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July 11, 2016

Understanding Your TEPCO Electricity Bill

Nobody likes paying your electric bill but with this handy guide at least you will know what you are paying.

July 3, 2016

How to Be Super Cool Biz

Super cool biz is an attempt by the Japanese government to conserve energy in part by having government offices and private companies set the air-conditioner to 28˚C.

June 6, 2015

Cooling Down with Menthol Bath Items

Fight back the sticky heat of summer with these cool menthol bath products.

June 1, 2015

Discount Passes Only Available To International Passport Holders

Many travelers to Japan are aware of the Japan Rail Pass, but did you know there are other perks if you have a foreign passport in Japan?

April 22, 2015

A Sea of Carp at Tatebayashi’s World-Record Koinobori Festival

Tatebayashi’s Koinobori Village Festival is held every year from late March to early May.

April 11, 2015

What To Do If You Fall On The Train Tracks

Hopefully you never need this but here’s what to do if you fall on the train tracks.

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.

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