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Cheap Japan: From Disney to Big Macs, prices are frozen in time

Global bargain attracts hordes of international visitors

A year-end countdown at Tokyo Disneyland: The theme park's entrance fees are cheaper than U.S. Disney parks.    © Disney

TOKYO -- Long labeled expensive, Japan is now drawing attention for its low prices.

Take Tokyo Disney, which has become a popular tourist destination in part because of its relative cheapness. One adult single-park ticket for same-day entry cost the equivalent of $69 on Oct. 31 -- barely more than half the $129 price tag at Disneyland in California and the cheapest for that date of the six Disney resorts examined by Nikkei, including locations in Paris and Shanghai.

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