Expenses – How much did it actually cost?

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I’ve broken the costs down as follows:

Getting to Temple 1 ¥172,478
Food ¥64,427
Drinks from vending machines ¥13,800
Accommodation ¥98,675
Temple Stamps ¥27,100
Other costs ¥30,004
GRAND TOTAL ¥406,484

As of 7 Dec 2014, this total amount of ¥406,484 converts into GBP as £2,144 and into USD as $3,338.

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The full breakdown is as follows:

GETTING TO TEMPLE 1

Date Item Price More details
03-Oct Flight ¥107,893 Paid GBP £580, London to Kansai Airport via Doha with Qatar
04-Oct Sim card rental ¥34,630 Softbank counter at airport, this was for phone calls only, no data
04-Oct Airport hotel ¥6,950 Kansai Airport Spa Hotel Garden Palace
04-Oct Dinner ¥300 Pot noodles from hotel
05-Oct Bus to Tokushima ¥4,100 Limousine Bus from Kansai Airport
05-Oct Tokushima Hotel ¥6,480 Toyoko Inn Tokushima Ekimae, incl breakfast
05-Oct Dinner in Tokushima ¥1,000 Ramen & beer
06-Oct Train to Temple 1 ¥260 JR Kotoku line from Tokushima to Bando station
06-Oct Henro Gear from Temple 1 ¥10,865 Hat, white vest, stole, bag, name slips, stamp book, bell and first temple stamp
Total in JPY ¥172,478

As of 7 Dec 2014, this total amount of ¥172,478 converts into GBP as £910 and into USD as $1418.

 

DAILY EXPENSES (food, drinks, accom, temple stamps, other costs)

