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4 Japan Bus Options That Won't Break the Bank

While traveling Japan by train is a snap, it can put a hole in your pocketbook after a while. Here are four popular bus options—both for tours and travel—that can save you money while taking you straight to the heart of Japan.

Churaumi Aquarium & Sightseeing Bus Tour

Hop aboard a full-day bus tour that takes you to four popular destinations in Okinawa, including three hours at the famous Churaumi Aquarium—pick-up and multilingual audio guides included!

Scuba Diving Sessions on Miyakejima Island

If you're a licensed diver, head straight into the waters of the island with these diving sessions. Experienced guides will take you to fantastic spots featuring great visibility on this island 180 kilometers south of Tokyo.

Get to Osaka on the Cheap by Night Bus!

Looking to travel from Tokyo to Osaka on the cheap? Overnight buses are clean, well equipped, and just plain comfortable.

Top 10 Cheap Activities In Osaka

A city with a long history as a merchant center, Osaka has a bit of a reputation for wheeling and dealing. So it's only natural that there would be plenty of cheap things to do in the city!

Take a Kanazawa Side-Trip for Just ¥390

For expert JR users, there's a way to take a round-trip between Osaka and Tokyo and add Kanazawa to your tour for just ¥390 (about US$3.46). Here's how.

5 Free Guide Services in Kyoto

Kyoto is so full of temples and shrines, it can be hard to know where to start. Why not try a free guide?

Cheap Kimono Rental & Dressing in Kyoto

Spice up a trip to Kyoto with this special set plan including a kimono, sash, bag and sandals. Choose from a variety of patterns and fabrics to fit your style!

Top 6 Budget Hotels & Hostels In Sapporo

Our Top 6 list promises to help you find affordable accommodation in the capital of Hokkaido. With these good rates, you'll even be able to treat your friends to a signature Sapporo beer!

5 Best Cheap & Free Tours in Tokyo

The best things in life are indeed free! Experience Tokyo at its best without having to pay an arm and a leg for the fee!

Samurai Sword Fighting & Kimono in Osaka

Ever wanted to change into a samurai or ninja and learn sword fighting techniques? Practice the moves before performing a fight scene with a professional taking the supporting role!

Top 10 Tips for Budget Travel in Japan

Want to know how to travel Japan on the cheap? Here are 10 ways to get by without having to watch your money fly away!

Tokyo Dirt-Cheap Clothes Shopping Tour

You're in Tokyo and you want to buy clothes, but you've already spent all your money on tech gadgets, anime figurines and weird items? Then this article is for you!

20 Free Things to Do in Japan This Summer

Japan has a host of things to do for budget tourists, and we've compiled our list of the best free things to do. Enjoy!

Top 5 Free Tour Guide Services in Japan

Just about to book that expensive tour guide to show you around Japan? No need! There are hundreds of free volunteer guides all over the country. Here are our top groups and organizations!

All in a Day's Pass!

Train convenience may be the best thing you could enjoy in Japan, but unplanned itineraries could be costly due to frequent use of the trains. But with careful planning, all you need is a one-time purchase ticket for the entire day.

Explore with the Enoshima-Kamakura Freepass

For a relaxing day trip away from Tokyo, head on down to Kamakura and Enoshima. And make sure to grab this train pass to save some serious cash.

20+ Free Museums & Art Galleries in Tokyo

All the culture you can get without spending a dime!

Romantic Gourmet Dinner Cruise on Tokyo Bay

Set sail for romance with a nighttime cruise on the glimmering waters of Tokyo Bay. Feast your eyes on the sights while enjoying a gourmet meal aboard a ship—all for potentially less than ¥10,000!

6 Free Tour Guides in Nara

Looking for a guide around the Great Buddha and the surrounding World Heritage Sites? No need to pay!

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