Jun 10, 2015

Finding great discounts on meals in Tokyo

On my last visit, in 2012, I noticed people crowding into the big superdepartment store basements` food stall areas, where the stallholders were giving discounts on prepared foods from seafood to beef to noodles, etc. at about 30-60% off from what I could see.  It is a good idea to buy some and refrigerate it for the next day or have some then - about 8:30 PM or so.


Taught English in Japan 1996-1998. I have been teaching in Istanbul since 2008.


  • KevinC

    on Jun 10

    This is exactly what I do to save money now, most of the supermarket and department store have discounted food just before they close. Bento, meat, vegetable and snack usually sold out very quick, so you have to be there on time.

  • Samantha

    on Jun 10

    Yes!! This is great advice too. For those who want to try different Japanese food for cheap!

  • Tomuu

    on Jun 10

    Good tip, Franklin. I read a news piece about France recently that they were going to make it illegal over there for supermarkets to throw away unused foods. Wonder if they might do that over here? Maybe they already do! How does teaching in Istanbul compare to teaching over here?


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