I connected with a guy over Twitter who wanted to spend his fifth anniversary in either Tokyo or Spain. Barebones budget.
June 3 thru June 10, 2019
Prices for two people.
The best price I could find on flights/room from JFK to Tokyo for June 3 through June 10 was $2295.12 w/o insurance, which might add $200 – $300. Food and sightseeing can be inexpensive, especially if you use the Grutt Card (apr. $40) and bus passes (apr. $300). Also check out: https://tokyocheapo.com/entertainment/101-free-and-cheap-things-to-do-in-tokyo/ Site is a great resource.
Flights from NYC to Madrid and Madrid to Barcelona, then back to NYC, w/hostel rooms, $2058. Some good options here: https://pe.tours/NzI3NQ== (I can book several of these at further discount.)
There’s a transportation card called the T10 that runs around $10 for 10 rides. There’s also a Barcelona Pass that runs $100-ish per person that includes transportation, but you would have to decide if it’d be worth the cost.