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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.

Student commuter pass = 12710 yen ($107.71 €97.77) per 6 months

My daughter uses train to go to her school. It is 10 minutes ride to the school by rapid service. She bought a six-month student commuter pass for 12,710 yen ($107.71 €97.77). It is a student discount price, and valid until October. This c…

Train Fare Asakura to Kinugawa-Onsen = 2890 yen ($25.25 €22.92)

I visited Kinugawa-Onsen (Kinugawa hot spring) with my family in March. We used Tobu line. The ticket, Asakusa to Kinugawa-Onsen costs 2890 yen ($25.25 €22.92). It includes the basic fare and the express fee. The limited express is called …

Shinkansen Fare Tokyo to Echigo-yuzawa = 6,870 yen ($67.35 €49.78)

I visited Echigo-yuzawa, Niigata prefecture to see mountain flowers. I used Joetsu Shinkansen (Bullet Train) from Tokyo to Echigo-yuzawa. It cost 6,870 yen ($67.35 €49.78) including a peak season charge (200 yen). Following image: Joetsu S…

Charge to get a refund on the unused period of train pass = 220 yen ($2.18 €1.56)

My office moved to new place. Then my train pass is not necessary any more. I went to a station to get a refund unused period of my train pass. Refund fee was 220 yen ($2.18 €1.56). In order to get the refund, I had to fill-in the applicat…

Fare table for JR Kyushu-Shinkansen

Fare of Kyushu-Shinkansen was raised on April 1st 2014. Here is the new fare table for JR Kyushu-Shinkansen (unit: yen). It is valid from 2014 April 1st. Upper row means basic fare and lower row means express fare. You need to pay both of …

Shinagawa to Tsukuihama (Takeyama Hiking Course) = 830 yen ($8.14 €6.10)

Today I went hiking with my friends in Mt. Miura Fuji 三浦富士 and Mt. Takeyama 武山 in Miura peninsula, Kanagawa prefecture. To get to the station Keikyu-Nagasawa 京急長沢 where is the start point of the hiking course, I used Keihin-kyuko…

Parking lot for bicycle = 300 yen ($3.03 €2.24) per month

My family has three bicycles and parks them at the flat's parking lot we live. (I do not have a car.) It is necessary to pay 300 yen ($3.03 €2.24) each month to the flat union to borrow the space to park the bicycle. We have three bicycles…

Kyushu Shinkansen Fare Table

2016 April 4 updated: Fare of Kyushu-Shinkansen was raised on April 1st 2014. The following is the latest fare table of Kyushu Shinkansen (九州新幹線). In the table, upper figure is basic fare and lower figure means express fee. You need b…

How to use Tohoku, Joetsu, Nagano Shinkansen (Bullet train) fare calculator

2015 May updated. You can calculate fare of the above 3 Shinkansens at JR Fare & Charge Search. There is the official site of the railway company which runs Shinkansen. For short-stay foreign visitors, JR Rail Pass is the first choice to u…

List of Shinkansen (Bullet train) stations

You can find which Shinkansen line your destination belongs to. Underlined stations are shared with several lines. Tokaido & Sanyo Shinkansen (Train nick names are Nozomi, Hikari, and Kodama) has the following stations. Tokyo 東京 Shinagaw…

How to read Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen (Bullet train) fare table

2016 April 4 updated There are three types of Tokaido Shinkansen (Bullet trains). One is Nozomi (meaning HOPE) which is faster and expensive, Others are Hikari (LIGHT) and Kodama (ECHO) which are cheaper, stop frequently. Here is the fare …

Attending a lecture of safety riding for bicycle = 0 yen

My son and I attended a lecture of safety driving for bicycle. It was held by the local police at the elementary school where my son goes to. There was demonstration which showed how careless/illegal cycling causes dangerous result. Stuntm…

Train fare from Nagoya to Inuyama = 540 yen ($5.57 €4.22)

This is a report from Nagoya. I visited The Little World Museum in Inuyama city, Aichi prefecture. To go to the museum, I took Meitetsu Inuyama line from Nagoya to Inuyama. Its one-way ticket cost 540 yen ($5.57 €4.22). From Inuyama statio…

Bullet train (Shinkansen) from Nagoya to Tokyo = 10980 yen ($113.20 €85.78)

Please see also Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen (Bullet train) fare table & List of Shinkansen (Bullet train) stations I went to Nagoya by a bullet train (Shinkan-sen). Bullet train's one way ticket cost 10980 yen ($113.20 €85.78) from Tokyo to N…

One day unlimited ride pass, for Tokyo downtown area = 720 yen ($7.42 €5.54)

My son played Pokemon Stamp rally today. It is a game collecting series of stamps which are placed at certain stations. My son collected 6 stamps in downtown area. He used a one day unlimited ride pass to go around stations. The pass is ca…

Commuter pass = 24,190 yen ($241.90 €186.08) per 6 months

I bought a commuter pass of the train for 24,190 yen ($241.90 €186.08) at a ticket vending machine in the station. It is a 6 months-period pass, it is valid from July to next January. The average cost of a commuter pass is 100,000 yen ($1,…

Taxi 20 minutes ride = 2060 yen ($20.60 €15.85)

Today I took a taxi from Hamamatsucho to Hanzomon. It cost 2060 yen ($20.60 €15.85). It was 20minutes ride. There is a site of calculating taxi fare, http://www.taxideco.com/. In terms of major place, Latin alphabet letters are acceptable …

Train fare from Tokyo to Enoshima = 1100 yen ($11.34 €8.66)

If you use Tokaido line and Odakyu line from Tokyo to Enoshima, train fare is 1100 yen ($11.34 €8.66). It takes 70 minutes. There are three Enoshima stations; 1. Enoshima: Enoden line 2. Katase Enoshima: Odakyu line 3. Shonan Enoshima: Sho…

Bullet train (Shinkansen) fare from Shin-Fuji to Tokyo = 4930 yen ($50.31 €38.52)

Please see also Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen (Bullet train) fare table & List of Shinkansen (Bullet train) stations My wife came back to Tokyo by Bullet train (Shinkansen). Its fare was 4930 yen ($50.31 €38.52). 2520 yen ($25.71 €19.69) is for…

Bus fare from Tokyo to near Mt. Fuji = 2240 yen ($22.86 €17.50)

My wife went to the city near Mt. Fuji. She used a highway bus and its fare was 2240 yen ($22.86 €17.50). It was 2 hours and half ride. It takes much time than Bullet train (Shinkansen), but it is much cheaper (see next entry). The bus has…

Parking lot = 200 yen ($2.13 €1.64) per 30 minutes

Recently many coin parking lots are opened in Tokyo. Parking charge is 200 yen ($2.13 €1.64) per 30 minutes. Generally, these coin parking lots are narrow. Only 1 - 8 cars can park. That parking lot does not have a human bill collector and…

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.