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The purpose of this site is to give travelers the opportunity to experience Japanese philosophy, society and culture, meet people from all walks of life, in hundreds of locations all over Japan, on a low cost budget!

I have a book coming out soon. Email: stingyscoundreljapan@gmail.com with "free" in subject heading to get free travel tips and samples from the book.

I am former I.T. graduate turned vagabond. who traveled extensively, lived and worked in Japan for many years. First starting out on a working holiday visa, doing various jobs in the red light district of Shinsaibashi, Osaka. Then teaching English in kindergartens throughout the suburbs of Osaka, and teaching business men English in the cities of Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto and Nara. I have gained lots of insight and inside knowledge of the frugal lifestyle in Japan. Having learn t from other traveling vagabonds, struggling illegal immigrants, poor foreign English teachers, Ukrainian strippers, foreign hostesses, homeless Japanese, and the frugal saving mentality of the mainstream Japanese population.

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  • Top 50 Things To Do In Tokyo
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    Top 50 Things To Do In Tokyo

    15 months ago

    Top 50 locations in Tokyo for sightseeing, shopping, food, restaurants, parks, nature, arts, theater, entertainment, bars, nightlife and museums. Recommended by local Japanese living in Tokyo.

  • Top 50 Things To Do In Osaka
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    Top 50 Things To Do In Osaka

    15 months ago

    Top 50 locations in Osaka for sightseeing, shopping, food, restaurants, parks, nature, arts, theater, entertainment, bars, nightlife and museums. Recommended by local Japanese living in Osaka.

  • Studio Alice Photo Studio Japan
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    Studio Alice Photo Studio Japan

    16 months ago

    Studio Alice is a professional children’s photo studio in Japan. The company started in 1974 in Osaka, Japan. Compared to in western countries, the format Studio Alice offers is quite different.

  • ANA Maintenance Facility Tour Haneda Airport Tokyo
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    ANA Maintenance Facility Tour Haneda Airport Tokyo

    16 months ago

    At the Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) there is an ANA aircraft maintenance center where you can see how the planes are maintained to fly safely. The tour is completely free!

  • Akashi Kaikyo World's Longest Suspension Bridge
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    Akashi Kaikyo World's Longest Suspension Bridge

    16 months ago

    The bridge holds three world records: the tallest, longest, and most costly suspension bridge. There is an observatory area under the bridge platform, 50 meters above the ocean and a tower view.

  • Osaka World Trade Center Cosmo Tower
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    Osaka World Trade Center Cosmo Tower

    16 months ago

    In the Osaka Bay area stands the highest observatory in the Kansai region, the World Trade Center Cosmo Tower. It is 256 meters high and has 55 floors, and has a tourist observatory with the best view

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