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Life in Japan: Kaiten Sushi

Sushi in America in expensive, but in Japan, sushi can be one of the cheapest meals you can eat out. Especially if you go to Kaiten Sushi, or conveyor belt sushi. Many items are low priced and some, like the one we ate at, are 108 yen per plate! And you would be amazed at the variety and quality of sushi you can get for a little over $1 a plate. You can either grab your sushi off the conveyor belt as it goes around the restaurant or you can order from a tablet and the order is delivered, at this restaurant, in a race car on a separate track! There is even a roulette game you can play if you order certain items that might earn you a discount!

We made this little video to give you an idea of what a fun and inexpensive meal kaiten sushi can be.

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Tokyo Redux – Maguro Plate

Tokyo Redux - Maguro Plate

Cheating a bit, this isn’t really Tokyo, but actually Chiba, in a little town along the coast we call our second home, Ichinomiya. The restaurant called Super Kitchen is famous for American sized portions and wallet friendly prices. Case in point: this literal pile of maguro tuna with miso soup and a bottomless bowl of rice (yes, they will refill it if you ask) cost us a meager 900 yen.