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Eating on a budget...and not starving to death!

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Eating on a budget...and not starving to death!

theworldisasweetstore | May 21, 2008 08:41 AM

This is my first post, but I'm hoping it might put some worries to rest...

Japan is the first of a few countries I'll be visiting over the next four months, and I'm horribly conscious of the fact that I can't blow my entire trip's money on Japan even before I've got to my 2nd destination! With that in mind I've set myself a daily budget, which I am hoping it'll be possible to stick to...advice would be much appreciated either way (feel free to yell at me 'You're crazy', or (ideally!) send me in the direction of some decently priced food!!)

So, I've got a minimum daily budget for food (+activities) of £30 (6,000Y), which could tip up to £50 (10,000Y) on a couple of occasions for some swanky experiences.

Question 1: Does anyone have good recommendations for lunches/dinners which would be cheap options for lunches, max £10 (2,000Y)? I have a feeling I won't need recommendations of where to go to push the boat out...

Question 2: As I'll basically be living in Tokyo for about 3 weeks, and I've heard it's a little difficult to get fresh fruit and veg - are there any good places to go to get decently priced fruit, or is this likely to be impossible?

As you might be able to tell, I really don't know what to expect. I'm slightly nervous about the budget issue given that Japan is renowned for its prices, but I'm also very excited about it from an adventurous eater's point of view!!!

Advice appreciated!!! (now I know about this site I will also explore other answers, as I'm sure there are plenty of nuggets of gold which will help with my own question)

:D

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