向音痴 - houkouonchi in Japanese), which leads to her yummiest …
  • Tokyo Night Owl

    Tokyo Night Owl

    Tokyo Night Owl is the premiere nightlife blog for foreigners living in or visiting Tokyo. We cover a range of topics: …
  • Angela Schnabel

    Angela Schnabel

    Originally from Arkansas, Angela relocated to Tokyo in late 2013 thanks to her husband's military career. It only …
  • Ryo Seven

    Ryo Seven

    Ryo is someone who isn’t as morbid as you may think.
  • Edmund John

    Edmund is an expat entrepreneur and investor who splits his time between Thailand, Singapore and the USA. He helps …
  • trippiece

    trippiece

    trippiece is a community of travellers looking for like minded people for the next adventure in Japan. We organize …
  • Japan Trends

    Japan Trends

    Japan Trends covers the latest happenings in Japanese culture, lifestyle, fashion, technology, politics and the arts.
  • Robb Satterwhite

    Robb Satterwhite

    Editor of animal cafe guide Animal Cafes.com, and Japanese popcult blog Shinkansen.com.
  • Cal Widdall

    Cal Widdall

    Two years of living in China has skewed Cal's perspective of how much things should cost, but after a couple of …
  • Erik Paquet

    Erik Paquet

    Erik Paquet is an entrepreneur, avid traveler, and frequent flyer points expert. He spent most of his undergrad years …
  • Sarah Noorbakhsh

    Sarah Noorbakhsh

    Sarah is a translator, writer and editor who, after six glorious years in The Big Mikan, made the jump to Europe and …
  • Byron Kidd

    Byron Kidd

    www.tokyobybike.com Byron Kidd is the Editor of the Tokyo By Bike website, a writer, experienced urban cyclist, and …
  • TripleLights

    TripleLights

  • Japan Rail Tickets

    Japan Rail Tickets

    Japan Rail Tickets is a service for helping international visitors to discover Japan by rail. We publish purchase …
  • Hager

    Hager

    Hager is tad obsessed with public health. Just ask any of the random strangers she's accosted with her public …
  • James Hanlon

    James Hanlon

    James lives in the mountains of Yamanashi. He’s writing the English website for Kosuge Village [kosugejapan.com] …