How to Travel Japan on a Budget

How to get more for your Yen travelling in Japan

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International business journalist and trainer, Carole Goldsmith has travelled in Japan over 35 trips during the past 25 years, and has learnt many budget travel tips to share with you. Carole has been  teaching travellers and travel agent how to travel Japan on a budget for over 10 years. 

Carole will teach you about handy Japan travel websites plus diverse types of accommodation, from budget business hotels, to Airbnb’s to hostels in major cities and rural areas. Discover the many travel options for Japan from Japan Rail Passes, local trains, buses and low budget airlines plus handy city travel cards to buy. Learn also about low cost and straightforward ways to travel from Japan’s international airports and how to use Japan’s subways and its multi rail network.

Carole will share with you the cultural do’s and don’ts in Japan, suggested itineraries and how you can travel to popular tourist destinations as well as to Japan’s rural wonderland escapes.

You will find out about where to eat cheaply while travelling Japan. Discover how to get access to your money, as your bank card may not work in Japanese Bank ATMs. Learn where to get free WiFi and how to get a sim card or rent a mobile phone in Japan.

Carole will teach you some handy Japanese phrases for your travels, where to go shopping on a budget and many tips for easy, budget travel in Japan.

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What you will learn
  • Tips on travelling Japan on a budget - transport, accommodation and eating
  • About Japanese culture, do’s and don’ts, ATM access that works, WiFi, transport, cards, getting from the airport, travel tips and handy Japanese phrases to use.
  • Traditional itineraries plus travel to rural Japan and places off the beaten track
What you will get
  • Extensive travel notes.
  • Valuable websites and tips for your Japan travels.
  • Japan travel tips from your travel coach Carole Goldsmith who has travelled in Japan 35 times.
Parking Info

There's parking in the street, out the front. You can also catch a 67 tram from Elsternwick Station (direction Carnegie) and get off at Kooyong Rd and Glenhuntly Rd. Burreel Ave is only two minute's walk away. 

What to bring
  • Bring a note book and pens as well as your snacks and water bottle.
What to wear

Appropriate clothing for garden studio (inside)

Appropriate for

Children over 14 and adults


Carole Goldsmith

Vendor since 2017

Carole Goldsmith, CEO of Carole Goldsmith International is a global news correspondent reporting about business across the Asia Pacific Region. She regularly travels to Japan and other parts of Asia to attend and report on international conferences for global media. She is also a lecturer / trainer and assessor in journalism, international business culture, business, tourism and travel.

Carole has been travelling across Japan for over 25 years discovering exciting places in main cities and rural areas while, meeting wonderful people on her way.  When she is not travelling, Carole is based in Melbourne.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Carole Goldsmith requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Carole Goldsmith to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Carole Goldsmith or organised by Carole Goldsmith must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Carole Goldsmith .


I agree to give Carole Goldsmith unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Carole Goldsmith classes and events or on Carole Goldsmith 's premises. (For use of Carole Goldsmith marketing materials).


Carole Goldsmith requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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08 December 2018 • How to Travel Japan on a Budget

The notes we got at the beginning were really detailed and we covered lots of material in the class about the cities, but even more so information about country areas. Lots of tips and tricks and I liked the way Carole got in touch before the class to see if I had any specific interests or things I might like covered,


03 December 2018 • How to Travel Japan on a Budget

Carole gave us a really comprehensive, informative and thoroughly useful "tour" of all the essentials we would need for a tour of Japan but also picked up on our particular interests and provided us with many useful tips and insights.