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One lunch, two breakfasts and two dinners in Tokyo. What is a girl to do?

Hello everyone, I appreciate your comments and will begin my "quest" and report back thereafter.

Thank you.

Apr 25, 2013
chowmish in Japan

One lunch, two breakfasts and two dinners in Tokyo. What is a girl to do?

Hello, I have being doing my best to comb through past discussions on this board to learn more. I am reaching out to get a better handle on plans as my time in Tokyo will be so short.

Here are the details that I am working within:

I am afraid that I do not speak any Japanese and will most likely need to count on the assistance of the hotel for any reservations. I booked a hotel in the Nihombashi area. I will arrive late one evening in time for dinner, then have a full day to explore, and then have a flight later the next day (so perhaps time for breakfast and a viewing of the Tsujiki market).

I would like to only eat Japanese food for all meals and would like to stay under $100 US per meal per person. I would prefer to avoid any chain restaurants and locations that would find me to be a difficult guest since I don't speak Japanese. This is a first time trip as a true adult to Japan. I would like to have sushi twice and then perhaps another true dish to the region (perhaps soba, tempura, or whatever else you may suggest to a newbie with a wish to begin a palate).

My next homework assignment will be how to behave in a sushi restaurant for table manners:-)

I really appreciate anyone's help. I am seeing much about the following: Sushi Iwa, Kanesake, Sushi Uoshin, Soba Hosokawa, Soba Marutomi, Sushi Taichi, and Daigo. I am unsure of the lead time needed for these for reservations. Please let me know if I need to provide any additional information to assist in your recommendations. Many thanks.

Apr 22, 2013
chowmish in Japan