ABOUT CONTACT WORK WITH ME PRIVACY POLICY THE PHL CHALLENGE                               
    

ads_banners

TOKYO BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE 2018 with a ₱10,000 Pesos DIY Itinerary

TOKYO-TRAVEL-GUIDE-2018-WITH-DIY-ITINERARY-BUDGET-EXPENSES

Looking for budget travel guide to Tokyo Japan?


If you're traveling to Tokyo for the first time, here's a budget travel guide that (I hope) will help you in planning a memorable, exciting, and budget-friendly trip to Tokyo, Japan this 2018. It will provide you with useful information on visa requirements, how to get there, transportation, where to exchange currency, where to stay, top things to do, tourist spots and attractions, DIY itinerary, budget and expenses, and more.

More to that, this ultimate budget travel guide to Tokyo, Japan for Filipinos and first-time travelers to Japan will help you plan your trip and will provide useful tips on how to enjoy ”the Land of the Rising Sun” with a 10,000 pesos travel budget.

Travel Guide to Tokyo, Japan



WHAT'S COVERED IN THIS TOKYO TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG?


Okay, let's get started...


Pre-flight Essentials



First, we should carefully plan our trip. Here are the important information on visa requirements, cheap flights to Tokyo, things you need, and travel essentials to book before your flight.

Book your Travel Essential and Activities


For activities, tours, and travel essentials such as airport transfers and internet connection, I usually book it using the Klook App. It's my trusted provider of discounted tickets, affordable tours, transport services, and internet service whenever I travel abroad. I've been using it for almost one year now and I am so happy with the great deals and discounts I get from them. Best of all, I get instant confirmation on my bookings! That is why, I always use the Klook App when booking my activities and tours on my travels abroad.

You can download the Klook App for free on Google Play for Android and at Apple App Store for iOs devices.

For ease and comfort of our trip to Tokyo, we booked the following travel essentials, tours, and activities:


Having all the essentials and tours planned and pre-booked, it made easier for us to create our DIY Tokyo itinerary for 4 days and 3 nights. You may refer to our itinerary and expenses at the end of this post.

TOKYO BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE 2018 with Semi DIY Itinerary 2018

Visa Requirements



Philippine passport holders need to secure a visit visa to enter Japan. To apply for a Japan tourist visa in the Philippines, you may refer to this step-by-step guide on how to apply for a Japan Tourist Visa.

Visa application is quick and easy. Just be sure to submit all the requirements to an accredited travel agency and wait for about a week for the result of your visa application. Single entry visa is valid for 3 months from the day the visa was granted. Filipinos can stay for a maximum of 15 days upon arrival in Japan.

How to get to Tokyo?



Tokyo is served by two airports, Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport. Narita is usually used for international flights. So, if you're coming from the Philippines or from other countries, your airline will most likely arrive at Narita International Airport. The other airport, Haneda is used mainly for domestic flights, and a few international flights. From the Philippines, Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines, Air Asia Philippines, and other international airlines have daily flights to Tokyo from Manila.

Cheap Flights to Tokyo


The cheapest flights from the Philippines or from other parts of Southeast Asia are offered by low-cost carriers. To search for cheap flights to Tokyo, I highly recommend booking via Traveloka.com - one of Southeast Asia's leading travel booking sites. I've been using it in my travels and I can assure you that you'll always get the best deals and promos on hotels and flights! And don't forget to use their weekly promo codes to get more discounts!

Download the Traveloka App now! https://www.traveloka.com/en-ph/traveloka-flight-ticket-hotel-booking-app

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR CHEAP FLIGHTS TO TOKYO JAPAN


TOKYO BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE 2018 with Semi DIY Itinerary 2018

How to get to Tokyo from Narita Airport?



Narita International Airport is located 70 km away from Tokyo city center. But its accessibility is not a problem. To get to Tokyo city center, we took the Tokyo Skyliner, which is one of the fastest options to get to the city. It only took us about 40 minutes to arrive in Tokyo's Ueno Station from Narita Airport. It also stops at Nippori Station, which offers easy connections onto JR lines. Booking a Tokyo Skyliner, you have a guaranteed reserved seat and assurance that you don't need to wait for so long because it has 3 services running each hour. I highly recommend it because it's fast, affordable, and convenient.

BOOK DISCOUNTED TOKYO SKYLINER TICKETS HERE


TOKYO BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE 2018 with Semi DIY Itinerary 2018

OTHER OPTIONS:

  • Tokyo Narita Airport Limousine Bus - Travel from Narita Airport to Downtown Tokyo easy and hassle free! Choose from a one-way ticket from Narita to downtown Tokyo (or vice versa) and roundtrip tickets depending on your travel needs.
  • Narita International Airport Transfers (NRT) for Tokyo Private Car - Experience a hassle-free transfer in a spacious and comfortable car. Choose between a variety of car models and sizes to meet the needs of your group. This is ideal for families traveling with kids, or with senior citizens.

