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1. Posted by dajaga (Budding Member 27 posts) 8y

hi i am planning a trip through out asia starting in japan, s korea, china then to the south east and finish in india. i dont have a time limit, i should have around 15000 spending after buying my first plane ticket to japan,

since i dont know how long im gonna stay in one country for should i get all my visas right away or can i get it when i land in a country that needs them.

also how much money am i lookin at to spend in japan, do you think 2000 dollar budget is good for one month excluding transportation i wouldnt mind stayin for 2 months, i dont mind taking a bus for traveling

i dont have any type of itinerary, but i am gonna book my hostel for the first 3-5 days i am leaving hopefully in end of april or may

sorry for jumping around on my post, and any extra adviced will be all good
dave

ps this is my first trip

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

Dave,
I am going to let the Japan and Korea experts advise you on the first part of your trip. Once you get down to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, VietNam, India, you can easily get by on 1K/month. That should be a relief after your expenses in
NE Asia. Good Luck.

3. Posted by RainDL (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

Hi dave,

im Chinese, i just want to tell u that u'll be having a good days in China for 2000us$/month.

i suggest that u should buy a Bus tiket card if has when u arrived at a city. it will save lots of money....

Good luck~

Rain.

4. Posted by MissCaswell (Budding Member 82 posts) 8y

I did Japan and it didn't cost nearly as much as I thought. Yes the train ticked made a big dent in my budget but that was the only major cost i encountered, other than a hotel room in Tokyo.
The train ticket gives you free rides on allot of ferrys and such, i had no idea of this untill a few days into the trip so keep your eyes open for places you can go for free with your ticket.

Most other places i stayed in hostels (that felt more like 3* hotels!), and I could usually get a cheap place in a temple - sometimes even a room. That cost me less than most of the nights in Thailand for example.

I also found the food to be pretty cheap unless you were eating at a big tourist destination, and my japanese friends showed me the brillianze that is getting your groove on in kareoke - pay for the room and then load up on free drinks!

Anyway, hope you get a japan expert in here soon :)