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Did You Know That You Can Actually Buy a Bottle of Wine for Just 100 Yen in Japan?

Similar to a dollar store, there are many 100-yen stores scattered across Japan where you can find many cheap yet interesting and useful items. Probably the most famous 100-yen store brand in Japan, DAISO stores are like no other with a variety of products to choose from – food, clothing, electronics, and so much more.…

In Need of a Relaxing Bath? Try These 3 Interesting Bath Bombs From Japan!

Had a rough day at work and in need of a relaxing bath? If you find regular baths too boring, you can always use bath bombs. Bath bombs are hard-packed spherical mixtures that fizz in water. They help you relax as they add color, bubbles, aroma, and essential oils to your bath, making your skin…

Make Your Own Japanese Food With These Three Convenient 100-Yen Goods

Are you in your first few weeks or months of living in Japan? If so, going out to restaurants every single day and trying out different food can be fun. But the fun of it diminishes over time, especially when you realize you have to save money for the rest of the days. If you…

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…

Heading to Hokkaido? Check Out These Awesome Destinations for an Unforgettable Getaway!

Traveling to Japan in the near future? Try taking a vacation in Hokkaido! The beautiful place of Hokkaido represents Japan’s untamed wilderness with many great parks and natural wonders. This mystical place is also famous for its ubiquitous Japanese hot spring resorts (onsen). If you are planning an unforgettable escapade, here are some suggestions on…

Crucial Tips For Saving Money When You Live in Japan

So you’ve finally come to Japan as a new teacher, started unpacking, and are eagerly exploring Google Maps for places near you. However (depending on your contract, of course), it might be up to 2 whole months until your first salary. Japan is full of such wonderful things to see, places to go, food to…

9 Neat and Useful Buys for Only 100yen!

In the UK, Poundland and Poundstrecher infect the high street like unsightly warts. There is a certain stigma that follows these discount shops, one of recession and hardship. The Japanese equivalent couldn’t be more different. Shops like Daiso are an Aladdin’s cave of weird, eclectic yet practical goods that can life hack you to domestic…

Ready, Steady, Roll: A Beginner’s Guide to Making Sushi!

If you love eating sushi, chances are you’ve at least had the thought of trying to make it yourself. The first time I tried to make sushi I was 18 years old and had no idea what I was doing – I got overexcited with the filling and the finished products were so big that…
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