“Why can’t you just buy the 90 yen bread loaf at the grocery store?” my husband asks, mystified. “Or grab onigiri?” Sigh. I’ve stared at that rice wall, waiting for some new flavor or stuffing to pop-out at me. And […]
As a reward for scrimping and saving, every good cheapo deserves a beach break once in a while, and the Tokyo area has plenty of suitable options for just that. Donut-float-and-sandal-clad cheapos can find themselves at one of Tokyo’s nearest […]
Too broke to make it to Kyoto? Here are 5 lovely spots reminiscent of the ancient capital in Tokyo — bamboo forest, temples, canals, torii gates and all!
We're talking cherry blossoms in a cemetery, on a boat—and even in your birthday suit!
Where to try this quintessential summertime meal near Tokyo.
See hydrangeas in spring, hills of baby blue eyes in summer, chrysanthemums in autumn and bright-red camellias in winter.