Sights and activities for smaller budgets 小予算の訪問

Ideas for cheap visits

Japan is traditionally perceived as a rather expensive destination. However, many free or inexpensive activities are on offer if you know where to look. In addition to simply walking the fascinating streets of Japan, here are some activity ideas and sights in Japan accessible to all budgets!

Admire panoramic views

  • In Tokyo

Instead of going to the Tokyo Skytree, which is expensive to access, you can enjoy city ​​views for free , by visiting the 45 th floor of the panoramic observatory of Tokyo City Hall, west of Shinjuku. Near Asakusa, the Asahi Sky Room bar also offers a beautiful view, especially at night, for the price of a drink.

To discover : The best bars with views of Tokyo

The view from the observation deck at Tokyo City Hall

  • In Osaka

If you're traveling to Osaka on a budget, don't miss the Umeda Sky Building to enjoy a beautiful view! Access to the thirty-fifth floor costs 800 yen, for a breathtaking view of the city via a circular observatory.

See: Umeda Sky Building

  • In Kyoto

The Kyoto Tower, near the railway station, is the only 360° observation platform in Kyoto. It rises to 131 meters, and access will cost you 770 yen.

See: Kyoto Tower

The view from Kyoto Tower

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