Who: One Person, Private Room
Where: Toronto to Tokyo, Japan
When: Monday, October 23rd - Sunday, November 5th
Note: There is a long layover both ways in Shanghai, don't stress, it will give you time to explore downtown Shanghai! You do not require a VISA since it is under 72hrs and there is a shuttle downtown from the airport for $5 CDN equivalent that takes under 30min.
Flight: Toronto to Tokyo, Japan | October 23rd
Stay: Apartment in Shanghai | October 24th - October 25th
Option 1: $78 + 15% tax = $89.70 CDN: I stayed here! It's a BIG apartment all to yourself, 5 minute walk from where the airport shuttle drops you off, Close to shopping and temple, Has a bag drop for free
Stay: AirBnB or Hotel in Tokyo | October 25th - November 4th
Option 1: $518.00 CDN; Sleeping in a capsule, Shared bathroom, Good location
Option 2: $413.00 CDN; Great reviews, Good location
Option 3: $592.00 CDN; Good reviews, Close to transit
Stay: Apartment in Shanghai | November 4th - November 5th
Option 1: $73 + 15% tax = $83.95 CDN; Same place as before, you won't regret it.
Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive place I posted it's about $1433.65 for the trip.
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