¥100 Shop Stationery
From basic writing tools to adorable character goods, ¥100 shops are the choice for getting papered in style—without breaking the bank!
5 Kinds of Hot Food from Lawson
Just because you're eating convenience store food doesn't mean it has to be cold!
Top 10 Tips for Budget Travel in Japan
Want to know how to travel Japan on the cheap? Here are 10 ways to get by without having to watch your money fly away!
7 Best Spots to Buy Toys in Japan
Japan is home to some of the most famous toys in the world. So what should you do if you’re in Japan and you—or, um, your kids—feel a sudden urge for toy shopping?
Tokyo to Kyoto: A Budget Two-Day Excursion
Spend two days in Kyoto, with a night at a hotel and bullet train tickets included for less than ¥26,000!
Visit the 'Museum of the Sewerage'
At the 'Museum of the Sewerage' in western Tokyo, you can stand on a viewing platform right inside the main sewage pipe—which smells about as good as you'd imagine!
Tour Ise-Shima with the KINTETSU RAIL PASS
While the Ise-Shima area is best known for Ise Jingu, the area also offers picturesque scenery and gourmet food. And you can access this resort region easily from Osaka using the KINTETSU RAIL PASS!
7 Great Train Passes to Save Money on Transit
There are a number of passes you can buy to get unlimited transit in popular tourist areas. Here are seven great picks, with a focus on the Tokyo and Kyoto areas!
Get to Osaka on the Cheap by Night Bus!
Looking to travel from Tokyo to Osaka on the cheap? Overnight buses are clean, well equipped, and just plain comfortable.
Top 5 Free Tour Guide Services in Japan
Just about to book that expensive tour guide to show you around Japan? No need! There are hundreds of free volunteer guides all over the country. Here are our top groups and organizations!
5 of Tokyo's Best Set Meals for About ¥1,000
Tokyo doesn't have to be an expensive city, and dining out can actually be a pretty cheap experience—but cheap doesn't mean skimping on quality!
Top 6 Budget Hotels & Hostels In Sapporo
Our Top 6 list promises to help you find affordable accommodation in the capital of Hokkaido. With these good rates, you'll even be able to treat your friends to a signature Sapporo beer!
6 Bits of Advanced-Level Lawson Trivia
Did you know that the Lawson Store 100 song apologizes for the price? Or that there's 'frying music' for the staff? This is stuff even Lawson employees don't know!
6 Travel Goods You Can Find at a ¥100 Shop
You can purchase one (or all) of these six practical travel items, each for less than a buck!
7 Ways to Fill Out Your Breakfast for ¥108
While most ¥100 stores offer knickknacks and prepackaged snacks for ¥108 (including consumption tax), Lawson Store 100 offers fresh produce and other products that can actually help you make a meal!
54 Fun Things to Do in Japan!
Japan is filled with quirky and fun bucket-list-worthy things to do, with countless sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums and neighborhoods to explore. Here are the 54 fun things to do in Japan!
Top 10 Cheap Activities In Osaka
A city with a long history as a merchant center, Osaka has a bit of a reputation for wheeling and dealing. So it's only natural that there would be plenty of cheap things to do in the city!
How to Get Great Views of Tokyo for Free
While you can spend a pretty penny to head up Tokyo Skytree, Mori Tower or Tokyo Tower, there are a number of sites where you can take in a spectacular city view completely free!
6 Unique yet Affordable Hotels in Tokyo
Even in Tokyo, you can still find a great selection of unique and affordable places to lay your head—if you know where to look!
Birth of a Fried Chicken Empire
Did you know there have been well over 100 flavors of Kara-age Kun fried chicken?