Tokyo Sea Life Park is a very impressive aquarium. Its mission is to display animals from Tokyo’s own sea and the rest of the world, and it has a wide range of exhibition areas. Highlights include a donut-shaped tank containing 2,200 tons of water housing bluefin tuna and a penguin park. Make sure you ask a guide what time the penguin feeding times are.
A trip can be combined with a stroll or picnic in Kasai Rinkai park and a ride on the nearby giant Ferris wheel.
Luckily for cheapos there are three days a year that allow free admission: October 10th (The aquarium’s Anniversary Day), May 4th (Greenery Day), and October 1st (Tokyo Citizens’ Day).
As the name suggests, this little market is all about reducing waste and wastefulness—the perfect antidote to Tokyo’s shop-till-you-drop culture. It’s a good place to pick up snazzy secondhand clothes for cheap-cheap, as well as DVDs, CDs (remember those?), books […]
Running for over 40 years, the Edogawa Fireworks Festival is one of the more senior fireworks festivals in Tokyo. The venue, on the banks of the Edo River, is a 25-minute walk from JR Koiwa Station and a 15-minute walk […]
Taking place either in Nakano or Ikebukuro, this small flea market is punted at the ladies, though, in our experience, can be a good time for all genders. Check it out for previously-loved clothing, crafts, antiques and all sorts of […]
The Ark Hills antique market is much classier compared to some of Tokyo’s usual fairs. In addition to the amazing finds you can usually dig up at a flea market like jewelry and home goods, you can also find stylish […]