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Tokyo/Kyoto/Nara/Hiroshima/Osaka Meals - Opinion greatly appreciated

zarkerberg | Feb 12, 201405:55 AM

Hope you're all well!

I'm planning my Japan trip in April, would appreciate your thoughts on restaurants. Please do not hesitate to comment / provide some feedback/ recommendations on food/ restaurants that i should not miss / i should try.

My 3 months research comes down to the list below.. I hope other Chowhounders / trip planners can benefit from this post as well.

6th April - Day Trip to Nara
Lunch - Shizuka, Nara
Tea - Hiraso Sushi (If time permits)
Dinner - Kinryu Ramen, Osaka

7th April - Osaka
Lunch - Daruma
Dinner - Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M
Dessert - Rikuro

8th April - Day Trip to Miyajima & Hiroshima
Snacks - grilled oyster, momiji manju (maple leaf bean paste) @
Lunch - Mitchan, Hiroshima
Dinner - Osaka street food at Dotonbori Takoyaki from Honke Ohtako etc

9th April - Kyoto
Breakfast - Honke Owariya
Lunch - Katsukura
Tea - Ippodo Tea
Dinner - Guilo Guilo Hitoshina

10th April - Kyoto
Lunch - Syourian (Shoraian)
Dinner - Omen Ginkakuji

11th April - Kyoto
Lunch - ??? (Will be around Kinkakuji & Daitokuji area)
Dessert - Tsujiri Honten
Dinner - Izuju

12th April - Kyoto
Lunch - Taki no ya
Snacks - Nishiki Market - Soy Milk Donut, Wagashi (Japanese sweet), Crackers (Senbei), Tofu Icecream, @Miki Keiran Tamago & Unagi, Mochitsukiya for Mochi
Dinner - ??? (Open for suggestions)

13th April - Tokyo
Lunch - Kyushujangara Harajukuten - Ramen
Snacks - Crepe at Harajuku
Dinner - ??? Shinjuku area, preferably yakitori (please recommend)

14th April - Day Trip Hakone
Open for recommendations

15th April - Tokyo
Breakfast - Sushi Dai
Lunch - Maisen
Desserts - Hidemi Sugino
Dinner - Shin Hinomoto

16th April - Tokyo
Lunch - ???
Dinner - Mizutani / Saito (could not decide which to go)

17th April - Tokyo
Lunch - ??? (Open for suggestions. will be around asakusa & solamachi area)
Dinner - Ryugin

18th April - Tokyo
Lunch - Ichiran Shibuya
Dinner - Agaru Sagaru Nishiiru Higashiiru

19th April - Tokyo
Lunch - ???
Early Dinner - ??? (Open for suggestions, will be at Shinjuku area)

Thanks for your help + time.

I've also read that Inakaya, Fuku, Toriya is pretty good. What are your thoughts?

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