Travel cost in Japan

Shinjuku Gyoen Garden in Tokyo, Japan

Is it very expensive? Cherry blossom season is coming in Japan and a lot of people would love to visit Japan, but afraid it can be very expensive.

Actually it is not so expensive. Except transport. I want o list expenses I had on my 10 days/9 nights visit to Japan. It was couple years ago and prices probably are up now, but it still can be good for orientation.

¥
Transport
50000
Japan Rail Pass (7 days)
28300
Night train (Hiroshima-Nagoya)
9130
Bus from Narita airport to Tokyo
3000
Hakone Weekday Pass
3410
Train from Tokyo to Narita airport
2940
City bus, subway(Tokyo, Kioto, Hiroshima)
3220
Accommodation
17250
Hakone x 1 night
5250
Kioto x 3 night
6000
Hiroshima x 1 night
6000
Food
~14000
Sightseeing
8445
Temples/Museum(entry to temples cost around ¥300-600, Hiroshima Peace Museum – ¥50)
6000
Entry to Mori Towers
1500
Bathing at onsen
945
Total
~90000

Currency exchange rates you can find at XE.
In Tokyo I had where to stay, so it didn’t cost anything, but in Hakone and Hiroshima I think it is possible to find cheaper accommodation to keep average price at ¥2000 per night
I didn’t include souvenirs or some snacks to this list, but that doesn’t cost much.
As you can see the price for 10 days visit would be around 1200USD/900EUR, but more then half of it is price for transport and JR pass saves at lot. It would be even more expensive without it. If you are staying in one place and not alone as I was (you can save on accommodation) the price will be half of this and that won’t look so expensive.