Top 5 Cheap Restaurant Chains in Japan

Want some lovely Japanese food, but don’t want to spend loads of money?  Try these! 1. Matsuya All sorts of cheap Japanese food.  Gyudon (meat on rice), steaks, Japanese style burgers…… 2. Yoshinoya The best place for a cheap Gyudon (meat on rice) 3. CoCo Ichiban Curry House The king of curries in Japan! 4.Continue reading “Top 5 Cheap Restaurant Chains in Japan”

Top cheap places to go around Fuji

What place do you think when you hear word of ‘Fuji’? Most people definitely will answer Mount Fuji as it’s also known as great magnificent one of a kind mountain, a pride symbol of Japan. But there are actually more great spots to explore around beside Mount Fuji itself. So, let’s check out these must visitContinue reading “Top cheap places to go around Fuji”

Top Ten Free Activities In Kyoto

By Tom Fay, author of Must-See Japan (blog: http://www.thomasfay.com) The undoubted culture capital of Japan, Kyoto is always high on the agenda for most visitors to the country. But with so many temples, shrines, gardens, historic buildings and other attractions dotted around Kyoto’s varied and distinctive districts, it can be difficult to decide where toContinue reading “Top Ten Free Activities In Kyoto”

Top 100 yen sushi chains in Japan. That’s $1!

Sushi is the one dish you have to try in Japan. You will soon find that even the cheapest sushi is of a better quality than most, of not all, of the sushi you can get back some. Recently some 100 yen chains (that’s about $1 dollars!) are popping up all over Japan, battling eachContinue reading “Top 100 yen sushi chains in Japan. That’s $1!”

Best places for inexpensive souvenirs in Tokyo

Tokyo is always stereotyped as the most expensive city in Japan when it comes to a shopping spree. Getting some local souvenirs is thing that shouldn’t be missed in your to-do list. Fact is, as long as you know the right place to shop, there’s nothing to worry about. Here’s some recommended places for souvenirContinue reading “Best places for inexpensive souvenirs in Tokyo”

Top Ten Cheap Activities In Osaka

By Tom Fay (http://www.thomasfay.com), author of Must-See Japan Japan’s ‘second city’, Osaka is a busy, bustling metropolis in the heart of the Kansai region. Known for its friendly atmosphere and great food, tourists have started flocking here in ever-increasing numbers in recent years. Here are some of the best activities around the city for those on aContinue reading “Top Ten Cheap Activities In Osaka”

Tax Free Shopping in Japan

Japan has a sales tax (sometimes known as VAT) of 8%, going up to 10% in the future, but those with a tourist visa are eligible for tax-free shopping. If you love shopping and want to get some bargains, there has never been a better time to visit Japan. With a great exchange rate for mostContinue reading “Tax Free Shopping in Japan”

Free tour guides in Osaka

Thought Osaka is just a concrete jungle? Getting a guide to show your around is a great way to really get to know this city and its surrounds. Even better if they are free! Foreigner Guides Net Osaka This group are able to offer guides in various languages and can take you anywhere you want.Continue reading “Free tour guides in Osaka”

Free Tour Guides in Tokyo

Tokyo is a big city, a really big city. A tour guide can help new visitors to get around the maze of areas that make people call Tokyo a “city of cities”. Tokyo International Student Guide A bunch of friendly students from local universities and colleges who are eager to show tourists around. They focus on top spotsContinue reading “Free Tour Guides in Tokyo”

Free Tour Guides in Nara

Nara has lots to offer and many tourists spend just a day or two here, so a guide can be super helpful. Here are some good services to use: Nara Student Guide Eager students from local universities can also take you around Nara. One-day tours of the major tourist areas and World Heritage sites offered. OfficialContinue reading “Free Tour Guides in Nara”