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Lesser Known But No Less Beautiful

No matter what the season, the stunning Bijinyashi Forest certainly lives up to its name: 'beautiful woods!'

How to Get Great Views of Tokyo for Free

While you can spend a pretty penny to head up Tokyo Skytree, Mori Tower or Tokyo Tower, there are a number of sites where you can take in a spectacular city view completely free!

20+ Free Museums & Art Galleries in Tokyo

All the culture you can get without spending a dime!

Tokyo to Kyoto: A Budget Two-Day Excursion

Spend two days in Kyoto, with a night at a hotel and bullet train tickets included for less than ¥26,000!

Tokyo Dirt-Cheap Clothes Shopping Tour

You're in Tokyo and you want to buy clothes, but you've already spent all your money on tech gadgets, anime figurines and weird items? Then this article is for you!

20 Free Things to Do in Japan This Summer

Japan has a host of things to do for budget tourists, and we've compiled our list of the best free things to do. Enjoy!

Get to Osaka on the Cheap by Night Bus!

Looking to travel from Tokyo to Osaka on the cheap? Overnight buses are clean, well equipped, and just plain comfortable.

Scuba Diving Sessions on Miyakejima Island

If you're a licensed diver, head straight into the waters of the island with these diving sessions. Experienced guides will take you to fantastic spots featuring great visibility on this island 180 kilometers south of Tokyo.

Cheap Kimono Rental & Dressing in Kyoto

Spice up a trip to Kyoto with this special set plan including a kimono, sash, bag and sandals. Choose from a variety of patterns and fabrics to fit your style!

Top 10 Cheap Activities In Osaka

A city with a long history as a merchant center, Osaka has a bit of a reputation for wheeling and dealing. So it's only natural that there would be plenty of cheap things to do in the city!

A Road that Runs Above the Sea

Running on this bridge high above the waters, you just might experience the strange illusion that you're really flying over the sea!

Top 5 Free Tour Guide Services in Japan

Just about to book that expensive tour guide to show you around Japan? No need! There are hundreds of free volunteer guides all over the country. Here are our top groups and organizations!

7 Great Train Passes to Save Money on Transit

There are a number of passes you can buy to get unlimited transit in popular tourist areas. Here are seven great picks, with a focus on the Tokyo and Kyoto areas!

Churaumi Aquarium & Sightseeing Bus Tour

Hop aboard a full-day bus tour that takes you to four popular destinations in Okinawa, including three hours at the famous Churaumi Aquarium—pick-up and multilingual audio guides included!

Top 10 Tips for Budget Travel in Japan

Want to know how to travel Japan on the cheap? Here are 10 ways to get by without having to watch your money fly away!

Top 6 Budget Hotels & Hostels In Sapporo

Our Top 6 list promises to help you find affordable accommodation in the capital of Hokkaido. With these good rates, you'll even be able to treat your friends to a signature Sapporo beer!

6 Unique yet Affordable Hotels in Tokyo

Even in Tokyo, you can still find a great selection of unique and affordable places to lay your head—if you know where to look!

Romantic Gourmet Dinner Cruise on Tokyo Bay

Set sail for romance with a nighttime cruise on the glimmering waters of Tokyo Bay. Feast your eyes on the sights while enjoying a gourmet meal aboard a ship—all for potentially less than ¥10,000!

Hike to these 3 Hidden Temples & Shrines

For the brave pilgrim, here are three awesome temples and shrines that are certainly off the beaten path in Tottori, Shizuoka and Oita.

Visit the 'Museum of the Sewerage'

At the 'Museum of the Sewerage' in western Tokyo, you can stand on a viewing platform right inside the main sewage pipe—which smells about as good as you'd imagine!

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