Unlike in much of the rest of the world, consumer prices in Japan have barely increased over the past decades. Add to it a weak yen, and you have a travel destination that is much more economical than the outdated misconceptions about expensive Japan would suggest. With careful planning and a little know-how, it is now easier than ever 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.