All About Japan

9 Ginza Spots for a Cheap Lunch—Michelin, Too!

Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch at any of these nine Ginza restaurants.

6 Inexpensive Cosmetics Chosen By the Pros

Check out our list of great cosmetic and skin care products that received ringing endorsements from our network of skin care professionals!

8 Free Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Tokyo

When it rains in Tokyo, it rains a lot. We've found eight unique ways to spend an entertaining rainy day in the metropolis.

4 Cheap Skin Care Products Recommended by Pros

Not every good product has to be expensive, and that extends to the world of cosmetics. You're guaranteed to find something here for your face, hands, and even body!

6 Tips for Shopping in Japan

Japan is definitely not short of shopping malls and arcades, and you're bound to wind up in a store amazed at the amount of cool stuff you can buy! Here are a few tips to guarantee an amazing shopping experience while in Japan.

10 Ways to Do Christmas at the ¥100 Shop

There's no need to spend an arm and a leg getting into the festive spirit in Japan—the nation's ¥100 shops have more than enough seasonal gear to get your bells jingled!

Make Your Own Soba in Kyoto

Hidden away in one of Kyoto's alleyways, you can learn to make your own yummy noodles from scratch—no cooking experience required!

Japan's Most Popular Train Passes

Japan's railway companies have created multitudes of passes to attract passengers, which can be confusing and off-putting at first to novice riders. Let's check out some of the passes so you'll be ready to ride the rails!

9 Cheap Cosmetics as Good as the Big Names

Try these nine cosmetics that are just as satisfying as the bigger companies, but for much less the price!

An Otaku's Dream Home

Let your geek flag fly in an affordable boarding house in Tokyo that welcomes anime, manga and video game fanatics.

5 Tax-Free Shopping Facts

Here are some helpful facts about Japan's tax-free shopping program to help you during your next shopping excursion!

48 Hours in Kyoto on a Budget

This isn’t Kyoto for the faint-hearted. So lace up your comfy shoes and get ready to hit the pavement!

A Kyoto-Lover's Guide to the Ancient Capital

Get tips and local knowledge from Kyoto-obsessed travelers, from must-see spots to unforgettable food.

¥100 Makeup Challenge

What can you do with nothing but makeup from the ¥100 shop?

Top 8 Gourmet Convenience Store Sweets

You don't have to stand in line at a popular shop to get good sweets in Japan. Some of these convenience store snacks can even compete with pricey café fare!

8 Ways to Learn Japanese for (Almost) Free!

Learning Japanese can be easy, fun, and nearly free if you're ready to take on the challenge of getting more locally immersed!

4 Meals Under ¥400!

Want to know how to eat cheap in Japan? Eat like the locals! Here are some examples of 'fast food' found all over Japan!

Free Niseko App Will Keep You in the Snow

Want to navigate Niseko with ease? The Niseko App has been updated for the 2015/16 season, free to download on both iPhone and Android.

Okinawa & Naha Travel on a Budget

Check out these wallet-friendly tours and activities in Naha to enjoy Okinawa's best sights without breaking the bank.

This is One Classy Beef Bowl Resturant!

Despite being a fast food restaurant, one of Japan's best-known beef bowl establishments, Yoshinoya, has opened an upscale restaurant in Tokyo's Ebisu area.

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