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Super Cheap Japan

The ultimate budget travel guide to the highlights of Japan. This comprehensive guide shows you exactly where, when and how to travel cheaply in Japan. You’ll be saving money in minutes!

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Super Cheap Tokyo

This new book is your ticket to travel in Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto area on a real budget. With easy-to-understand explanations and maps, you’ll be able to shop, eat and visit Tokyo’s treasures on the cheap.

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Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Osaka

In Osaka for the cherry blossom season this year? While Osaka may not have as many parks or shrines as Kyoto or Tokyo where you can enjoy the Sakura season, it still has plenty of spots. As with most Japanese [...]

Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan

Here are the best places for cherry blossom viewing, also known as 'hanami', in Japan: Ueno Park A huge park with seemingly hundreds of cherry blossom trees.  Very, very busy, but great atmosphere. Ueno travel guide More in Tokyo Himeji [...]

Top Cherry Blossom Spots in Kyoto

There are so many great places to see cherry blossoms in Kyoto, so here are some of our highlights! You could save some money and walk between them all, so use our Google Map below or circle them on one [...]

Japan Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecasts for 2018

Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) season is one of the best times to visit Japan, when all sorts of people relax and drink under the trees. Try to allow some flexibility in your holiday schedule, as the actual timings can change. If [...]

Snowy Buddhist mountain town – Koyasan Day 1

Koyasan is a secluded town south of Osaka, full of temples for people to stay in and view. I went here last week and had one of my holidays in Japan. This UNESCO World Heritage site is so stunning in [...]

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Matthew Baxter
Matthew BaxterAuthor of Super Cheap Japan
Hi, my name’s Matt (マット in Japanese!). Having lived and traveled all over Japan with not much money in my pocket, I know the best tricks. Writing about Japan is my passion, which I hope to share with this blog and my book!

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