The average price of a 7-day trip to Shinjuku is $1,766 for a solo traveler, $3,172 for a couple, and $5,946 for a family of 4. Shinjuku hotels range from $59 to $375 per night with an average of $97, while most vacation rentals will cost $120 to $420 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Tokyo International Airport (HND) are between $1,067 and $1,514 per person for economy flights and $3,348 to $4,751 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $49 to $100 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 Shinjuku, JP

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

  • January 8th to April 8th
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of October 8th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Shinjuku is usually late November to early December.

 

Average Shinjuku Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Shinjuku for a week is $1,422-$2,620($203-$374 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $49 to $100 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $623 to $1,302 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $88 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $85 to $103 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Shinjuku for a week is $3,276-$5,046($468-$721 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $98 to $200 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,246 to $2,604 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $88 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $85 to $103 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Shinjuku for a week is $4,578-$9,064($654-$1,295 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $196 to $400 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,492 to $5,208 for economy

Lodging: $152 to $176 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $119 to $144 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Shinjuku

How cheap can you make a vacation to Shinjuku? The cheapest trip to Shinjuku is about $130 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 3% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 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 $51.

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 Shinjuku for a week is $911-$1,992($130-$285 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $24 to $48 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $623 to $1,302 for economy

Lodging: $51 to $59 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Shinjuku for a week is $1,702-$3,630($243-$519 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $48 to $96 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,246 to $2,604 for economy

Lodging: $51 to $59 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Shinjuku for a week is $3,356-$7,260($479-$1,037 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $96 to $192 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,492 to $5,208 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $118 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $70 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Shinjuku cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Shinjuku Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Shinjuku for a week is $3,640-$9,729($520-$1,390 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $93 to $200 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,813 to $3,541 for first class

Lodging: $196 to $375 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $420 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Shinjuku for a week is $6,104-$14,670($872-$2,096 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $186 to $400 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,626 to $7,082 for first class

Lodging: $196 to $375 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $420 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Shinjuku for a week is $12,208-$27,426($1,744-$3,918 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $372 to $800 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $7,252 to $14,164 for first class

Lodging: $392 to $750 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $588 to $1,277 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Shinjuku Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Shinjuku is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Shinjuku 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.

Shinjuku 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 Shinjuku 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 a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Shinjuku.

 

Flight Costs to Shinjuku

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,514 average in early August to a low of $1,067 in late November to early December. Median flight price is $1,158. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Shinjuku our data includes 376 originating airports, and 151 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Shinjuku from an airport like Knox County Regional (RKD) in Rockland, ME (the United States) for an average $8,070 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Yamagata (GAJ) in Yamagata (Japan) at an average of just $178.

 

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 Shinjuku, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $447, so you can easily save about 42% 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 Shinjuku can easily cost $360 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $24 per person. Private tours can cost $723 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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