my boyfriend and I are planning a four week trip to japan. So far, we know we definitely want to go to Kyoto and Tokyo and we'd probably be quite happy to basically stay in each for two weeks.
Of course we knew that Japan will be more expensive than SEA, but it now seems soo expensive that we really need to think about what the budget would have to be like.
So, asuming the folllowing: We want to try and sleep in cheap doubles rooms, some days even in dorms, manga cafes, karaoke bars, public baths if that turns out to be cheaper. We're hoping to go for lunch and dinner (getting breakfast from the supermarket or so), but we're both vegetarian, so it has to be vegetarian food (quite happy to eat ramen every day, but are they always vegetarian or are they cooked in chicken brooth or something like this?). Also, we really like cute, little cafes, so maybe two or three coffees a day would be nice. We're quite happy to walk around a lot and we would like to see temples and shrines (but we don't absolutely have to go to museums or art galleries etc), and we'd also like to visit an Onsen bath.
Can anyone give us tipps on how much we should budget for an average day? (obviously, souvenirs excluded)
Would it be cheaper to, e.g., stay outside of Tokyo and Kyoto and travel in by train/tube?
Thanks very much in advance!