Low budget trip - You didn't know how to spend less money in Japan.

Low Buget Trip


As Japan travel business gradually expands, related tourist cost maybe would go up. 


When I was child, "Takoyaki" (Octopus balls) price


was average 100 - 200 yen range. Plus Octopus balls restaurant outside stalls was everywhere in downtown of Osaka mainly. Yet in the meantime large shopping mall such as AEON has saling power to customer as general market.


A small and medium-sized town's shops had to be closed. Takoyaki shops also disappeared.  Though I introduced in GUESS WHAT in my website, Takoyaki super cheap price restaurant shop is still open for town's people.


They are selling Takoyaki with just 100 yen in 15 balls of Takoyaki.

(Very reasonable price)


These days "Takoyaki" became average 300-500 yen range.

Currently there takoyaki price is normal. (haha)


What I want to say is that in Japan, there are many hidden cheaper priced shops still everywhere if you have searching mind.


So we GUESS TRIP is manage to introduce low budget travel article to you. 


Japan roadside station

In the past, traveling was mainly about sightseeing spots, hot springs, and scenic spots. Now, traveling to a roadside station is another option.
You can enjoy a healthy gourmet meal for women by laddering around the roadside station, or enjoy a day at hot springs and activities.
Roadside stations play the role of a pool that supports the smooth flow of cars.
Conventional road maintenance has been promoted with an emphasis on smooth traffic.

As a result, the current situation is that there was a lot of delay in the busiest places where parking and rest were possible, and in the preparation of relaxing and relaxing spaces.

From now on, it is easy to predict that long-distance driving will increase and the number of female and elderly drivers will increase as road networks improve and motor life becomes more common.

Therefore, roadside stations will play an important role as a pool to support the smooth flow of cars and realize comfortable driving.
Roadside station as the core of the region With the increase in long-distance driving and the increasing number of female and elderly drivers, there is a need to provide rest facilities that can be used safely on public roads in order to support the smooth flow of traffic.

In addition, it is hoped that rest facilities will provide a variety of services utilizing local specialties of local culture and attractions.

The creation of these facilities is expected to have the effect of forming a regional core and promoting regional cooperation through roads.

Against this background, the "rest function" for road users, the "information transmission function" for road users and local people, and the vigor of linking towns and towns with roadside stations A break facility roadside station has been created that combines the three functions of "community cooperation function" for community building.
Roadside stations have 24-hour toilets, parking lots and telephones, as well as regional promotion facilities and information facilities that provide information on roads and the area.

Roadside facilities are designed to be easy to use for a variety of people, including the elderly, the disabled, and families. In particular, family toilets are installed for the physically handicapped.

In addition, we can receive kind road information and local guidance by station manager and station staff.
Utilize Franchise store

Kanokawa Seimen

Naturally, there is a beginning of Sanuki udon because it is delicious.
It is said that "Koshi" is the key to the taste of udon and sanuki udon.
"Tokusankan 6jo5" The ratio of water to 1 cup of salt. (In summer, add 3 cups of water to 1 cup of salt, and in cold winter, add 6 cups of water.)

The hardness of the noodles is determined by the addition of salt and water.
You must be familiar with this ratio in order to claim Sanuki udon. Being hand-crafted. Aging should be more than 2 hours.

You can enjoy Japanese Sanuki-udon with reasonable price now in Japan.

One-serving is just 280 yen Min. with three-serving base in case of the cheapest price. Their business style is chain-stores. Web-site is Japanese language only. 



Source of photo : https://www.matsuyafoods.co.jp/english/menu/


Do you like beef bowl? A beef bowl restaurant in Japan called "Matsuya" loved by Japanese people. Juicy taste sauce is really matching with soft meat with Japanese miso soup.


Gyudon was originally a dish in which gyu-nabe was laid on rice bowl, and was born in the Meiji era.At that time, it was called "Gyumeshi" and the name of "Gyudon" was Meiji 32 The Yoshinoya, founded in 1975, seems to be the first.

