Have you always dreamed of traveling to cool places in Japan, but were afraid it would be too expensive and intimidating?
Japan like any other country, has its expensive side as well as inexpensive and affordable side. Once you get familiar with the structure, available facilities and options you’ll find out that Japan is a travel friendly country, and it is possible to keep the travel cost low too.
With the maximum speed of 320 Km/h, being on a Shinkansen (bullet train -新幹線) feels like being on a plane that is hurtling down the runway right before take-off; it runs fast, but smoother and much less noise. The view outside the window looks like a video playing on fast-forward.
Riding Shinkansen is a bit of an experience in itself. For many visitors it is one of the ‘must do’ things on the list.
Hostels are one of the cheap accommodations popular among backpackers and budget travelers. If you're looking for a cozy and social place to stay in Japan, that won't break the bank, then a hostel is likely your best choice.
Hostels usually have spacious common areas that allow guests to get to know one other, and actually for many hostelers, the opportunity to meet other travelers is part of the appeal.