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Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

How much does it cost to travel to Sapporo?

You should plan to spend around $112 (¥16,205) per day on your vacation in Sapporo. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $32 (¥4,609) on meals
  • $16 (¥2,357) on local transportation
  • $133 (¥19,320) on hotels

A one week trip to Sapporo for two people costs, on average, $1,566 (¥226,873). 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 Sapporo cost?

A one week trip to Sapporo usually costs around $783 (¥113,437) for one person and $1,566 (¥226,873) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Sapporo on average costs around $1,566 (¥226,873) for one person and $3,132 (¥453,746) 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 Sapporo will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Sapporo on average costs around $3,356 (¥486,157) for one person and $6,712 (¥972,313) 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 Sapporo 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 Sapporo expensive to visit?

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

Within Asia, Sapporo is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Sapporo is generally more expensive than most.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥19,320 ($133)
Local Transportation 1 ¥2,357 ($16)
Food 2 ¥4,609 ($32)
Entertainment 1 ¥2,528 ($17)
Tips and Handouts 1 ¥31 - 94 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 ¥611 - 1,834 ($4 - 13)
Accommodation Budget in Sapporo
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Sapporo is $67 (¥9,660). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Sapporo is $133 (¥19,320). 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 Sapporo

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Sapporo based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $48. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Sapporo
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Sapporo is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $16 (¥2,357) per person, per day, on local transportation in Sapporo.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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

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  • While meal prices in Sapporo can vary, the average cost of food in Sapporo is $32 (¥4,609) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Sapporo should cost around $13 (¥1,844) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Sapporo is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Sapporo
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Sapporo typically cost an average of $17 (¥2,528) 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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Tips and Handouts Budget in Sapporo
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Sapporo is $0.43 (¥63) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Sapporo is Never.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Sapporo
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $8.44 (¥1,222) on alcoholic beverages in Sapporo 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 Sapporo
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.82 (¥119) on bottled water in Sapporo per day. The public water in Sapporo is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Sapporo On a Budget
Sapporo Sapporo, Japan (©Y.Shimizu/©JNTO)
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.
As far as sights go, those in Sapporo are many and varied. The Clock Tower takes the stage as the oldest building still standing, constructed in 1878 for the Sapporo Agricultural College (now the Hokkaido University). Sapporo TV Tower stands as a carbon copy of the Eiffel Tower, while Odori Park sits at the city center as a quiet place filled with flowers, trees, and fountains during the summer. Ishiya Chocolate Factory is one of the city's novelties with a tour, restaurants, and a souvenir store to indulge in, while the Sapporo Beer Garden and Museum offers a tour and history of Japan's unique brewing past. On the outskirts of the city, there is even a large historical village, called the Hokkaido Pioneer Village, which gives visitors a snapshot of Japan in the industrialized age.

In regards to the natural wonders of the region, Moiwayama, also called Moiwa Mountain, offers scenic overlooks of the city, Asahiyama Park has beautiful colors in the spring and fall also with scenic overlooks, Jozankei houses access to hot springs, Moerenuma Park offers a place to relax amongst landscape installations, and Hokkaido University Botanic Garden features two rock gardens, a rose garden, a lilac display, a greenhouse, and many others.

For art, the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art modern art museum offers a collection that includes both Japanese and Western art and temporary exhibits, while the Sapporo Art Park makes for a great way to enjoy oversized sculptures outdoors.
Susukino is the city's so-called red light district and the center for festivals and entertainment. With restaurants, bars, and hotels lining the streets this is the place to be if you wish to experience the nightlife of Sapporo. Odori Park is also nearby which plays a key role in Sapporo's famous snow festival as well. Both Odori and Susukino are near the city center where you can find historical buildings, shopping malls, and other parks. Some important landmarks of the area include the former Hokkaido government office building, the Sapporo Clock Tower, the Hokkaido Shrine (Hokkaido Jingu), and the Sapporo TV Tower. The Sapporo Factory, also nearby, was a former base of the Sapporo Brewery and has now been repurposed as a shopping mall with many restaurants, offices, and movie theatres.

Staged in early February, Sapporo's most famous event is the Sapporo Snow Festival. With an ice sculpture competition that attracts artists from around the world, the festival brings in close to two million tourists each year. It is held in the city center near Odori Park and features activities for all ages with the sculptures beautifully lit at night. Along with this winter theme, skiing and other winter mountain sports have been a continuously popular activity of the region. Mount Teine, which was featured in the 1972 Winter Olympics, is a ski mountain near the city with a good mix of beginner and experienced slopes. Niseko Ski Resort is also very famous, one of Japan's top destinations for skiing, located about two hours from Sapporo.
Food and Dining
A unique delicacy of Sapporo is hairy crab, an expensive treat that can be found at any seafood restaurant. As with pretty much everywhere in Japan, ramen noodles are also very popular-though Sapporo has its own variation called miso ramen where miso paste is added to the stock of the noodle dish. Sapporo soup curry with vegetables and chicken is another local favorite. Looking at the bigger picture, on the island of Hokkaido as a whole, you can also enjoy dairy products like milk, cheese, butter, chocolate and ice cream, seafood especially as sushi, fruits like honeydew melon and strawberries, and meat including sausages, ham, bacon and beef. The drink of choice in Sapporo is Sapporo Beer which can be sampled at the Sapporo Beer Garden and Museum. Haskap, a local variety of edible honeysuckle, similar to blueberries, is also unique to Sapporo. Romantei is one of the most popular sweet shops in the city, while Aji No Tokeidai is the best known ramen noodle chain.

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 air, Sapporo is served mainly by New Chitose Airport. Direct international service to Sapporo is limited to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Sakhalin, Guam, Honolulu in the US, and seasonal flights to Macau and Australia. Okadama Airport also provides a few local flights within Hokkaido land at the older Okadama Airport.

The main train station in the city is the JR Sapporo Station, though traveling this way can be time-consuming and expensive. Within Hokkaido, trains connect Sapporo to most major cities, including Hakodate, Otaru, and Asahikawa.

Express buses connect to most points in Hokkaido.

Locally, the best way to navigate is by bicycle or subway. There are three subway lines that converge at odori Station at the center of the grid. The Namboku Line runs north-south, the Tozai Line runs along Odori east-west, and the Toho Line runs in a C-shaped curve from northeast to southeast.


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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.

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