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Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

Entertainment_Prices

Concert Ticket for a Pop Idol = 9000 yen ($73.17 €68.18)

My daughter bought her ticket for a pop idol concert. It is the concert of 5 Seconds Of Summer held in Japan in next February. The ticket price was approximately 9000 yen ($73.17 €68.18) for one person. At first, my daughter made a telepho…

Admission Fee of National Museum of Japanese History = 420 yen ($3.41 €3.18)

In last August I visited National Museum of Japanese History with my son. It is located in Sakura city, Chiba prefecture. It took 2 hours from the central Tokyo to the museum. The museum itself is huge. It takes 3 or 4 hours to see all exh…

Admission Fee of Yokohama History Museum = 400 yen ($3.25 €3.03)

I visited the Yokohama History Museum with my son today. The Yokohama History Museum is located near Center-Kita station of Yokohama Municipal Subway. It takes 5 minutes walk from the station to the museum. You can learn the entire history…

Admission Fee of Shinagawa Aquarium = 1350 yen ($10.98 €9.93)

This week I visited Shinagawa Aquarium with my son. Its admission fee was 1350 yen ($10.98 €9.93) for adults, 600 yen for students. In August many visitors come to the aquarium. From August 12 to August 16 the aquarium opens at 9:30. It is…

Movie Ticket (Night Time Discount) = 1300 yen ($10.66 €9.56)

Yesterday I went to a movie theater to see "Mad Max: Fury Road". The day before yesterday, in the afternoon, I went to another theater to see it. But the ticket was sold out, and I could not see the movie. The next day it was still hard to…

Admission Fee of Sarushima Island in Tokyo Bay = 1500 yen ($12.71 €11.54)

I visited Sarushima Island with my son in April. Sarushima is a small uninhabited island in Tokyo bay. It is the only natural island in the bay. To go to Sarushima island, we have to use a boat. The boat fare is 1500 yen ($12.71 €11.54) fo…

Admission Fee of Tobu World Square = 2500 yen ($21.19 €19.23)

Tobu World Square is an architectural museum with reproductions of 102 world-famous buildings on the 1/25 scale. It is located near Kinugawa-onsen hot spring in Nikko city. It takes 10 minutes from Kinugawa-onsen station to the museum by b…

Annual Membership Fee of a Rental DVD Shop = 216 yen ($1.91 €1.52)

I renewed my annual membership of a rental DVD shop today. It cost 216 yen ($1.91 €1.52). When I made a next year's contract, I can rent one disk without charge. I rented a movie "Elysium". The following disk is Elysium.

Admission fee of Yomiuriland (includes pool admission) = 4700 yen ($46.08 €34.31)

My daughter went to Yomiuriland with her classmates. Yomiuriland is an amusement park which has attractions and the pool. The pool is open in summer season. The admission fee which includes pool admission for adults is 4700 yen ($46.08 €34…

Roadshow movie ticket for junior high school students = 1000 yen ($9.80 €7.09)

My daughter went to a movie theater to see a roadshow movie ”Case Closed: Dimensional Sniper" with her friend. Ticket prices for students is 1000 yen ($9.80 €7.09). Adult price is 1800 yen. The price was not raised after April's tax increa…

Admission fee of Hanayashiki Amusement Park = 1000 yen ($9.71 € 7.09)

Until April 7th, my son is taking his spring break. He and my wife went to Hanayashiki Amusement Park (花やしき) this week. Hanayashiki is the oldest amusement park in Japan, located in Asakusa. Its admission fee is 1000 yen ($9.71 € 7.09)…

Admission fee of Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum = 500 yen ($4.95 €3.57)

I went to Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum with my son. It is located in the water front district of Yokohama city. Its admission fee is 500 yen ($4.95 €3.57), 300 yen for Junior high/High school students, 200 yen for elementary sc…

Admission fee of Intermediatheque = 0 yen

My son and I visited Intermediatheque which is a museum displaying specimens the University of Tokyo had been collecting for many years. It is located in front of Tokyo station. No admission fee is required. My son said "Just bones". So th…

Admission fee of Tokyo Motor Show = 1500 yen ($14.42 €10.56)

I went to Tokyo Big Sight to see Tokyo Motor Show on Dec 1st last year. Its admission fee was 1500 yen ($14.42 €10.56). Fortunately I was given a ticket by my client. I entered the show with that ticket. 108,100 people came to the show on …

Admission fee of Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History = 300 yen ($2.88 €2.11)

I visited to Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History with my son. It is located in Yokohama, near Bashamichi station. Its admission fee is 300 yen ($2.88 €2.11) for adults and free for junior high school student or under. It is an …

Admission fee of Cup Noodle Museum = 500 yen ($4.81 €3.52)

I visited to Cup Noodle Museum with my wife and my son. It is located Yokohama. Its admission fee is 500 yen ($4.81 €3.52) for adults, no charge for under 15 kids. You can see the history of Cup Noodle (instant noodle in a cup. next image)…

Collecting stamps at "visit to seven gods" = 1000 yen ($9.62 €7.04)

