Did you know you can go to Japan by saving 1k per PAYday? Save it for a year and boom you’ll find yourself in a plane flying to Japan. Let’s tour Japan do-it-yourself style.
|Expenses||Philippine Peso||Japanese Yen|
|Haruka Express RT Ticket||986.5||2200|
|Osaka Amazing Pass||1345.3||3000|
|Universal Studios Japan||3318.4||7400|
|Accommodation for 7D6N at Peace House Abeno 6N||6726.5||15000|
|Transpo, Food, Pasalubong – Tips Here||7623.3||17000|
Below is our itinerary. We were a very relaxed group and really took time in each of these spots. You know that feeling of not wanting to leave an area because everything is just so magical and you just wanna absorb all it has to offer. Everything is picture perfect and the good thing is that most of them won’t cost you.
Day 1 – Touchdown Japan!
Arrival in Kansai International Airport
We arrived late night in Japan. Bought Icoca Card and Haruka Express Card and went to Tennoji to find our guest house, Peace House Abeno.
Day 2 – Foodies and Sights!
Yumiko-san (the guest-house owner) invited us to join in their buffet lunch. We then strolled the neighboring areas.
Day 3 – Amazing Osaka Day!
Osaka Castle Park
HEP Five Ferris Wheel
We bought 2-day Amazing Osaka Pass. Loved the autumn feels!
Last day of Amazing Osaka Pass. My first time at the zoo and mini-cruising day. You can add a lot to these and maximize the Osaka Amazing Pass.
Day 5 – The LQ Day!
Universal Studios Japan
The LQ day. Me versus my girlfriend. I told her it’s so expensive and we’d rather go to the Ocean Park. I lost. The power of woman’s tears.
Day 6 – Lazy Rainy Day!
Supposedly, we’re heading for Kyoto however it was raining and we’re all drained from Universal Studios Japan. We just went on the neighboring area and went shopping for pasalubong. Tipid day.
Day 7 – Anime and Gadgets and Parting Time
Nipponbashi – Denden Town
Anime and gadget day! And of course, final stretch of pasalubong shopping.
Lots of chocolates of course and some noodles.
My girlfriend managed to buy herself a brand new boots and kimono. She also has her set of chocolates. This is inclusive of her own 25k all in budget 😉
For myself, I got JPOP CDs, earphones, a new jacket, hand puppet for my nephew and niece, and lastly, wooden cooking utensils for my mother.
PASALUBONG TIPS I suggest buying at pharmacy stores. We bought at Sugi Pharmacy and you’ll get discounts when you buy 5k worth of products and just present your passport. Take advantage of tax-free stores. Also there are 300 yen stores and you’ll be surprised of what they can offer for 300yen.