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Budget for travel/transport

Hi guys,

I am trying to budget for my travel in December, here's my plan so far:

Staying at Shinjuku, going to Shibuya/Harajuku, Mitaka (Ghibli), Ikebukuro, Roppongi, Ginza, Asakusa, Odaiba, Akihabara... Will do a day trip to Chichibu & Kawagoe...

Also transport in Kyoto for 2-3 days and then in Osaka for 5 days.

Approximately, for a trip like this, how much would I spend on transport alone? Just want to see if $200 for the transport (per person) will be sufficient. (This doesn't include the JR Pass/Shinkansen rides to get to those places.)

I know it's probably hard for you to let me know exactly how much I'm gonna spend, but it's just a realistic budget that I hope I can work on. Thank you! :)

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1. Re: Budget for travel/transport

1000yen per person per day within a city

2000yen-5000yen per person per day for regional 1 day trip

Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto is around 13000yen

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The way to see exactly how much your transportation will cost, is to research exact fares on http://www.hyperdia.com/en . Start plugging in stations from Shinjuku to Odaiba, Shinjuku to Asakusa, etc. You will quickly get an idea of how much train tickets will cost... of course if you are buying the JR Rail Pass you should take that into account. Have fun!

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Thanks! I've tried picking spots nearby to each other each day, so hopefully there will be lesser train-ing around... From the few days that I've gathered, yup it seems like ¥500-1000 is a fair call for daily transport around Tokyo.

Would it be worth it using one-day passes instead?

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Thanks Daniel P! (:

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You know Daniel has been busy today promoting his own business.

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7. Re: Budget for travel/transport

The rest of us on T/A don't have any hidden agenda & aren't here to charge you for our advice.

You'll find that if you organise your sightseeing around certain areas each day you probably won't be crossing back & forth so much. You can actually walk from Shinjuku to Harajuku/Shibuya/Omotesando & spend the whole day & night around there.

I personally wouldn't get a day train pass for Tokyo, only do this is if you know you will be doing heaps of trips in & around Tokyo each day.

Single train fare prices across Tokyo vary depending on the line you use. eg. a subway trip from to Shinjuku to Ginza is ¥190. Shibuya to Roppongi is actually a bit more than Daniel quoted ¥260 -290 depending on which train line you use.)

For Chichibu & Kawagoe: 3 rail companies can get you there

Seibu line has a discount deal from Shinjuku or Ikebukuro seibu-group.co.jp/railways/…

Tobu LIne tobu.co.jp/foreign/tobulineguide/index.html

and you can also go by JR.

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Thanks Elly M! Especially for the discount tickets info, will be very handy...

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