9 episodes

HI! Japan is a podcast challenging the stale notions of Japan as an out of reach destination for budget travelers. Each episode features interviews with a collection of budget travelers, and aims to showcase the beauty, diversity, accessibility, and affordability of Japan.

There's a reason why Japan tops so many travel bucket lists, HI! Japan wants to help you discover how a life-changing trip is closer than you thought, and how to make the most of the country, whatever your budget.

HI! Japan: Your Trip. Your Budget. Your Japan. Hosteling International Japan

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

HI! Japan is a podcast challenging the stale notions of Japan as an out of reach destination for budget travelers. Each episode features interviews with a collection of budget travelers, and aims to showcase the beauty, diversity, accessibility, and affordability of Japan.

There's a reason why Japan tops so many travel bucket lists, HI! Japan wants to help you discover how a life-changing trip is closer than you thought, and how to make the most of the country, whatever your budget.

    What Makes Hosteling International Unique?

    What Makes Hosteling International Unique?

    Hostels are often a budget traveler’s go-to choice for accommodations around the world. Not only do they provide us with the basic necessities for life on the road, but also the chance to meet — and learn from — other like-minded travelers from all corners of the planet.

    • 38 min
    The Top Sights & Experiences For Any Traveler To Japan

    The Top Sights & Experiences For Any Traveler To Japan

    Even though Japan is not a huge country, it certainly isn’t small either. While cities like Tokyo and Kyoto are flooded by tourists every year — and for good reason — there are ways to experience a more off the beaten path side of the country as well.

    • 14 min
    Everything You Need To Eat On Your Trip To Japan

    Everything You Need To Eat On Your Trip To Japan

    Few countries can compete with Japan when it comes to food. While sushi, sashimi, and ramen may be the first things you think of when it comes to Japan’s culinary offerings, the country offers a wider range of exciting and unique flavors (and textures!).

    • 14 min
    Don't Plan Your Trip To Japan Without These Resources

    Don't Plan Your Trip To Japan Without These Resources

    Sometimes taking the plunge and buying your ticket can feel like the biggest step, but when it comes to Japan, there is so much more to do than just sit back and wait for your plane to take off. Japan is a country with so much to offer, so much see, do and experience, and it’s essential that you have some sort of plan in place before you go.

    • 14 min
    Why Japan Should Be At The Top Of Your Travel Bucket List

    Why Japan Should Be At The Top Of Your Travel Bucket List

    Japan has always been a country that has captivated travelers from afar, and those who have visited once often find themselves routinely returning for more. 

    In this episode of HI! Japan, we're exploring what it is about Japan that fascinates us, and why it should be at the top of your travel bucket list. 

    • 12 min
    How To Travel Japan On A Budget

    How To Travel Japan On A Budget

    There's a persistent myth of Japan being one of the most expensive countries in the world to travel to, with almost everyone you talk to giving stories of $20 cantaloupes or $400 taxi rides. 

    While the cantaloupes part might be true, the fact is that Japan is actually an incredibly budget-friendly travel destination. In this episode, we're digging into how to make the most of a trip to Japan, regardless of your budget.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

yippopotomus ,

Very Helpful For My Upcoming Trip

Found this podcast while prepping for my Japan trip. Loved the core topics as individual episodes and I learned a lot of tips! Highly recommend.

Stephhanie Prince ,

Highly recommended

I listened to this podcast as I was preparing to visit Tokyo and it was really informative and helpful.

toocute:) ,

Informative

I really loved this podcast and I wish there were more episodes! I feel like I learned a lot really quickly

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