TOKYO BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE 2018 with Semi DIY Itinerary 2018

Where to Exchange Currency?



Japan currency is Japanese Yen (JPY) which is about 0.0094 US Dollar (USD) or 0.49 Philippine Peso (PHP). Upon arrival at Narita Aiport, you can change a small amount and change the rest of your money when you arrive in the city. You can exchange currency at the money changers, or at the money exchange machines (photo above) you can see in many places in Japan.

Alternatively, you can also withdraw Japanese Yen directly from ATMs in Japan. To avoid any inconvenience, just make sure that you have advised your bank before leaving your country that you will be withdrawing money from ATMs abroad. What we did is we changed our money to JPY here in the Philippines and when we ran out of cash, we withdrew JPY from the ATM using our local card.

JAPAN TOKYO BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE 2018

How to Stay Connected in Japan?



4G POCKET WIFI


If you're traveling with a group, the most economical way to have internet connection is to rent a pocket WiFi. With a portable travel WiFi, you can enjoy 7GB Data Package of internet service (reduced to 3G after this is exceeded) anywhere in Japan, and you can share the internet connection up to 5 devices with your travel buddies. For only 243 pesos per day, it comes cheap because you can split the cost with your friends.

Travel pocket WiFis are very in-demand, so you have to make sure that you book it in advance. You can book it via Klook.com and just pick it up upon arrival at Narita International Airport. Also, it has services at all Japan International airports, so claiming and returning it is not a problem. You can pick up and drop off the WiFi device at different locations.

RESERVE A 4G POCKET WIFI HERE


JAPAN 4G DATA SIM CARD


A cheaper option is to buy a Japan 4G Data SIM Card. This is good if you're traveling alone. You can choose from 3 different packages for your data needs and budget: unlimited 4G data for 8 days, 3 GB of 4G data for 8 days or 1 GB of 4G data for 6 days. Just choose which package suits you - depending on your trip duration and usage, and just pick it up at the airport upon arrival. Installing and activating the SIM card is quick and easy. Just make sure to activate it upon claiming at the airport counter so the staff could assist you if there's any problems. Be sure to book it in advance via Klook.com, because it's cheaper to book it online.

BUY A JAPAN 4G DATA SIM CARD HERE


WHERE TO STAY IN TOKYO JAPAN CHEAP HOTELS

Where to Stay in Tokyo?



The city of Tokyo is so huge and choosing where to stay could be hard. When looking for a place to stay in Tokyo, you may consider areas such as Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ueno, or Tokyo Station. What we did is look for a hotel that is cheap, affordable, and near a train station so it will be easy to go around..

After searching and reading guest reviews online, we chose to stay at Sakura Hotel Hatagaya in Shibuya area. It costs around 3,500 pesos per night for a private room with toilet and bath good for 2 persons. We chose this for the following reasons:
  • It's near a train station (Hatagaya Station)
  • Free breakfast
  • It's near convenience stores such as Family Mart and 7 Eleven
  • Impressive online reviews

WHERE TO STAY IN TOKYO JAPAN CHEAP HOTELS

Sakura Hotel Hatagaya

Address: 1-32-3 Hatagaya Shibuya-ku, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, 151-0072
BOOK HERE: Check room rates and room availability

CHECK ROOM RATES AND AVAILABILITY


OTHER HOTELS/HOSTELS IN TOKYO FOR 1,000 TO 2,000 PESOS PER NIGHT


SHIBUYA AREA

UENO AREA

SHINJUKU AREA

TOKYO STATION AREA

TRAVEL TIPS: If you're traveling alone, the best way to save on accommodation expense is to stay in a hostel. Japan is known for it's capsule hostels which are really cheap. But if you're traveling with a group, cheap budget hotels are your best options.

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR OTHER HOTELS IN TOKYO


Note: Room rates are subject to change and depends on the dates booked.

How to Get Around Tokyo

How to Get Around Tokyo?



Going around Tokyo, our best travel buddies are Hyperdia Website, Google Maps, Tokyo Subway App, and of course, our 4G Data SIM Card to access the internet. We use Hyperdia website in checking for possible route on trains, how much it costs, travel time, and transfers needed to get to our desired destination. We use Google Maps when looking for the nearest train station to the tourist spot we want to go to, and for showing us the route when walking to our destination. In checking the route for subway trains using our Unlimited Tokyo Subway Ticket, we use the Tokyo Subway Navigation App which you can download for free in your android or iOs smartphones.

Now that we have all the necessary apps, website, and internet connection, getting around Tokyo is fast and easy by taking the trains. It is one of the most extensive I've seen. It's a bit complicated at first but if you get to plan your route ahead of time with the help of Hyperdia and some apps, it won't be as complicated as you may think.

TRAVEL TIPS: Before your flight, be sure to plan your itinerary. By using the Hyperdia Website, you can now lay out the routes, the train station to go, what train to take, travel time, and how much it costs. This could help you save on time and expenses so you can avoid taking the wrong train. Always remember, when in doubt, feel free to ask the staff at the train station so you will not get lost and waste time.

