If you plan on travelling to Japan you’ll appreciate a few money-saving tips. Making your way around the country can be expensive, but there are a few things you can do to save a bit of cash. So why not try a Japan tour, eat out every day, and have the vacation of a lifetime? We can show you how without you spending more than you really need to:
Take the Highway Bus
Highway buses can be something of a lifesaver when it comes to travelling across the country. The buses run overnight and are ideal if you don’t want to pay to sleep in a hotel somewhere, simply sleep and travel! Tickets are available online and from bus stations too, and they are quite reasonable. So why not travel from Tokyo to Osaka while you sleep, and relax in some very comfortable chairs that are quite luxurious?
Eating for Less
If you intend to eat out every day you will no doubt understand that it can get quite costly, however, you can save cash if you know where to eat. Gyūdon, a Japanese beef noodle dish is served along with other similar dishes at Matsuya, Yoshinoya, and Sukiya, which are all restaurant chains that are located in and around Japan. A good sized portion is approximately 480 Yen (At the time of writing), and will probably keep you full for a few hours. Dishes are made fresh to order, and are usually very tasty, so eating Gyūdon every day won’t be an issue!
Where to Stay
If you are determined to save as much money as possible you may want to consider staying in a capsule hotel. These futuristic hotels are very cheap and each ‘Room’ is a little bigger than a single bed. The capsules often have a television or radio, some shelves and outlets, you’ll also get a window too and a small locker that can be useful if you plan to stay more than one night. Many capsule hotels have communal bathrooms and some have lockers on the same floor. Costing approximately 2,000+ Yen, capsule hotels are ideal if you’re not travelling with much luggage, and you don’t mind that hostel-like feel.
Where to Shop
While on your travels around Japan you may come across some 100 Yen shops. These shops sell anything and everything for approximately $1 (USD), and they even sell souvenirs, clothes, and snacks. You can literally get everything you need at one of these stores, you just have to decide which 100 Yen store you’re going to shop in as there are three chains (Can-Do, Seria, and Daiso). The great news is you really can save yourself a lot of money on your travels if you shop in these stores.
As you can see, it’s easy to save a good bit of cash on your vacation in Japan. This means you can take that tour you’ve always wanted to go on while getting a real taste of what life is like in this amazing part of the world.