Think of Japan and games and you think of Akihabara. Otaku center of the world and birthplace of AKB48, maid cafes, and unreachable dreams. It attracts tourists expecting a uniquely Japanese experience, and it delivers. But while “Akiba” might seem […]
Akihabara is largely known for two things: electronics and being an otaku haven, though nowadays, the electronics seem to have become overshadowed by the geeky stuff. The closest English translation for otaku would be geek, although otaku carries a stronger […]
See our guide to Tokyo Halloween celebrations 2016. Gather round, cheapo ghoulies and ghosties; the haunting season has arrived! Rehearse your most blood-curdling screams, pick up your cape from the dry cleaner, unearth your robes from the mothballs—it’s time to […]
After being in Japan for a couple years I realized there is such a thing as too much Tokyo. Shinjuku simply becomes too loud, Akihabara game centers all start to look alike, and Shibuya just becomes a mass of people and buildings. Sometimes you […]
New to Tokyo Cheapo? Read this. We’ve put together a Tokyo for Beginners introductory guide that will help you use our (invaluable) resources to get the most out of Tokyo on a budget. From reasonable ramen to inexpensive ways of […]
An alley of artisan shops and one-of-a-kind craftsmen discretely tucked away under the Yamanote tracks near Okachimachi Station.
Established in 2002, Second Harvest is Japan’s very first nationwide food bank. A non-profit organization dedicated to improving food security, reducing food waste and helping those living below the poverty line, Second Harvest is on the front line against unnecessary […]
Coal? Sweet Potato? Cherry Blossom? Try these odd flavors (and your fav traditional flavors too!) at these ice cream shops in Tokyo.
Japan's favorite noodle dish goes far and beyond the regular flavors.
Drink with demons, munch with Moomin or climb into a coffin for your own funeral service—all in the name of culinary fun at these Tokyo themed restaurants!
Kimono never go out of style—read our insider tips and tricks to buying one of the most sought-after Japanese souvenirs.