|Ian||Posted: 2005-08-04 05:31:36
I've wanted to see Japan for a long time and finally I have a holiday planned. I would like to know from any travellers or teachers in Tokyo about the cost of staying there and the surrounding cities for a month. How much in British pounds or Euros will I need on average if I have to pay for budget accommodation, 3 meals a day and 2-3 drinks every second night, take public transport?
Also can someone advise me on the best attractions and sites?
What is the best guide book on Tokyo for backpackers or budget travellers?
Do any foreigners hitchhike in Japan?
|Phil||Posted: 2005-08-08 18:49:11
I spent almost one month in Tokyo, had a excellent time and spent over 1500 Euro between everything. I stayed in different hostels around the city as there is no real center of Tokyo in my opinion, there are many top downtown neighborhoods.
My favorite sites were: Shinjuku, Ginza, the Imperial Palace, Hama Rikyu Palace Garden, Ueno-koen park, Tsukiji Central Fish Market.
I hitchhiked with a friend to Kobe, Osaka, Hiroshima and had no problems getting picked up. The people young and old were so friendly, it was unbelieveable really. They would insist on buying us lunch at gas stops and the conversations were a great laugh. This was one of the best things I experienced in Japan and there were many awesome moments and sites. Highly recommended with another foreigner for company.
Top city, even better country!
|draganflame||Posted: 2010-10-26 11:34:03
hi everyone! I and my friend from France want to visit Tokyo for 5 days. We have one question about credit card. Does somebody know does Mastercard from Mexico and France work in Japan?This kind of card Credit card vs debit card Do we have some problems with cash if will be used for debit cards?
|johncarter||Posted: 2010-12-01 01:02:33
MasterCard, VISA, Cirrus, and Plus are accepted at nearly all ATM's worldwide.
Some developing countries either have no ATM's, very limited ATM's, or are not connected to the international networks. This includes Myanmar in South-East Asia, as well as parts of Africa. In Japan, most bank ATM's don't work with international cards (the cards are even an incompatible size), and you need to look for a post office, 7/11 or Citibank ATM. In certain countries, not every ATM accepts foreign credit or debit cards.
Generally, only the main bank account linked to a debit card can be accessed at ATM's outside of your home country; second accounts linked to a card cannot be accessed.
Hope my information helps you.
|nancyxu||Posted: 2010-12-15 23:49:43
I also wish to visit japan. You can see the tokyo tower in tokyo and wash in the spring in shinjuku. I will take my hnhsoft japanese phrase book as my travel assistant if i got the chance to go to japan. :)
|rajeshn||Posted: 2011-04-08 01:05:18
Is it safe to travel Japan now , in the event of Fukushima nuclear crisis.
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