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
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.