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Where to Get Cheap Beach Gear in Japan!

Has planning your first trip to the beach left your pockets empty, yet you still need to buy... everything? AAJ to the rescue!

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.

How To Explore Kyoto on a Student Budget

If you think Kyoto is too expensive, just ask students for secret tips to help you get going on an adventure to this ancient city that truly depicts Japan's culture, tradition and history.

All-You-Can-Eat Ramen for Less Than US$10

The perfect place to pig out on pork stock ramen is waiting for noodle fans in Asakusa.

5 Things to Do with ¥100 Udon or Soba

Like a famous cooking challenge show, today we will be working with a secret ingredient: ¥100 udon or soba in five different and inventive recipes that won't break the bank. So get your apron on and let's get started!

5 Cheap Options to Visit Okinawa From Kansai

Save some cash and discover cheap flight options for a beach getaway from Kansai to Okinawa with these tips.

Homemade Cosplaying Accessories for Only ¥100

With just a couple of ¥100 coins and some creativity, you can make your cosplay accessories out of items from a ¥100 shop!

Incredibly Affordable Capsule Hotel in Tokyo

Put the money you would have spent on sleeping in a fancier room towards a longer stay in Japan at this Shinjuku hotel.

Surprise: Tokyo Cheaper than Most Major Cities

20 years of economic stagnation has had an incredible effect that few people have realized: thanks to inflation everywhere else, Tokyo is now actually cheaper than most major cities in the rest of the industrialized world!

Travel from Tokyo to Kyushu for Under US$25

For the price of a couple beers in a Tokyo bar, you can go all the way from the eastern capital to the southwestern island of Kyushu.

Take a Kanazawa Side-Trip for Just ¥390

For expert JR users, there's a way to take a round-trip between Osaka and Tokyo and add Kanazawa to your tour for just ¥390 (about US$3.46). Here's how.

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!

10 Exotic Fruits You Can Find Cheaply in Japan

Craving the tropical fruits that Hawaii, Okinawa or other tropical areas offer? If you think tropical fruits aren't available in Tokyo, or that they'll cost you a fortune, we've got some good news for you!

From Kansai to Hokkaido on Public Transport

While it's on the other end of the nation, there are still several easy ways of getting out to Hokkaido this year for those of you residing in the Kansai region.

Get Cheap Food at Kanazawa's Biggest Market

It can cost a pretty penny to get out to beautiful Kanazawa, but Omicho Market lets you save a few yen on your food budget—with a massive selection!

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.

All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Spots for Under ¥1,000

Tokyo travelers won't want to miss these all-you-can-eat lunches for under ¥1,000, ranging from traditional Japanese restaurants to chic Western-style buffets—and eat-as-much-as-you-want bakeries!

8 Ways to Go Deeper (& Cheaper!) in Kanazawa

While you can just take the shinkansen from Tokyo to Kanazawa, why not take your time and take in some culture on the way? Then we've got some tips for how to save money while you're there!

Save up to 86% with Advance Airfare!

Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 86 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!

Public Transportation from Haneda to Tokyo

Haneda Airport serves as a major hub for international travel to Japan, but there are so many options out there for getting around once you land. We've put together our list of the best options to get you to Tokyo Station.

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