If this budgeting process feels confusing or overwhelming, join the club. We agree. Because of that, we created a quick tool -- The Japan Travel Cost Calculator -- to help you estimate your total budget for your Japan trip. Click below and we'll send it to you. Get our calculator in downloadable form here.
These costs vary by season, specific travel dates, city, website, vendor, and many other factors. You should do additional research in order to arrive at your final budget estimates. Most of these cost estimates are per person.
For airlines, children's tickets are sometimes 10-15% cheaper than adults, while trains, buses, and metros offer 50% price reduction versus adult prices.
The links below take you to travel sites where you can find better pricing relevant to your specific plans.
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