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…

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.