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Osechi for the New Year


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Osechi for the New Year

anarcist | Oct 31, 2012 12:31 AM

Hi all,

Looks like I might in Japan over the new year, so I'm thinking of getting an Osechi box.

I've taken a brief look around the department store websites, and it looks like a lot of the boxes by more famous Kyoto ryotei (ie. a lot of the places discussed on this site) run something in the range of Y50,000 for one tier, and Y100,000+ for more than one tier.

What do the people here do for Osechi? Do you usually spring for a box by a famous ryotei, or do you go for something more affordable?

I've been looking at the less expensive options, eg. Y30,000~Y50,000 for multiple tiers, but there's so many to choose from. Does anyone have a reliable "go-to" for an Osechi box in this price range?

(I'm looking to feed two people)

Thanks for your help.

PS. Just to pre-empt: I'll be staying in a house, so there's no problems about delivery/storage (ie. refrigeration).

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