With a budget of about SGD10 per meal, I’ve selected 5 food places in the Ginza area – a bakery, a cafe and 3 depachika (departmental store basement food halls).
Kimuraya Bakery is the place to go for anpan (Japanese bread filled with red bean paste). It supposedly also sells very good shrimp sandwiches. The cafe on the second floor will be a nice place for lunch. And I can get its baked goods for breakfast on the go. 10am – 9pm daily. Exit A10 of Ginza Station.
Muji’s flagship store is near Yurakucho Station. It has a cafe that serves a variety of hot and cold dishes, something like our local mixed vegetable rice stall. Another possible lunch venue. 10am – 9pm.
Located at the Yaesu exit of Tokyo Station, Daimaru is a convenient stop-over to purchase ekiben (boxed meals usually eaten on long distance train rides). I will probably visit the food hall to get something yummy for my shinkansen ride from Tokyo to Osaka. 10am – 9pm on weekdays.
Opened daily from 10am – 8pm, both Matsuya and Mitsukoshi have famed food halls that will make you drool. Perfect for lunch or dinner take-aways back to the hotel, snacks, breakfast and food souvenirs for loved ones back home.
Will I be visiting all 5 or will I discover other affordable food gems?