|Above, a sushi restaurant in Asakusa, Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Japan's reputation as an expensive place to visit seems to be receding, at least according to an article in Gaijinpot.com.
They have come up with five reasons why Japan is a "budget traveler's dream destination."
They begin with:
Gone are the days when travel to Japan was exclusive to hedge fund managers and Nintendo geeks, and with it the assumption that it’s expensive, boring and difficult to travel here. In 2015, the country welcomed a record 19.73 million tourists, and the Abe administration recently doubled its goal to attract 20 million international travelers by 2020 to 40 million.
As the government carries out measures to make Japan more accessible to international travelers, we’re seeing transport get cheaper, hearing more foreign languages being spoken, watching new facilities being built and cheering as visa restrictions are relaxed.
What does this mean for thrifty travelers seeking the best in budget adventure? Here’s 5 reasons why you should choose Japan for your next bargain trip.To see what the five reasons are, go here.