Japan Recap Video + Expenses
Budget self grade: C-
Even with the great use of points for the majority of our accommodations here and miles for our flights into the country, we blew our budget (by about $500) on, one, food, and two, extra transportation. We splurged a lot on sushi. Like, a lot. We knew we would - I mean, it's Japan, c'mon. But we should have done a better job of making up for it in other ways. We are also increasingly being railroaded (pun intended!) by the costs of day trips or visits outside of main cities we visit. There's not much of a way around those fees, and, moving forward, we have to carefully weigh if those excursions are worth the extra expense.