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Top 5 Chains for Cheap Bento

Super Cheap Japan walks us through their top picks for a cheap bite!

4 Meals Under ¥400!

Want to know how to eat cheap in Japan? Eat like the locals! Here are some examples of 'fast food' found all over Japan!

Manga Cafés: Japan’s Cheapest Places to Sleep

When you miss the last train, why not crash in a place with a free drinks machine?

8 Free Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Tokyo

When it rains in Tokyo, it rains a lot. We've found eight unique ways to spend an entertaining rainy day in the metropolis.

3 Magical Ghibli Hikes

Hayao Miyazaki’s animation has touched the hearts of old and young time and time again. The films produced by his incomparable Studio Ghibli often depict beautiful countryside scenes, some of which were inspired by real hills and mountains in Japan.

Enjoy these 5 Onsen for ¥100 Or Less

You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy the relaxing experience of taking a long soak in an onsen while basking in breathtakingly natural beauty.

Spend the Night at this Onsen from Just ¥1980!

Just in case you need another reason to visit an onsen in Oita, why not dive into the mountains for one of the cheapest stays you can find?

48 Hours in Kyoto on a Budget

This isn’t Kyoto for the faint-hearted. So lace up your comfy shoes and get ready to hit the pavement!

Japan's Most Popular Train Passes

Japan's railway companies have created multitudes of passes to attract passengers, which can be confusing and off-putting at first to novice riders. Let's check out some of the passes so you'll be ready to ride the rails!

Tokyo to Mount Fuji Bicycle Tour

If climbing this enormous volcano isn’t for you, why not bike around it instead?

5 Tax-Free Shopping Facts

Here are some helpful facts about Japan's tax-free shopping program to help you during your next shopping excursion!

Top 5 Budget Lodgings in the Tokyo Area

We've compiled a list of some affordable accommodations that you won’t be disappointed with!

Okinawa & Naha Travel on a Budget

Check out these wallet-friendly tours and activities in Naha to enjoy Okinawa's best sights without breaking the bank.

Where to Buy Cheap Stuff around Tokyo

Because shopping in Tokyo isn't only for the spendthrift, but also for the budget-conscious buyer, we give you a lowdown on where to get good stuff and great deals in and around Japan's capital city.

Japanese Castles — A Backpacker’s Guide

Check out an interview with Julien Mentzer as he discusses how his book, 'Japanese Castles – A Backpacker’s Guide,' can help you discover all the castle treasures of Japan.

9 Ginza Spots for a Cheap Lunch—Michelin, Too!

Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch at any of these nine Ginza restaurants.

Top 3 Cycling Routes in Japan

Change your perception of Japan by taking an unforgettable bicycle ride through some of the country's rural and picturesque areas.

Take the Chichibu 34 Kannon Pilgrimage

The Chichibu Valley is home to beautiful mountains and rivers—and a centuries-old temple pilgrimage unlike any other in Japan.

The Cheapest Bento in Tokyo?

We sent our reporter out with ¥500 and a mission: go get lunch, and bring back change. He found what he was looking for in Taito Ward.