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Top reasonably-priced picks for Kyoto (2 days), Tokyo (2 days), Osaka (1 day)

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Top reasonably-priced picks for Kyoto (2 days), Tokyo (2 days), Osaka (1 day)

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laurent692 | | Jan 23, 2014 01:33 PM

I'll be making my first trip to Japan at the end of March. There seem to be a lot of threads about the best high-end places to go, but I'm looking for some more reasonably-priced recommendations as well. My boyfriend and I have 2 days in Kyoto (one with a side trip to Nara), 2 days in Tokyo, and 1 day in Osaka that we want to plan amazing meals for (the rest of our trip we will be with a bigger group).

Here is what we are looking for in terms of price ranges:
- 1 splurge meal (up to ~¥20,000 per person): considering Narisawa
- 1 expensive meal (up to ~¥10,000 per person): Kyoto kaiseki? Is Ogata above this price point?
- the rest: ~¥6,000 or less per person
- any casual breakfast/lunch recommendations as well

Definitely want to prioritize eating types of food that each city is known for (i.e. tofu in Kyoto?), and also want to try as many different types of places as possible (i.e. tempura, sushi, etc.) over the course of the trip. Assuming lunches will be more casual/quicker (i.e. Nishiki market in Kyoto) since we'll be out and about sightseeing, but we're definitely open to going to a nicer restaurant at lunch if it's more reasonable then.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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