How to Get Around Tokyo

TOKYO SUBWAY UNLIMITED PASS


To save on transportation expenses, I highly recommend that you get a Tokyo Subway Unlimited Pass. Since you'll be taking the train most of the time, this card will give you unlimited rides on all Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway lines for 24, 48 or 72 hours. Because it's unlimited, it helped us save a lot on travel expenses.

PURCHASE TOKYO SUBWAY UNLIMITED TICKETS HERE


JR PASS


Rail transport is the major transportation in Japan. Their trains are undeniably great and advanced in technology. The best example of it are their bullet train also known as Shinkansen trains. The bullet trains offer the passengers fast and unforgettable experience with speeds reaching up to 320 km/hr. Taking the bullet train is so expensive. But if you have a JR Pass, you can have unlimited train ride on the JR Line, which also includes the Shinkansen. The JR Pass is very useful and an economical way to travel around Japan. So, don't miss to have one, especially if you're traveling from one city to another.

BOOK A DISCOUNT JR PASS HERE


Top Things to Do, Tourist Spots and Attractions in Tokyo

Top Things to Do, Tourist Spots and Attractions in Tokyo



Here are some of the top tourist spots and attractions in Tokyo with some useful information, travel tips, and the nearest train station to get there.

Top 10 Things To Do You Should Not Miss at Tokyo Disneyland

TOKYO DISNEYLAND

Tokyo Disneyland in Disney Resort is a 115-acre theme park located at Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Disneyland is said to be "the happiest place on Earth." Why? Simply because they turn our childhood dreams into reality by giving lives to our favorite Fairy tales and Disney characters.

Nearest Station: JR Maihama Station (Keiyo Line)
Travel Tip: You can skip the queue at the ticket booths and get discounted tickets by booking it via Klook.com.

BUY DISCOUNTED TOKYO DISNEYLAND TICKETS HERE


ALSO READ: Top 10 Things You Should Not Miss at TOKYO DISNEYLAND + Tipid Travel Tips

Top 10 Things To Do You Should Not Miss TO DO IN Tokyo

UENO PARK

This is a public park located at Ueno district of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. Built in 1873, the park grounds were originally part of Kaneiji Temple - founded in 1625 during the Kan'ei era by Tenkai. It is also home to a number of museums, and a place for celebrations in spring for its many cherry trees and for Hanami Festival.

Nearest Station: Ueno
Admission: FREE entrance in the park. But there is an admission fee if you want to visit the museums.

Must-see temples in Tokyo Japan

SENSŌ-JI TEMPLE

Sensō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, and is known as the oldest temple in Tokyo, built in 645 AD.

Nearest Station: Asakusa
Admission: FREE

When in Asakusa, you might also want to experience:

First Timers Travel Guide to Tokyo

TOKYO ASAKUSA RICKSHAW TOUR


Asakusa in downtown Tokyo is alive with a characteristic traditional ambience that removes you from the bustle of 21st century Tokyo. Swing by the famous Kaminari Gate, the entrance to the grand Sensoji Temple and have your rickshaw tour guide take pictures as you pose under the gate's giant red lantern before your departure. Explore the Nakamise Shopping Street or adjoining alleyways offering a wide variety of mouth-watering lunch options.

BOOK A TOKYO ASAKUSA RICKSHAW TOUR HERE!


Must-see shrines in Tokyo Tourist Spots Japan

MEIJI SHRINE

Meiji is is Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife.

Nearest Station: Harajuku (JR Yamanote Line)
Admission: FREE

2018 Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan

YOYOGI PARK

Yoyogi is a huge park in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, located adjacent to Harajuku Station and Meiji Shrine. You can also find some cherry blossoms here during spring time.

Nearest Station: Harajuku
Admission Fee: FREE

Top Things to do in Shibuya

SHIBUYA CROSSING

Considered by many as "one of the busiest intersection in the world." It's quite an interesting sight to see so many people crossing the intersection at a given time. Don't miss crossing it for the experience!

Nearest Station: Shibuya
Admission Fee: FREE
Travel Tip: To get a top view of Shibuya Crossing, you can go up to the Starbucks Coffee Shop Tsutaya and enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the scramble crossing from the windows of the coffee shop. If you don't want to spend for a coffee, you can also go up the mall next to the train station near Hachiko Memorial Statue.

HACHIKO MEMORIAL STATUEHACHIKO MEMORIAL STATUE

HACHIKO MEMORIAL STATUE

Your visit to Shibuya is not complete without having a photo with Hachiko, the famous loyal Akita dog.

Nearest Station: Shibuya
Admission Fee: FREE

TOP THINGS TO DO AND TOURIST SPOTS IN TOKYO JAPAN

THE IMPERIAL PALACE

Located in the center of Tokyo, The Imperial Palace is the official residence of the Imperial Family of Japan. he palace is surrounded by a water-filled moat and tree-covered grounds - a refreshing taste of nature surrounded by towering buildings within the bustling metropolitan city. Online sources tell us that it is open until 5:00 PM, unfortunately when we went there it was closed. So, we were not able to get inside.

