Should you visit Yokohama or Sapporo?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Yokohama or Sapporo, 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.
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.
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 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 Sapporo is $100. 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 Sapporo in more detail.
A hotel room in Yokohama is about $132 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.
Travelers usually pay around $120 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.
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.
Sapporo's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $15 per person, per day on transportation in Sapporo.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Yokohama
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Yokohama:
5-hour Tokyo Tour + Transfer Between Yokohama and Narita Airport:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Tokyo International Airport to Yokohama City - One Way:
Transfer from Yokohama To HND Airport by Private Car for Nighttime Flight:
Private Departure Transfer : Yokohama City to Narita International Airport:
Transfer from Yokohama To HND Airport by Private Car for Daytime Flight:
Yokohama Osanbashi Port to Main Tokyo Private Transfer Haice bus for pax1-9:
Yokohama Private Departure Transfer : from Yokohama Port or Hotels to Tokyo Hotels:
Yokohama Osanbashi Port to Main Tokyo Private Transfer Alphard bus for pax1-5:
Shared Departure Transfer : Yokohama City to Narita International Airport:
Private Departure Transfer : Yokohama City to Haneda Airport:
Private Haneda Transfer Service to/from Yokohama City:
Yokohama Port Shared Transfer : from Yokohama Port to Haneda Airport:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sapporo
Also for Sapporo, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Horseback-Riding in a Country Side in Sapporo - Private Transfer is Included:
Niseko: Private Transfer to/from New Chitose Airport (CTS):
Private Airport Transfer: Between New Chitose Airport (CTS) and Sapporo:
Private Airport Transfer: from Sapporo to New Chitose Airport (CTS):
Private Departure Transfer : Sapporo City to New Chitose Airport:
Private Transfer - Sapporo to CTS Airport (9-seater) Legal Driver Guaranteed:
Private Transfer in Hokkaido - Shinchitose Airport to Niseko:
Shared Departure Transfer : Sapporo City to Shin Chitose Airport:
Shared Departure Transfer : Ski Resort in Hokkaido to Shin Chitose Airport:
Shin Chitose Airport to/from Sapporo City: Private Transfer:
Shin Chitose Sapporo Airport Grand Limousine Transfer:
Is it cheaper to fly into Yokohama or Sapporo?
Prices for flights to both Sapporo 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 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.
The average traveler spends about $28 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.
Meals for one day
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:
Premium tour with cooking experience Yokohama Winery Ingredients Premier:
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:
Enjoy a Japanese Cooking Class with a Charming Local in the Heart of Sapporo:
Japanese Cooking Lesson and Meal with a Local Professional in her Lovely Home:
Japanese cooking class in Sapporo:
Sapporo Bar Hopping Food Tour:
Japanese Food tour in Sapporo (Hokkaido):
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.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Sapporo can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $16 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
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:
7-hour Tokyo tour, with Private Car, from/to Yokohama:
Baseball Experience with DeNA BayStars in Yokohama:
Guided architecture tour in Sankeien garden:
Japanese cuisine Making tour with Wine experience by Yokohama Winery:
Kamakura One Day Hike Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide:
Private Tour to see Highlights of Kamakura, Enoshima, Yokohama from Tokyo:
Private Yokohama Tour - History, Culture and Food:
Romantic Tour In Yokohama:
Sankeien Garden Audio Guide Tour:
See Tokyo On Your Cruise-Over:
The Best Of Yokohama Walking Tour:
Tours and Activities in Sapporo
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Sapporo.
Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Platform Admission Ticket:
Skip-the-Line Sapporo TV Tower Admission Ticket:
Mt. Moiwa Ropeway / Moriscar Ticket:
Sapporo Like a Local: Customized Private Tour:
Bike Tours By Locals, Sapporo city and riverside cycling:
Sapporo Night Tour:
Nopporo Forest Park Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo:
Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo Including Hoheikyo Onsen and Lunch:
CLONE OF Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo Including Hoheikyo Onsen and Lunch:
Private Customized Guided Tour:
Sapporo Private Half-Day Tour with Local Licensed Guide:
Seasonal Sapporo Area Cherry Blossom Tour:
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.
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 $7.54.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Yokohama and Sapporo, we can see that Yokohama 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 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 Sapporo.
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