A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Hiroshima vs. Sapporo

Should you visit Hiroshima or Sapporo?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Hiroshima and Sapporo 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.

Sapporo

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 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 Sapporo is $94. 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 Sapporo 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 $146 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.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Hiroshima $72
    Sapporo $73
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hiroshima $144
    Sapporo $146

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.

The average traveler spends about $11 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.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Hiroshima $33
    Sapporo $11

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

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: $59
  • Enjoy a Japanese Cooking Class with a Charming Local in the Heart of Sapporo: $67
  • Japanese Cooking Lesson and Meal with a Local Professional in her Lovely Home: $67
  • Japanese cooking class in Sapporo: $71
  • Sapporo Bar Hopping Food Tour: $79
  • Japanese Food tour in Sapporo (Hokkaido): $123

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.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Hiroshima $11
    Sapporo -

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

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: $658
  • Shin Chitose Sapporo Airport Grand Limousine Transfer: $443
  • Private Airport Transfer: Between New Chitose Airport (CTS) and Sapporo: $286
  • Private Departure Transfer : Sapporo City to New Chitose Airport: $242
  • Shin Chitose Sapporo Airport 1-Way Charter Transfer: $217
  • Private Transfer - Sapporo to CTS Airport (9-seater) Legal Driver Guaranteed: $212
  • Horseback-Riding in a Country Side in Sapporo - Private Transfer is Included: $210
  • Shared Departure Transfer : Ski Resort in Hokkaido to Shin Chitose Airport: $156
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Sapporo to New Chitose Airport (CTS): $151
  • Shared Departure Transfer : Sapporo City to Shin Chitose Airport: $62

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.

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Sapporo can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $34 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Hiroshima $6.02
    Sapporo $34

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

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: $50
  • CLONE OF Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo Including Hoheikyo Onsen and Lunch: $86
  • Farm Tomita, Blue Pond, and Shirahige Waterfall Private Tour with Licensed Guide: $497
  • Full-Day Private Guided Tour Ainu Culture from Sapporo: $620
  • Furano and Biei Day Tour: $465
  • Furano and Biei One-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle from Sapporo: $878
  • Furano and Biei Taxi Day Tour: $104
  • Half-day Sapporo city and nature Tour: $118
  • Hokkaido Private Walking Tour: $369
  • Lake Toya and Noboribetsu Hell Valley Day Tour: $443
  • Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo Including Hoheikyo Onsen and Lunch: $86
  • Mt. Moiwa Ropeway / Moriscar Ticket: $15

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 Sapporo, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $3.66.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Hiroshima $13
    Sapporo $3.66


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Hiroshima and Sapporo, we can see that Hiroshima is more expensive. And not only is Sapporo much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Sapporo would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Sapporo 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 Sapporo.

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