Last year I travelled to Japan and I still wonder what made me pick such a difficult country for my first international trip. Difficult not because of food (I love Japanese food), difficult because the communication there isn’t easy. I got some help from friends as I was planning the trip but most of the stuff I learned while I was there. In the past few months a few friends and acquaintances reached out to me asking questions about my Japan trip. So here’s a list of QnA that I have created based on those questions. It’s purely based on my experience and research. I was in Japan for 10 days and travelled to Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. There were a lot of things I wish I knew before hand, but then you always learn from your mistakes. I hope these questions help you in planning your trip.
What kind of budget should I look at?
I travelled to japan in September, which is an off season and my budget for a 10 day trip was Rs 1,25,000 (all inclusive); I was lucky to get cheap return tickets from Mumbai to Tokyo (Rs 30,000). I stayed at AirBnb Homestays which saved me a lot of money; I didn’t spend more than Rs 15,000 for my stay. The major cost (apart from travel tickets) was the JRR pass (Rs 20,000) which is essential if you’re planning a short trip. It saves you a lot of time as well as money if you plan to travel intercity.