Your Guide To Cheap, Delicious Breakfasts In Japan

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While there are a lot of cool places to hang out and pass the time if you miss your last train – izakaya, clubs, karaoke and game centers – you’re probably going to feel a little exhausted in the morning, especially if you’ve been drinking all night (at least I do, every time). But it’s all in the name of fun, although it’s probably a bad idea to do it too often.

In Japan, a lot of people take this drink called Ukon before going out partying. It’s a 200 Yen drink that supposedly prevents you from getting a hangover. You can find it at most convenience stores near the energy drink section. (I can’t vouch for its efficacy, but if you want to party like the locals, when in Rome, do as the Romans do! -Kurt)

After a long night out I usually feel like having a good, proper breakfast. And according to someone (That would be me. 🙂 – Kurt) miso soup is good for hangovers, and I think someone is right because it makes me feel fresh.

In Japan, breakfasts are healthy and delicious. The traditional breakfast is egg, tsukemono (pickled vegetables) and often natto with white rice and miso soup. It doesn’t sound like much, but this simple meal will give you a good start to your day, especially if you’re sick from drinking.

But who wants to cook when you’re all hungover? Luckily, there are many places that serve variations of this traditional Japanese breakfast, and for cheap too.

Here are a few recommended places to have a Japanese style breakfast:


1. Nakau

nakau breakfast
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5.00am – 10.00am
Budget: Sets from 200 Yen


2. Sukiya

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5.00am – 10.30am
Budget: Sets from 270 Yen


3. Yamada Udon

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6.00am – 10.00am (opening times may vary by shop)
Budget: Sets from 250 Yen


4. Yayoi Ken

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5.00am – 11.00am (non-24 hour shops open at 10.00am)
Budget: Sets from 370 Yen



If rice in the morning isn’t your thing, you can also get a good western style breakfast at these places:

1. Cafe Gusto

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6.00am – 10.30am
Budget: Sets from 450 Yen


2. Doutor

doutor breakfast
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6.00am – 10.30am
Budget: Sets from 390 Yen


3. MOS Burger

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6.00am – 10.30am
Budget: Sets from 320 Yen


So have a good breakfast, and hop on the early morning train happy and satisfied! Then back home you can jump into your heavenly bed and catch up on some sleep! I highly recommend having breakfast after a big night out. I hope you’ll have not only an awesome night partying but also calm mornings in Japan!