Nearest Stations: Tokyo Station (Marunouchi Central Exit), Otemachi Station (Exit D2), or Nijubashi-mae Station (Exit 6).
Travel Tip: There are only two occasions that the Emperor make a public appearance, January 2 and December 23. You might want to consider that when planning your visit.

TOP THINGS TO DO AND TOURIST SPOTS IN TOKYO JAPAN

AKIHABARA

Located at the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, Japan, it is a popular destination for tourists and locals because of its many electronics shops and anime stores. You can also find here maid cafes, Gundam Cafe, and even sex shops!

Nearest Station: Akihabara
Travel Tip: If you're lucky, there are times when the streets are closed and you can walk around and have a photo like this below. This was taken on a Sunday afternoon.


Day Tours from Tokyo


If you want to explore other interesting sites outside the city, here are my suggestions.

THINGS TO DO IN TOKYO JAPAN TRAVEL GUIDE

MT. FUJI

As most people would recommend, if there is one landmark in Tokyo you shouldn't miss - that would definitely the Mount Fuji. Commonly called "Fuji-san," it is an active volcano located about 100 kilometers southwest of the city of Tokyo. Standing at 3,776 meters above sea level, it is considered as the tallest peak in Japan.

ALSO READ: Mt. Fuji and Hakone Day Tour from Tokyo

Tokyo on a Budget Travel Guide and DIY Itineraries

LAKE ASHI

Located in Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture in Honshū, Japan, this scenic lake is a crater lake that lies along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mount Hakone.

How to get to Mt. Fuji from Tokyo Japan Travel Guide

FUJI ISU HAKONE NATIONAL PARK

Located on the summit of Mt. Komagatake, Fuji Hakone Isu National Park offers a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji and Lash Ashi. To get to the top, you just need to take a 10-minute scenic ride via Komagatake Ropeway.

TRAVEL TIP:
To visit Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi, and Fuji Hakone Isu National Park, I highly recommend that you book your Mt. Fuji and Hakone Day Tour via Klook.com. The packaged tour also includes transportation from Tokyo, lunch buffet, English-speaking guide, free unlimited WiFi onboard, and transportation back to Tokyo. With this packaged tour, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your trip to Mt. Fuji and Hakone. You don't have to worry getting lost, how to get there, and where to eat - because everything is well-covered.

BOOK A DISCOUNTED MT. FUJI & HAKONE DAY TOUR HERE


OTHER OPTIONS: Mt. Fuji Tours


Other Popular Tokyo Experiences



First Timers Travel Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo Sanrio Puroland

Hurry and get your discount tickets early for one of the most popular theme parks in Japan! Sanrio Puroland is located in Tamo New Town and is home to an abundance of rides and attractions inspired by such famous and loved characters as Hello Kitty, My Melody, Jewelpet and more!

BOOK HERE!

First Timers Travel Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo Tower Main Observatory

See unmatched 360-degree panoramic views of the bustling, colorful city of Tokyo through the Tokyo Tower Main Observatory. From this height, you'll see the sprawling urban landscape below.

BOOK HERE!

First Timers Travel Guide to Tokyo

Robot Restaurant

Witness the multi-colored laser lights, flashy dancers, and extravagant robots putting on a show at one of Tokyo's famous themed dining spots. The Shinjuku Robot Restaurant provides a wild, energetic experience that you won't be able to find anywhere else in the world!

BOOK HERE!

First Timers Travel Guide to Tokyo

Mt. Fuji Pass

Get a free pass to major sights and attractions around the Mt. Fuji area with the amazing Mt. Fuji Pass! One voucher gives you access to a number exciting activities and convenient transportation for your choice of 1, 2, or 3 days, giving you just the right amount of time to check places off your bucketlist.

BOOK HERE!

First Timers Travel Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo Kimono Experience

On arrival at one of the three kimono rental stores in Asakusa, you'll be presented with a wide array of colorful kimonos to choose from. Yukata (summer kimonos) are available for the hotter months whilst the 'hakama with casual furisode' is the popular option for graduating female students, a tradition dating back to the Meiji Period. Make your selection before being whisked into the styling area where skilled experts will diligently dress you in your kimono (complete with robe, obi, bag, socks, shoes and shawl) and hair styling with decorative ornaments.

BOOK HERE!

First Timers Travel Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo One Piece Tower

Marking the 15th anniversary of the One Piece anime series, the Tokyo One Piece Tower is the city's newest, exciting amusement park. Opened as a permanent facility inside the iconic Tokyo Tower, the place is a true paradise for lovers of the internationally acclaimed pirate-themed comedy anime One Piece! Immerse yourself in the adventures of Luffy and his friends and enjoy an unforgettable time at this exciting amusement park!

BOOK HERE!