I made a pilgrimage to visit "Tokai shichifukujin seven deities of good fortune" with my local community members. Tokai shichifukujin are stamp places for pilgrims to visit seven deities of good fortune, which consist of seven temples and …

Meguro Parasitological Museum = 0 yen

I went to Meguro Parasitological Museum with my son. It is located in the southern Tokyo. It takes 15 minutes from Meguro station (JR Yamanote-line) to the museum on foot. It displays 300 actual specimens of parasites and there is no charg…

Admission fee of Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium = 2000 yen ($20.20 €14.93)

I visited Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium with my family in August. Its admission fee was 2000 yen ($20.20 €14.93) for adults, half price for under 15. There were so many vistors in the aquarium. It was hard to see fish carefully. Remarkabl…

Secondhand book, novel = 105 yen ($1.05 €0.81)

I bought a secondhand novel at a secondhand shop Book Off. It cost 105 yen ($1.05 €0.81). The original price was 1260 yen ($12.60 €9.69). Book Off is the biggest chain store of secondhand books. 105 yen (almost $1) is the cheapest price at…

Roadshow Movie = 1800 yen ($18.37 €13.85)

I went to a movie theater to see Star Trek Into Darkness with my son. Its admission fee was 1200 yen for each (discounted price). Common price is 1800 yen ($18.37 €13.85). On the every first day of month, a theater ticket is discounted. So…

Admission fee of Nagoya TV Tower = 600 yen ($6.12 €4.62)

Report from Nagoya: I visited Nagoya TV Tower. Its admission fee is 600 yen ($6.12 €4.62). Half price is required for kids (under 12). The tower is 180 metres high. It has two main observation decks at the 90 metres hight and 100 metres. I…

Admission fee of Thunderbirds exhibition = 1300 yen ($13.40 €10.00)

I went to Special Exhibition "Thunderbirds Expo - Special-effects of the Century Depict our Future" held at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan). Its admission fee is 1300 yen ($13.40 €10.00), 700 yen ($7.22 €5.38)…

City pool = 400 yen ($4.12 €3.08)

I went to a city pool near my house. Its entrance fee is 400 yen ($4.12 €3.08) for 3 hours. There are 3 sessions in the pool, morning session, afternoon session, evening session. One ticket is valid for one session. You also need to pay lo…

City pool = 360 yen ($3.71 €2.77)

I went to a city pool (Higashi-chofu-koen pool) with my son. Its entrance fee is 360 yen ($3.71 €2.77) for one day use. Kids price is 100 yen. There is no time limitation to use the pool within a day. It means you can stay at the pool from…

To see real scale Gundam (Anime robot) = 0 yen

I went to Odaiba beach of Tokyo bay today. It took 7 minutes train ride from my home to the station near the beach. It is an artificial beach made in 1996. We can not swim at the beach because water is dirty. Some people play with water. T…

City pool = 800 yen ($8.25 €6.25)

I went to Kikunaike pool in Yokohama city with my family. Kikunaike pool is run by Yokohama city and its entrance fee is 800 yen ($8.25 €6.25) for one day ticket. Kids ticket is 300 yen for one day. The shape of the pool is a circle river …

Admission fee of Little World museum = 1600 yen ($16.49 €12.50)

I visited the Little World Museum of Man with my family. Its admission fee was 1600 yen ($16.49 €12.50). Kids price was 600 yen ($6.19 €4.69). According to their web site, the exhibition of the museum is; Along a 2.5 km round road, there a…

Portable shrine parade, kids version = 0 yen

At our summer festival, we carry our portable shrines through streets in the community. In the morning from 9 to 11, the smaller portable shrine is carried by kids. There is also the drum car which is pulled by kids. Adults carry the stand…

Catching a crab @ Tokyo bay = 0 yen

I went Jonanjima Kaihin seaside park with my son. We did crab fishing in the rocky area. There is no charge to enter the park. We made a fishing device like the below. It consists of a string and bait (dried squid). I dropped it between th…

Shaved ice@community summer festival = 100 yen ($1.03 €0.77)

On this weekend our community holds summer festival. This Friday night, people dance Bon-odori dance on the street. Anyone can join the dance. Participants are mostly elderly people and preschool kids. Community members run street stalls a…

Admission fee of Insect Specimen Show (exhibition) = 1000 yen ($10.00 €7.69)

I went to Insect Specimen Show with my son. It is held during summer season on the first floor in Tokyo Tower. I bought a parent-kid pair ticket. It costs 1500 yen ($15.00 €11.54). The normal adult ticket costs 1000 yen ($10.00 €7.69). The…

Go to a school pool on weekends = 0 yen

The school my kid goes opens its pool on weekends in summer season. Residents can use the pool without charge. Unfortunately they open it only 3 weekends this year. My son went to the pool with his friends on last Sunday. The rule of usage…

Kindergarten class reunion = 800 yen ($8.00 €6.15)

