The average price of a 7-day trip to Otaru is $1,418 for a solo traveler, $2,547 for a couple, and $4,774 for a family of 4. Otaru hotels range from $52 to $211 per night with an average of $69, while most vacation rentals will cost $100 to $380 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to New Chitose Airport (CTS) are between $801 and $1,405 per person for economy flights and $2,514 to $4,409 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $31 to $58 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Otaru, JP

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to CTS and stay in a Otaru hotel:

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • August 20th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Otaru is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Otaru Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Otaru for a week is $1,075-$2,127($154-$304 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $31 to $58 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $486 to $1,265 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $70 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $62 to $76 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Otaru for a week is $2,408-$4,078($344-$583 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $62 to $116 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $972 to $2,530 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $70 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $62 to $76 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Otaru for a week is $3,406-$7,524($487-$1,075 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $124 to $232 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,944 to $5,060 for economy

Lodging: $126 to $140 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $99 to $106 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Otaru

How cheap can you make a vacation to Otaru? The cheapest trip to Otaru is about $101 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 5% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $16 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $44.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Otaru for a week is $708-$1,822($101-$260 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $18 to $35 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $486 to $1,265 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $52 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $16 to $36 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Otaru for a week is $1,320-$3,332($189-$476 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $36 to $70 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $972 to $2,530 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $52 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $16 to $36 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Otaru for a week is $2,592-$6,664($370-$952 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $140 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,944 to $5,060 for economy

Lodging: $88 to $104 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $24 to $54 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Otaru cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Otaru Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Otaru.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Otaru for a week is $2,122-$8,577($303-$1,225 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $104 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,166 to $3,289 for first class

Lodging: $80 to $211 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $760 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Otaru for a week is $3,764-$12,594($538-$1,799 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $136 to $208 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,332 to $6,578 for first class

Lodging: $80 to $211 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $760 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Otaru for a week is $7,528-$22,908($1,075-$3,273 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $272 to $416 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,664 to $13,156 for first class

Lodging: $160 to $422 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $532 to $1,140 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Otaru Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Otaru is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Otaru due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Otaru Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Otaru hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Otaru.

 

Flight Costs to Otaru

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,405 average in early to mid July to a low of $801 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $912. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Otaru our data includes 118 originating airports, and 97 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Otaru from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $3,045 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Hyakuri (IBR) in Tokyo (Japan) at an average of just $171.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Otaru, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $604, so you can easily save about 75% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Otaru can easily cost $260 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $18 per person. Private tours can cost $525 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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