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Leaving Japan? Here's what you need to take care of before you go. A guide to tax, closing accounts and the other admin that awaits.
Baby, it's cold outside. So here are some cheapo tips on keeping your home and yourself roasty toasty during winter.
Hundreds of new energy providers have popped up. Which Tokyo energy company is cheapest? And how to change providers?
Visitors to Japan often wonder why you can find perfectly good appliances, furniture and other equipment placed by the side of the road for garbage collection. The reasons for this are mostly related to the way people live—there isn’t a […]
People commonly look forward to fireflies, barbecue parties, picnics, fireworks, festivals and yukata in summer. But what people don’t look forward to is an uninvited house guest: the cockroach. While Japan is generally a clean country, it also happens to […]
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a pastry chef in Japan? We chatted to Nao Maeda, one of Tokyo’s pioneering gluten-free patissiers, about life, dough and sweets. She shared a few cheapo tips for a gluten-free Tokyo too. How long […]
So you want to get dressed up, do the whole kimono thing while you’re in Tokyo? These timeless outfits are not exactly cheap, but that’s why kimono rentals exist. You can experience wearing one for a short time without having […]
A lot of cheapos have asked us how to go about recycling their used but still perfectly decent threads, so we’ve put together five easy options that are eco-friendly, people-friendly and wallet-friendly. If you’ve been in Japan for a while, […]
If you’re staying in Tokyo for a short time or living here long term, we’ve got some ideas to save money on a lot of those mundane tasks from how to recycling computers for free to finding the best supermarkets.