My son attended his kindergarten class reunion held at the kindergarten today. Its participation fee was 800 yen ($8.00 €6.15). He left the kindergarten 6 years ago. After 6 years, half of kids got reunion. Kindergarten teachers also atten…

Imported DVD = 687 yen ($6.87 €5.28)

I bought an imported DVD, Mighty Hercules for 687 yen ($6.87 €5.28) through Amazon.co.jp. It is the US version (region code 1) so I can not play it with my DVD player which plays only Japanese DVDs which have region code 2. I played Mighty…

Admission fee of Inokashira zoo = 400 yen ($4.04 €3.08)

I went to Inokashira Park Zoo with my son. Its admission fee is 400 yen ($4.04 €3.08). There is no charge for elementary school kids. Inokashira zoo is located in the middle of Tokyo metropolitan. It takes 30 minutes by train from Tokyo st…

Admission fee of Omori Nori Museum = 0 yen

I went to Omori Nori Museum (Omori district, dried laver seaweed museum). There is no charge for elementary school kids to enter the museum. People used to culture seaweed until 1960's in Omori seaside where is southern part of Tokyo. Engl…

Imported DVD (Herculoids) = 2877 yen ($30.61 €22.83)

I bought an imported DVD, Herculoids for 2877 yen ($30.61 €22.83) through Amazon.co.jp. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan Gifu June 29 34-year-old male teacher set a hidden camera in a room whe…

Borrowing DVD from city library = 0 yen

We can borrow DVD without charge at one of the library near my house. There are two city libraries near my house. One lends DVDs, another not. I borrowed two DVDs from the library recently. The left one is Red dragon, the right one is The …

TV Receiving Fee = 14,160 yen ($150.64 €112.38) per year

Television set owner must have a Broadcast Receiving Contract with NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai, its meaning is Japan Broadcasting Association). NHK is the public television organization, in addition to it there are private broadcasting station…

Hardcover novel = 1700 yen ($17.35 €13.08)

One of my senior schoolmate at high school is a novel writer. He wrote a novel recently. I bought it for 1700 yen ($17.35 €13.08) at a bookstore. Here is the cover of the novel. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's…

Drinking at a Japanese pub = 5000 yen ($49.02 €38.46)

Today I have been to a Japanese pub to drink sour, talked with my friends. I spent 3 hours at the pub. It cost = 5000 yen ($49.02 €38.46). We ordered the following foods. fried fish cake yakitori, grilled chicken on a skewer calamari, squi…

Travel guidebook = 800 yen ($8.00 €6.15)

I bought a travel guidebook for 800 yen ($8.00 €6.15). It is for a domestic trip to Aichi prefecture including Nagoya city. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan Shiga, May 27 Two elementary school…

Admission fee of Yumemigasaki Zoo = 0 yen

I went to Yumemigasaki Zoo in Kawasaki city. It is a small zoo run by Kawasaki city. There is no charge to enter the zoo. Markhor Mountain Zebra Brown Lemur Siberian Elk Guinea Pig cage No.1 Guinea Pig cage No.2 There are lots of guinea pi…

Admission fee of Sakata Seed Corporation Greenhouse = 200 yen ($2.06 €1.57)

From May 3rd to May 6th, Japan has a holiday week. My family went to Sagamihara park in Kanagawa prefecture. There is Sakata Seed Corporation Greenhouse in the park and we visited it. Entrance fee was 200 yen for adults, no charge for unde…

Admission fee of Tokyo Port Wild Birds Park = 300 yen ($3.09 €2.36)

I went to Tokyo Port Wild Birds Park (Tokyoko-yachou-kouen). Admission fee was 300 yen ($3.09 €2.36) for adults, no charge for elementary school kids. The area of the park used to be sea. In 1960s an artificial island was made and some par…

Admission fee of Enoshima Aquarium = 2000 yen ($20.62 €15.75)

At Enoshima, we visited Enoshima Aquarium. Entrance fee was 2000 yen ($20.62 €15.75) for adults, 1000 yen ($10.31€7.87) for elementary/junior-high school students. Enoshima Aquarium is famous as a jelly fish aquarium, they feed many types …

Admission fee of Institute of Nature Study = 300 yen ($3.09 €2.36)

I went to Institute of Nature Study in Meguro today. Admission fee was 300 yen ($3.09 €2.36) for adults and free for under high school students. Institute of Nature Study is a kind of botanical park to preserve the nature of Tokyo. Park ke…

Rental DVD = 100 yen ($1.02 €0.78)

My son wanted to watch Steven Spielberg’s Saving private Ryan. So my son and I went to a DVD rental shop Tsutaya, then rented its DVD for 100 yen ($1.02 €0.78). I have to return it within 7 days. The price depends on whether or not the mov…

Admission fee of Tei-Park (Communications museum) = 100 yen ($1.02 €0.78)

I visited Tei-Park (Communications museum) last Sunday. Regular admission fee is 100 yen ($1.02 €0.78) for adults. Fortunately last Sunday was in Science & Technology week and the museum was open without any charge. The following photo sho…

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.