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How much is needed for a 7-day trip to Japan?
« on: October 16, 2015, 10:25:41 pm »
Good evening all!  ;D

Mmm just wanna check approx. how much do we need if we're planning for a 7-day trip to Japan.

Pax: 2
Duration: 7 days (most probably off peak aka non sch holiday period I guess?)
Type of trip: free & easy

Flight: SIA - 1.3k for 2 (inc. airport tax etc)
Accommodation: unsure - maybe airbnb? hotel would be more ex I guess?
SIM card & public transport in JP: ???
Food: ???
Sightseeing: would love to inc. Disneyland!  :-[ - any recommendation?

Total $_$ spent = ???

Sorry if this thread is posted in wrong section - kindly help to move to the appropriate one. Thankie!
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Re: How much is needed for a 7-day trip to Japan?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 10:29:23 pm »
Good evening all!  ;D

Mmm just wanna check approx. how much do we need if we're planning for a 7-day trip to Japan.

Pax: 2
Duration: 7 days (most probably off peak aka non sch holiday period I guess?)
Type of trip: free & easy

Flight: SIA - 1.3k for 2 (inc. airport tax etc)
Accommodation: unsure - maybe airbnb? hotel would be more ex I guess?
SIM card & public transport in JP: ???
Food: ???
Sightseeing: would love to inc. Disneyland!  :-[ - any recommendation?

Total $_$ spent = ???

Sorry if this thread is posted in wrong section - kindly help to move to the appropriate one. Thankie!

food is more expensive than Singapore if you want cheap food. But for restaurants, its about the same. Hotel cheapest maybe around $100/night but they like to charge each person in japan. i think minimum for 2 person for 7 days is maybe 2-3k not including air tickets.

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Re: How much is needed for a 7-day trip to Japan?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2015, 10:32:37 pm »
food is more expensive than Singapore if you want cheap food. But for restaurants, its about the same. Hotel cheapest maybe around $100/night but they like to charge each person in japan. i think minimum for 2 person for 7 days is maybe 2-3k not including air tickets.

Hihi shirohime - 2-3k is inclusive of accommodation, food, public transport in japan, sightseeing etc etc?

so total would be approx. 5k? then maybe 6k on the safe side?
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Re: How much is needed for a 7-day trip to Japan?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2015, 11:45:03 pm »
Go japan is enjoy
so try to save as much as you can..
not to indulge in spam splurge but being stingy would stress you a bit for what should be an enjoyable trip.
 
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Re: How much is needed for a 7-day trip to Japan?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2015, 11:51:24 pm »
Go japan is enjoy
so try to save as much as you can..
not to indulge in spam splurge but being stingy would stress you a bit for what should be an enjoyable trip.

Hehe okie! Shall start saving more $.$ for the trip.

Will there be communication barrier over there? Anything I need to prepare myself for..? Like knowing basic Japanese language etc etc?
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Re: How much is needed for a 7-day trip to Japan?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2015, 11:54:14 pm »
Hehe okie! Shall start saving more $.$ for the trip.

Will there be communication barrier over there? Anything I need to prepare myself for..? Like knowing basic Japanese language etc etc?

depends on which part of japan. if big city usually no issue.

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Re: How much is needed for a 7-day trip to Japan?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2015, 01:34:31 am »
depends on which part of japan. if big city usually no issue.

Noted and thank you, guest  :)
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Re: How much is needed for a 7-day trip to Japan?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2015, 04:34:26 am »
Hehe okie! Shall start saving more $.$ for the trip.

Will there be communication barrier over there? Anything I need to prepare myself for..? Like knowing basic Japanese language etc etc?

Most tourist attractions got staff able to speak English.  Food wise,  can't run away from casual restaurant dinning equivalent prices similar to Singapore,  even for small food kiosk. That says a lot about food prices,  prepare more budget for food.

Japan don't allow foreigner to buy voice enabled SIM card.  They have data only tourist SIM.  Can google for it.  Some will deliver to your hotel at predetermined date. 

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Re: How much is needed for a 7-day trip to Japan?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2015, 08:38:29 am »
Most tourist attractions got staff able to speak English.  Food wise,  can't run away from casual restaurant dinning equivalent prices similar to Singapore,  even for small food kiosk. That says a lot about food prices,  prepare more budget for food.

Japan don't allow foreigner to buy voice enabled SIM card.  They have data only tourist SIM.  Can google for it.  Some will deliver to your hotel at predetermined date.

Morning judygal, thanks for the advise. Will check on the data-SIM on Google later.

Mmm another qn, how's the food portion in general? I saw on YouTube that some are really tiny - afraid that I might get hungry easily :(

Do you have any recommendations on place to visit etc?
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