The perception that Japan is an expensive destination is challenged by our tipsters, who ascertain 70 p sushi delivered by robot, cheap internal flights, all-you-can-drink-deals and friendly hostels
Winning tip: Art and yurts, Naoshima
Naoshima, the gem of Japan’s artwork islands and an easy one-hour develop journeying from Kyoto or Osaka, has museums straddling from a gallery hotel to art installations. Free buses take you around the art places and to an amazing art-filled sento bathhouse( PS4. 40 ), complete with full-size elephant sculptures overlooking the soaks. Biding in the Benesse Foundation’s hotels is very pricey( from PS250) but there is a splendid alternative a very short move from the key skill areas and beautiful: Tsutsuji-so’s yurts( PS25-PS30 per person per nighttime ). They are private, traditional Mongolian tents with proper beds.