Using Your Mobile Phone in Japan

It was a trip to London and Paris in 2012 which solidified my opinion on the importance of having access to mobile data while travelling.

While the City of Light is beautiful and I was able to check out all the major tourist attractions with ease using a paper map, something was missing from my visit.  I felt like I was sticking to the well-worn path, rather than being adventurous in exploring side streets and hidden gems around the city.  It wasn’t until I went to London on the second half of that trip when I found the missing piece of the puzzle.

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How to Make a Trip to Japan Affordable

There is a generally accepted myth that visiting Japan – especially for round-the-world travellers – is a budget-breaking experience.  And while it is true that Tokyo and other cities offer many temptations which can suck your bank account dry, the reality is if you are smart about certain expenses, you can afford to splurge a bit while in Japan.

Here are some ways I’ve managed to make my visits to Japan affordable.

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