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> Can super cheap travel in Japan be done?
shangguan
post Aug 17 2010, 10:51 PM
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I have a question for any of you out there who might know the answer. I dream of visiting Japan, but if I did, it would be on an incredibly tight budget. Is it possible to camp out in Japan? I would probably only be able to visit on destination and it would probably be Kyoto. Would I be able to find a place to camp out, or do you think I could sleep in a forest or bamboo grove somewhere outside the city? I have no problem whatsoever sleeping outside. I've done it many times.


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post Aug 18 2010, 07:25 PM
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QUOTE(shangguan @ Aug 17 2010, 10:51 PM) *

I have a question for any of you out there who might know the answer. I dream of visiting Japan, but if I did, it would be on an incredibly tight budget. Is it possible to camp out in Japan? I would probably only be able to visit on destination and it would probably be Kyoto. Would I be able to find a place to camp out, or do you think I could sleep in a forest or bamboo grove somewhere outside the city? I have no problem whatsoever sleeping outside. I've done it many times.

really think that would be hard in Japan. There is a homeless population who sleep in parks, like Ueno in Tokyo and seem ok. there are books I've read by a girl cyclist who pitched a small tent most nights mainly in the country, but most hostels are about $50 night though you can eat fairly cheaply from convenience stores and samples from food depts. in big stores.
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post Aug 18 2010, 09:35 PM
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Thank you. I've heard that you can find cheap food. Unfortunently $50.00 is out of my price range. I'll probably find some place in the country to sleep.


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post Aug 24 2010, 07:05 PM
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Hey Scott! Have you looked into CouchSurfing in Japan? That would be a real cheap way to go and a great way to meet locals. From what I can tell there are lots of Japanese CS'ers with couches available.
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Really? I'll look into that. Thank you.


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Hi,

You can search for local travel agents so that you get best output. There are different comparison sites available on internet which would give you wide range of options to choose from.
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