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Lots of winter deals to be had. And don't forget to pick up a fukubukuro or "lucky bag"—filled with last year's inventory at a bargain.
Kimono never go out of style—read our insider tips and tricks to buying one of the most sought-after Japanese souvenirs.
An alley of artisan shops and one-of-a-kind craftsmen discretely tucked away under the Yamanote tracks near Okachimachi Station.
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 […]
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 […]
Wondering what’s good this weekend in Tokyo? Read on and wonder no more. Interested in eating, drinking, dancing and shopping? All in one spot? Head to the events square at Yoyogi Park for The World Gourmet and Music Festival where […]
Tokyo may seem shiny-shiny and new – and parts of it are. It can feel like everyone has new stuff all the time and you certainly wouldn’t be the first one to look, agape, at what people are putting on […]
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 […]
We’ve recently covered some of Tokyo’s cheapest supermarkets but we have some more gems to share with you still. Don Quijote or Donki (as it is known colloquially) is more than just a supermarket, rather a super cheapo version of […]