Dec 7, 2015
International vs Domestic Travel in Japan
It would be such a shame not to see other nearby countries while you're here! They're SO CLOSE and totally affordable!
As always, give me a shout if you have any questions, and have a great day! :D
I'm half-Japanese originally from Canada, and I've been living in Japan since Sept. 2010.
I keep a blog about living in Japan and travel - Trekking with Becky - www.trekkingwithbecky.com
It always blows me away how expensive domestic travel is in Japan. I suppose it doesn't help that we're usually taking holidays at the same time, so we can all be held to ransom over prices. During Golden Week one year, we were thinking to go to either Kyushu or Taiwan (from Tokyo). Not only was it really hard to find a place to stay at our intended destination in Kyushu, it was ultimately cheaper to leave the country altogether and go to Taiwan. So that's what we did. Do you think the introduction of budget airlines in Japan has made the difference in costs that you expected?
Yes, I think the introduction of budget airlines has made a difference. :D The only reason why I was able to go to Okinawa for GW this year is because of the great deal I got on JetStar flights from Osaka. Getting to Kansai isn't cheap, but it was worth it to finally make it to Okinawa.