Should you visit Chichibu-Tama-Kai or Sapporo?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Chichibu-Tama-Kai and Sapporo can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
Located at the intersection of the Saitama, Yamanashi, Nagano, and Tokyo Prefectures, Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park is a national park in Japan webbed with hiking trails and many ancient shrines. Mount Mitake, Mount Mitsumine, and Mount Mito are just three of the eight peaks that tower above the park at over 2000 meters, while rivers sources flowing below include the Arakawa River, Shinano River, Tama River, and Fuefuki River (Fuji River).
Capital of the northern Japanese island Hokkaido, Sapporo is a city surrounded by mountains and known for its beer, skiing, and annual snow festival with stunning ice sculptures. As host to the 1972 Winter Olympics, the city limits are dotted with ski jumps, hills, and popular ski resorts still in use today.
Which city is cheaper, Sapporo or Chichibu-Tama-Kai?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Chichibu-Tama-Kai is $77, while the average daily cost in Sapporo is $118. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Chichibu-Tama-Kai and Sapporo in more detail.
Travelers usually pay around $76 for a double occupancy room in Chichibu-Tama-Kai If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Travelers usually pay around $140 for a double occupancy room in Sapporo If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Chichibu-Tama-Kai food costs typically run travelers around $27 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
The average traveler spends about $33 per day in Sapporo for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sapporo
For Sapporo, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Enjoy a Cooking Lesson and Meal with a Local in Her Residential Sapporo Home:
Enjoy a Japanese Cooking Class with a Charming Local in the Heart of Sapporo:
Japanese Cooking Lesson and Meal with a Local Professional in her Lovely Home:
Japanese cooking class in Sapporo:
Sapporo Bar Hopping Food Tour:
Japanese Food tour in Sapporo (Hokkaido):
To get around in Chichibu-Tama-Kai, the average visitor spends $22 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
Sapporo's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $17 per person, per day on transportation in Sapporo.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sapporo
Also for Sapporo, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private Transfer in Hokkaido - Shinchitose Airport to Niseko:
Shin Chitose Sapporo Airport Grand Limousine Transfer:
Private Airport Transfer: Between New Chitose Airport (CTS) and Sapporo:
Private Departure Transfer : Sapporo City to New Chitose Airport:
Shin Chitose Sapporo Airport 1-Way Charter Transfer:
Private Transfer - Sapporo to CTS Airport (9-seater) Legal Driver Guaranteed:
Horseback-Riding in a Country Side in Sapporo - Private Transfer is Included:
Shared Departure Transfer : Ski Resort in Hokkaido to Shin Chitose Airport:
Private Airport Transfer: from Sapporo to New Chitose Airport (CTS):
Shared Departure Transfer : Sapporo City to Shin Chitose Airport:
In Chichibu-Tama-Kai, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $7.93 per person, per day.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Sapporo can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $18 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Tours and Activities in Sapporo
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Sapporo.
Bike Tours By Locals, Sapporo city and riverside cycling:
CLONE OF Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo Including Hoheikyo Onsen and Lunch:
Farm Tomita, Blue Pond, and Shirahige Waterfall Private Tour with Licensed Guide:
Full-Day Private Guided Tour Ainu Culture from Sapporo:
Furano and Biei Day Tour:
Furano and Biei One-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle from Sapporo:
Furano and Biei Taxi Day Tour:
Half-day Sapporo city and nature Tour:
Hokkaido Private Walking Tour:
Lake Toya and Noboribetsu Hell Valley Day Tour:
Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo Including Hoheikyo Onsen and Lunch:
Mt. Moiwa Ropeway / Moriscar Ticket:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Chichibu-Tama-Kai, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $9.23.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Sapporo, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $8.87.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Chichibu-Tama-Kai and Sapporo, we can see that Sapporo is more expensive. And not only is Chichibu-Tama-Kai much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Chichibu-Tama-Kai would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Chichibu-Tama-Kai and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Sapporo would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Sapporo than you might in Chichibu-Tama-Kai.
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