The Ultimate Guide: How to Travel to Tokyo from Manila on a Budget

Tokyo is definitely a top place to visit for tourists. No one can deny its charm. But, there are many buts. What if it’s too expensive? So much “what ifs”. Today is a great day to debunk all those Japan myths and start planning about this dream already.



1. Making Your Itinerary / Where to go? What to do?

We’ve made a couple of ready-to-print itineraries here at OurKawaii.Tokyo that you can just follow, alter or use as an itinerary inspiration.  (Click here)

You may also check the blog of our friend Raisa for her “DIY Tokyo, Japan 5 Days/ 4 Nights Tour for less than 30,000 Php” informative entry.

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Q~pot café in Omotesando

15514185657_858f7599c3_c Q~pot café was a magical, Alice in Wonderland themed café in Omotesando area.Q~pot was designed by Tadaaki Wakamatsu who was a previous fashion model in Tokyo until he started studying accessory design under Mr. Kazumasa Seima. He established Q~pot as an accessory brand in 2002 and the rest is history.

15514192007_75c69ca5ea_c Now, Q~pot has been introduced not only as a fashion brand but a communication tool that aims to connect people with the similar aesthetics together. Thus, the creation of Q~pot café in front of their very own accessory shop building in Omotesando. They have a total of 9 rooms which are called, Whip Room (Take Out Corner), Tooth Room (Powder Room), BisQuit Room, Religieuse Room, Melt Room (Drink Counter), Chocolate Room, Whip Strawberry Room, Mouse’s Room and SE”Q”RET Room. Continue reading

Budget-friendly Hotels in Tokyo

Here are some of our hotel recommendations within the Tokyo area. Some are recommended by our dear friends based on their experience as well.

If this is your first time to travel in Tokyo, you might consider booking a hotel near the convenient train stations within the “Yamanote Line” loop (ex: Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Tokyo~).

Note: You may also try renting places in Tokyo via AIRBNB. ^_^

If you have hotel suggestions you’d like to add to our list, please feel free to comment below too! : )

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