How to Buy a (Cheap!) House in Japan
Looking for affordable property in Japan? With a few tips (and by thinking beyond Tokyo) you may be able to snag a lovely house, apartment or tract of land for a steal! But of course, terms and conditions apply.
Handmade Knives in Yamagata
See how Shimada Cutlery Works carries on a blade-making tradition dating back to the year 1365.
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!
Cuddle Up with Your Very Own Lapras!
Recreate Ash’s voyage around the Orange Archipelago without ever leaving your living room.
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!
Take a Trip Around Japan with Starbucks Mugs
These Starbucks mugs and tumblers feature local sites and foods from five prefectures.
Retro Gaming in Tokyo
Takadanobaba's Mikado and the iconic Super Potato in Akihabara offer chances to step back into the Golden Age of arcade gaming.
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.
Use a Japanese 'Hottie' to Keep Warm in Winter
Survive the harsh Japanese winter by cuddling up in bed with this hot little number.
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!
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.
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.'
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?
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.
Spoil Your Kitty With Cat Furniture
Throw out that old cat bed and give your cat an upgrade.
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.
Feeling Sleepy? Go to 'Bread!'
Any way you slice it, this comfy, whimsical bread bed really takes the cake!
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.
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.
Samurai Snoopy & More at Pop-Up Peanuts Shop
Japanese-style Snoopy art exhibition celebrates 50 years of Peanuts in Japan.