Yen (¥)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than ¥8000

  • Dorm bed: ¥3000
  • Bowl of noodles: ¥750
  • Happy-hour beer: ¥500
  • City one-day subway pass: ¥600
  • One temple or museum entry: ¥500

Midrange: ¥8000–20,000

  • Double room at a business hotel: ¥10,000
  • Dinner for two at an izakaya (Japanese pub-eatery): ¥6000
  • Half-day cycling tour or cooking class: ¥5000
  • Temple and museum entries: ¥1500

Top End: More than ¥20,000

  • Double room in a nice hotel: from ¥25,000
  • Dinner for two at a good sushi restaurant: from ¥15,000
  • Taxi ride between city sights: ¥2500


Bargaining is not common practice in Japan; flea markets are an exception, but a hard approach would still be considered rude.


ATMs accepting international cards can be found at the central post office and at the post office that's a couple of minutes' walk north of JR Matsuyama Station.