Hello Japan Chowhounds! My husband and I are San Francisco Chowhounds and we will be in Tokyo 3-6/Feb, Sapporo 7-8/Feb for the Snow Festival, then Hakodate on 9/Feb before heading to Tsukuba for a technical conference, followed by The Police concert in Tokyo, then two nights at a Kyoto ryokan. Would greatly appreciate recommendations for the following:
1) Tokyo Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
--I'm happy with sushi for B/L/D and between-meal snacks, but tall husband requires substantial low-carb breakfast and coffee ;) ... and yes, we will be going to Tsukiji. Staying at Tokyo Park Hotel.
2) Sapporo Lunch & Dinner
--Can't wait for crab, scallops and other fabulous local fare. No Mongolian BBQ or beer hall places, unless it is more high-end.
3) Hakodate Lunch & Dinner
--Staying at harbor hotel and going to morning market for ultra-fresh seafood breakfast!
Izakayas, low-key, great food at cheap to medium-high prices, and non-smoking a plus. No food restrictions but husband can't do lots of starches due to blood sugar issues. Love bento.com (hi robb!) and have guide books but overwhelmed. Help us eat our way through Japan! Thanks!
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