It’s no secret that coming to Japan isn’t a cheap trip, and once you get here, self-control and staying on budget can be difficult! Enthusiasm and that ‘now or never’ feeling are dangerous for your wallet, especially when everything seems worth buying and taking back home. In addition, sightseeing can be expensive, especially if you are visiting Kyoto. But should you cancel your plans just because of budget constraints? Not at all! There are ways to enjoy Kyoto on a budget, you just need to do some digging. Granted, it is not always easy figuring out where to eat and stay as well as what to do in a city you have never visited before - especially if you are looking to cut back on expenses. What you need is the inside scoop - which is where I can help. I have spent years in this amazing city and while it can be expensive, you really don't need to break the bank on your trip to Kyoto. To kickstart your adventure, here are some of my top tips for visiting Kyoto on a budget.