First Timers Travel Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw Tour

Asakusa in downtown Tokyo is alive with a characteristic traditional ambience that removes you from the bustle of 21st century Tokyo. Swing by the famous Kaminari Gate, the entrance to the grand Sensoji Temple and have your rickshaw tour guide take pictures as you pose under the gate's giant red lantern before your departure. Explore the Nakamise Shopping Street or adjoining alleyways offering a wide variety of mouth-watering lunch options.

BOOK HERE!

First Timers Travel Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo Morning Tour

Get a fresh start on your adventuring with a morning trip to three of Tokyo's acclaimed attractions. Breathe in the crisp morning air and stroll through the tranquil Sensoji Temple. Gain a new perspective of Tokyo with a panoramic view from Tokyo Tower. Satisfy your shopping crave and take on Nakamise Shopping Street. Early birds seize the day and experience this short journey - then you'll have the afternoon free!

BOOK HERE!

First Timers Travel Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo Amazing Sightseeing Bus Day Tour

Not staying long in Tokyo, but looking for a way to see the best sights in one go? This one day bus tour of Tokyo's finest sightseeing destinations will make sure you get the very best of the city. A multi-lingual audio guide will make sure you get important info about each stop and destination, allowing you to absorb the city's abundance of culture.

BOOK HERE!

First Timers Travel Guide to Tokyo

Maid Cafe Experience at Maidreamin Tokyo

Before the outbreak of dog cafes, cat cafes and even owl cafes worldwide, the maid cafe in Japan had already become one of the iconic representations of the country’s quirky modern customs. Step into Maidreamin maid cafe and be transported into a world where you become a master or lady for a day.

BOOK HERE!




Sample 4 Days / 3 Nights Tokyo DIY Itinerary



Here's a sample 4-Days / 3-Nights Tokyo Japan DIY Itinerary. You can adjust it depending on your flights, the things you want to do, and the tourist spots you want to visit.

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL AND CITY TOUR PART 1


06:15 AM - Departure from Manila
11:35 AM - Arrival in Narita International Airport
12:00 NN - Travel to Tokyo City Center by Skyliner
12:40 PM - Arrival at Uneno Station, have lunch
02:00 PM - Check-in at the Hotel
03:00 PM - Explore Shibuya + Hachiko Statue
05:30 PM - Akihabara
08:00 PM - Dinner
09:00 PM - Back to the hotel and sleep

DAY 2 - MT. FUJI AND HAKONE DAY TOUR


06:00 AM - Breakfast at the hotel
07:00 AM - Travel to pick-up location (Hotel Grand Palace)
08:00 AM - Hotel pick-ups for the Mt. Fuji and Hakone tour
08:30 AM - Travel to Mt. Fuji 5th Station
11:00 AM - Arrival at Mt. Fuji 5th Station
12:00 NN - Go down
12:30 PM - Lunch
01:30 PM - Lake Ashi Cruise
02:30 PM - Mt. Komagatake Ropeway
03:00 PM - Fuji Hakone Isu National Park
04:00 PM - Go down
05:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Odawara Station (drop off location)
08:30 PM - Sukiyabashi Intersection in Ginza (drop off location)
09:00 PM - Dinner
10:00 PM - Back to the hotel and sleep

DAY 3 - TOKYO DISNEYLAND


05:30 AM - Breakfast at the hotel
06:30 AM - Travel to Tokyo Disneyland
08:00 AM - Arrive at Tokyo Disneyland
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM - Enjoy Tokyo Disneyland
10:30 PM - Back to the hotel and sleep

DAY 4 - TOKYO CITY TOUR PART 2 + DEPARTURE


06:00 AM - Breakfast at the hotel
07:00 AM - Check-out
07:30 AM - Travel to Asakusa
08:30 AM - Visit Sensō-ji Temple
09:30 AM - Travel to Ueno (Ueno Station is the best place to leave your bags at the locker)
10:30 AM - Visit Ueno Park
11:30 AM - Lunch
12:30 PM - Travel to Harajuku
01:30 PM - Meiji Shrine
02:30 PM - Yoyogi Park
03:30 PM - Travel to Ueno Station
04:30 PM - Take the Tokyo Skyliner to Narita Airport
05:10 PM - Arrival at Narita Airport
08:25 PM - Departure for Manila

Tokyo Trip Budget and Expenses



Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities that I've been to - next is Hong Kong and Singapore. IN this travel guide I will try to give you the best possible DIY Itinerary at the most affordable budget I could think of. Please adjust it depending on the number of day of your travel, the tourist spots you want to visit, and the things you want to do during your trip. Also, always have extra budget for emergencies and unexpected expenses.

Sample Tokyo Itinerary 4 days and 3 nights for 21,800 pesos


Below is a sample 4-days/3-nights Tokyo itinerary for PHP 21,800. This assumes the following:
  • You will be staying in a private room at Hotel Sakura Hatagaya at PHP 3,500 per night.
  • You are a group of two.
  • Your maximum expense for food is 250 PHP or 500 JPY per meal per person.
  • You'll be using a Tokyo Subway Unlimited Pass for 3 days.

