On Monday at 8 p.m., TV Tokyo presents a special program that ranks “The 10 Best Villages in Japan Where You Can Live Comfortably on 100,000 yen a Month.”

The two-hour special is actually Part 2 of an ongoing project. The idea of surviving on 100,000 yen in Tokyo is difficult to fathom, but according to the special, if you’re willing to go way out of the way, you can live like a king without breaking your piggy bank.

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