After transportation, this post will talk about food. Pardon me if I do share some tempting food photos :P
1. Don't eat at touristy places
|8 takoyaki for 500 yen, on the way from the train station to Fushimi Inari.|
|At Nishiki Market, you get 6 takoyaki for only 180 yen. Okay, I know it looks not-so-tasty.|
At Teramachi, you get a version with extra mayonnaise and spring onions for just 400 yen. A basic version is 8 for 350 yen.
2. Eat at market
Even though Nishiki Market (錦市場) is pretty famous, we found some nice, fresh and cheap sashimi there.
3. Eat at Standing shop
|立食 is the keyword. 立 means stand, 食 means eat or food. The bowl of soba is 290 yen, comes with free drinking water.|
4. Eat at university cafe
|Big lunch at Kyoto University, yet paid little (compared to restaurants).|
|Another lunch at the cafe of Ritsumeikan University (立命館大學), nearby Kinkakuji (金閣寺).|
5. Half-Price Bento (便當) at Dusk
6. Stay at somewhere with a kitchen for you to cook
|Didn't really cook much while in Kyoto, so I don't have example of the supermarkets there.|
There are a lot of truly-convenient stuff in Japan. You can buy a 180g rice, then another pack of cooked curry. Heat them for few minutes respectively (or in parallel), then mix them together, and that's! It will cost you around 200 yen only. Of course, as a health-concerned person, I'd advise to intake some fruits or vegetables too!