Japan is easily a quick choice for countries to visit in Asia, especially if one is an avid anime fan. But traveling to the land of sushis and takoyakis isn’t exactly an easy dream to fulfill especially with the country’s standard of living. For the past few weeks, I have been posting some entries regarding our Japan trip last July and there’s still more saved on my drafts! I’ve just been flooded with so many good films right after the trip so I couldn’t keep up! haha! Meanwhile, I wrote my first article for When In Manila on how to travel without putting a hole on your wallet.
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hi Shayne,very informative article.really will go next year.got to see those cherry blossoms once in my life.although sth. korea has the same festival for a lot cheaper.who knows?
Hi John, I have never been to South Korea and have never seen cherry blossoms yet so next time I will carefully plan my trip including both! If it’s definitely cheaper than Japan, then yayyyyyy!!! Better do my research as early as now.
yes sth.korea,is definitely worth a visit.because of its smallness it’s easy to navigate.4 distinct seasons but avoid winter.ultra modern but protective of history,their pottery is to die for.i worked there 30 years ago and still trying to return but hopefully soon.
that’s good to hear! but is it easy to communicate with the people there? the main problem we encountered in japan is, aside from walking endlessly (lol), the language barrier.
Well I’m 30 years out of date on that one.check the forums in TripAdvisor.com
Alright. Will do. Thanks John! 🙂
How do we get in touch with voluntetouring guides?
Hi! You can check tokyofreeguide.com for more details. Please note as well that I wasn’t able to try this first hand because our couchsurfing host did the tour for us 🙂
do you have to apply for a visa to visit japan?
Hi Hanz! Yes you need visa for Japan.
Hi there! How much was your budget in total? Im thinking of going to Japan for 4 days when I go back to the Philippines this March 2015. Thanks!
Hello 🙂 It’d be safe to have at least 75 USD per day. It depends mostly on your itinerary. What do you plan to do? Osaka-Tokyo or just one city only?
great article!! even I didn’t know there’s a voluntouring groups in Tokyo =). Some restaurants also served lunch at 700-1000 yen, much better than the bentos (tho I love bento too!)
Hi, there! Your article is very informative. Am planning to visit JP by March 2015. Tried to look for airfare now but it appears to be costly. What is the best time to purchase a flight ticket? Thank you very much
Hello Allan! The best time would be to wait for airlines to have seat sales (esp. Cebu Pacific). It can go as low as P6k (best offer) to as high as P13k (regular ticket price) depending on how soon will you be traveling.