Frugal Travel: Five Ways to Eat on the Cheap in Japan

Travelling to Japan can be a costly endeavour. Expensive plane tickets and overpriced Western hotel rooms can easily leave one wondering: where did all the cash go? Don’t despair just yet. Even if it is time to tighten the purse strings, you can enjoy a variety of fantastic traditional and modern Japanese foods on a budget. Read on for the top five ways to eat cheap in Japan!

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30 Free Things to Do in Osaka

Travelling in general is costly–but it doesn’t always have to.

Japan has an abundance of free things to do throughout the country and each one is well worth your time.

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Check out some of the free things you can do in the 3rd largest and most populated city of Osaka, the heart of the Kansai region! Continue reading

Surviving the Dreaded Japanese Summer

Summers in Japan are deadly–literally. During the hot and humid months of the year, you will most likely hear 3 or 4 ambulance sirens on average per day, due to someone collapsing from the heat. It can easily get up to 40°C in the summer and with the extreme humidity, that temperature can easily increase in feeling.

So how do you survive these outrageous temperature from Hell?

Check out some cheap and easy ways to stay cool (and out of the hospital) during your summer in Japan! Continue reading