Japan is one of the top and best tourist destinations in the world due to its beautiful and unique culture, weird but adorable souvenirs, and delectable gastronomical food.
But going there is not exactly cheap. In fact, Japan has had a reputation for being the most expensive travel destinations in Asia for a very long time. If you’re not careful or not knowledgeable enough about the place, you can easily end up spending a lot of cash in one day.
Travelling to Japan can be cheap and affordable if you know the tips on how to save up some cash and minimise your spending. That’s why, it is important for you to carefully plan your travel while you’re in Japan so that you can enjoy your trip to the max!
You can do so with Klook, a one-stop travel activities and services booking platform with over 100,000 activities in more than 250 destinations. Klook provides travellers a seamless way to discover and book attractions, tours, local transportation, best foods, and unique experiences around the world on its website and award-winning app.
With Klook, it is guaranteed that you will get the best price so there is no need for you to go to different websites to compare the prices or negotiate with individual operators. Klook users will also earn Klook credits every time they book, and these credits can can be used to offset your next purchase.
You can also access your bookings on the Klook app anytime so there is no need to print out the tickets or passes. Also, it’s instant confirmation so you’ll get skip-the-queue privileges and travel like a VIP and save time.
Without further ado, here are 5 tips on how you can save up on your Japan trip via Klook!
Traveling by train in Japan is one of the easiest and and fastest ways to get from one place to another. But it is not necessarily the cheapest. One of the most essential travelling items in Japan would be the Japan Rail (JR) pass which can be used on all trains and buses owned by JR.
Klook offers the best rates for JR passes. Those who purchase the JR Pass from Klook will get their ‘Exchange Order’ delivered to their homes before the trip. They just need to bring that ‘Exchange Order’ to Japan to redeem their actual Rail Pass.
Having this pass certainly saves you a lot of money and time, especially if you want to take the bullet train and travel the whole country. But do note that the pass is not necessarily the best way to travel in Japan on a budget. Another alternative option for travelling would be the overnight highway buses which can take you from city to city at a far cheaper price than Japan’s bullet trains.
WiFi / Sim Card
With all of its dazzling cities and stunning natural beauty, it is impossible for you not to share your every beautiful moment on social media. So another essential thing a traveller must have while in Japan is to stay connected to people from their home country as well as the ones they’re currently travelling with.
Having a Japan travel sim card is a great option for easy and convenient access to the internet without going through the hassle of finding free WiFi hotspots but buying sim cards in Japan is certainly not easy and definitely not cheap. But with Klook, you can enjoy as low as RM12 per day for a portable WiFi which can connect up to 5 devices. Having your own Internet connection definitely makes for a simpler, less-stressful experience.
Apart from its beautiful culture and places to visit, Japan is also known for its food which is so diverse that you can find something yummy at almost any corner of the street. But eating at a restaurant is probably not the best idea especially if you’re want to save money for other needs.
Street food would be one of the cheap options for food. There are plenty of delicious street foods available in Japan, and food from the stalls are usually cheaper and more authentic compared to the ones in restaurants. You can also get food from local convenience stores or vending machines which can be found almost everywhere in Japan. Japan convenience stores and vending machines usually have a wide selection of food choices and most of them are quite cheap.
You don’t go to Japan and leave the country empty-handed. There plenty of cool things you can buy there either for yourself or as souvenirs for your family and friends. But the goods in Japan don’t come cheap, then again it depends on where you shop. The best place to shop in Japan is definitely the local shop houses which sells unique and weird goodies as well as food products that can only be found in Japan. For more ideas, check out this article.
You can also shop the 100 yen store which are basically shops where you can buy all of their products for 100 yen. There are a wide variety of good quality products offered here and it’s also a great place for you to get souvenirs to bring back home. The 100 yen stores are everywhere in Japan and they sell almost anything from snacks to clothes, cosmetics, stationary, kitchenware and more.
Though there are plenty of ways for you to save up during your Japan vacay, you can also ease up the money baggage by scoring some promo deals from travel and booking platforms. Right now, leading travel and booking site Klook will be turning one soon and it is throwing a site-wide sale for its birthday and a Facebook Live Birthday Bash!
The side-wide discounts include 10% off with a minimum spend of RM800 using the promo code, WAHBDAY10, and 5% with no minimum spend, capped at RM40 using the promo code WAHBDAY5. The platform is also running 50% off flash deals until 30th June 2019 which is applicable for selected attractions around Asia such as Everland tickets in Seoul, Gold Coast Theme Park tickets, Robot Restaurant in Tokyo, Phuket Fantasea tickets.
Moreover, there is also the Buy 1 Free 1 promotions which will run until 25th June 2019 on places like Universal Studios Japan, Fuji Q in Tokyo, Everland in Seoul and Ocean Park Hong Kong. However, these deals are only obtainable at 12pm from 22nd to 25th June on Klook’s campaign page and Facebook page.
Tune-in to Klook’s Facebook Live on 26th June 2019 at 8pm, featuring famous influencers like Jenn Chia, Chan Won and Asma’ Nasa. During the Live session, Klook will also reward its followers with RM2,000 Klook credits, giveaways worth up to RM10,000, exclusive upsize discounts and even 50% off theme park tickets.