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Nagoya, Aichi-ken, Japan

How much does it cost to travel to Nagoya?

You should plan to spend around $91 (¥13,606) per day on your vacation in Nagoya. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $28 (¥4,173) on meals
  • $11 (¥1,714) on local transportation
  • $95 (¥14,140) on hotels

A one week trip to Nagoya for two people costs, on average, $1,276 (¥190,488). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Nagoya cost?

A one week trip to Nagoya usually costs around $638 (¥95,244) for one person and $1,276 (¥190,488) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Nagoya on average costs around $1,276 (¥190,488) for one person and $2,551 (¥380,977) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Nagoya will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Nagoya on average costs around $2,734 (¥408,189) for one person and $5,467 (¥816,378) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Nagoya has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Nagoya expensive to visit?

Prices in Nagoya are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Asia, Nagoya is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Ise or Nagasaki.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Nagoya Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Nagoya?

The average Nagoya trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Nagoya travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥14,140 ($95)
Local Transportation 1 ¥1,714 ($11)
Food 2 ¥4,173 ($28)
Entertainment 1 ¥1,996 ($13)
Alcohol 2 ¥946 - 2,839 ($6 - 19)
Accommodation Budget in Nagoya
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Nagoya is $47 (¥7,070). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Nagoya is $95 (¥14,140). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Nagoya

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Nagoya based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $38. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Nagoya
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Nagoya is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $11 (¥1,714) per person, per day, on local transportation in Nagoya.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Nagoya
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Rental Cars in Nagoya
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Food Budget in Nagoya
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Nagoya can vary, the average cost of food in Nagoya is $28 (¥4,173) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Nagoya should cost around $11 (¥1,669) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Nagoya is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Nagoya
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Nagoya typically cost an average of $13 (¥1,996) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Nagoya
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $13 (¥1,893) on alcoholic beverages in Nagoya per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Nagoya
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.63 (¥94) on bottled water in Nagoya per day. The public water in Nagoya is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2023
Nagoya On a Budget
Nagoya Nagoya, Japan
Nagoya is Japan's fourth-largest city after Tokyo, Yokohama, and Osaka, as well as one of the nation's major economic centers, being the home of auto giants like Toyota, Honda, and Mitsubishi Motors. With a history that dates back to samurai and ninja, Nagoya has evolved over the years into a trade center and hub for automobile and aircraft manufacturing. And it's also home to the Legoland resort!
As home of the headquarters for Japan's leading car manufacturer, Toyota, Nagoya has a museum called the Toyota Kaikan Museum, where Toyota displays its new models and technologies to the public and periodically holds robot shows. The Toyota Techno and Toyota Automobile Museums are also popular as are the factory tours just outside the city. Other museums worth visiting include the Tokugawa Art Museum which displays treasures and artifacts of the former feudal lords, and the Nagoya City Science Museum which houses one of the world's largest planetariums.

If you seek traditional architecture, Nagoya Castle is a reconstruction of an earlier building dating to the Edo Period which was once home to a branch of the ruling Tokugawa family. There is also a park surrounding the castle keep which is especially beautiful in cherry blossom season which peaks in late March to early April. The Atsuta Shrine is another important landmark, one of Shinto's most important shrines for the Sun Goddess Amaterasu and home to the sacred sword Kusanagi (though it is not shown to the public). Osu Kannon is also an important structure, a Buddhist temple located in central Nagoya. A few modern feats of architecture include Midland Square and the JR Central Towers.
The downtown central hub of Nagoya is called the Sakae district. Here there are a number of malls and department stores like Sunshine Sakae, Matsuzakaya, and Nadya Park as well as a wide range of dining options. A few of the district's more notable landmarks include the Nagoya TV Tower which was finished in 1954, and the futuristic-styled Oasis 21 which accommodates Nagoya's highway bus terminal and several shops and restaurants. Another important waypoint is Nagoya Port, south of the city center. It has recently been developed into more of a leisure district with an aquarium, shopping mall, amusement park, museums, and green space. Another attraction of the port is the Antarctic Museum, which is housed in the Fuji Icebreaker, the ship Japan used to explore the Antarctic Ocean from the 1960s to the 1980s. Other nearby destinations just outside Nagoya include the castle town of Inuyama, the mountains and farm houses of Shirakawa-go, and the preserved old town of Takayama.

If you seek a little something beyond city sights, Nagashima Resort is a major vacation destination just outside Nagoya. Its facilities include Nagashima Spaland amusement park, a water park, a hot spring complex, an outlet shopping mall and a flower park named Nabana no Sato.

Nagoya is also home to the Legoland park in Japan. For obvious reasons, this is a great place for kids, but adults will find it fun as well. It should definitely be on your 3-week itinerary in Japan with kids. The resort area is on the south side of the city by the water.

Other activities include taking a tour on a sightseeing bus, catching a traditional Japanese play at Nagoya Noh Theatre, enjoying the green spaces and gardens of Nagoya like the largest Meijo Park, or visiting Higashiyama Park which features a zoo, conservatory, monorail, and roller coasters.

A few events worth mentioning include the annual tradition of the Nagoya Sumo Tournament, the street festivities of the Osu Summer Festival, the World Cosplay Summit where fans from around the world dress up as their favorite anime characters, and the traditional celebration of the Nagoya Castle Summer Night Festival.
Food and Dining
As far as cuisine goes, Nagoya has many dishes built on the foundations of miso, a sauce made from fermented soybeans and grains. Miso katsu is one dish that is especially popular, consisting of a fried pork cutlet topped with a sweet miso sauce. Another local specialty is kishimen, a dish made from the flat broad udon noodle often served in a miso or soy sauce broth. Shrimp tempura, Hitsumabushi (eel dish), and Moriguchi pickles are common as well. For dessert, a confection called uiro is a kind of rice dumpling made from rice flour and sugar with flavors like red bean and green tea, while sake remains the alcoholic beverage of choice throughout Japan. Many dining options are available in Nagoya's central Sakae district.

In Japan, trains are one of the fastest and lowest cost means of transportation. Getting a Japan Rail Pass can save you money if you plan to stay for several days or more. Regional and nation-wide passes are available, usually for the number of days of your choice.

By plane, Chubu Centrair International Airport is the closest major airport located just 30 minutes south of the town center on an artificial island. Airport facilities include two hotels, restaurants, a shopping area, and an onsen (bath house/spa) with views of the runway. From the airport to Nagoya's center, the best way of travel is by train on the Meitetsu Airport Line.

Nagoya is located along the Tokaido Shinkansen route between Tokyo and Osaka, with different travel times depending on the train and city of departure-anywhere from 35 minutes to 2 hours.

Since Nagoya is a major city, there are also many buses that run between Nagoya and other locations throughout Japan.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.