The perception that Japan is an expensive end is challenged by our tipsters, who encounter 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 skill islands and an easy one-hour learn outing from Kyoto or Osaka, has museums straying from a gallery hotel to art installations. Free bus take you around the art places and to an amazing art-filled sento bathhouse( PS4. 40 ), complete with full-size elephant statues overlooking the tubs. Staying in the Benesse Foundation’s hotels is very pricey( from PS250) but there is a marvelous alternative a very short gait from the key prowes sites and beautiful: Tsutsuji-so’s yurts( PS25-PS30 per person per nighttime ). They are private, traditional Mongolian tents with proper beds.