|Above, Tokyo Tower. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Budget-minded travelers generally seek out information on how to have a nice vacation to Japan (or anywhere else) but don't want to go broke in the process. Sources of such information can come from any source.
Such is the case with a new article on budget travel to Japan by The Independent of the United Kingdom.
The article contains tips on saving money while visiting Japan.
It begins with:
Japan has long enchanted travellers with its gilded temples, bubbling hot springs and frenetic, neon-lit cities; less so with its reputation for being prohibitively expensive. However, the latter simply isn't true – at least, it doesn't have to be.
Not only is it cheaper than you might think, it's cheaper than ever: with the current exchange rate it costs 40 per cent less than it did three years ago for Brits to travel in Japan. There are also recent incentives for overseas visitors such as increased duty-free shopping and more discount rail and plane fares, as well as a proliferation of new, budget-friendly hotels.
The first port of call for most visitors is the dense, dizzying capital, Tokyo. With its blend of old and new and effortless modern conveniences, it's the perfect place to get your feet wet.To see how you can save money while vacationing in Japan, go here.