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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: ¥75–90
  • Double room from ¥200 (per person)
  • Cheap hole-in-the-wall restaurants, food markets and street food: ¥50
  • Bike hire, metro or other transport: ¥20–30
  • Museums: some have free entry
  • Sundries: ¥40–60
  • Double room in a midrange hotel: ¥350–650 (per person)
  • Lunch and dinner in decent local restaurants: ¥150–200
  • Entertainment: ¥80
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in a top-end hotel: from ¥650 (per person)
  • Lunch and dinner in excellent restaurants: ¥300 and up
  • Shopping at top-end boutiques: ¥300


  • Restaurants Never tip at budget eateries; some (midrange and up) restaurants will levy a service charge, so check your bill first.

  • Bars No need to tip in bars or clubs.

  • Hotels Porters at midrange and high-end hotels may expect around ¥5 per bag.

  • Taxis No need to tip.