When in Japan
All things Japan by I am a Frugal Traveler.
Places to visit, things to do, travel itineraries and expenses, travel guides.
Visiting Japan soon?
Check out my recommendations and blog posts below to guide you!
Recommended Bookings Around Japan
I personally recommend booking the following for your pocket wifi, transportation cards, passes, trips, or admission tickets!
- Pocket WiFi for Unlimited Data throughout Japan (Book Here)
When in Tokyo
- Tokyo Pass for unlimited access throughout all Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway lines (Book Here)
- Hakone Pass for a roundtrip train ride from Tokyo to Hakone and unlimited train, bus, cablecar/ropeway, and cruise ship rides within the Hakone Area (Book Here)
- Suica Card for your reloadable IC card which you can use around Japan to pay for your fares, food, lockers, and everywhere else where e-money cards can be accepted (Book Here)
Budget Accommodations in Japan
I personally recommend the following budget accommodations for your stay in Japan. Just click each image for more details.
Hostel East57 Asakusabashi, Tokyo
Meitetsu Inn Nagoyaekimae, Nagoya
The Stay Sapporo Hostel, Sapporo
Fuku Yado - Fuku Hostel - Namba, Osaka
Smile Hotel, Nara
Irori Kyoto Station, Kyoto
Japan Blog Posts
Nabana no Sato Day Tour from Nagoya
Enjoy a botanical garden and themed park in one place at Nabana no Sato!
Shirakawa Village and Takayama Day Tour from Nagoya
Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the famous Shirakawa Village, and pass by Takayama on the way on a day tour from Nagoya!
Places to Visit and Things to Do in Nagoya
Visit these places to make the most of your time when you are in Nagoya!
Sapporo Teine Ski Resort Day Tour Skiing
Indulge yourself with beautiful scenery and Japan powder snow when you go skiing at Sapporo Teine Ski Resort, the first Winter Olympic venue in Asia with the Olympic cauldron still standing since 1972!
A Night of Overlooking View at Mt. Moiwa
Get an exciting ride up the Mt. Moiwa Observation Deck for an amazing overlooking view of Sapporo from an altitude of 531 meters!
Sapporo Snow Festival: A Day of Sculptures and Good Food
Sculptures, good food, and history. You can have all these if you spend at least a day in Sapporo for the Sapporo Snow Festival!
Otaru Snow Light Path Festival Day Tour from Sapporo
Enjoy the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival for a creative display of candles and snow statues!
Asahikawa Winter Festival Day Tour From Sapporo
Go on a day tour to the Asahikawa Winter Festival from Sapporo for a day full of snow sculptures, ice sculptures, snowmen, Asahikawa food, and fun snow activities!
8 Places to Visit and Things to Do in Sapporo on Winter
Visit these places and festivals to make the most of your time in Sapporo, Japan on winter!
Wandering Around Tokyo-Osaka-Nara-Kyoto, Japan in Six Days
I traveled to Japan to visit Tokyo, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto in six days. Check out my detailed itinerary and budget for expenses.
Tokyo Skytree, Hachiko, Shibuya Crossing, and Shinjuku, Tokyo Day Trip
Day 1 of our 6 days trip around Tokyo, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. With detailed itinerary and expenses as we visited Hachiko statue among others.
Hakone Round Course with Gotemba Premium Outlet Day Trip from Tokyo
Travel guide and travel tips for a day trip to Hakone and Gotemba Premium Outlet from Tokyo. With detailed itinerary and budget as of 2019.
Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park, and Tokyo Disneysea Day Trip
An early morning visit to Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park followed by enjoying a day at Tokyo Disneysea! With detailed itinerary and budget for expenses.
Hitachi Seaside Park Day Trip from Tokyo
A visit to beautiful Hitachi Seaside Park with hills and acres of lands filled with flowers and trees. With detailed itinerary and budget for expenses.
Nara Park and Universal Studios Japan Day Trip from Osaka
An early morning visit to Nara for our deer friends before heading to the adventures that await at Universal Studios Japan. With detailed itinerary and budget for expenses.
Kyoto Day Trip From Osaka: Togetsukyo Bridge and Arashiyama Bamboo Groves
Travel guide for a day trip to the Arashiyama Bamboo Groves in Kyoto before heading back to Osaka or Kansai Airport in Osaka in the afternoon. With detailed itinerary and budget for expenses.