Super Cheap Japan

Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima and Surrounding Areas (2nd Edition)

The Super Cheap Japan book is the ultimate budget travel guide to Japan, full of the most useful, up-to-date information for a cheap holiday in Japan. With extensive tax-free shopping, crazily discounted train passes and an unbelievable exchange rate, there has never been a better time to visit. Unlike other guides, this book shows you exactly how, where and when you can save money. Go shopping for $4 clothes in Tokyo, enjoy inexpensive hikes in Nikko, or visit Kyoto’s beautiful shrines and gardens on the cheap; all with this super helpful guide!

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Also available at Waterstones in the UK and all other good bookstores internationally.

Inside the Super Cheap Japan guide book:

  • Budget food – eat for only a few dollars with comprehensive listings of low-cost restaurants, takeouts, supermarkets and more.
  • Budget shopping – 100 yen ($1) shops, free sample hotspots, tax-free shopping, discount passes and coupons
  • Highlights and itineraries based on discount train or bus passes, so you can keep your wallet happy while still having an amazing holiday
  • Hidden treasures – walking and cycling routes to cut down on train fares, cheap side trips and free alternatives to crowded, overpriced spots
  • Color maps for budget travelers, making it super easy to get around
  • Train and bus passes – local, regional and national passes, and info on how to use them for additional savings at tourist hotspot
  • Essential help for budget travelers – expert travel tips, free tours, simple to understand directions, translations for places that don’t have English support
  • Cheap accommodation – the best and cheapest capsule hotels, net cafes, overnight spas, hostels, campsites and more
  • Covers Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima, Mt Fuji, Miyajima, Himeji Castle, Kobe, Yokohama, Kamakura, Nikko, Hakone, Kansai, Kanto, as well as great off-the-beaten-track places nearby.

This book is perfect for backpackers, budget travelers, families on a tight budget, students and those who are new to Japan. Get the most out of this amazing country, without burning a hole in your wallet.

What readers are saying

“We had 2 weeks in Japan this March /April visiting my son who is studying in Kyoto, this book was invaluable. I really can’t praise it enough in terms of its ease to follow, ideas of places to see/eat.” – Mr McKeown, Amazon UK review

“I’d like to let you know that I traveled with Super Cheap Japan for 25 days and was extremely happy. Book is small and ALL A PERSON NEEDS TO HAVE! There is enough info, easy to follow and I loved the suggestions re food.” – Margrit Elmiger-Isert of Vancouver, Canada, via email

“This book is amazing!!! There are recommended restaurants with prices listed, ways to find free wifi hotspots, maps with 100 yen stores, and even tips on where to fill up your water bottle! I wish I’d had this book when I started planning this trip. It would have saved me a ton of time and money.” – review

“This book was a lifesaver for our Japan Honeymoon and planning our next Japan trip. The writing is clear and it showed us a way to fill our days while still living in a tight budget.” – E Osaki, Amazon review

What the media are saying about the book

“In Super Cheap Japan the author fulfils his mission to keep Japan both affordable and authentically enjoyable for tourists. There is a good balance between an overview of the usual tourist spots and quirkier recommendations that allows travellers to maximise their enjoyment of a singular country while minimising their budget.” –

“A must have book if you are traveling to Japan, it has all the essential information that you might need.” – Hector Garcia, author of the best-selling A Geek in Japan and Ikigai

“Lots of great tips and tricks for saving money on your Japan visit! The book covers many areas in great detail, and it is certainly a very useful book for anybody planning a trip to Japan.” – Abby Denson, author of the best-selling Cool Japan Guide