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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.

What Hobby is Popular in Japan (2011)?

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications conducts surveys about hobbies of people every 5 years. Last time they conducted the survey in 2011, then released the result in 2012. The following shows "Participants in Hobbies and Amusements" in Japan. According to it, 54,000,000 people enjoy listening music on CD.

 

  Hobby Hobby Participants (x 1000)
1 CD・テープ・レコードなどによる音楽鑑賞 Listening music on CD, tape, record  54,167
2 DVD・ビデオなどによる映画鑑賞(テレビからの録画は除く) Watching movies on DVD, Video (Excluding recorded TV program)   46,153
3 趣味としての読書 Reading as a hobby  45,086
4 映画鑑賞(テレビ・ビデオ・DVDなどは除く) Watching movies
 (Excluding TV,Video,DVD) 
 39,990
5 テレビゲーム・パソコンゲーム(家庭で行うもの,携帯用を含む) Video game, PC game
 
 37,993
6 遊園地,動植物園,水族館などの見物 Sightseeing amusement park , zoo and aquarium  35,967
7 カラオケ Karaoke  33,071
8 園芸・庭いじり・ガーデニング Gardening  30,379
9 写真の撮影・プリント Photography  28,550
10 スポーツ観覧(テレビ・DVDなどは除く) Watching sports (Excluding TV,DVD)  21,178
11 趣味としての料理・菓子作り Cooking as a hobby  19,670
12 美術鑑賞(テレビ・DVDなどは除く) Watching arts (Excluding TV,DVD)  18,863
13 音楽会などによるポピュラー音楽・歌謡曲鑑賞 Going to a modern music concert  14,151
14 演芸・演劇・舞踊鑑賞(テレビ・DVDなどは除く) Watching plays (Excluding TV,DVD)  13,362
15 編み物・手芸 Knitting, handicrafts  11,573
16 パチンコ Pachinko  11,373
17 楽器の演奏 Playing instruments  10,915
18 日曜大工 Do-it-yourself  10,127
19 音楽会などによるクラシック音楽鑑賞 Going to a classical music concert  9,782
20 和裁・洋裁 Japanese dressmaking, dressmaking  7,318
21 キャンプ Camp  6,221
22 書道 Calligraphy  4,659
23 将棋 Japanese chess  3,929
24 絵画・彫刻の制作 Painting and carving  3,604
25 コーラス・声楽 Chorus & Vocal  3,179
26 詩・和歌・俳句・小説などの創作 Writing poetry, haiku, novel  2,532
27 陶芸・工芸 Ceramics and Crafts  2,506
28 華道 Flower arrangement  2,276
29 邦楽(民謡,日本古来の音楽を含む) Japanese music (Including folk songs, traditional music)   1,976
30 洋舞・社交ダンス Western dance, ballroom dancing  1,940
31 邦舞・おどり Japanese dance  1,812
32 茶道 Tea ceremony  1,700
33 囲碁 Game of go  1,528
  その他 Other  7,500

 

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Source is Statistics Bureau of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

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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.