how much money should i take with me for my japanese trip?

China
July 3, 2009 7:47am CST
recently my college organize a trip to japan for a academic visit ,since i am really fond of going there ,but i have never been abroad in my whole life so far ,it means that i have no ideal of the amount of money that i should take with me ,our trip last for 8 days ,the airtickets and accomadation are all included in the whole expenses,so should i carry us dollars or japanise yen,and how much?
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@catzzz (109)
• Ireland
3 Jul 09
it depends...I can say japan is one of the expensive place in Asia. The living standard is similar to some top europe countries. Are you fond of japanese food? if you're just having a simple meal like a bowl of noodles, rice or few places of sushi. it's around 10-15 euro. but if you want to try some really special and fresh. it can cost much. also, would like to shop here? or buy anything special? since japan is a very fashionable place, you can spend a lots here.
• China
9 Jul 09
thank you for your advise
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
9 Jul 09
Is really depends on your trip. Is it a full board trip? Meaning if 3 meals all included, then you might not need to prepare the money for food. You might need to know Japan is a shopping heaven too. Need to consider how much you want to spend the money for shopping. Moreover, you might ask for joinning some optional tour which will bring you to visit more places then the itinerary stated. I never been to Japan before. But I think is better you prepare some usd and yen as well
• China
10 Jul 09
actually it is a full board trip,which means that i need not to bring the money for food,yeah ,japan is a shopping heaven especially for the digital products,which with not only a good quality but also cheap price,i will think more about it..
• Philippines
7 Jul 09
my husband is in Japan right now. According to him, everything in Japan is expensive. One meal costs him around a thousand yen. There is no ideal amount for you to bring. If you could afford to spend 3000 yen a day, then you are supposed to bring around 25,000yen as pocket money. the airfare and accomodation varies. Better check the inernet for more information.
• China
9 Jul 09
wow it is really expensive,i just wander if i can offord it
@prinzcy (5092)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 09
That would depend on your currency rate to Japan Yen. If your currency rate is more, then it's no problem. It will cost a bit more during certain time like when Sakura start to bloom. Mostly lots of visitor will come during that time so the prices will rise a bit. Also use Yen and try to learn as much Japanese words as possible. It will help a lot.
@catzzz (109)
• Ireland
3 Jul 09
also, bring yen is better.