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10 top budget travel tips for Tokyo and Japan

Budget Tokyo

You are coming to Tokyo, but you don’t want to spend too much money. Please follow the tips below to help you control your budget and have a pleasant holiday!

  • train -In Japan, local train fares are not expensive. My train to work cost me 250 yen. This is only 1 pound or a little more than 2 dollars. A flight of the same distance in the UK in London cost me about £5. When you arrive here, please try to use the local train system to reduce travel costs.
  • pass -Planning a national trip from Tokyo to Kyoto, Osaka or other major destinations? Consider buying a rail pass. Please note that the pass can only be purchased from your home country before you land in Japan. The biggest advantage of the rail pass is that it can be used on Shinkansen/bullet trains with other JR lines (including local). For one price, you can enjoy unlimited travel for 1, 2 or 3 weeks.
  • 100 yen shop -100 yen store is equivalent to dollar or pound store. You can buy a variety of products here. Pick up your souvenir gift and buy a variety of snacks such as potato chips or chocolate.
  • Isekaya -If you want to spend a good night without spending a penny, then izekaya is the best and most interesting way. Most importantly, you will appreciate the actual Japanese culture and see the locals really let go of their hair when socializing outside of the rigidity of normal business life.
  • Capsule Hotel -Capsule hotels are a great way to save money-especially if you are a man. Why is it a man? Although some hotels now allow women to stay, many hotels are still men only. The average nightly cost in Tokyo is about 3,000 to 5,000 yen. This is about 15-25 pounds or 28-47 dollars.
  • business hotel -Some hotels are called business hotels because they are not as luxurious as some large chain hotels. If you do not wish to stay in a capsule hotel, you should consider choosing a business hotel. Prices usually start from around 7,000 yen to 15,000 yen per night.
  • museum -It is worth including some museums in your itinerary, because Japanese museums are not expensive compared to many other countries. Some are even free! Choose from museums of science, history, art or technology.
  • Founder of Heaven -Sit on the rotating conveyor belt to make you satisfied. Please note that there are usually 4 or 5 different color plates. The reason is that the price of each color is different. Check their number and choose the ones that match your budget. Keep each plate after eating and add it up to calculate the bill.
  • Noodles and ramen -Stand with the locals and enjoy a delicious bowl of noodles or ramen in one of the many restaurants scattered around. Find them in or near subways and land train stations.
  • lunch -At lunch time, you can take advantage of various Japanese and international set menus. Many places in central Tokyo offer all the choices you can eat for 1,000 yen-5 pounds or 10 dollars.
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