|Above, Hozomon gate at Sensoji in Asakusa, Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
People who like to travel but have limited funds to do so are always on the lookout for deals and tips on making their money go further.
Fortunately, we have Internet resources to find bargains and to learn how to stretch your hard-earned dollar.
GMA News (from the Philippines) has an article on "7 Ways To Stretch Your Travel Budget In Japan".
They begin with:
You might have snagged the ultimate airfare steal to Osaka or Tokyo, but as the saying goes, almost everything in Japan is expensive. The always-on-time trains cost at least ¥120 (currently about P48.50) to ride, while cheap meals like a small bowl of gyudon or ramen will set you back at least ¥500-¥600 (P200-P240).
While these are just the cost of living in a first-world country, there are ways to stretch your budget in the Land of the Rising Sun.To read more, go here.