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In search of traditional Japanese breakfast

Where can we find a traditional Japanese breakfast - the type that is served at ryokans? We'd like to try this out during our stay in Japan - can we find a place to experience this in Tokyo or Kyoto, without staying at a ryokan?

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1. Re: In search of traditional Japanese breakfast

Many better hotels offer a Japanese breakfast set - sometimes in their Japanese restaurant, sometimes as an option in the breakfast area, and sometimes by room service.

Business hotels often offer a more typical sort of Japanese breakfast consisting of onigiri, some sort of soup, salad, toast and/or other types of bread, maybe eggs (though often made from powder)... Varies by hotel what and how much they offer.

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2. Re: In search of traditional Japanese breakfast

Are you up to grilled fish, raw egg, natto(fermented slimy soy bean that may smell a little), yamaimo(slimy grated potato that may make your lips itchy), etc.?

If not, you might try bf buffet at any decent large hotel where they have Japanese & western bf food items, juice/milk/coffee/tea for ~2,000yen, if not staying there.

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3. Re: In search of traditional Japanese breakfast

The Imperial Hotel at Hibiya serves a great traditional Japanese breakfast.

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4. Re: In search of traditional Japanese breakfast

¥2000 per person for a hotel buffet or Japanese set is a bit of a stretch I think unless you are talking business hotel or just a bit above. For reference in Tokyo...

Imperial Hotel Tokyo Japanese breakfast ¥2940 in Nadaman, buffet ¥3360 in Imperial Viking Sal.

Peninsula Tokyo Western style breakfast ¥3800, Japanese style ¥3900.

Westin Ebisu breakfast buffet ¥3600.

Grand Hyatt's French kitchen western and Japanese breakfast ¥3700.

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5. Re: In search of traditional Japanese breakfast

it's not too bad if you avoid the strong tasting mackeral (Mrs B loves it), and if you ask for your egg to be cooked. Miso - yum.

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6. Re: In search of traditional Japanese breakfast

All others have given you good advice. Here's one more, a little different and much cheaper. If you can find a very popular chain restaurant called "Yoshinoya" they serve typical Japanese breakfast, miso soup, grilled salmon, natto (optional), raw egg (optional) and a few other items. If you do not mind casual atmosphere, I recommend this restaurant.

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7. Re: In search of traditional Japanese breakfast

Other than hotel's "fancy" and very nice breakfasts, family restaurant chain have good typical Japanese traditional breakfasts.

Denny's (Please click green "メニュー menue" bar.)

dennys.jp/dny/menu/dennys/morning/index.html

Royal Host

www.royalhost.jp/morning/100824_morning.pdf

Johnathan's

www.jonathan.co.jp/menulist/Morning_01.htm

Coco's

menu.cocos-jpn.co.jp/menu/category12.html

Edited: 22 October 2010, 13:02
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8. Re: In search of traditional Japanese breakfast

Actually, if you want to have the breakfast that most Japanese people eat, then suggest 7-11 for bread rolls or Onigiri rice ball. Wash it down with some vegetable juice in a tetra box.

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9. Re: In search of traditional Japanese breakfast

one of the most expensive, "traditional" breakfast in Kyoto--

Asa-gayu/Uzura-gayu at Hyo-tei, Nanzenji.

http://hyotei.co.jp/ www.google.co.jp/images…

around 5,000 yen.

more normal breakfast would be www.yoshinoya.com/menu/morningset/index.html (300-500 yen)

www.sukiya.jp/menu/#/forhere,morning,m_02,

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