All About Japan

7 Smaller ¥100 Chains Not to Miss!

You may know your big chains, but these small ¥100 shops have their own special charms!

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!

7 Prime Presents from the ¥100 Shop

These great items may only be ¥108 after tax, but your friends and family don't need to know that! And the quality's so good, they probably won't be able to tell!

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!

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.

Beauty for a Bargain

Forget bringing your cosmetic bag on the plane. Once you arrive in Japan, you can stock up on these beauty essentials, each only ¥100!

5 Great, Cheap Cosmetics for the Natural Look

All About's guides and hair/makeup stylists have selected five of the best—and most affordable—products to help you achieve that natural, glow-from-within look.

Distinguishing the 4 Big ¥100 Chains

You may know Daiso, Seria and Can★Do—but have you heard of Watts? And do you know the differences between them?

7 Sweet Baking Tools from the ¥100 Shop

Baking doesn't have to be a costly commitment. Here are our Top 7 baking tools from the ¥100 shop!

6 Free Tour Guides in Nara

Looking for a guide around the Great Buddha and the surrounding World Heritage Sites? No need to pay!

5 How-To Vids for Bakers on a Budget

The ¥100 store always has incredible goods on offer, and with these five videos you'll learn how to make delicious treats and impress your friends while saving loads of cash.

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!

Samurai Sword Fighting & Kimono in Osaka

Ever wanted to change into a samurai or ninja and learn sword fighting techniques? Practice the moves before performing a fight scene with a professional taking the supporting role!

12 Things Every ALT Needs from the ¥100 Shop

Being an ALT is a resource-intensive profession. The ¥100 shop has almost everything you need to be ready for the classroom!

20+ Free Museums & Art Galleries in Tokyo

All the culture you can get without spending a dime!

Getting Set Up in Japan at the ¥100 Store

Moving to Japan? Don't spend more than you have to! You can find many of the things you need right at the ¥100 store!

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!

5 Best Cheap & Free Tours in Tokyo

The best things in life are indeed free! Experience Tokyo at its best without having to pay an arm and a leg for the fee!

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!

5 Free Guide Services in Kyoto

Kyoto is so full of temples and shrines, it can be hard to know where to start. Why not try a free guide?

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