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Welcome to Tokyo Cheapo Community


Discussion, questions and tips for people living in and visiting Tokyo.

  • Ask your questions about Tokyo (but search Tokyo Cheapo Blog and this forum first)
  • Share your recommendations
  • Make friends
  • Make biscuits (if you’re lucky enough to have a decent oven)

And most importantly:
Be NICE, or we’ll dispatch one of our laser cats to laser you into submission

Getting Started
You need to sign up before you can post (press the blue “Sign Up” button at the top, or “Log In” then “Create New Account”)
Say hi to us all by posting in the introduction thread

Hidden Areas
There’s a female only group Message Lily or Adriana if you’d like to join.
There’s also a few groups that open up once you’re a regular user.

Some quick guidelines:

  • Don’t post with LOADS OF BLOCK CAPS i.e. no shouting
  • Be kind to your fellow community members.
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Search Tokyo Cheapo Blog and this forum first before posting
  • No Job posts
  • No “Lonely Hearts” posts

Read our full guidelines for more details on our community rules

We reserve the rights to edit, delete, reclassify into other forum sections or otherwise use any submission to this forum without notice.

We accept no responsibility for loss or inconvenience sustained by a person using the advice posted on this question forum.


I have to purchase a one way ticket from Shin-Osaka to Shin-Yokohama, they only have 7, 14 and 21 days pass available online to order, what should I do?