Japan in Oct, any info would be greatly appreciated.
I'm planning to go to Japan in October for about two weeks. Probably Tokyo and Kyoto.
Would love some help on costs, daily budget, places to visit any accommodation recommendations etc. Also what would the weather be like in Oct. I really love Japanese culture and would like to see some temples and zen gardens and a Geisha show. Any info would be a big help.
It really depends on what you like to do. Japan has wide variety of accommodations. If you are traveling solo and looking for a decent economical hotels, you may find them at around 6000~8000 yen/night. Many of those budget hotels offer complimentary breakfast. Lunch and dinner probably 3000 yen for the two meals (I'm assuming not drinking. ) So, $110~120 USD would be sufficient for place to stay and dining. If you stay at youth hostel, that would be somewhat cheaper.
Weather would be very nice. Mostly sunny and not so cold if you plan to go Tokyo and Kyoto.
I've been to Japan twice during October and it was a mix of rainy days or cool, sunny days. I never packed an umbrella when leaving the U.S. as you can buy them anywhere for under 700 yen.
Take Hato bus tour may be easier and cheaper way for forigners.
Sensoji (Temple) where is in Asakusa i s one of the most popular places for forigners.
Dynamic Tokyo tour takes you to some Zen gardens and you can have a tea ceremony too.
I hope you will have a nice time in Japan.
I went to Japan only November last year. If you going for 2 weeks make sure you get yourself a rail pass. You can't obtain one once you enter the country so you gotta do it in your own! You will save hundreds on dollars if you get one.
If you're looking for accomodation budget range would be you hostels and backpackers. They're around 3000yen per night. They are very nice and clean too. Hotels are dearer again and your looking around 9000yen or more.
I live in Australia and I budgeted $100AUD a day it was enough to get me souvenirs, food etc....so the more you save the more you spend!!!
Tokyo is awesome! Make sure when you travel around the city you use the JR Rail (If you get that rail pass) and get a day pass to the Metro Subway...they're only 700yen!
Kyoto is a must see.......make sure you get yourself a 1 day bus pass. They're only around 500yen and you cant travel all over the city with that ticket.
Hope that helps you! :-)