How to Properly Wear 'Geta'
Do you know the real Japanese technique for wearing traditional footwear?
How to Use a Loppi Ticket Machine
Loppi ticket machines are a convenient way to get tickets for sports events, concerts and theater, as well as day passes for Universal Studios Japan, Disneyland and the Ghibli Museum!
7 Bugs Lurking in the Japanese Countryside
What would you do if you spotted one of these on your towel—after you'd used it?!
6 Things You Need to Know About Izakaya
Offering multiple rounds of small dishes, Japanese-style pubs, or 'izakaya,' are a little different from their Western equivalents. Here are six things you need to know to navigate them with ease!
Tokyo Dirt-Cheap Clothes Shopping Tour
You're in Tokyo and you want to buy clothes, but you've already spent all your money on tech gadgets, anime figurines and weird items? Then this article is for you!
Getting Set Up in Japan at the ¥100 Store
Moving to Japan? Don't spend more than you have to! You can find many of the things you need right at the ¥100 store!
7 Oddly Useful Items from the ¥100 Shop
These hot items, remarkably only ¥100, are sure to improve the quality of your life—or at least make it a little more interesting!
How to Become a Japanese Citizen
Like Japan? Love Japan? Love Japan so much that you want to become a citizen? You may have heard it's impossible for the average person, but that's not true—I know, because I am a naturalized citizen of Japan!
8 Key Phrases for Navigating 'Izakaya'
Don't speak Japanese? Walk into a Japanese-style pub and order with ease using these eight key phrases!
Beauty for a Bargain
Forget bringing your cosmetic bag on the plane. Once you arrive in Japan, you can stock up on these beauty essentials, each only ¥100!
Explore Kyushu on a Sightseeing Train
There are many sightseeing trains in Kyushu, with a wide variety of entertaining events going on in the trains and around the stations. We'll show you how to have much more fun than just looking out the window!
¥100 Shops: What to Buy & What to Avoid
Don't be blinded by that ¥100 tag, some things just aren't worth it!
Build an Earthquake Kit at the ¥100 Shop
Japan is well known as a country prone to earthquakes. Prepare for the worst without breaking the bank!
How to Do Same-Day Sumo
With its popularity resurgent, sumo tickets are getting harder to come by. But did you know there's always a set of tickets set aside for same-day purchase? Here's how to get them!
8 Ways to Do Personal Hygiene at the ¥100 Shop
You can do plenty of personal hygiene at the ¥100 shop. But while most cheapo products in Japan hold up pretty well, ¥100 hygiene tends to come with a few trade-offs.
10 Easy Phrases for Shopping in Japan!
Reviewing these 10 phrases can make your Japan shopping excursion that much easier!
7 Smaller ¥100 Chains Not to Miss!
You may know your big chains, but these small ¥100 shops have their own special charms!
6 Sublime Views in Tohoku
The northeast region of Honshu, Tohoku, is a destination for all seasons. If you're looking to see nature at its finest, head north!
5 Things OK in Japan but Not OK in the US
What's considered rude in one culture could be deemed good manners in another. The duo at Texan in Tokyo set out to list their Top 5 habits that are fine in Japan but unacceptable in the U.S.
6 Geothermal Days in the 'Land of Fire'
Spend a day hugging the edge of one of the world's largest calderas, meander through eight boiling 'hells,' let yourself get buried in steaming hot sand, and even visit Hello Kitty—there's an incredible array of things to be done in Kyushu!