PRE-TRAVEL EXPENSES


Activities were booked via Klook.com and hotel accommodations were booked via Traveloka.com.
TOTAL - 19,040 PHP per person

DAY 1

Tokyo Skyliner Airport to Ueno - Pre-booked
Lunch - 500 JPY
Train: Ueno-Hatagaya - 330 JPY
Train: Hatagaya-Shibuya - 160 JPY
Train: Shibuya-Akihabara - 200 JPY
Dinner - 500 JPY
Train: Akihabara-Hatagaya - 300 JPY
TOTAL - 1,990 JPY

DAY 2

Start using the Tokyo Subway Unlimited Pass
Breakfast - Complimentary from hotel
Train: Hatagaya-Shinjuku - 130 JPY
Train: Shinjuku-Kudanshita - Use the Tokyo Subway Ticket
Mount Fuji and Hakone Day Trip - Pre-booked (with lunch)
Train: Ginza-Shinjuku - Use the Tokyo Subway Ticket
Train: Shinjuku-Hatagaya - 130 JPY
Dinner - 500 JPY
TOTAL - 760 JPY

DAY 3

Breakfast - Complimentary from hotel
Train: Hatagaya-Shinjuku - 130 JPY
Train: Shinjuku-Tokyo Station - Use the Tokyo Subway Ticket
Train: Tokyo Station-Maihama - 220 JPY
Tokyo Disneyland Ticket - Pre-booked
Lunch and Dinner - 1,000 JPY
Train: Maihama-Tokyo Station - 220 JPY
Train: Tokyo Station-Shinjuku - Use the Tokyo Subway Ticket
Train: Shinjuku-Hatagaya - 130 JPY
TOTAL - 1,700 JPY

DAY 4

Breakfast - Complimentary from hotel
Train: Hatagaya-Shinjuku - 130 JPY
Train: Shinjuku-Asakusa - Use the Tokyo Subway Ticket
Sensō-ji Temple - Free Admission
Train: Asakusa-Ueno - Use the Tokyo Subway Ticket
Locker rental - 200 JPY
Ueno Park - Free Admission
Lunch - 500 JPY
Train: Ueno-Meiji-jingumae'Harakuju' - Use the Tokyo Subway Ticket
Meihi Shrine - Free Admission
Yoyogi Park - Free Admission
Train: Meiji-jingumae'Harakuju'-Ueno - Use the Tokyo Subway Ticket
Tokyo Skyliner to Narita Airport - Pre-booked
Dinner - 500 JPY
TOTAL - 1,330 JPY

SUMMARY

  • DAY 1 - 1,990 JPY
  • DAY 2 - 760 JPY
  • DAY 3 - 1,700 JPY
  • DAY 4 - 1,330 JPY
TOTAL - 5,780 JPY or 2,813 PHP per person
PRE-TRAVEL BOOKINGS - 19,040 per person

GRAND TOTAL - 21,853 PHP per person


Not included:
  • Round trip airfare Manila-Tokyo-Manila
  • NAIA terminal fee and travel tax
  • Food expense for snacks
  • Budget for pasalubong and souvenirs

Sample Tokyo DIY Itinerary for 15,000 Pesos Budget for 4 Days and 3 Nights



Majority of the budget went to the Mt. Fuji and Hakone Day Tour which costs 6,800 pesos per person. Alternatively, you can change it to a Mt. Fuji Classic Route Day Tour which only costs 2,992 Pesos. You can even save more and bring down the expenses if you stay in a hostel which usually costs around 1,000 Pesos per night. Here's a sample itinerary and breakdown of expenses for a 15,000 pesos DIY Itinerary.

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL AND CITY TOUR PART 1


06:15 AM - Departure from Manila
11:35 AM - Arrival in Narita International Airport
12:00 NN - Travel to Tokyo City Center by Skyliner
12:40 PM - Arrival at Uneno Station, have lunch
02:00 PM - Check-in at the Hostel
03:00 PM - Explore Shibuya + Hachiko Statue
05:30 PM - Akihabara
08:00 PM - Dinner
09:00 PM - Back to the hostel and sleep

DAY 2 - MT. FUJI CLASSIC ROUTE DAY TOUR


07:00 AM - Travel to pick-up location in Shinjuku
08:00 AM - Meet up at Shinjuku Prince Hotel counter, 1st floor
08:10 AM - Depart from hotel
10:30 AM - Arrive at Fujisan World Heritage Center North Hall (arrive at Mt Fuji 5th Station starting 25 April 2018)
12:00 PM - Arrive at Oshino Hakkai
01:30 PM - Matcha Experience led by Nihoncha Instructor
03:30 PM - Gotemba Premium Outlets (120-180 minutes of free time)
07:00 PM - End of tour at Takashimaya Shinjuku
09:00 PM - Dinner
10:00 PM - Back to the hostel and sleep

