So, I had always wanted to visit Japan but whenever I had checked the prices in the past, it always seemed far too expensive. From £800 flights to £80 a night hotel rooms, I thought it was one of those places you need to save for a special occasion and far too expensive for a solo traveller.
Then, in 2014, I was checking some flights and found return flights to Tokyo for just over £500, I then checked the hotels and found that good business hotels can be sought for around £50 a night and as now travelling as a couple with my wife, Thais, this was now seeming like a viable travel option.
I booked the flights and 4 nights in Shinjuku, Tokyo, in a business hotel, nothing special but did come with the famous Japanese toilet then we started looking into the places we wanted to visit. Although I had visited South Korea in 2002, Thais had never been, so we decided to tag on a short 3-day trip to Seoul. We also decided that we wanted to visit the Fuji Five Lakes, the Japanese Alps, Nara and Kyoto, wow, all this in 14 days, well, keep reading and I’ll show you how we did it.