All About Japan

Kitchen-Haven Kappabashi Has More Than Knives

Previously, we've published articles about buying knives in Kappabashi, but this 'shotengai' has more on offer than just cutlery! Let's take a tour together and see a sharper side of this shopping street.

A Super Cheap Akihabara Tour

Super Cheap Japan has put together an incredible cheapo tour of Akihabara—or 'Akiba,' as they call it here. Follow the recommended route to find all the arcades, maid cafes, manga and anime stores, electronic stores and used good stores that you need!

How to Get the Most out of Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji is the oldest temple in Tokyo, and an essential part of any visit. But it's easy to feel a little underwhelmed—like you're just scratching the surface. Here's how to make sure you get the most out of this hot tourist spot!

Let the Power of the Clow Protect Your Hands

Kero-chan protected Sakura during her anime adventures, and now it’s time for him to protect your hands from burns during your cooking endeavors.

'Lighthearted' Commercial Brings Family Closer

This award-winning commercial sees a father devote his life to becoming a firefly—with a twist we guarantee you won't see coming!

An Inexpensive Way to Make Bath Bombs

Why spend money on a luxurious bath bomb when you can make one yourself using ingredients and gadgets from ¥100 store?

Cheaper Options for Budget Living in Tokyo

Tokyo is often tagged as one of the cities with the highest cost of living on Earth. But for those with a plan in mind, living on a budget is quite possible in the capital city. Here's a lowdown of things I learned to save money in the city.

Use a Japanese 'Hottie' to Keep Warm in Winter

Survive the harsh Japanese winter by cuddling up in bed with this hot little number.

The Purrfect Bento Box for Cat Lovers

Store your lunch in a tiny cat-shaped bento box modeled after real-life rescue cats!

Beautiful Bread Lamps Straight From the Bakery

Japanese artist Yukiko Morita combines lighting design and baked goods to create a new home décor trend that's 'on the rise.'

Bring a Taste of Ghibli to Your Kitchenware

Iconic characters from the popular Hayao Miyazaki anime 'Spirited Away' are ready to terrify and/or charm you at mealtime.

Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel Guide Book

With extensive tax-free shopping, crazily discounted train passes and an unbelievable exchange rate, there has never been a better time to visit Japan. And the brand new Super Cheap Japan book is your ultimate budget travel guide to Japan!

Spoil Your Kitty With Cat Furniture

Throw out that old cat bed and give your cat an upgrade.

Samurai Snoopy & More at Pop-Up Peanuts Shop

Japanese-style Snoopy art exhibition celebrates 50 years of Peanuts in Japan.

Let Frieza Power Up Your Phone

Super powerful villain Frieza can not only charge up your phone, but he also has a sweet side to him that's apparent in his very own marshmallows.

Duty-Free Shopping as Soon as You Land

Travelers to Japan are now able shop duty free in the immediate arrival area of Narita Airport's Terminal 2, eliminating the need to carry heavy purchases on-board beforehand.

Finding Bargains in Kanto's Posh Neighborhoods

Japan has 'shotengai,' or shopping streets, where you can find most anything, including food, kimono, gifts, home items, novelty goods, clothes, shoes and what have you. While 'shotengai' abound in Japan, we'll introduce you the best of the best.

Trash to Treasure: $3 Knife Really Worth $100!

Jun, from YouTube channel Jun's Kitchen, enjoys sharpening and polishing knives as a hobby. But he didn't imagine the rusty knife he bought second-hand would turn out to be a hidden treasure.

The Ultimate Cup Ramen Cooker

Place your cup noodles into this vessel and you'll feel as though you'll be transported back thousands of years.

Where to Buy (More) Cheap Stuff Around Tokyo

It seems like people in Tokyo really want to save some money! If you loved the wildly popular 'Where to Buy Cheap Stuff Around Tokyo,' here's the sequel, giving you even more cheap ways to survive survive the big city on a small budget.

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