Date Food Vending machine drinks Accom Temple Stamps Other costs & description Accom details
06-Oct ¥1,583 ¥300 ¥0 ¥1,200 ¥0 Camped in a carpark near temple 6
07-Oct ¥2,351 ¥300 ¥0 ¥1,500 ¥499 sunscreen Henro hut next to Kamonoyu bath house
08-Oct ¥0 ¥300 ¥4,000 ¥600 ¥0 Sudachi-kan pension after Temple 12, incl dinner, breakfast and entry to bath house
09-Oct ¥1,200 ¥300 ¥3,500 ¥1,500 ¥0 Business Hotel Avanti, Tokushima
10-Oct ¥910 ¥300 ¥0 ¥600 ¥0 Camped behind Hinanosato Katsuura Services stop
11-Oct ¥649 ¥300 ¥6,300 ¥600 ¥0 Japanese Inn, Sasanka, next to Temple 22, incl dinner and breakfast
12-Oct ¥636 ¥300 ¥300 ¥300 ¥0 Campsite Ebisuhama
13-Oct ¥991 ¥300 ¥0 ¥300 ¥0 Camped at services stop in Hiwasa
14-Oct ¥754 ¥300 ¥3,500 ¥0 ¥0 Tebajima Guesthouse, Tebajima island, incl dinner and breakfast
15-Oct ¥2,105 ¥300 ¥0 ¥0 ¥300 bath entry Camped next to restaurant & onsen at services stop in Shishikui
16-Oct ¥776 ¥300 ¥0 ¥0 ¥0 Slept outside at closed down junior high school, route 55
17-Oct ¥547 ¥300 ¥0 ¥900 ¥0 Slept outside next to a shrine in Muroto city
18-Oct ¥1,866 ¥300 ¥5,000 ¥300 ¥0 Yamatoya Ryokan, Aki city
19-Oct ¥1,513 ¥300 ¥0 ¥600 ¥0 Henro hut, “Kamohara”
20-Oct ¥6,118 ¥300 ¥3,500 ¥600 ¥0 Business Hotel Town Centre, Kochi
21-Oct ¥814 ¥300 ¥0 ¥1,200 ¥0 Tsuyado at Temple 35
22-Oct ¥1,722 ¥300 ¥0 ¥300 ¥0 Camped in a henro hut in Tosa-kure
23-Oct ¥300 ¥0 ¥300 ¥0 Camped in a henro hut “Saga” next to Kobushi-no-sato Onsen
24-Oct ¥1,410 ¥300 ¥3,500 ¥0 ¥735 poncho & pens Pension Shimanto, Shimanto city
25-Oct ¥2,359 ¥300 ¥4,000 ¥0 ¥0 Pension Anshuku, Shimonokae
26-Oct ¥300 ¥4,000 ¥300 ¥0 Pension Anshuku, Shimonokae
27-Oct ¥1,689 ¥300 ¥0 ¥300 ¥0 Camped in a henro hut after a bridge in Sukumo city
28-Oct ¥2,226 ¥300 ¥0 ¥300 ¥500 bath entry Camped in Sunokawa park
29-Oct ¥0 ¥300 ¥4,000 ¥0 ¥2,075 new phone charger & batteries Kikusui Business Hotel, Uwajima
30-Oct ¥1,763 ¥300 ¥0 ¥900 ¥0 Tsuyado at Toyogahashi Bangai Temple #8, Ozu city
31-Oct ¥1,261 ¥300 ¥3,500 ¥0 ¥0 Omogo Ryokan, Kumokogen
01-Nov ¥0 ¥300 ¥0 ¥600 ¥0 Tsuyado at Temple 47
02-Nov ¥2,320 ¥300 ¥2,000 ¥1,500 ¥7,940 souveniers, massage & bath Dogo Ai Guesthouse, Matsuyama
03-Nov ¥4,870 ¥300 ¥2,000 ¥0 ¥9,515 new socks, massage & bath Dogo Ai Guesthouse, Matsuyama
04-Nov ¥980 ¥300 ¥0 ¥600 ¥0 Asanami Daishido
05-Nov ¥591 ¥300 ¥0 ¥600 ¥0 Tokunaga family residence, Imabari (people I met on the trail)
06-Nov ¥0 ¥300 ¥0 ¥0 ¥0 Tokunaga family residence, Imabari (people I met on the trail)
07-Nov ¥500 ¥300 ¥3,700 ¥1,200 ¥0 Shikishima Ryokan, Iyo Mishima
08-Nov ¥1,150 ¥300 ¥0 ¥1,500 ¥0 Hagyu-An Zenkonyado & free obento dinner from Hokke Hokke
09-Nov ¥1,262 ¥300 ¥3,000 ¥0 ¥0 Taisei-so Ryokan, Misuima
10-Nov ¥300 ¥300 ¥0 ¥600 ¥0 Tsuyado at Temple 66
11-Nov ¥2,868 ¥300 ¥3,800 ¥1,200 ¥0 Motodai Business Hotel, Kanonji
12-Nov ¥760 ¥300 ¥5,800 ¥1,500 ¥0 Zentsuji Temple Shukubo, (Temple 75)
13-Nov ¥3,421 ¥300 ¥3,500 ¥1,200 ¥0 Azusa Minshuku, Takamatsu
14-Nov ¥1,669 ¥300 ¥4,275 ¥1,200 ¥0 City Hotel Business Hotel, Takamatsu
15-Nov ¥2,646 ¥300 ¥3,500 ¥900 ¥0 Azumaya Ryokan, next to Temple 87
16-Nov ¥967 ¥300 ¥3,300 ¥600 ¥0 Shiokaze Minshuku, near Hiketa station
17-Nov ¥1,000 ¥300 ¥4,350 ¥300 ¥1,770 postcards Toyoko Inn Tokushima Ekimae, incl breakfast
18-Nov ¥1,080 ¥300 ¥4,350 ¥0 ¥800 sightseeing Toyoko Inn Tokushima Ekimae, incl breakfast
19-Nov ¥1,800 ¥300 ¥5,000 ¥1,000 ¥5,870 transport from Tokushima to Koyasan Muryokoin Temple, Koyasan, incl dinner & breakfast
20-Nov ¥1,000 ¥300 ¥5,000 Muryokoin Temple, Koyasan, incl dinner & breakfast
Total Food Vending machine drinks Accom Temple Stamps Other costs  
JPY ¥64,427 ¥13,800 ¥98,675 ¥27,100 ¥30,004

 

ACCOMMODATION BREAKDOWN

Accommodation # of nights Cost
Tent 9 ¥300
Henro Hut / Outside 4 ¥0
Tsuyado 4 ¥0
Zenkonyado 1 ¥0
Daishido 1 ¥0
Family home 2 ¥0
Hostel 3 ¥7,500
Minshuku 2 ¥6,800
Pension 5 ¥21,800
Ryokan 5 ¥18,700
Temple Shukubo 3 ¥15,800
Business Hotel 8 ¥34,255
Airport Hotel 1 ¥6,950
Total camp/hut/free 21 ¥300
Total paid accom 27 ¥111,805
Total nights 48 ¥112,105

 

Why 48 days?
1 Airport hotel on arrival
1 Tokushima hotel night before starting
45 Days from Temple 1 to Koyasan
1 A second night in Koyasan

 

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4 responses to “Expenses – How much did it actually cost?

  1. Very comprehensive and detailed! Will def help others about budgeting if/when they attempt this walk. Good job!
    -Nicholas

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  2. I loved your blog. So much great information. I’m sure I will pour over it again when planning my trip. WHAT HAPPENED TO DAVE!?

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    • Hi Jake,
      Thanks, I’m glad you like it and I hope it will help you with your planning. Dave was injured on the trail unfortunately and had to leave. There’s lots of steep, slippery paths so take care when you’re out there.
      Kat

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