Visit Japan on a budget

Visit Japan on a budget


Japan is one of the most popular places to travel in Asia. The country is known for its modern technology and their unique culture. It is also one of the cleanest countries in the world. Another fact that you’ve heard of many times is that Japan is also an expensive country to travel. But don’t worry, there are other ways you can reduce your travel expenses. We’ve come up with some tips below that are proven to help you save money when going to Japan.


There are many affordable accommodations in Japan. As long you have done your research, you should be able to save money by staying in the cheapest accommodation you could find. We’ve discovered that their most affordable accommodations are dorms, hostels and capsule hotels which you can find in their city centre too.

When to visit

Know when to book the cheapest flight. The quietest season in Japan is usually during the early winter from September to November. This is the time when there is less crowd as most of the Japanese students and kids would be back in school around this time. It’s also cheaper to travel around late winter time after new year from February to March. Prevent flying on the busiest season including Christmas, new year and summer time.

Discount ticket shop

In Japan, they have a discount ticket shop which they call ‘Kinken shop’. These shops are located near a train station, and they offer a variety of discount on travel and attractions in Japan. It’s worth checking them out and see where you can save in your trip.

Japan rail pass

The cheapest and quickest way to get around is by rail. They offer a rail pass for any visitors who are staying in Japan for less than three months. The pass also allows you to use some of their public transport including the bullet trains, ferries and buses. However be aware that you will have to book the rail pass online before you arrive as you cannot purchase them anywhere in the station or airport. There are three different type of passes including the 7-day, 14-day and 21-day rail passes which all vary in prices.

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