The perception that Japan is an expensive end is challenged by our tipsters, who catch 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 pearl of Japan’s art islands and an easy one-hour study passage from Kyoto or Osaka, has museums arraying from a gallery hotel to art installations. Free bus take you around the art locations and to an amazing art-filled sento bathhouse( PS4. 40 ), terminated with full-size elephant figures overlooking the showers. Standing in the Benesse Foundation’s hotels is very pricey( from PS250) but there is a magnificent alternative a very short walk from the key artwork locates and beautiful: Tsutsuji-so’s yurts( PS25-PS30 per person per darknes ). They are private, traditional Mongolian tents with proper beds.