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Cost for food per day.

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Cost for food per day.

Not looking at doing fast food stuff. There is myself, wife 1 small child and 1 baby. Will 20k yen be enough per day?

breakfast 1k

lunch 2k

supper 5k

=7k/person x 2.5 = 17500 yen.

Other than showing me a link for other websites, anyone come back and what did you spend?

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1. Re: Cost for food per day.

Just depends on how you eat, where you eat and what you eat.

Not including the baby, breakfast divided by 3 would be about 333 yen per person. Maybe light pastries/coffee tea , unless two adults got 500yen worth then divided the food with the children.

Lunch I think is reasonable to keep to 2000yen for 2 adults, a kid and a baby, again though depends on what, where, you eat.

You can find reasonably good and affordable foods, from noodles to rice bowls easily.

Same for dinner.

Edited: 17 January 2011, 07:29
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2. Re: Cost for food per day.

I would say 20,000 Yen should be more than enough for two people plus a child for a day. In fact, it should allow you to eat quite well. Obviously, the sky is the limit if you opt for fanciest places (which don't always equate to quality) at each meal.

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3. Re: Cost for food per day.

I agree, 20,000 yen a day can eat really well.

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4. Re: Cost for food per day.

I travelled in Japan last year and my average spend on food and drink was 5,000 yen per day over 24 days. I budgeted to spend a lot more and had wagyu a few times (~Y9,000 a go) and fugu twice (~Y6,500) but only spent half what I allowed because a lot of great Japanese food is incredibly cheap. The only things I thought expensive - relative to Australia - were beer and coffee.

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5. Re: Cost for food per day.

went for 10days last month, spent about 10000yen/day/person and ate extremely well. most of the restaurant I went were well known restaurants inc. some michelin starred restaurants. ordering for 2 can easily cover your kid as well. so with 20000yen you can eat very well. i didn't have any breakfast though coz was always too full for breakfast. Japan has some really nice fruits. so you can think about buying fruit to eat for breakfast in hotel, or buying nigiri (rice balls) for breakfast is pretty good too.

here are pic of food with restaurant name and price if ur interested:


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6. Re: Cost for food per day.

That is a large budget, we usually had a bowl of noodles for lunch and had a nice evening meal and didn't spend anywhere near that money. We always assumed that Japan was expensive as we kept hearing this but when we got there we were surprised to find it wasn't bad at all.

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