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!
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!
When You Wish Upon a Pun
There’s a special reason why Japanese people offer ¥5 coins at temples and shrines.
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.
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.
A Japanese Share-House Tour
Renting in Japan can be expensive, due in large part to that pain-in-the-butt key money. This exorbitantly expensive fee is a major reason why some foreigners may feel hesitant about moving to a new place. So what's the alternative?
¥100 Makeup Challenge
What can you do with nothing but makeup from the ¥100 shop?
Where to Buy Cheap Stuff around Tokyo
Because shopping in Tokyo isn't only for the spendthrift, but also for the budget-conscious buyer, we give you a lowdown on where to get good stuff and great deals in and around Japan's capital city.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
9 Cleaning Supplies from the ¥100 Store
These inexpensive products are perfect for your New Year's cleaning!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!