Japan is often described as an expensive country to visit, live or work in.
Below are the areas in which your money will be spent.
You can either choose to save or spend in any or all of these areas.
If you are going on holiday, then you need somewhere to stay, a base from which you can explore all that the country has to offer.
In Japan there are many different types of accommodation, as I have written about here.
The main options to stay in Japan are; hotel, capsule, hostel and ryokan.
Each of these options comes with varying price tags.
For example, hotels go from reasonably priced to extravagant. Many businessmen and savvy travellers stay in capsules to save money.
Capsules are not great for couples as they are gender segregated so a hostel or hotel may be better if you are traveling with your partner.
Ryokan are usually more expensive as they are in the traditional Japanese style.