Japan cheap travel

A complete guide to budget travel in Japan

 Buddha Statues
 Buddha Statues in Nikko

More Ideas

We are frequently adding more to the "Ideas" section.

In the meantime some of the other places we visited which were excellent and affordable were:

  • Asahidake Onsen in Hokkaido's Daisetsuzan National Park which has campsites and an excellent youth hostel and outdoor onsen (hot springs);
  • Aso-san which also has good campsites and great hiking in one of the most famous volcanic regions of Japan.

We also plan to add to this site, details and notes on how we combined air and rail passes, local buses and hitchhiking in order to get around for less.

Readers recommendations

We would be pleased to receive your budget tips and recommendations. Even better, write about your time in Japan, send some photos and we'll put it up on the website so that others can benefit from your experiences.