Sukiyaki-don is also similar, but it is characterized by the addition of itkonjac, roasted tofu, and green onions as a remnant of sukiyaki.


The number of beef bowl chains has regional characteristics. In the Kanto area, the Yoshinoya, Sukiya, and Matsuya are competing on a scale of several hundred, but in Tokyo alone, Matsuya is missing out. In the Chugoku / Shikoku / Kyushu area, the Sukiya has the largest number of stores, and in the Shin-Etsu / Hokuriku area, the Sukiya has more than twice as many stores as the Yoshinoya.

In Osaka, the number of stores is the highest when combining the two companies of the same Zen Show Group, Usu and Sukiya. However, only the Sukiya and Yoshinoyas have opened stores in all 47 prefectures, and only these two companies have a total of over 1,000 stores. So, what are the characteristics of the key tastes?


Matsuya shop


Let's shop in cheap candy store


Japanese cheap candies stores remained in this island now.

However as a few Japanese introduction's web-site, this is unknown for foreign visitors.


Cheap candies stores (Dagashiya) Map


Japanese language only. Introduction of Japanese snakes web-site is rare.

About pictures are cheap candies stores in Japan's island.



Inexpensive sweets that can be purchased with a small pocket money for children are called "candy". Until the Showa era, it was sold at a nearby candy store, but with the introduction of the consumption tax, the number of shops has been reduced to plating and now it can be sold at convenience stores, supermarkets, shopping malls and so on.
There is no unsanitary image of the days when the confectionery at the candy store was exposed as it is, and it is packaged in small pieces and has a barcode for reading at the cash register. (It's a shame in design)
The word "da" has a meaning such as being unworthy or inferior, but why did it come to be called that way?


Let's find free siteseeing spots!


Once you've decided on a destination, check out the free attractions in the town. There are surprisingly many little-known free spots.


Capsule hotel for cut travel budget 


Accommodation expenses, which is a big expense for travel. It seems that many people use hostels and guesthouses to reduce travel expenses. There will be less private space, but it's a pleasure that these accommodations can have as an opportunity to interact with travelers from various countries and towns.

Capsule hotels are secretly attracting the attention of foreign tourists. As an accommodation facility unique to Japan, it is often introduced in overseas media, and it seems to be popular, saying "I would like to stay at a unique hotel unique to Japan. It is the best that you can stay cheaper than an ordinary hotel!".


Let's use rental bycicle

Compared to city buses, taxis, and trains, it's much cheaper to use, and it's a convenient bicycle with a tight turn around. In particular, rental bicycles are very convenient for sightseeing in Kyoto, which is a popular tourist destination that represents Japan.

With a bicycle, you can enjoy the movement while feeling the atmosphere of the town, and on the way, you can meet many wonderful shops and scenery that you might miss by bus or car.


100yen shop in Japan

The 100-yen shop is very popular with foreign tourists! The 100-yen shop, where you can get a variety of goods from convenient goods to Japanese souvenirs for only 100 yen, is becoming a must-visit spot for sightseeing in Japan.

Many people purchase not only souvenirs, but also Japanese sweets, drinks, shampoos, soaps, and other items that they need during their trip at the 100-yen shop. Certainly, some items are cheaper than those purchased at convenience stores.


Convenience store tips


For Japanese people, the goodness of the convenience store assortment and business hours are a matter of course. For foreigners, it seems to be an exciting point, "What a convenience (=convenience)!". It's certainly tough when you think about the people who work, but this may lead to the hospitality that Japan is proud of.

The range of products has become wider, and convenience stores in Japan continue to evolve. Many of the foreigners interviewed this time seemed very satisfied that they could eat delicious food at convenience stores. By the way, one of the attractions of convenience stores is that they frequently change products. I hope foreigners will continue to try various products and services!