All About Japan

Be a Couch Potato in a Tempura Sleeping Bag!

Whether you’re looking for an unusual Halloween costume or a cozy outfit to snuggle up in, this crazy bread-crumbed number will make all your fried food fantasies come true!

Top 20 Street Foods of Osaka

Osaka is one of the most famous cities for food in Japan. Here's our guide to Osaka's must-eat street food!

Traditional Japanese Footwear Reimagined

A modern, stylish twist on a Japanese classic, these shoes have been redesigned as indoor slippers to keep feet comfy and cool.

Design on a Dime: ¥100 Art Supplies

Being creative doesn't have to be costly thanks to the numerous ¥100 shops around Japan.

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!

¥100 Shops: What to Buy & What to Avoid

Don't be blinded by that ¥100 tag, some things just aren't worth it!

A Guide to Okinawa's Best Foods

Wondering what to eat in Okinawa? These are the Top 10 foods in Okinawa that you've simply got to try!

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!

Japanese Powerfoods for Smooth Skin

Japanese people are considered to have amazing skin, and one well-known source of great skin comes from a good diet. As the general Japanese diet is very healthy and full of detoxifying properties, let's check out some serious powerfoods from Japan!

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!

Get the Scoop on Whole Grain Rice

Next time you reach for a bowl of rice, make sure it's healthy, whole grain 'genmai' rice. Learn all about this power food below!

Tatami Mats: Not Just for the Floor Anymore

If you've ever been to a traditional Japanese home, you've likely seen tatami mats on the floor. But have you ever seen it on furniture?!

12 Things Every ALT Needs from the ¥100 Shop

Being an ALT is a resource-intensive profession. The ¥100 shop has almost everything you need to be ready for the classroom!

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.

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!

Snack on Some Strawberries Dipped in Matcha

Take your tastebuds for a ride when you bite into this delicious dessert from Japan's most popular discount interior shop.

7 Featured Snacks from the ¥100 Shop

¥100 shops are full of treasures, but some goods are special finds that you can sometimes only get from these discount shops.

Dive into a Daiso

Take a four-minute tour through all the weird and wonderful stuff at Daiso, Japan's largest ¥100 chain.

A Shopper's Guide to Japanese Rice

Master the art of selecting the best rice for every occasion!

4 Best Spots for Cheap Souvenirs in Tokyo

Don't let Tokyo prices deter you from coming home with souvenirs—you just need to know where to look!

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