Continuing on my culture hopping articles, I wanted to bring attention to a museum that I don’t think a lot of people know about. At least not people like me, lazy and apathetic to the world around me. However, I’m […]
Ok, you’ve been enjoying your authentic Japanese food and can’t imagine missing normal, unexciting Western food. But that moment will come, so you’d better be prepared. The first thing you’ll miss is probably pizza, but you might end up missing the unexciting […]
Looking for a place to recharge your phone? Lounge around in a comfy armchair surrounded by snoozing salarymen? Perhaps a place to plug in your laptop and browse Facebook while enjoying a beverage? If so, don’t go to Omotesando Koffee! […]
Stepping out among the well-heeled denizens of Omotesando is enough to make even the most well-kempt cheapo feel a little grubby. Luckily, there’s a well-placed sento just steps from the station—a pretty public bath where you can get spiffy for […]
Like the event roundup for Japan Cheapo, deciding what events to feature was a hard one, what with the many events to be held in Tokyo. Despite the heat, summer is a great time to be in Tokyo, because there’s […]
If you’re not familiar with Blue Bottle, it’s a high-falutin craft coffee joint in Tokyo that usually bears hours-long queues. No shade, but it’s not the only player in town brewing up some good coffee (with much shorter lines). But […]
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 […]
The Four Seasons. Each categorically distinct and uniquely celebrated. They’ve been emulated through music, dance, visual arts and even as an international luxury hotel brand—all avenues of interpretation backed with a stamp of prestige. And not for nothing either. To wax […]
The sun is coming out and what better way to explore Japan on a relaxed weekend than with some local specialties? This weekend is host to a practical buffet of choices, allowing you to sample some of the best of […]
Stationery is just one of those life essentials. Be it a diary, those handy sticky notes or a decent pen—we need it—so check these shops for cool, cute and kawaii supplies.
The urban landscape of Tokyo is littered with fascinating buildings around every corner. Discover nine of best with our Tokyo architecture guide.
Coal? Sweet Potato? Cherry Blossom? Try these odd flavors (and your fav traditional flavors too!) at these ice cream shops in Tokyo.