Flying from Japan to other parts of Asia is surprisingly very cheap! Here are some links to help you get started. Remember to always plan ahead!
While you may prefer to plan things on your own, there's no question that tours are very convenient. The small-group backpacking tours not only let you explore someplace new, but allow you meet people from all over the world.
Getting touris visas can be a horribly confusing process. To make it easier, we've collected some links on the most popular destination, as well as information on how to get the all-important Japanese re-entry permit.