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Travel cost thread - 04-09-2010, 06:37 PM

A lot of us have been to Japan or have plans to go to Japan, being a frequent visitor myself, I am wondering how everyone's budget plans and/or spending habit is. Would you rather go on a budget or let loose with a mentality of "Enjoy first, cost second"?? I myself have tried surviving off 5000 yen a day for a whole week, and have also try going crazy (just last year) and blew 600000 yen in 2 weeks.

How did you, or will you control your spending when you go to Japan? What kind of budget are you going to limit yourself to? And by living this "model" how are you surviving (for example, if you are going to suggest 1000 yen a day, do make suggestions in terms of food, transportation, entertainment and accomodation).

So for myself, the really cheap days:
Breakfast - 600 yen - Onigiri from Lawson, a bottle of water
Transportation - free - walk the entire week
Lunch - 700 yen ramen
Entertainment -windows shopping
Dinner - 1000 yen ramen or katsudon
Accomodation 3500 yen (a 7000 yen business hotel with a friend)

on that crazy spending weeks
Breakfast - room service at my hotel
transportation - about 1200 yen a day on densha, somdays are more with taxi
Lunch - 1000 yen set lunch at local restaurant
Entertainment - 6000yen -15000yen shopping, games, amusement park
Dinner - 10000yen-17500yen - fine dining, sushi, teppanyaki
Accomodation 28000 yen a night at some 3 or 4 star hotel...
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04-11-2010, 01:18 PM

I don't get to travel to japan frequently(prolly once a year).So heck man if i am over there everyday's sunday.Enjoyment first!
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