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Japan On a Budget – 17 ways to keep costs down and still have a blast

December 12, 2017

Japan is a country that is full of wonder.  Bursting with culture and totally enchanting in its own unique way.  For this reason, you’ll want to dive straight in when you arrive, instead of constantly worrying about money. Yes, traveling in Japan on a budget is totally do-able.

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It’s true that Japan isn’t a particularly popular backpacking destination compared to other places in Asia.  This is because it ain’t cheap. However, with a bit of planning it’s possible to explore this magical country affordably and still have an absolute blast.

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Japan On A Budget – Why You Should Pre-Plan Your Trip

December 4, 2017

We love to wander.  To wake up each morning and say “hey what should we do today?”. We love being without a plan and letting the wind take us.  However, it didn’t take long for us to realise that attempting to travel like this in Japan would be a rookie move if we wanted to stay on a budget. We needed to make plans in advance. This blog outlines some of the main reasons why.

Japan On A Budget - Why It's Better To Plan A Trip In Advance

There’s a reason why Japan isn’t usually included in backpacking trips.  It can be bloody expensive.

We’d both always wanted to visit “The Land Of The Rising Sun” and the incredibly cheap flights on offer from Delhi to Tokyo made it totally irresistible.

To be honest, we booked the flights without having done much research.  We booked a £140 flight to Tokyo and then said “why not?” to the £35 onward flights to South Korea 18 days later.

It was when we started to look into accommodation that we realised we really needed to get organised because although our trip was 3 weeks away, there was very little on offer that was affordable to us. We actually started to think that booking flights may have been a mistake. We wondered if heading to Japan would end up cutting our entire trip really short because of how much of our overall budget we’d end up eating into. We really weren’t sure if we could make it work without spending a fortune.

But we did.

Hurrah!

In the end it came down to some serious research and a good understanding of how all the different elements of the trip were connected.

Here are some of the reasons we feel planning your trip to Japan in advance is so important.

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