People are always saying that Japan is an expensive country to travel to. It is true, but there are ways to help you save a little, which might bring the overall cost down!
*This works best if you’re a solo traveller.
1. Take highway and overnight buses
Believe it or not, one of the priciest things in Japan is transportation, especially when you’re travelling from one prefracture to another. The easiest way would be to take the bullet train, which saves plenty of time, but will cost a lot. It’s estimated to cost between RM300-600!
The cheaper alternatives would of course be highway buses. It ranges anywhere between RM100 – 300 per trip, which is significantly lesser!
2. Sleep in Internet or Manga Cafes
Next, something that you’ll spend a lot on when you’re in Japan – accommodation. To save money, one can simply sleep in their Internet or Manga Cafes. After all, these cafes all comes in small cubicles where one have total privacy within. Sure, it’s small but hey, at least there’s shower and Food provided!
3. Buy from 100 yen stores
That’s right, food! Food can be pretty pricey when it comes to Japan. Which is why many students or even backpackers usually go for food from convenience stores. Sandwiches, bento and instant ramen are some of the commonly bought items, where it should not exceed 700 Yen per meal
4. Aim for Marked Down Food Prices
Things are always going on sale in Japan. Especially in convenience stores or supermarkets. When a product is deemed no longer fresh, they usually slap on a big sticker offering it on discounts. Prices starts from as low as 300 Yen!
5. Talk to the locals
This works for every country. Talk to the locals to get info on where’s the best deals in town. Where to eat, what to do and of course, to experience the culture of the country!