Have you ever considered Taiwan - the costs are moderate, but nowhere near as expensive as Japan. I say Taiwan because the Japanese culture there is quite strong since Japan occupied this country during WWII. I'm planning on 6 days in Taipei, myself, in December - Airbnb rooms are quite affordable there.
#3daawgon has been a member since 17/4/2007. Location: Vietnam. Posts: 1,159
Whether it is expensive or not depends on what you consider expensive. These days, a simple fan-cooled, cold water shower beach hut in Thailand can easily set you back $40 yet, outside of peak times, you can often find a small room with hot bath and air con for 50-60 dollars in Japan. a room in a hostel is less than 3000 yen.
Compared the general costs in the UK, Japan is reasonable. Entry to temples is usually 300-500 yen. A bowl of noodles is 250-400 yen. Public transport is cheap compared to the UK.
#4Tennouji has been a member since 22/9/2007. Location: Japan. Posts: 139
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