How to save money while traveling around Japan
There are a lot of countries which people consider too expensive to visit. This includes Switzerland, Norway, and Aruba. Another expensive country that people often have in their bucket list is Japan. Currently, Tokyo ranks 16th in terms of cost of living expenses. And traveling outside of Tokyo doesn’t make expenses drop. However, according to travel enthusiast Mack Prioleau, the beauty and the culture residing in Japan can be worth the spending. If you plan on traveling to Japan, here are some ways to save money.
Stay away from hotels
If you are traveling on your own, booking hotels will be expensive, especially during high seasons like April during Japan’s Cherry Blossom season. Instead of traditional lodging, why not try the infamous capsule hotels Japan is famous for. They offer all basic amenities,s including fast internet connection, clean bathing facilities, and a unique sleeping experience for a fraction of the cost. Other alternatives to hotels include Airbnb, hostels, or even love hotels.
Take the night bus
If you plan on traveling outside Tokyo, taking the Shinkansen may sound like, option, but it’s quite an expensive one. Even with a rail pass, the price is still steep. Likewise, booking a flight may get you there quicker, but it will also cost a lot of money. This is why sleeper buses, or night buses, are great for tourists. They come at a fraction of the cost, plus you also save up on the night’s accommodation.
Check out the budget souvenir shops
When buying souvenirs to bring back home, you could end up spending more than what you intended if you’re not careful. According to Mack Prioleau, prices can be deceiving if you aren’t paying attention. To make sure you stay on budget, visit budget souvenir shops where they sell trinkets for as little as 100 yen.
Mack Prioleau has visited 19 countries and has learned to speak Spanish, to surf, and to sleep while traveling and recorded 108 taxi rides, 69 boat rides, 28 flights, and 17 buses in total. To read more on Mack and his travels, visit this website.
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