DAY 3 - TOKYO DISNEYLAND


06:30 AM - Travel to Tokyo Disneyland
08:00 AM - Arrive at Tokyo Disneyland
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM - Enjoy Tokyo Disneyland
10:30 PM - Back to the hostel and sleep

DAY 4 - TOKYO CITY TOUR PART 2 + DEPARTURE


07:00 AM - Check-out of the hostel
07:30 AM - Travel to Asakusa
08:30 AM - Visit Sensō-ji Temple
09:30 AM - Travel to Ueno (Ueno Station is the best place to leave your bags at the locker)
10:30 AM - Visit Ueno Park
11:30 AM - Lunch
12:30 PM - Travel to Harajuku
01:30 PM - Meiji Shrine
02:30 PM - Yoyogi Park
03:30 PM - Travel to Ueno Station
04:30 PM - Take the Tokyo Skyliner to Narita Airport
05:10 PM - Arrival at Narita Airport
08:25 PM - Departure for Manila

Breakdown of Expenses


PRE-TRAVEL EXPENSES


Activities were booked via Klook.com and hotel accommodations were booked via Traveloka.com.
TOTAL - 12,982 PHP per person

DAY 1

Tokyo Skyliner Airport to Ueno - Pre-booked
Lunch - 500 JPY
Train: Ueno-Hatagaya - 330 JPY
Train: Hatagaya-Shibuya - 160 JPY
Train: Shibuya-Akihabara - 200 JPY
Dinner - 500 JPY
Train: Akihabara-Hatagaya - 300 JPY
TOTAL - 1,990 JPY

DAY 2

Start using the Tokyo Subway Unlimited Pass
Train: Hatagaya-Shinjuku - 130 JPY
Mount Fuji Classic Route Day Trip - Pre-booked (with lunch)
Train: Shinjuku-Hatagaya - 130 JPY
Dinner - 500 JPY
TOTAL - 760 JPY

DAY 3

Train: Hatagaya-Shinjuku - 130 JPY
Train: Shinjuku-Tokyo Station - Use the Tokyo Subway Ticket
Train: Tokyo Station-Maihama - 220 JPY
Tokyo Disneyland Ticket - Pre-booked
Lunch and Dinner - 1,000 JPY
Train: Maihama-Tokyo Station - 220 JPY
Train: Tokyo Station-Shinjuku - Use the Tokyo Subway Ticket
Train: Shinjuku-Hatagaya - 130 JPY
TOTAL - 1,700 JPY

DAY 4

Train: Hatagaya-Shinjuku - 130 JPY
Train: Shinjuku-Asakusa - Use the Tokyo Subway Ticket
Sensō-ji Temple - Free Admission
Train: Asakusa-Ueno - Use the Tokyo Subway Ticket
Locker rental - 200 JPY
Ueno Park - Free Admission
Lunch - 500 JPY
Train: Ueno-Meiji-jingumae'Harakuju' - Use the Tokyo Subway Ticket
Meihi Shrine - Free Admission
Yoyogi Park - Free Admission
Train: Meiji-jingumae'Harakuju'-Ueno - Use the Tokyo Subway Ticket
Tokyo Skyliner to Narita Airport - Pre-booked
Dinner - 500 JPY
TOTAL - 1,330 JPY

SUMMARY

  • DAY 1 - 1,990 JPY
  • DAY 2 - 760 JPY
  • DAY 3 - 1,700 JPY
  • DAY 4 - 1,330 JPY
TOTAL - 5,780 JPY or 2,813 PHP per person
PRE-TRAVEL BOOKINGS - 12,982 per person

GRAND TOTAL - 15,795 PHP per person


Also not included:
  • Round trip airfare Manila-Tokyo-Manila
  • NAIA terminal fee and travel tax
  • Food expense for snacks
  • Budget for pasalubong and souvenirs

Sample Tokyo DIY Itinerary for 10,000 Pesos Budget for 3 Days and 2 Nights



If you're really on a tight budget, you can still enjoy and experience the top tourist spots and attractions in Tokyo with a budget of around 10,000 pesos for 3 days and 2 nights DIY Itinerary. This assumes that you will be staying in a hostel (which usually costs around 1,000 Pesos per night) in Ueno Area and you will be using a Tokyo Subway ticket for 72 hours. Here's a sample itinerary and breakdown of expenses for a 10,000 pesos DIY Itinerary.

