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Budget Travel


Japan may be the Land of the Rising Sun, but it can also be the Land of the rapidly depleted bank balance. For most people, a trip to Japan is so costly it’s often referred to as a once-in-a-lifetime event, but that needn’t be the case! Now more than ever Japan is becoming more affordable to travel, discover and experience, thanks to the government’s aim of boosting tourism. This has led to an influx of new hotels and special-passes designed to lower the cost of bullet trains and buses throughout the country.

Here you’ll find everything from tips on how much you can expect to spend on a trip to Japan, an inside look at Capsule hotels - a great option for budget accommodation - and episodes giving you ideas on how to pack in as much possible into just 24 or 48 hours in cities such as Osaka and Hiroshima. There’s also a video to put travellers at ease if they’re worried about the potential language barrier. Whatever the situation, we’re here to prepare you for your trip of a lifetime - and for the returning ones thereafter as well.

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6 Must Try Japanese Dishes in Tokyo | Tsukiji Street Food

Tokyo Tsukiji market is home to mouthwatering street food. We wander through and uncover many of the must try dishes in the world famous market....

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12 Things You Should Know Before Coming to Japan

Travelling to Japan can be daunting. Make sure you go prepared with this list of tips to help you get the most out of your trip!...

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10 Things to do Around Tokyo Station | Travel Guide

Tokyo station has a lot going on. We uncover 10 things to do around Tokyo station - one of the biggest stations on earth - as we eat, drink, shop and even exercise our way through the city. Featuring Ryotaro, Japan's foremost expert on everything...

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What to do in Hiroshima & Miyajima | 6 Must Try Travel Ideas

Hiroshima and Miyajima Island are essential places to visit on a trip to Japan. We pass through the city in search of Okonomiyaki pancakes, Itsukushima Shrine and Japan's first Pizza vending machine! Joined by awesome friend and Japan first timer...

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Japan's Most Expensive Tuna | $3.1Million Catch

In January 2019 a single tuna was sold for a staggering $3.1m. The week before I set off for my 2,000km cycle across Japan, we set off to north Honshu, where all of Japan's most prized tuna is sourced, to watch them get caught firsthand....

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24 Hours in Osaka | 6 Things to do in Japan's Nightlife Capital

Osaka is Japan's nightlife capital; a vibrant city home to amazing food and people. On Day 17 of Journey Across Japan we spend a night out taking in the city! Leave us a LIKE if you enjoyed joining our night out!...

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Eating Brunch at a Japanese Market | Kanazawa Street Food

Kanazawa city! We enjoy a 5 course brunch of Japanese street food at one of Japan's greatest markets on Day 12 of our Journey Across Japan....

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24 Hours in SENDAI | 10 Things You Need To Do

We explore Sendai city and nearby Matsushima Bay for 10 things you can do in the area in just 24 hours!...

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How Difficult is Travelling Japan without Japanese? | Travel Tips

Travelling Japan without Japanese might not be as tough as you think....

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5 Best Places to Take a Date in Tokyo

Tokyo has some premium romantic views. Let's check them out....

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Where's the Best Place to Live in Japan? City vs. Countryside

Japanese city life and country life are a world apart. In this video I discuss my experiences of both lifestyles and weigh up the pros and cons....

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How Expensive is it to Travel Japan? | Budget Travel Tips

Travelling Japan is cheaper and easier than ever before thanks to a recent boom in tourism....

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21 Things to do When You Arrive in Japan

Just arrived in Japan? Here's 21 ideas on things to do, to help you kick off your trip....

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Staying at a Tokyo Capsule Hotel

Capsule hotels in Japan are dream come true for budget travellers - particularly in upmarket Ginza in Tokyo....

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Japan's Greatest Store | Don Quijote

In Don Quijote you can find almost anything - especially bizarrely branded goods....

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Inside a Japanese Love Hotel

Love Hotels are big business in Japan. Let's go and check them out....

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Exploring My Tiny Japanese Apartment

My good friend Natsuki and I explore the new apartment, before heading out to the local Games Arcade....

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Why Japan’s cheapest hotel room costs just $1.20 (hint: there’s a catch)

The cheapest hotel in the world - but there’s a catch, and Chris prepares you release his fishiest video yet! ...

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How much is Japan's most expensive train?

Chris asks the question that’s on everyone’s lips… do you have HIGH ENERGY? And we tear through your messages, still warm from the fax machine. ...

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Japanese billionaire risks life for art

Pete and Chris get a little spaced out as the former pleads for the chance to perform a bicycle kit in zero gravity. ...