Breakfast in Japan
The traditional Japanese breakfast is very similar to a lunch. Besides the inevitable rice can include many things like miso soup, tofu, seaweed, vegetables (often seasoned with vinegar), raw or smoked fish, other.
Honestly I do not appreciate at all eating that kind of food just woke up, and I tried just once while staying in a ryokan, it cost me 1000 yen.
According to some surveys, the Japanese who eat "English" or "Italian" breakfast are more and more, especially among young people.
Very characteristic is instead to have breakfast at 6 am with very fresh sushi in the area of the Tsukiji fish market
a traditional Japanese breakfast
Some ryokans and all hotels obviously serve also western breakfast, although it is rarely included in the price, you have to pay it separately.
For a good cappuccino and croissant or brioche, or anyway for a "sweet" breakfast I recommend some western chain, for example Segafredo
, there are a lot in big cities.
a Segafredo Zanetti cafe in Shibuya (Tokyo)
Guided tours, activities and other things to do
If you are planning a trip to Japan and you want to do something more than just visiting famous places and monuments, we suggest you to use Govoyagin
How to use Govoyagin
Govoyagin is a very useful website to enrich your travel experience
, especially if you are going solo or it's your first time in Japan.
Because of the language barrier (and more), in Japan it is very difficult to interact with the locals and to get off the tourist track.
Thanks to Govoyagin you can find a lot of interesting and sometimes unique guided tours and activities
all over Japan (and not only in Japan), that you would otherwise never be able to enjoy.
But there's more: on Govoyagin you can also buy tickets
for several famous attractions, events, transportation and other useful services for tourists. Last but not least, you can reserve a table
in hundreds of restaurants.