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Shop in These 5 Stores Found Throughout Japan, and Find Some Incredible Bargains!

‘Japan is an expensive country’. We’ve heard this so many times, that for some travelers the idea of taking a week-long vacation to Japan means spending a significant amount of money and really needing to save up to afford hotels, transport and daily costs. There is some truth to the statement that Japan is an…

Japan on the Cheap: 5 Money-Saving Tips to Keep in Mind

On a budget? No problem, you can still have an awesome time exploring, shopping, and eating your way through Japan! Of course, it will all depend on what you want to do while you’re in Japan, so the following are just some ideas to make every yen count! 1. BOOK-OFF (ブックオフ) flickr.com/ Any manga lovers…

Do You Live in Japan? Here Are 3 Great Ways to Earn Extra Cash!

Living in Japan is an exciting experience. You can learn a new language, experience a unique culture, and open doors to brand new experiences. Whether you’re a student, a language teacher, or a company employee, it’s always good news when you can find a way to earn a little extra money. Here are three ways…

Want to Hang Out in Tokyo Without the Crowds? Check Out Gakugei Daigaku!

What are the first districts that pop into your head when you think of Tokyo (東京)? No doubt famous central locations such as Shibuya (渋谷), Shinjuku (新宿), Roppongi (六本木) and Ikebukuro (池袋) are some of the first that spring to mind. Of course, they are great places to hang out, boasting great restaurants, interesting shops…

Stock Up on Books and J-Pop at Book Off and Kinokuniya!

When I had the chance to visit Japan in 2013, I made sure to check out two of Japan’s shops for Japanese popular culture enthusiasts called Book Off and Kinokuniya. Although these are shops targeted to book lovers, Book Off and Kinokuniya are a must stop too for J-Pop fans too! What is Book Off?…