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We tried Dodger Stadium’s Tsukiji Gindaco takoyaki flavor in Japan for its limited release

From Japan, to L.A., and back again.

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Farewell, old friend – It’s time to say goodbye to the car we bought for 980-yen (US$9.60) car

A bittersweet goodbye to the absolute cheapest car we could find in Japan.

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Super-cheap Online Shopping – Can you make a capsule hotel look cool with a 365-yen aurora light?

Masanuki wants to recapture the sci-fi excitement of capsule hotels, but he doesn’t want to spend much money doing it.

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Is Japan’s cheapest SIM-free phone plan actually usable? Testing Irumo on all Tokyo Metro lines

We get to the bottom of the low-cost, SIM-free service plan by heading to the deepest points of the public transportation network.

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Field-testing the shark sleeping bag/hoodie/kigurumi being offered for zero yen online【Photos】

We ended up having to pay for ours, but this shark-chic style could be yours for free.

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Is a weekend trip to Korea possible with just 50,000 yen (US$350)? – Part 2【Extreme budget travel】

Day 1 was full of exciting experiences…what does Day 2 have in store? 

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Is a weekend trip to Korea possible with just 50,000 yen (US$350)? – Part 1【Extreme budget travel】

How far can Go make his budget stretch on a one-night stay? 

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Tokyo bread wholesaler Tobu Pan Chokubaisho’s yummy bread makes Mr. Sato want to live next door

In particular, an uncommon find from his childhood will never go stale in his mind.
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Japan’s best-amenity budget hotel chain gets extra-affordable with “Global Cabin” rooms

Spending a night in Dormy Inn’s quasi-capsule hotel rooms still gets you access to all the great stuff the facility offers.

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Tokyo Central Youth Hostel: Low prices, great location, and especially great for morning people

One of the low-key best neighborhoods to stay in when traveling in Tokyo will have you seeing the city right away and maybe very early too.

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90 minutes of all-you-can-drink alcohol for 550 yen at revolving sushi restaurant Koma Sushi

With this deal, the sushi won’t be the only thing swirling around the room.

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Where to find Tokyo’s secret candy apple specialty store

Toffee apples are the star of the show in this hidden location.

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Shinjuku izakaya’s all-you-can-eat-and-drink plan is one of Tokyo’s best secret cheap eats

Sushi, sashimi, and yakitori galore, but only for diners who know where to find it!

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Tokyo’s world-famous Kappabashi restaurant supply street’s annual festival is going on right now

If you need just about any kind of cookware or tableware, you can find it here.

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Japan’s top 10 best-value family restaurants, as chosen by diners

When it comes to a cheap yet filling meal, I think we all know the best place to go.

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Chowing down on dirt-cheap gyoza and insane portions at Fukuoka’s Gyoza Supermarket Pub

Despite gyoza taking the center stage at this restaurant, something else on the menu provided the biggest shock of all.

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We put together a 10-yen (US 8-cent) outfit on Amazon Japan…and problems ensued【Photos】

The limits of bargain-hunting aren’t the only things getting stretched.

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Tokyo Sushi for US 8 cents a piece (as long as you also want a beer) makes us believe in miracles

Oedo Sushi makes us an offer we can’t, and would never want to, refuse.

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Akihabara shop lets you destroy your own hard drives for only 100 yen

Let Dark Past Final Disposal Site let you puncture your HDD.

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Cheap vs. expensive — Is a premium-priced tempura bento really worth it?【Taste test】

A bento from a fast food joint versus one from a luxury hotel.

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