- 20 Jan 2015
How to Turn High-Cost Japan into a Cheap Place to Visit
Updated: 11/20/2018 | November 20th, 2018
Here are ways to save money in Japan on food, accommodation, transportation, and attractions so you can have an affordable trip.
For years, I put off traveling to Japan because I was afraid of how expensive it would be. The rumors I'd heard about the country's high prices made me hesitant to go. I've always loved Japanese culture, and I knew any visit would involve gorging on sushi and ramen, visits to lots of temples, and heavy train travel through the countryside. And the thought of how much that would cost always made me think, "I'll wait until I have more money."
When I finally visited Japan years ago in 2011, I was shocked to discover that, while it isn't cheap, Japan isn't the prohibitively expensive country many people think it is. In fact, I actually found Japan to be very affordable and on par with (and sometimes cheaper than) countries in Western Europe. In subsequent visits, I've learned to further master the country and turn high-cost Japan into an affordable place to visit.
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Japan is a unique country to travel to because of the wonderful mix of culture, diversity, modern technology, old world character, and eastern charm. The modern comforts of home are always available, but its never surprising to find yourself in a confusing social or cultural situation.