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Japan Travel Guide

Meals and Mealtimes

Office workers eat lunch from noon to 1, so eat later to avoid crowds. Most restaurants have lunchtime specials, which provide an opportunity for fine dining at a considerably lower price, until 2:30. Many restaurants close their doors between 3 and 5. Unless otherwise noted, the restaurants listed in this guide are open daily for lunch and dinner. For dinner at an upmarket establishment ask hotel staff to make reservations—this gives the management time to locate an English menu or staff with some language skills.

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