Tokyo; city of flashing neon lights, super-advanced gadgetry, Hello Kitty and about 13 million people, which makes it one of the most densely populated cities in the world. But it’s got more to offer than batteries, bodies and blinking lights. From the cacophony of sights, sounds and smells that is Tokyo, it is possible to make a short journey and find yourself atop a mountain with nothing other than peace and tranquillity surrounding you.
It may be far to travel to but it’s got a whole lot to offer – whether you like stuffed cat toys or not.
Tokyo and Japan in general is not a cheap place to get to or stay. Cheap flights can be obtained for about £400 to £500, but during the summer months can peak at £900 return! Hostels cost around £15 to £20 per night and there are plenty of fast food outlets about, so you can feed yourself cheaply. If you’ve got the stomach for it, sushi can cost as little as £1 per portion, so that should help stretch the budget.