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February 15, 2015

100% Chocolate Cafe, Where Happiness is Chocolate Flavored

If chocolate is the meaning of life, this must be heaven.

February 11, 2015

2k540, the Artisan Village Under the Tracks

An irresistibly cute artisan alley, tucked under the JR train lines.

January 30, 2015

Snow, Yams and a Dragon at Nyuto Onsen

A relaxing journey to Nyuto Onsen triggered by a bath powder box.

January 16, 2015

All-You-Can-Drink at the Tokyo Waterworks Historical Museum

Learn more than you ever need to know about the water that flows through our taps.

January 9, 2015

10 Cheap Accommodation Options in Japan

Need a place to crash? Here’s 10 cheap options for your next stay in Japan.

January 1, 2015

Hoarding Luck and Stamps on the Shichifukujin Meguri

Shichifukujin Meguri is a short pilgrimage tour to visit temples and shrines of Shichifukujin, the Seven Deities of Good Fortune.

December 26, 2014

Workouts on the Cheap

Avoid overpriced gym memberships by visiting your local community center gym.

December 14, 2014

Battling the Winter Blahs with Bath Powder

Beat the cold dry Japanese winters with these magical bath powders.

November 28, 2014

Rikugien Gardens’ Ephemeral Fall Colors and Ethereal Lights

Rikugien’s breathtaking fall colors may be ephemeral, but the memory of a visit is guaranteed not to be.

November 26, 2014

Three Terrific Tokyo Terraces

Grab your jacket and camera to enjoy these open air terraces.

November 12, 2014

Kabukiza on a Budget with Hitomaku-mi Single Act Tickets

A night of Kabuki Theater for less than the price of a movie ticket.

November 8, 2014

Making Eyes at Passengers from the N3331 Cafe

Any closer and you’re sitting on the train!

November 1, 2014

A Concise Guide to Japanese Laundry Products

Now all you have to figure out is which button to push on your washing machine.

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