A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Hiroshima vs. Chichibu-Tama-Kai

Should you visit Hiroshima or Chichibu-Tama-Kai?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Hiroshima and Chichibu-Tama-Kai can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima is positioned on the coast of the Seto Inland Sea and is an industrial city made up of many zigzagging rivers and wide boulevard streets. Today Hiroshima is a modern and vibrant city with great food and an energetic nightlife, but the image that remains in most visitor's minds is the Hiroshima of 1945 when it became the horrific sight of the first atomic bomb attack. Hiroshima shares the colorful neon atmosphere of other major Japanese cities and its hard to recognize the city immortalized all those years ago on that fateful day.

Chichibu-Tama-Kai

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).

Which city is cheaper, Chichibu-Tama-Kai or Hiroshima?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Hiroshima is $112, while the average daily cost in Chichibu-Tama-Kai is $78. 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 Hiroshima and Chichibu-Tama-Kai in more detail.




Accommodation

Travelers usually pay around $144 for a double occupancy room in Hiroshima 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 $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.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Hiroshima $72
    Chichibu-Tama-Kai $38
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hiroshima $144
    Chichibu-Tama-Kai $76


Food

In Hiroshima travelers spend around $33 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.

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.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Hiroshima $33
    Chichibu-Tama-Kai $27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hiroshima

For Hiroshima, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Enjoy a Private Japanese Cooking Class with a Local Hiroshima Family: $43
  • Hiroshima No1 food!! 'Okonomiyaki'-cooking class: $61
  • Hiroshima No1 food!! 'Okonomiyaki'-cooking class and a guided-tour of the museum: $77
  • Hiroshima Bar Hopping Food Tour: $79
  • Local Favorites Private Night Food Tour: $101
  • Hiroshima 惻Night Food Tour Visiting Recommended Bars by Locals & Cycling: $118
  • Private Hiking and Country Cooking Experience in Yuki: $126
  • Best of Hiroshima Food Tour: $191
  • Cooking class: learn from a Washoku chef in Setouch: $431


Local Transportation

To get around in Hiroshima, the average visitor spends $11 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.

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.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Hiroshima $11
    Chichibu-Tama-Kai $22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hiroshima

Also for Hiroshima, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Shared Departure Transfer : Hiroshima City to Hiroshima Airport: $86


Entertainment

In Hiroshima, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $6.02 per person, per day.

In Chichibu-Tama-Kai, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $7.96 per person, per day.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Hiroshima $6.02
    Chichibu-Tama-Kai $7.96

Tours and Activities in Hiroshima

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Hiroshima.

  • "Shishimai"- Lion Dance Experience: $133
  • 'Guided Tour' Premium Boat Tour Around Stunning Hiroshima Castle: $16
  • 1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Hiroshima): $162
  • 1-Day Hiroshima World Heritage Tour: $165
  • 2 days 1 night Environment-Friendly Setouchi Cruising Tour (Hiroshima-Omishima): $6,316
  • A Chauffeur Driven Tour: Hiroshima & Miyajima + Landmark Kintaikyo Bridge: $639
  • Aikido Experience in Hiroshima. Feel the spirit of the ultimate martial art!: $66
  • Comic-learning experience - MANGA illustration workshop! in Hiroshima city: $129
  • Countryside Cycling Tour With A Hiroshima Travel Buddy: $246
  • Eat, Drink, Cycle: Hiroshima Food and Bike Tour: $86
  • Experience Culture and Culinary enjoying Magnificent Japanese Garden, Hiroshima: $140
  • Experience Japanese Martial Arts - Iaido (Art of Drawing the Japanese Sword): $67


Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Hiroshima, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $13.

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 $9.26.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Hiroshima $13
    Chichibu-Tama-Kai $9.26



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Hiroshima and Chichibu-Tama-Kai, we can see that Hiroshima 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 Hiroshima would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Hiroshima than you might in Chichibu-Tama-Kai.

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