A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Lahore vs. Tokyo for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Lahore or Tokyo?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Lahore and Tokyo. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Lahore or Tokyo?

Lahore

As Pakistan's second largest city and the capital of the north-eastern Punjab province, Lahore is widely considered the country's cultural capital. Some of its best-known features include the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Gurdwara, a mall surrounded by buildings from the British Raj, and many unique markets and neighborhoods.

Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is by far the most populous city in the world with a staggering 37 million people. As a worldwide hub for technology and business, it hosts millions of visitors annually. But Tokyo is not just a place for business trips. With its incredible mixture of historical temples and shrines, remarkably beautiful parks, endless shopping malls, and genuinely wonderful people, Tokyo is a terrific place to visit and to explore.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Pakistan, The Best Cultural Tours in Pakistan, The Best 2-Week Tours in Japan, and The Best Bicycle Tours in Japan.


Which place is cheaper, Tokyo or Lahore?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Lahore is $57, while the average daily cost in Tokyo is $157. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Lahore and Tokyo in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lahore $37
    Tokyo $77
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lahore $74
    Tokyo $154
Compare Hotels in Lahore and Tokyo

Looking for a hotel in Lahore or Tokyo? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Lahore


Hotels in Tokyo


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Lahore Hotel Prices and Tokyo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lahore $9.98
    Tokyo $17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lahore

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

  • Transit Trip: Lahore Guided Day Trip With Round Trip Airport Transfers: $140
  • Airport Transfer : $60
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Arrival : $30
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Departure: $30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tokyo

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

  • Private Transfer between Tokyo and Hakuba or Nozawa: $1,156
  • Hakuba: Private transfer from/to Tokyo/HND by minibus max 9: $893
  • Private Transfers between Tokyo and Snow Monkey Park: $824
  • One Way Shuttle Van Transfer, Tokyo ⇔ Nagano: $719
  • Haneda airport to/from Naeba city Private Transfer: $662
  • From Tokyo:Private tour to Kamakura with Round-way transfer: $599
  • Haneda airport to/from Karuizawa Town Private Transfer: $578
  • 10-hour Customizable Private Tour with Hotel Transfer: $569
  • One Way Shuttle Van Transfer, Tokyo ⇔ Nikko: $527
  • Haneda Airport to/from Kamakura City Private Transfer: $488
  • Narita Airport: Private one way transfer by Luxury car/Van: $488
  • Private Customizable Tour with Transfer: $462

Is it cheaper to fly into Lahore or Tokyo?

Prices for flights to both Tokyo and Lahore change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Lahore $14
    Tokyo $37

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lahore

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

  • Street Food Tour of Lahore's Walled City : $85
  • Lahore's Complete Night Food Tour: Local Culinary Experience: $110

Typical Food Prices in Tokyo

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Tokyo:


  • Late Night Noodles
    $5.23
  • Conveyor Belt Sushi Snack
    $5.23
  • Meal at Airport
    $6.81

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tokyo

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

  • Takoyaki cooking experience in Kabukicho, Shinjuku: $22
  • Easy Ramen Cooking Experience in Kabukicho, Shinjuku: $26
  • 2 Hours Japanese Style Pub and Food Tour in Ueno: $33
  • Private Sushi Roll Cooking Class in Japan: $38
  • 【Grand Opening】Sushi Making near Tokyo Tower - Cooking Class: $42
  • 【Grand Opening!】Sushi Making near Tokyo Tower - Cooking Class: $43
  • Sushi Making Class in Tsukiji 90-Minute cooking experience: $53
  • Private Authentic Japanese Cooking Class with a Local Yukiyo: $54
  • Japanese Traditional Cooking Class: $59
  • Wagyu and 7 Japanese Dishes Cooking Class: $60
  • Tokyo Wagyu Culinary Tour Cooking Culture and Tasting: $66
  • Small-Group Wagyu Beef and 7 Japanese Dishes Tokyo Cooking Class: $68

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Lahore $5.08
    Tokyo $69

Tours and Activities in Lahore

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

  • 1 Day Rohtas Fort & Khewra Salt Mines Tour: $120
  • 2 Days Private Guided Tour in Lahore : $300
  • Full Day Private Guided Lahore Sightseeing Tour : $95
  • Guided Walking Tour: Walled City of Lahore : $90
  • Half Day Private Shopping Tour for Ladies in Lahore: $154
  • Kartarpur Corridor and Gurdwara Sahib Yatra Guided Tour: $175
  • Kartarpur Tour: $150
  • Kartarpur-Guru-Nanak sab One Day Tour : $250
  • Ladies Special: Lahore Half day Guided Shopping Tour: $90
  • Lahore Big Bus City Tour: $20
  • Lahore City, Fort, Museums and Walled City Exploration Tour: $120
  • Lahore Full Day Sightseeing Guided Tour: $145

Tours and Activities in Tokyo

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

  • 4 Hours Private Shibuya - Shinjuku Night Tour: $99
  • Art Japanese Fan Crafting Experience in Tokyo Asakusa: $23
  • Feel the History Walking Tour Starting from Imperial Palace: $51
  • Mt. Fuji Roundtrip Tours From Shinjuku, Japan: $84
  • Private Tour in Maniac Places in Asakusa: $99
  • Tokyo Full Day Tour With Guide and Foods Included: $275
  • Walking Tour to Temple and Izakaya from the River: $116
  • *Starting / Ending at Your Hotel* 3hr Private E-bike Tour Tokyo: $135
  • 1 Day Bus Tour To Mitsumine Shrine From Shinjuku: $89
  • 1 Day Tokyo Private Charter Sightseeing Tour with Guide: $493
  • 1 Day Tokyo Sightseeing Tour Private Wagon: $482
  • 1 Day Walking Tour in Asakusa Traditional Tokyo and Nature: $144

