Budget Friendly, 5 Recommended Places in Japan for Backpackers

Budget Friendly, 5 Recommended Places in Japan for Backpackers

Maybe when you hear Japan, you think of the high cost of living and big cities with skyscrapers. But, if you want to do various research and also want to find some references, then you can save your budget.

Here are some cities in Japan that you can visit with a pocket-friendly budget. Here is a list of the cities.

  1. Tokyo

Putting Tokyo on the list seems like a ridiculous idea. However, if you are willing to do some research and choose to live in one of the busiest cities in the world, this can be a rather frugal choice.

First, one of the best things about visiting Tokyo on the cheap is visiting many of the best sights for free.

You can try to explore countless amazing gardens, such as Yoyogi Park and the East Garden of the Imperial Palace for free.

In addition, so many other city attractions such as Tsukiji Market, Shibuya scramble, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory will only incur transportation fees.

  1. Osaka

Osaka is like Tokyo which is a big city in Japan. Like the cities of Fukuoka and Tokyo, this city also has a variety of accommodation options suitable for all budgets.

Street vendors sell local-style okonomiyaki and takoyaki at friendly prices ranging from 2 euros to 5 euros.

  1. Fukuoka

Fukuoka is one of the cheaper major cities in Japan. Given that the city is not as densely populated as Tokyo or Osaka. The city can strike a balance between keeping the cost of living low, while still being a busy city.

You can easily get a dorm bed in hostels for 17 euros per night. As the city is famous for its ancient temples and beaches, you can also embrace the local Japanese culture without spending any money.

  1. Okinawa

Okinawa is the perfect place to go if you want to experience world-class beaches and rich Japanese culture in one budget vacation. This place is a place where surfers gather to enjoy the waves. Meanwhile, other visitors enjoy the turquoise water for snorkeling and the clear night sky for stargazing.

There are many free and inexpensive beach camping options, but be sure to watch for “no camping” signs.

  1. Kamakura

Want to know more about Kyoto’s history for free? Then Kamakura is the place to be. First, the city is close to Tokyo which is only less than an hour away, meaning that if you are in the main city, you will save on the price of the shinkansen which is quite expensive.

The city is the political center of Japan, which it ruled for more than a century. Today, there are many buildings and history of the Tokyo era that remain. The city is also a popular tourist destination but is friendlier for travelers on a budget.

How? You are still hesitant to visit the cities above because of the high cost? Just do some research to find a cheap but still fun place to visit.