Put Your Phone to Rest on a Mini Futon
Not only does this tiny futon hold your smartphone, but it's even bestowed with blessings from the priests at Tokyo’s Anazawaten Shrine.
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.
Steamed Toast for the Perfect Slice
'Balmuda The Toaster' gives toast a golden brown surface and satisfying crunch while holding moisture and aroma inside—all thanks to a little steam power!
A Japanese Home is a (Small) Sanctuary
A home in Japan is a comfortable place that will likely only be seen by a small, select group of people—and probably too cramped to host more than a handful of guests at a time! But this lies at the heart of the 'uchi' vs. 'soto' concept in Japan.
Kanpai with Kitty Cat Sake Cups
Let adorable traditional 'ukiyo-e' cat art add to your drinking pleasure with these Japanese sake cups featuring stylized kitties!
17 (Non-Otaku) Presents to Buy a Japan Fan
Looking for something for that Japan fan who's already got it all? We've got 17 suggestions!
7 Great Shops & Inns Near Yugawara Station
Located just 90 minutes south of Tokyo, Yugawara is a great hot spring getaway. Here are seven stellar shops and inns where you can get the most out of the local flavor while you're in the area!
What Is 100 Japan?
Add a touch of Japan to your day-to-day life! 100 Japan is a collection of representative Japanese workmanship, from beauty and fashion to kitchen goods and home decor. Find out how you can order straight from our shores!
Take a Dip in Some Ramen Bath Salts
You may want to refrain from using these yummy-smelling bath powders when you’re hungry!
Gifu Festival Celebrates 700 Years of Swords
Seki City in Gifu Prefecture has been forging samurai swords for over 700 years. On the second weekend of October every year, the Seki Cutlery Festival celebrates the region's long history of blade-making—and offers gorgeous works at discount prices!
4 Ways to Japanify Your Kids' Lives
It's never too early to get your kids excited about Japan! Toys, pillows, classic Japanese elementary school backpacks—and how about a rush nap mat that's nice and cool in the summer!
5 Innovative Food Prep & Storage Solutions
Everyone wants to save time in the kitchen and spend more time with family and friends. These five gadgets will allow you to organize your kitchen and prepare your dishes with convenience and ease.
7 Nifty Knick-Knacks to Keep Around the House
Once again, Japan’s ¥100 shops prove that they're truly on the next level.
Glean the Secrets of Japanese Interior Design
Create harmony at home with these key Japanese interior design elements.
Magical Cloth Reverts Back to Origami Shape
No matter how much you stretch out this piece of cloth, it always comes back into its original crane form. See how!
Dip Your Sushi in 'Star Wars' Soy Sauce Dishes
Even a galaxy far, far away needs a dish to dip your fish in.
6 Cool Presents for Tech & Gearheads
Get your hands on a waterproof camera for underwater adventures—or an eco-friendly gadget that can improve your car's engine performance!
Get Pottery 1,300 Years in the Making
Mino ware, or Mino 'yaki,' flourished in central Japan hand-in-hand with the rise of ikebana and tea ceremony. You can still get it today—and in fact, it now makes up half of all the pottery made in Japan!
Tenjin-san Flea Market
If you're visiting Kyoto around the 25th of any month, be sure to stop by one of the largest shrine markets in the Kansai area and get yourself a souvenir! You'll be surprised at what's in store for you!
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.