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Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi-ken, Japan

How much does it cost to travel to Yamaguchi?

You should plan to spend around $81 (¥12,250) per day on your vacation in Yamaguchi. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $22 (¥3,393) on meals
  • $20 (¥3,072) on local transportation
  • $92 (¥14,000) on hotels

A one week trip to Yamaguchi for two people costs, on average, $1,133 (¥171,504). 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
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Yamaguchi cost?

A one week trip to Yamaguchi usually costs around $566 (¥85,752) for one person and $1,133 (¥171,504) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Yamaguchi on average costs around $1,133 (¥171,504) for one person and $2,265 (¥343,009) 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 Yamaguchi will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Yamaguchi on average costs around $2,427 (¥367,510) for one person and $4,854 (¥735,019) 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 Yamaguchi 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 Yamaguchi expensive to visit?

Yamaguchi is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Japan, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Yamaguchi is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Siem Reap or Ho Chi Minh City.

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

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

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

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Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥14,000 ($92)
Local Transportation 1 ¥3,072 ($20)
Food 2 ¥3,393 ($22)
Entertainment 1 ¥1,286 ($8)
Alcohol 2 ¥607 - 1,821 ($4 - 12)
Accommodation Budget in Yamaguchi
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Yamaguchi is $46 (¥7,000). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Yamaguchi is $92 (¥14,000). 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 Yamaguchi

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Yamaguchi based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $103. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Yamaguchi
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Yamaguchi is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $20 (¥3,072) per person, per day, on local transportation in Yamaguchi.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Yamaguchi
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Yamaguchi can vary, the average cost of food in Yamaguchi is $22 (¥3,393) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Yamaguchi should cost around $8.96 (¥1,357) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Yamaguchi is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Yamaguchi
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Yamaguchi typically cost an average of $8.49 (¥1,286) 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.

Alcohol Budget in Yamaguchi
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  • The average person spends about $8.02 (¥1,214) on alcoholic beverages in Yamaguchi per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Yamaguchi On a Budget
Yamaguchi Yamaguchi, Japan
Yamaguchi, Japan is the capital city of the Yamaguchi Prefecture, located on the Western tip of Honshu, Japan. During medieval times, Yamaguchi City flourished and was essentially the capital of Japan when Kyoto was demolished by the Onin war. After 1551, the city lost this standing, although evidence of its precious prosperity can be found in the architecture and even in the planning of the city.

The climate in Yamaguchi tends to be at its best in the Spring and Fall, this is when temperatures are most comfortable and there is less rain. The summers tend to be hot and rainy and winters are much colder.
Rurikoji is a Buddhist temple, famous for their five story pagoda that was built in 1442 and is ranked among the top three pagodas in Japan. After seeing the pagoda, you can walk the temple grounds, also known as Kozan Park. This area houses a small museum, main hall, and is the burial site of medieval lords.

Experience a painting come to life at the Sesshutei garden located on the grounds of the Joeiji Zen temple. Sesshutei garden was built by Zen Buddhist monk, painter, and garden designer Sesshi almost 500 years ago. The garden is a recreation of one of Sesshu's paintings and can be viewed from the main temple building.

The Xavier Memorial Church is a more recent addition to Yamaguchi; it was built in 1950 but after being destroyed in a fire, was rebuilt in 1991, giving it a much more modern flare. The church is dedicated to St. Francis Xavier who went to Japan in 1549, originally intending to stay in Kyoto, but fell in love with Yamaguchi and stayed for an entire year. The first floor is a museum while the second floor is where mass is held.
Due to Yamaguchi being quite large it is split into seven districts: Old Town of Yamaguchi, Ouchi, Shin-Yamaguchi, New Town of Yamaguchi, Aio, Ajisu, and Tokuji. The majority of the districts are home to residents and local businesses. Old Town is home to the majority of tourist destinations including Rurikoji and St. Xavier's Church. It is also where you'll find the main shopping district and Yamaguchi Station. Right in between Shin-Yamagushi and New Town is where the Shin Yamaguchi Station is located-this station has a bus linking the city directly to the Yamaguchi Ube Airport.

Just outside of the Yamaguchi city center is Chomonkyo Gorge where you can take a scenic walk through the deep forest. The gorge has been designated a place of scenic beauty and has been named one of Japan's top 100 famous views. Chomonkyo has a clear stream, waterfalls, and is known for its strangely shaped rocks. The gorge is easily accessible via the JR train line from the city center.

On August 6th and 7th, Yamaguchi holds their annual Star Lantern Festival, a 600-year-old tradition. During the festival the city center is adorned with bright red lanterns, creating a tunnel of light where a parade of historical figures walks through as the city around them truly comes to life.

Enjoy the natural beauty of Yamaguchi with a stroll along the Ichinosaka-gawa River where you'll find cherry blossom trees in full bloom in the spring. Bring along a picnic and relax by the shores of the river. Spend a day at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), a cultural-arts complex that holds everything from stage performance to film screenings and even houses an exhibition center.
Food and Dining
Yamaguchi is known for three things: Fugu Ryouri, blowfish, Fugu Sashi, thinly cut sashimi, and Shirou Ryouri, which is Ice Goby. Test out local restaurants to try unique takes on each of these specialties.

Have a cup of tea and a traditional dessert at Toshiro Sakura-an, a delightful little restaurant where you can enjoy your food next to stunning gardens. For a full meal, head to Yamaguchi City Saikotei, a traditional restaurant where both politicians and writers are known to frequent.

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.

Transportation is made easy thanks to the JR Yamaguchi Line, a train that runs through the entire city. Depending on your travel plans, you can purchase a JR pass that can take you throughout the city or even throughout the country. There are also buses that run from the airport to Shin-Yamaguchi Station and a few local buses that run throughout the city's districts.


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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.