If you are going to be traveling Japan on a budget, it may be worthy to know those monthly “special day” that some restaurant/fast-food chains offer. They offer some discount or coupon on those special days.
Check out the dates when you can get a good deal on udon, tendon, and omurice, all of which you should definitely try in Japan!
Marugame Seimen (丸亀製麺)
The 1st of every month!!
Kamaage Udon (freshly boiled udon) is 50% off.
Marugame Seimen is a udon noodle chain that offers freshly boiled udon. Add some tempura topping and it will make a gourgeous meal!
The 18th of every month!!
The regular Tendon is 390JPY (normally 500JPY).
Tenya is a popular tendon chain in Japan. Their regular price is already very competitive but on the 18th it goes even cheaper.
The 28th of every month!!
The set of 4 pieces of Original Chicken + 3 pieces of Crispy chiken is 1000JPY (normally 1400JPY).
You may not feel like eating KFC in Japan since they have stores in all parts of the world. But some says KFC in Japan in the best…!
The 20th of every month!!
The offer is different in each shop. Some may do 50% off for the burgers, some will offer free drink coupon, etc.
Freshness Burger is a burger chain in Japan.
Go Go Curry
The 5, 15, and 25th of every month!!
You will get a free topping coupon you can use next time you dine.
Go Go Curry is a Japanese curry chain originally from Kanazawa prefecture. They are famous for offering a wide variety of additional toppings for curry rice. By the way, five is pronounced “go” in Japanese.
The 31st of every month and March 1
Double cone/cup is 31% off the regular price.
Baskin Robbins is an ice cream chain originally from the US. In Japan, we call Baskin Robbins “thirty one”.
Pomu no ki (ポムの樹)
The 6th of every month!!
Omurice SS size is 30% off the regular price.
Pomu no ki is a restaurant chain specialized in omurice. Omurice is omlete rice, which is ketchup fried rice wrapped with a thinly fried egg. They have many different kinds of omurice but only the regular one will be 30% off.
The 9th, 19th, and 29th of every month!!
All crepes are 300JPY.
Dipper Dan is a crepe chain.
*Please note that some branches may not offer this discount service. Also, the details may change, so please check the latest info on their official website or FB page.