It is still a widespread misconception that Japan is an expensive place to travel. Surveys show that a lot of foreign visitors are surprised with how inexpensive Japan can be despite the general high quality of goods and services and especially when the yen is weak. The reality is that with careful planning and a little know-how, it is easy to enjoy a budget trip in Japan.

The following budget travel guide contains the basics on how to save money on a trip to Japan. In addition, check out our sightseeing guide for information on access and admission to specific destinations and sights and get answers to your questions in our question forum.