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

Should you visit Yokohama or Nagano?

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

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

Where Should I go: Yokohama or Nagano?

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.

Nagano

Nagano city and its surrounding prefecture of Japan is a temple region built around Zenkoji, a 7th century Buddhist temple that overlooks the city. Nagano was also home to the Winter Olympic Games in 1998, with some facilities still existing around town. And then there is the forested mountain Togakushi area to the northwest, which is another draw of Nagano, known for its shrines and status as the home of the Togakure Ninja School.

Which city is cheaper, Nagano or Yokohama?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Yokohama is $108, while the average daily cost in Nagano 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Yokohama and Nagano in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Yokohama $61
    Nagano $53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Yokohama $122
    Nagano $106

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Yokohama $18
    Nagano $8.56

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
  • Transfer from Yokohama To HND Airport by Private Car for Nighttime Flight: $369
  • Private Departure Transfer : Yokohama City to Narita International Airport: $364
  • Transfer from Yokohama To HND Airport by Private Car for Daytime Flight: $305
  • Yokohama Osanbashi Port to Main Tokyo Private Transfer Haice bus for pax1-9: $295
  • Yokohama Private Departure Transfer : from Yokohama Port or Hotels to Tokyo Hotels: $230
  • Yokohama Osanbashi Port to Main Tokyo Private Transfer Alphard bus for pax1-5: $223
  • Shared Departure Transfer : Yokohama City to Narita International Airport: $210
  • Private Departure Transfer : Yokohama City to Haneda Airport: $181
  • Private Haneda Transfer Service to/from Yokohama City: $165
  • Yokohama Port Shared Transfer : from Yokohama Port to Haneda Airport: $101

Is it cheaper to fly into Yokohama or Nagano?

Prices for flights to both Nagano 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 Meals for one day
    Yokohama $32
    Nagano $19

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 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Yokohama $26
    Nagano $7.13

Tours and Activities in Yokohama

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

  • 7-hour Kamakura tour to/from Yokohama City With Private Car: $807
  • 7-hour Tokyo tour, with Private Car, from/to Yokohama: $858
  • Baseball Experience with DeNA BayStars in Yokohama: $145
  • Guided architecture tour in Sankeien garden: $81
  • Japanese cuisine Making tour with Wine experience by Yokohama Winery: $323
  • Kamakura One Day Hike Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide: $123
  • Private Tour to see Highlights of Kamakura, Enoshima, Yokohama from Tokyo: $984
  • Private Yokohama Tour - History, Culture and Food: $298
  • Romantic Tour In Yokohama: $496
  • Sankeien Garden Audio Guide Tour: $6.00
  • See Tokyo On Your Cruise-Over: $293
  • The Best Of Yokohama Walking Tour: $496

Tours and Activities in Nagano

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

  • Nagano Guided Day Tour: Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji, Obuse: $1.72
  • Apple picking experience in Iiyama, Nagano: $12
  • COCORETO Daikon-Island Cycling Guid Tour: $23
  • Nagano Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $36
  • Tsukiji old market vs Toyosu new market Special Secret Tour: $175
  • Private Custom Tour in TATEYAMA: $331

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Yokohama $15
    Nagano -


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


When is the best time to visit Yokohama or Nagano?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Yokohama or Nagano in the Summer?

Both Nagano and Yokohama during the summer are popular places to visit.

In the summer, Yokohama is around the same temperature as Nagano. Typically, the summer temperatures in Yokohama in July are around 25°C (78°F), and Nagano is about 25°C (77°F).

In the summer, Yokohama often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Nagano. Yokohama gets 137 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Nagano receives 136 hours of full sun.

Nagano gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Yokohama. Yokohama usually gets less rain in July than Nagano. Yokohama gets 138 mm (5.4 in) of rain, while Nagano receives 222 mm (8.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Yokohama 25°C (78°F) 
    Nagano 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Yokohama or Nagano in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Yokohama and Nagano.

In October, Yokohama is generally a little warmer than Nagano. Temperatures in Yokohama average around 18°C (64°F), and Nagano stays around 16°C (60°F).

Yokohama usually receives less sunshine than Nagano during autumn. At this time of the year, Yokohama gets 129 hours of sunny skies, while Nagano receives 167 hours of full sun.

Nagano receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Yokohama gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In October, Yokohama usually receives less rain than Nagano. At this time of the year, Yokohama gets 175 mm (6.9 in) of rain, while Nagano receives 227 mm (9 in) of rain.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Yokohama 18°C (64°F) 
    Nagano 16°C (60°F)

Should I visit Yokohama or Nagano in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Yokohama as well as Nagano.

Nagano can be very cold during winter. Yokohama is much warmer than Nagano in the winter. The temperature in Yokohama is usually 6°C (42°F) in January, and Nagano stays around 2°C (36°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Nagano. In the winter, Yokohama often gets less sunshine than Nagano. Yokohama gets 175 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Nagano receives 212 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Nagano. Yokohama usually gets less rain in January than Nagano. Yokohama gets 53 mm (2.1 in) of rain, while Nagano receives 446 mm (17.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Yokohama 6°C (42°F) 
    Nagano 2°C (36°F)

Should I visit Yokohama or Nagano in the Spring?

Both Nagano and Yokohama are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities.

In the spring, Yokohama is a little warmer than Nagano. Typically, the spring temperatures in Yokohama in April are around 14°C (58°F), and Nagano is about 11°C (52°F).

Yokohama usually receives less sunshine than Nagano during spring. At this time of the year, Yokohama gets 161 hours of sunny skies, while Nagano receives 191 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Yokohama. In April, Yokohama usually receives more rain than Nagano. At this time of the year, Yokohama gets 145 mm (5.7 in) of rain, while Nagano receives 94 mm (3.7 in) of rain.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Yokohama 14°C (58°F) 
    Nagano 11°C (52°F)

Typical Weather for Nagano and Yokohama

Yokohama Nagano
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 6°C (42°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 2°C (36°F) 446 mm (17.5 in)
Feb 6°C (42°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 2°C (36°F) 275 mm (10.8 in)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 122 mm (4.8 in) 5°C (40°F) 191 mm (7.5 in)
Apr 14°C (58°F) 145 mm (5.7 in) 11°C (52°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 153 mm (6 in) 16°C (62°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Jun 22°C (71°F) 221 mm (8.7 in) 21°C (69°F) 152 mm (6 in)
Jul 25°C (78°F) 138 mm (5.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 222 mm (8.8 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 148 mm (5.8 in) 26°C (80°F) 183 mm (7.2 in)
Sep 23°C (74°F) 190 mm (7.5 in) 22°C (72°F) 232 mm (9.1 in)
Oct 18°C (64°F) 175 mm (6.9 in) 16°C (60°F) 227 mm (9 in)
Nov 13°C (55°F) 97 mm (3.8 in) 10°C (50°F) 339 mm (13.3 in)
Dec 8°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in) 5°C (41°F) 440 mm (17.3 in)


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