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How much do you spend on trip to Japan?

Old Aug 27, 2023, 6:36 am
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How much do you spend on trip to Japan?

Japan Tourist Agency (part of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) published the spending survey conducted to visitors to Japan during April - June this year.

Spending by the country:
1. Taiwan: 173.9 billion yen (US$ 1.187 billion, € 1.100 billion)
2. The U.S.: 173.3 billion yen (US$ 1.183 billion, € 1.096 billion)
3. China: 151.5 billion yen (US$ 1.034 billion, € 958 million)
4. South Korea: 142.9 billion yen (US$ 976 million, € 904 million)
5. Hong Kong: 91.6 billion yen (US$ 625 million, € 579 million)
6. Thailand: 48.0 billion yen (US$ 327 million, € 303 million)
7. Australia: 46.9 billion yen (US$ 320 million, € 297 million)
8. Singapore: 40.3 billion yen (US$ 275 million, € 255 million)
9. The U.K.: 30.4 billion yen (US$ 208 million, € 192 million)
10. Canada.: 29.2 billion yen (US$ 204 million, € 189 million)

Spending by category:
Lodging: 421.8 billion yen (US$ 2.879 billion, € 2.667 billion)
Shopping: 303.8 billion yen (US$ 2.074 billion, € 1.920 billion)
Meals: 289.2 billion yen (US$ 1.974 billion, € 1.828 billion)
Transportation: 149.3 billion yen (US$ 1.019 billion, € 944 million)
Entertaiment (service industry): 46.3 billion yen (US$ 316 million, € 293 million)

Per person per day spending:
Total: 20486 yen (US$ 140, € 130)
Lodging: 7170 yen (US$ 49, € 45)
Shopping: 5164 yen (US$ 35, € 33)
Meals: 4916 yen (US$ 34, € 31)
Transportation: 2446 yen (US$ 17, € 15)
Entertaiment (service industry): 786 yen (US$ 5.36, € 4,97)
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Old Aug 27, 2023, 6:51 am
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I’ll bet there’ll be a massive spike from Spain once the data from August is collected.

I’ve heard more Spanish being spoken yelled this past month than on any of my previous visits.
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Old Aug 27, 2023, 6:55 am
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Originally Posted by LapLap
I’ll bet there’ll be a massive spike from Spain once the data from August is collected.

I’ve heard more Spanish being spoken yelled this past month than on any of my previous visits.
Spanish or Castellano...

Edit: ok so wiki says 2023 Spain/Mexico 52500/45000, 2022 15926/9152, +36574/+35848, yoy +230%/392%

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Old Aug 27, 2023, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by csycsycsy
Spanish or Castellano...
Español.

(Although I did hear a few Catalanes which I’m including)
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Old Aug 27, 2023, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by LapLap
I’ll bet there’ll be a massive spike from Spain once the data from August is collected.

I’ve heard more Spanish being spoken yelled this past month than on any of my previous visits.
Funny you mentioned this. While I was reading articles about the survey by Japan Tourist Agency, economy/money magazine published in Japan, LIMO, mentioned about the noticable increase of visitors from Spain in Japan. The article specifically listed numbers by visitors from Spain.

Spending by the country:
Spain ranked no. 19.: 6.9 billion yen (€ 44 million)

Spending by category of visitors from Spain:
Lodging: 3.0 billion yen (€ 19 million)
Shopping: 800 million yen (€ 5,1 million)
Meals: 1.6 billion yen (€ 10 million)
Transportation: 1.3 billion yen (€ 8,2 million)
Entertaiment (service industry): 2.0 billion yen (€ 1,3 million)

