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Kichijoji

Kichijoji is a nice place to spend a cheap day, just walking around and doing an odd bit of shopping, eating or relaxing in...

Mount Takao – cheap day hike from Tokyo

The cheapest and easiest to access mountain in Tokyo.  It really is a  great deal, as the 1 hour train ride only costs 380 yen....

Akihabara

Akihabara (あきはばら/秋葉原) is the geek capital of Japan. Actually, it seems like the geek capital of the world.  Anything a geek or nerd (or...

Harajuku

Harajuku (はらじゅく/原宿), between Shinjuku and Shibuya, is a heartland of youth fashion and activity.  It will provide plenty of splendid culture shock for an...

Shinjuku

Shinjuku (しんじゅく/新宿) is the business, entertainment and shopping mecca of Tokyo.  A must visit for anyone traveling or living in Japan. Budget travel tips Avoid...

Tokyo Metropolitan Observation Decks (FREE)

The free Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office offers great views of the city during daytime and evening, plus on clear days you can even see...

Shimo Kitazawa

Shimo Kitazawa (しもきたざわ/下北沢) is a trendy place town with plenty of second-hand shops, bars, record shops, interesting fashions and nice cafes and restaurants.  It’s...

Shibuya

Shibuya (しぶや/渋谷) is a busy area in Tokyo famous for youth fashion and the busiest road crossing you will ever see.  It’s one of...