Find out the average costs of basic food and drink in Tokyo for your next big trip to Japan. Get the right price for everything from a beer to a rice ball.
Good Food has created this handy infographic so you can get an at-a-glance view of the average costs for food and drink in Tokyo and plan your trip with a budget in mind. We've taken your most common buys – from a jug of beer to an afternoon snack – to keep you fuelled-up for sightseeing. Need your prices in Yen? We've got you covered:
Cup of coffee = ¥220
Soft drink (vending machine) = ¥140
Jug of beer (500ml) = ¥500
Cocktail (in an izakaya) = ¥400
Neighbourhood meal for two (no alcohol) = ¥3000
Afternoon snack (bakery item/rice ball) = ¥130
How is tipping done in Tokyo?
Tipping is almost never done in Japan. You can show your appreciation by ordering a lot, thanking the server/chef as you leave by saying "gochisosama deshita" (“it was a feast”) and by being a return customer.
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