Top 20 FREE things to do this summer in Japan

Summer is upon us and Japan has a host of things to do for budget tourists. We have compiled our list of the best free things to do. Enjoy! Tokyo Walk along Todoroki Valley Take a light walk along this hidden away paradise just outside central Tokyo. The water is stunningly luminescent in summer. MoreContinue reading “Top 20 FREE things to do this summer in Japan”

Top cheap places to go around Fuji

What place do you think when you hear word of ‘Fuji’? Most people definitely will answer Mount Fuji as it’s also known as great magnificent one of a kind mountain, a pride symbol of Japan. But there are actually more great spots to explore around beside Mount Fuji itself. So, let’s check out these must visitContinue reading “Top cheap places to go around Fuji”

Top 100 yen sushi chains in Japan. That’s $1!

Sushi is the one dish you have to try in Japan. You will soon find that even the cheapest sushi is of a better quality than most, of not all, of the sushi you can get back some. Recently some 100 yen chains (that’s about $1 dollars!) are popping up all over Japan, battling eachContinue reading “Top 100 yen sushi chains in Japan. That’s $1!”

Naka-Furano

Naka-Furano (中富良野), in Furano, is one of the best places to come for flower viewing in Hokkaido, along with Biei. As it’s all free it’s great for budget travelers, and has plenty to do to fill a whole day. The main flower season is between June and September. Lavender is usually best around mid July to theContinue reading “Naka-Furano”

Top 5 Places for a Cheap Bento

A great way to cheaply try lots of different types of Japanese food is to visit a bento (Japanese lunch box) shop.  Avoid the expensive train station bento shops, and try these!  You will find the below in almost any area of Japan. 5. Tenya 天丼てんや Tenya offers a wide selection of cheap tempura (deep-fried fishContinue reading “Top 5 Places for a Cheap Bento”

Shinjuku Gyoen Garden

Usually a must see for any visitor to Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large but pretty park right next to Shinjuku station.  But people on a budget looking for a more traditionally Japanesy park may want to consider Korakoen park, Kiyosumi park or Rikugen park. Budget travel tips Walk to the park fromContinue reading “Shinjuku Gyoen Garden”