Of all the countries in the world, Japan is my most desired destination. Any deal I've come across advertising a "cheap" trip to Japan has been in the low thousands of dollars at the least. This is way out of my budget, and will probably be for some time, but I'm young and adventurous, and I can't wait much longer. I'm really a noob when it comes to travel, so maybe I'm just looking in all the wrong places. I don't care what part of Japan I go to, although I would love to see the mountains. I also don't need much money once I get there (not a big fan of souvenirs) so my budget is solely focused on transportation. I'm wide open to any creative ideas you may have, thanks in advance.