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL AND CITY TOUR PART 1


06:15 AM - Departure from Manila
11:35 AM - Arrival in Narita International Airport
12:00 NN - Travel to Tokyo City Center by Skyliner
12:40 PM - Arrival at Uneno Station, have lunch
02:00 PM - Check-in at the Hostel in Ueno then travel to Shibuya
03:00 PM - Explore Shibuya + Hachiko Statue
04:30 PM - Travel to Akihabara
05:30 PM - Explore Akihabara
08:00 PM - Dinner
09:00 PM - Back to the hostel and sleep

DAY 2 - TOKYO DISNEYLAND


06:30 AM - Travel to Tokyo Disneyland (Ueno to Tokyo Station to Maihama)
08:00 AM - Arrive at Tokyo Disneyland
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM - Enjoy Tokyo Disneyland
10:00 PM - Travel back to Ueno (Maihama to Tokyo Station to Ueno)
11:30 PM - Back to the hostel and sleep

DAY 3 - TOKYO CITY TOUR PART 2 + DEPARTURE


07:00 AM - Check-out of the hostel (leave bags at the hostel)
07:30 AM - Visit Ueno Park
08:30 AM - Travel to Asakusa
09:30 AM - Visit Sensō-ji Temple
10:30 AM - Lunch
11:30 AM - Travel to Harajuku
12:30 PM - Visit Meiji Shrine
01:30 PM - Enjoy Yoyogi Park
02:30 PM - Travel back to Ueno Station and get bags at the hostel
03:30 PM - Take the Tokyo Skyliner to Narita Airport
05:10 PM - Arrival at Narita Airport, have dinner while waiting for your flight
08:25 PM - Departure for Manila

Breakdown of Expenses


PRE-TRAVEL EXPENSES


Activities were booked via Klook.com and hotel accommodations were booked via Traveloka.com.
TOTAL - 8,990 PHP per person

DAY 1

Tokyo Skyliner Airport to Ueno - Pre-booked
Lunch - 500 JPY
Hostel (1st night) - Pre-booked
Train: Ueno-Shibuya - (Use your Tokyo Subway ticket)
Train: Shibuya-Akihabara - Use your Tokyo Subway ticket)
Dinner - 500 JPY
Train: Akihabara-Ueno - (Use your Tokyo Subway ticket)
TOTAL - 1,000 JPY

DAY 2

Hostel (2nd night) - Pre-booked
Train: Ueno-Tokyo Station - (Use your Tokyo Subway ticket)
Train: Tokyo Station-Maihama - 220 JPY
Tokyo Disneyland Ticket - Pre-booked
Lunch and Dinner - 1,000 JPY
Train: Maihama-Tokyo Station - 220 JPY
Train: Tokyo Station-Ueno - (Use your Tokyo Subway ticket)
TOTAL - 1,440 JPY

DAY 3

Ueno Park - Free Admission
Train: Ueno-Asakusa - (Use your Tokyo Subway ticket)
Sensō-ji Temple - Free Admission
Lunch - 500 JPY
Train: Ueno-Meiji-jingumae'Harakuju' - (Use your Tokyo Subway ticket)
Meiji Shrine - Free Admission
Yoyogi Park - Free Admission
Train: Meiji-jingumae'Harakuju'-Ueno - (Use your Tokyo Subway ticket)
Tokyo Skyliner to Narita Airport - Pre-booked
Dinner - 500 JPY
TOTAL - 1,000 JPY

SUMMARY

  • DAY 1 - 1,000 JPY
  • DAY 3 - 1,440 JPY
  • DAY 4 - 1,000 JPY
TOTAL - 3,440 JPY or 1,668 PHP per person
PRE-TRAVEL BOOKINGS - 8,990 per person

GRAND TOTAL - 10,658 PHP per person


Also not included:
  • Round trip airfare Manila-Tokyo-Manila
  • NAIA terminal fee and travel tax
  • Food expense for snacks
  • Budget for pasalubong and souvenirs

Please note that exchange rates, ticket prices, airfare, hotel rates, and other expenses are subject to change and depend on the date of your trip. You can adjust this budget depending on how many are you in the group, the tourist spots and activities you want to do in Tokyo, and how many days is your vacation.

I hope this Tokyo Budget Travel Guide 2018 will help you in planning a memorable and exciting Tokyo Adventure! Enjoy and have fun!


YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN:


Klook Summer Promos Discount NORULES

Klook Promos and Discounts


Travel with #NoRules this summer and do whatever you want because you can! Book your travel essentials and adventures with Klook and enjoy up to PHP 3,000 by using the promo code "norules". Check out the complete details HERE.

This trip to Tokyo, Japan was made possible by Traveloka and Klook Travel. ARIGATŌ GOZAIMASU!

CLICK HERE!
Klook.com

FOLLOW MY ADVENTURES ON INSTAGRAM @PinoyAdventurista



Thank You For Sharing!

SHARE this on Facebook SHARE this on Twitter


Leave a Comment via Facebook

1 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hi, did you visit Japan during Spring? We're planning to visit on mid of February 2019 but I want to see cherry blossoms so bad. Are you aware if I will be able to see some or should I just forget my dream?

Post a Comment

FOLLOW MY ADVENTURES ON INSTAGRAM @PinoyAdventurista

Looking for Budget Travel Guides, Hotel Reviews, and DIY Itineraries?
Welcome to Pinoy Adventurista, "Your Next Ultimate Adventure Starts Here!"

Pinoy Adventurista is one of the Top Travel Blogs in the Philippines and the World. In 2013, he visited all the 81 provinces in the Philippines.