Japan and Tokyo, in particular, have become a hotbed for tourists in the recent years. However, it can be quite expensive traveling over there. Parts of Japan like Tokyo and Kyoto have some of the highest prices in the world in terms of cost of living. Factor in the air travel to get there and you are looking at a pretty hefty price tag. The good news is that there are many tricks and tools you can take advantage of to save on your trip to Japan. In this article, I am going to be breaking down some of these tools and tell you why they are important.
SkyScanner is a travel fare aggregator that compares the prices of all flights. In other words, it gives you the best price based on the date you are flying and where you are flying to. I would recommend flying out of a large airport and arriving at a large airport as this is going to be the cheapest option. Some of the top airports I would recommend in the states including O’Hare International Airport, Atlanta airport, LAX, JFK, and other large ones. As for flying into Japan, I would recommend the Narita airport in Tokyo or the Kansai airport in Osaka. All in all, air travel is one of the largest expenses for many travelers. Use Skyscanner to save extreme amounts of money.
Ah, the good ole accommodation site of Airbnb. This site allows you to filter out places to stay. Rather than staying in expensive hotels in Japan, you can stay in a private room or even a guest house for an extremely lower price. You can filter out how many beds you want, how many bathrooms you want, and other cool features like pools and saunas. When it comes to Airbnb, there are so many opportunities. Just make sure that if you are going to be traveling to Japan that you plan your accommodation months in advance. Certain properties can get swallowed up months in advance. In the end, Airbnb will save you a ton of money on your accommodation.