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1. Posted by VOLTS (Budding Member 30 posts) 6y


me and my wife are planning to visit japan in november. for a five day stay in tokyo, will $1,500 USD pocket money be enough for shopping and food?


2. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 6y

If accommodation isn't included in this, assuming it's already paid for...

You need about $60/day (1000 円/meal X 6) together to eat in perfectly adequate restaurants - nothing fancy, but decent food. If you want to go for some really nice Japanese meals, have a few drinks etc.. that price will go up significantly. For transportation and a couple sights a day, maybe factor in $40.
That leaves you with about $200/day for shopping and upgrades on restaurants. Personally I'm happy with a coffee, an OJ, and a snack from a convenience store for breakfast which keeps it under 500円. For lunch, since I'm out and about sightseeing or whatever, I just head to a japanese style fast-food place, like Sukiya or Yoshinoya, where I can eat a fine meal for 500円 or less. That leaves me with more money to spend on a nice meal for supper.
After that I don't know what to tell you. I can't fathom the idea of spending $300 a day on food and shopping, even in Tokyo. So in my books you have way more than enough - enough to extend your trip for another week or two.

3. Posted by VOLTS (Budding Member 30 posts) 6y


sent you PM sir degolasse. thankyou again for the reply. anyone who can suggest a cheap inn or hotel in tokyo or osaka? when travelling abroad we spend most of our time outside and return late in the evening even early in the morning. that leaves the inn or hotel just a place to sleep and the next day will be the same routine. we take advantage of the vacation provided that our things are safe while away. like in hong kong and bangkok are there night markets or street shops in tokyo or osaka where we can buy cheap merchandise?