On my first journey to Japan in 2013, I fully fell in love with the nation — however I couldn’t have named a favourite metropolis. I deemed Japan far higher than the sum of its elements.

That will nonetheless be true — however this time, I’ve a favourite. Tokyo, I really like you a lot.

I’m about to say one thing a bit taboo within the journey running a blog group: you can have enjoyable in Japan on a backpacking price range, nevertheless it’s so significantly better with extra monetary wiggle room. You don’t need to reside lavishly — the one costly factor I did was the Park Hyatt Tokyo, and that was solely the final two nights. Most of what I did was a mid-range journey, taking into thoughts that Tokyo is an costly metropolis with costs just like New York, London, and Paris.

Mid-range journey in Tokyo means it’s essential to take the subway more often than not, however you possibly can afford an occasional cab journey once you arrive late and are too drained to stroll 25 minutes to your lodging. It means you won’t be capable of get a $300 kaiseki meal, however you possibly can undoubtedly afford $60 Michelin-starred yakitori. It means you possibly can pay for a enjoyable meals tour as an alternative of attempting to determine incomprehensible Japanese meals stands by yourself. It means you possibly can splurge on cute Japanese child stuff on your expectant mates.

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