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!
Savings Galore & a Bit of a Snore
Looking to travel from Tokyo to Osaka on the cheap? Overnight buses are clean, well equipped, and just plain comfortable.
Lions & Tigers & Bears—on Cakes—Oh My!
Can you bear to bite down on these desserts?
15 Must-Try Tokyo Restaurants
Here are some of the best restaurants to visit for a luxurious yet reasonably-priced meal in Tokyo!
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!
Walk upon the Tracks in Log Road Daikanyama
Visit Log Road Daikanyama, an elongated charming space that once had train tracks running through it.
Department Stores with a Long History
'Shinise' literally means 'old stores.' And with a strong culture of preserving history, Japan has the largest number of 'shinise,' especially regarding department stores!
New Akihabara Animate for Your Ikemen Needs
Opened on June 16, 2016, Akiba Girls Station is a massive, seven-floor shopping center dedicated entirely to anime/manga for the female audience.
Kirby Makes His Way onto Dishes
Although you might not gain any powers, after inhaling these Kirby inspired dishes, they'll certainly fuel you with energy!
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!
Hunt Through 2 Million Handmade Items!
HandMade in Japan Fes presents a weekend full of crafts, music, performances, food, drinks and farmers markets conveniently packed in one venue.
20+ Free Museums & Art Galleries in Tokyo
All the culture you can get without spending a dime!
A Secluded Hot Spring in Tokyo!
Get away from the hustle and bustle at Janoyu Onsen Inn in Hinohara Village.
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!
Ghibli Exhibition Event Report!
Take a detailed look inside the 30th anniversary Studio Ghibli Exhibition in Roppongi Hills!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Go Retro in Jimbocho
Check out these old-school coffee shops, passed down for generations in Tokyo's Jimbocho.