For an alternative to the usual shopping options, try out some of the fantastic Tokyo markets that'll get get you exploring. Discover the 7 best, with us.
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.
A guide to any and all of your martial arts equipment needs in Tokyo. Plus, where to find a real sword (sort of).
Five to look out for—and where to find them.
With so many options for Japanese knives, where should you start?
Whether you’re here on vacation or living in Tokyo for the long haul, there’s a very high chance you’ll spend a little time in Asakusa. The area has Sensoji (the city’s most famous temple), the towering Tokyo Skytree and the […]
Kimono never go out of style—read our insider tips and tricks to buying one of the most sought-after Japanese souvenirs.
The yukata is the casual summer cousin of the kimono. Lightweight and eternally in style, yukata are great for personal wear and gifts. Here's how to buy them on the cheap.
And where to buy them!
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 […]