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lahore $4.89
    Tokyo $33

Typical Alcohol Prices in Tokyo

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Tokyo:


  • Sake
    $3.92

Sample the Local Flavors in Tokyo

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Tokyo:

  • Tokyo Pub Crawl: $25
  • 3-Hour Tokyo Pub Crawl Weekly Welcome Guided Tour in Shibuya: $52
  • Private Shinjuku Nightlife Walking Tour & Golden-Gai Bar Crawl: $85
  • Toshimaya Sake Brewery Tour with Sake Tasting: $90
  • barhopping tour&bar crawl in Retro Town Shimokitazawa: $96
  • Japanese Rice Wine Tasting and Paring Experience : $99
  • Private Sake Tasting at 300 Years Old Sake Brewery in Tokyo : $105
  • 【Harajuku】Night Pub Crawl with Local Japanese: $125
  • Tokyo | 3 Hours Brewery Tour with Sake Sommelier: $128
  • Sake Brewery and Spiritual Nature Tour in Okutama Tokyo: $135
  • Private Local Craft Brewery Tour in Tokyo: $150
  • Wooden Barrel Sake Brewery Tour and Unlimited Tasting Near Tokyo: $164


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Lahore and Tokyo, we can see that Tokyo is more expensive. And not only is Lahore much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Lahore would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Lahore 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 Tokyo would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Tokyo than you might in Lahore.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Lahore Expensive? and Is Tokyo Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Lahore or Tokyo?

Tokyo has a larger population, and is about 32% larger than the population of Lahore. When comparing the sizes of Lahore and Tokyo, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Lahore or Tokyo?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Lahore or Tokyo in the Summer?

Both Tokyo and Lahore are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Also, many travelers come to Tokyo for the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

Lahore can become quite hot in the summer. In July, Lahore is generally a little warmer than Tokyo. Daily temperatures in Lahore average around 33°C (91°F), and Tokyo fluctuates around 26°C (78°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Lahore. Lahore usually receives more sunshine than Tokyo during summer. Lahore gets 228 hours of sunny skies, while Tokyo receives 137 hours of full sun in the summer.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Tokyo. It's quite rainy in Lahore. In July, Lahore usually receives more rain than Tokyo. Lahore gets 202 mm (8 in) of rain, while Tokyo receives 127 mm (5 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Lahore 33°C (91°F) 
    Tokyo 26°C (78°F)

Should I visit Lahore or Tokyo in the Autumn?

Both Tokyo and Lahore during the autumn are popular places to visit. Also, many visitors come to Tokyo in the autumn for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

Lahore is much warmer than Tokyo in the autumn. The daily temperature in Lahore averages around 27°C (81°F) in October, and Tokyo fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

It's quite sunny in Lahore. In the autumn, Lahore often gets more sunshine than Tokyo. Lahore gets 290 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Tokyo receives 129 hours of full sun.

Tokyo gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Lahore usually gets less rain in October than Tokyo. Lahore gets 12 mm (0.5 in) of rain, while Tokyo receives 165 mm (6.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Lahore 27°C (81°F) 
    Tokyo 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Lahore or Tokyo in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Lahore and Tokyo. Also, most visitors come to Tokyo for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

In the winter, Lahore is much warmer than Tokyo. Typically, the winter temperatures in Lahore in January average around 14°C (58°F), and Tokyo averages at about 5°C (42°F).

In Lahore, it's very sunny this time of the year. Lahore usually receives more sunshine than Tokyo during winter. Lahore gets 220 hours of sunny skies, while Tokyo receives 175 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Lahore usually receives less rain than Tokyo. Lahore gets 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain, while Tokyo receives 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Lahore 14°C (58°F) 
    Tokyo 5°C (42°F)

Should I visit Lahore or Tokyo in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Lahore as well as Tokyo. Also, the spring months attract visitors to Tokyo because of the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

In April, Lahore is generally much warmer than Tokyo. Daily temperatures in Lahore average around 28°C (83°F), and Tokyo fluctuates around 14°C (58°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Lahore this time of the year. In the spring, Lahore often gets more sunshine than Tokyo. Lahore gets 278 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Tokyo receives 161 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Tokyo. Lahore usually gets less rain in April than Tokyo. Lahore gets 20 mm (0.8 in) of rain, while Tokyo receives 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Lahore 28°C (83°F) 
    Tokyo 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Tokyo and Lahore

Lahore Tokyo
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (58°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 5°C (42°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Feb 17°C (62°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 6°C (42°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 22°C (72°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 9°C (47°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Apr 28°C (83°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 14°C (58°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
May 33°C (91°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 19°C (66°F) 138 mm (5.4 in)
Jun 35°C (96°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 22°C (71°F) 186 mm (7.3 in)
Jul 33°C (91°F) 202 mm (8 in) 26°C (78°F) 127 mm (5 in)
Aug 32°C (90°F) 164 mm (6.5 in) 27°C (81°F) 148 mm (5.8 in)
Sep 31°C (88°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 23°C (74°F) 180 mm (7.1 in)
Oct 27°C (81°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 18°C (64°F) 165 mm (6.5 in)
Nov 21°C (70°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 13°C (55°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Dec 16°C (60°F) 14 mm (0.5 in) 8°C (46°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)