Per person per trip spending visitors from Spain:
Total: 269 635 yen (€ 1 704)
Lodging: 116 564 yen (€ 737)
Shopping: 30 546 yen (€ 193)
Meals: 61 486 yen (€ 389)
Transportation: 51 452 yen (€ 325)
Entertaiment (service industry): 9 587 yen (€ 61)
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Old Aug 27, 2023, 3:44 pm
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Originally Posted by AlwaysAisle
Funny you mentioned this. While I was reading articles about the survey by Japan Tourist Agency, economy/money magazine published in Japan, LIMO, mentioned about the noticable increase of visitors from Spain in Japan. The article specifically listed numbers by visitors from Spain.
I’ll be very interested in learning how many made it over for the August holiday season, in general, they seem more economically affluent than the pre-pandemic visitors who would arrive via Moscow, Istanbul or Shanghai.
First Spanish family we came across was early in the day in a convenience store just outside of Shibuya trying to figure out which coffees/teas were decaf, a legitimately tricky endeavour. I explained that mugicha is “agua cebada”* without any sugar and hopefully nudged up their spending for the duration of their stay.


*“agua de cebada” in Castilian Spanish, but not where I’m from.
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Old Aug 27, 2023, 6:08 pm
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How much do I spend on a trip to Japan? Oodles and oodles. And I don't really do much shopping (and neither does Mrs. Pickles.)
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Old Aug 27, 2023, 6:11 pm
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Are we talking points or cash money? Because our trip to Japan was absolutely not cheap

Originally Posted by AlwaysAisle

Per person per day spending:
Total: 20486 yen (US$ 140, € 130)
Lodging: 7170 yen (US$ 49, € 45)
Shopping: 5164 yen (US$ 35, € 33)
Meals: 4916 yen (US$ 34, € 31)
Transportation: 2446 yen (US$ 17, € 15)
Entertainment (service industry): 786 yen (US$ 5.36, € 4,97)
$140 USD a day? I mean....
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Old Aug 27, 2023, 6:22 pm
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Japan is one of the very few places where my fiscal discipline goes out the window. Even with using points for flights and accommodations, my spending in Japan exceeds other destinations.
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Old Aug 27, 2023, 9:54 pm
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Japan is one of the very few places where my fiscal discipline goes out the window. Even with using points for flights and accommodations, my spending in Japan exceeds other destinations.
Definite agree. When I visit I think I average around 500 USD per day.
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Old Aug 27, 2023, 10:01 pm
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I am from the SF Bay Area. I find Japan to be more affordable than SF and NYC.

For me, the biggest expense is onsen ryokan stays. However, I think it's well worth it.
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Old Aug 27, 2023, 10:43 pm
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Depends on what I'm doing and how I'm traveling. Probably anywhere from 1000 to 250,000 a day.
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Old Aug 28, 2023, 12:09 am
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Originally Posted by Barkinpark
I am from the SF Bay Area. I find Japan to be more affordable than SF and NYC.

For me, the biggest expense is onsen ryokan stays. However, I think it's well worth it.
So am I and I totally agree. No nickel and diming with the absurd practice of tips, no car cost, insurance, or gas. Also huge savings in time going from point A to Point B. Hotels are pricier in Tokyo by a fair margin for the equivalent product in the City, but fro the Motel 6 class product which is neither safe nor appealing in the City, the equivalent here is perfectly acceptable, very safe and very clean. Shopping, meals, and entertainment rare all very much a question if "How long is a piece of string?" but in general I find the the cost performance in Tokyo beats the City or New York hands down.
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Old Aug 28, 2023, 6:03 am
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My wife who is Japanese is visiting Tokyo at the moment and was looking to spend her Amex Platinum International Dining Credit. She was laughing at the 60,000 JPY/head sushi places saying they were for foreigners. Having lived in Tokyo for 15 years the cost of great food at independent restaurants is less than the (lower quality) chain restaurant gear in the UK. Would thoroughly recommend looking for recommendations from locals as to where to go, it may seem intimidating going to a local restaurant if you cant speak or read the language but i always found the staff helpful and accommodating.
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Old Aug 28, 2023, 11:54 am
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I would love to find lodging at $49USD a night. We are visiting int he Shibuya area next week, and it sure is not that price, and we are not talking 5 star either.

My son lives there and eating cheaply is easy, according to him. We are hoping for cheap and cheerful, to offset the crazy lodging costs.
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