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US$12,000 Final Fantasy figure is so amazingly beautiful it just might be worth the price【Photos】

If you’re gonna drop 1.485 million yen on a video game figure, this is the one to do it on.

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Set of 4,368 train tickets goes on sale to commemorate Japan Railways 150th anniversary

The collection comes in a set of six binders so you can display all 4,368 of your tickets easily.

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Japanese sightseeing train offers amazing luxury…for prices starting at 1.3 million yen per room

Multi-day journeys are both an elegant and an expensive way to see the wonders of Kyushu.

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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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New designs added to custom Pokémon name pendants including popular fave Piplup

Use whatever words you like on your pendant and stud it with your Pokémon symbol of choice!

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Crazy expensive “phantom beef” instant curry — Dream come true or edible nightmare?【Taste test】

You could eat restaurant curry multiple times for the price of this single-serving vacuum pack.

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$100 ramen in Tokyo: Overpriced or totally worth it?

We splurge on luxury noodles with a luxury price tag.

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The most expensive natto in Japan – Eating the “black diamonds” of Tanba Kuro【Taste test】

These Akita beauties will bust our food budget, but can they win our heart?

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Tokyo shop selling ultra-rare Magic: The Gathering card for eight-figure price

Rarest version of already rare card is worth way, way more than its weight in gold.

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Japan has $10 bananas from the coldest prefecture in the country, but how do they taste?

Tropical fruit from Japan’s frosty north.

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Highest-ever Tokyo homes announced, will be as far from the street as tip of Tokyo Tower

Amazing views for a sky-high price.

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Why are some people in Japan paying big money for an old cassette tape?

Cassettes are back in style in Japan in a big way, with new releases and people paying premiums for discontinued tapes.

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Save those coins – Extra-expensive capsule machine toys are on their way in Japan

Bandai’s Premium Gashapon wants to go beyond pocket-change impulse buys.

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New Pokémon luxury jewelry will star Jigglypuff with her own tiny pink sapphire

U-Treasure is back with their most melodic Pokémon collaboration yet!

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Doraemon teams up with fashion super-brand Gucci for top-of-the-line glamor goods

Japan’s favorite robot cat becomes a Gucci glamor puss.

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Living costs of Tokyo families now average 23.5 million yen over half a lifetime

And that’s not something you can easily take a loan out for.

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This ridiculously expensive Tokyo sandwich was worth every one of the 8,650 yen it cost us

Take-out from expensive restaurant in the most expensive part of Tokyo hurts the wallet, thrills the taste buds.

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We try Rabbit toilet paper, a luxury roll made by suppliers to the Imperial Family

This “phantom” loo roll is so popular it sells out every time it’s released to the public. 

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Stay in Love Live! Sunshine!!’s Mari’s glamorous room, relax like an anime schoolgirl idol

Die-hard fans of the series can once more sleep in Mari Ohara’s bed, dry off with her monogrammed towels, and take her room key home as a souvenir.

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What’s for dinner? A US$113/3.3-pound sushi bowl from one of Japan’s favorite cheap restaurants

Kappazushi is usually a friend to our budget…and maybe it still is with the Mega-size Crab and Salmon Roe Sushi Rice Bowl.

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