Where to go in Japan for Six Days: Japan on a budget

Japan on a budget
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  • Lawson and Family mart, for snacks, but of course, try authentic Japanese food too.
  • For chocolates, you can buy from Daiso. They are so good, whatever chocolate it is.
    Bring medicines, for body ache

  • Buy/reserved yen ahead of time, I bought mine in Czarina
  • Buy One day economy pass ticket in Tokyo. Unlimited pass for one day for both Toei and Tokyo Metro. Be sure that your itinerary on that day will be on this lines
Japan on a budget
One Day Economy Pass ticket
  • Buy your ticket thru online to DisneyLand/Sea to avoid long queue at the counter.
  • For Disney Sea, check your ticket, if you can avail fast pass, if yes, then go to fast pass ticketing, to lessen your waiting time 😊
  • Bring tumbler. Drinking fountain is around the corner in Disney Sea, so you don’t need to buy bottled water all the time.
  • For Odaiba, if you’re just going to Daiba area, it will only cost ¥610. Daiba, where you can find the Liberty, with rainbow bridge as background 😛 Divercity, Gundam Statue (long walk), Fuji Building.
Japan on a budget
Daiba RT ticket.
Japan on a budget
souvenir 😊

Again, if I can maximize the JR Pass, I will choose it, but instead, we just chose Willer Bus going to Tokyo.

Good:
Cheaper
You can save accommodation while going to Tokyo.
You can choose what type of bus you like. i.e with restroom and blanket (or business class)

Bad:
You’ll be uncomfortable because of the 8 hours travel time
The bus we chose doesn’t have luggage storage, so we need to put besides the chair or in our front, good thing we have spacious area.
Some of the Departure/Arrival places are long walk from the station.;

References:
Japan-Guide: http://www.japan-guide.com/
Jorudan site: http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/
Kansai Thru Pass: http://www.surutto.com/tickets/kansai_thru_english.html
JR West Rail Pass: https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/travel-information/pass/kansai/
Willer Bus: http://willerexpress.com
Kyoto Transport: http://www.city.kyoto.jp/koho/eng/access/transport.html
Tokyo Transportation: http://tokyo-tokyo.com/tokyo_transportation.htm
and some japan blogs/forums 😊

Accommodations:
Hana Hostel (Kyoto): http://kyoto.hanahostel.com/
Anne Hostel (Tokyo): http://www.j-hostel.com/

Expenses:

Japan on a budget

And I still have ¥8000 left from my estimated budget, but take note; there are places that we weren’t able to visit, like the Mt. Fuji.

9 thoughts on “Where to go in Japan for Six Days: Japan on a budget

  1. Wow. I would never have imagined that a trip to Japan would be so affordable. I will have to ask my husband’s opinion on this. It would be lovely to see all those beautiful sights and still stay within budget!

  2. I love how helpful you are in the fact that you even showed us your expense sheet to show us exactly what you spent money on and how you even had money left over after your expenses in Japan! If you could choose the best part about your time in Japan what would it be and why?

  3. Great thrifting tips here especially as a trip to Japan is generally very expensive to fly there so these tips on saving cash while staying there are great. My favourite one is bringing your own tumbler to Disney as they have the drinking water fountains there.

  4. My friend is in Japan currently. He is gonna stay there for an entire semester. So, I think I will share this amazing post with him. It would be really helpful to him and these saving tips will come handy.

  5. Your tips are so helpful! All details you gave including your expense sheet it’s a kind of prove that we can visit Japan and keep our expenses under the budget using good tips like you share here. Great post!

  6. I never though of going to Japan, but your tips will help me in case I change my mind! thanks so much for posting it!

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