A Travel Price Comparison for Japan Yokohama vs. Matsue for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Yokohama or Matsue?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Yokohama or Matsue, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Yokohama

Located on the western coast of Tokyo Bay just south of Tokyo, Yokohama is Japan's second largest city and one of the most-visited cities by foreigners. It features one of the largest Chinatown's in the world as well as many parks and architectural landmarks.

Matsue

Matsue, Japan is located on the scenic shores of Lake Shinji in the Shimane Prefecture. Matsue is the capital city of the prefecture and is known as the water city due to being located between Lake Shinji, Lake Nakaumi, and the Sea of Japan. This historically rich city is famous for being a laid back samurai village with stunning sunsets and traditional confectioneries.

Which city is cheaper, Matsue or Yokohama?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Yokohama is $117, while the average daily cost in Matsue is $62. 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 Yokohama and Matsue in more detail.



Accommodation

A hotel room in Yokohama is about $132 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.

The average price for accommodation for two people in Matsue is $48. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Yokohama $66
    Matsue $24
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Yokohama $132
    Matsue $48

Local Transportation

The cost of a taxi ride in Yokohama is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 per person, per day, on local transportation in Yokohama.

The average price of local transportation around Matsue is $19 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Yokohama $19
    Matsue $19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Yokohama

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Yokohama:

  • 5-hour Tokyo Tour + Transfer Between Yokohama and Narita Airport: $892
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Tokyo International Airport to Yokohama City - One Way: $516
  • Private Departure Transfer : Yokohama City to Haneda Airport: $181
  • Private Departure Transfer : Yokohama City to Narita International Airport: $364
  • Private Haneda Transfer Service to/from Yokohama City: $165
  • Shared Departure Transfer : Yokohama City to Haneda Airport: $82
  • Shared Departure Transfer : Yokohama City to Narita International Airport: $210
  • Transfer from Yokohama To HND Airport by Private Car for Daytime Flight: $305
  • Transfer from Yokohama To HND Airport by Private Car for Nighttime Flight: $369
  • Yokohama Osanbashi Port to Main Tokyo Private Transfer Alphard bus for pax1-5: $223
  • Yokohama Osanbashi Port to Main Tokyo Private Transfer Haice bus for pax1-9: $295
  • Yokohama Port Shared Transfer : from Yokohama Port to Haneda Airport: $101

Is it cheaper to fly into Yokohama or Matsue?

Prices for flights to both Matsue and Yokohama 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 in Yokohama costs travelers about $35 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.

In Matsue travelers spend around $26 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.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Yokohama $35
    Matsue $26

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Yokohama

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Yokohama.

  • 2 hour Japanese Food tour in Yokohama: $123
  • Premium tour with cooking experience Yokohama Winery Ingredients Premier: $1,513

Entertainment

Entertainment and activities in Yokohama typically cost an average of $28 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

Matsue's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $8.32 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Yokohama $28
    Matsue $8.32

Tours and Activities in Yokohama

Here are a few actual costs in Yokohama for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Sankeien Garden Audio Guide Tour: $6.00
  • Yokohama Zoo Zoorasia Admission Ticket: $7.87
  • Yokohama Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $36
  • Private Tour With a Local Expert: $68
  • Guided architecture tour in Sankeien garden: $81
  • Group or Private Segway Tour of the Old Port: $88
  • Kamakura One Day Hike Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide: $123
  • Yokohama Custom Half Day Tour: $137
  • Baseball Experience with DeNA BayStars in Yokohama: $145
  • Eat Like a Local Private & Personalized Tour: $172
  • Yokohama Private Full Day Tour: $211
  • Yokohama Custom Full Day Tour: $238

Tours and Activities in Matsue

Here are a few actual costs in Matsue for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Private Customized Tour with Izumo Taisha Shrine: $88
  • Adachi Museum Private Customized Guided Tour from Matsue: $396
  • The best of Matsue walking tour: $496
  • Romantic Tour In Matsue: $496

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Yokohama may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $16 per day on alcoholic beverages.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Matsue may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $6.47 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Yokohama $16
    Matsue $6.47


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

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