The Second Stage, “Go To Eat”

Following the Go To Travel campaign, the Japanese government starts the second stage of the “Go To” campaign, “Go To Eat” this September to support local restaurants. The area participating will be sequentially announced, starting from prefectures with low severity of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Go To Eat Campaign

The “Go To Eat” campaign has two options.

Premium Meal Voucher

In the meantime, 33 out of a total of 47 prefectures in Japan are registered to issue a premium meal voucher which gives us 25% off. The coupon can be used at restaurants in the designated area. Some prefectures have started the sales of the voucher of 12,500 yen for 10,000 yen.

The coupon is available to use for dine-in or delivery/takeaway held by the restaurant itself (will not valid to use for delivery services). The coupon is available for purchase until January 31st, 2021, and valid until March 31st, 2021.

* Maximum purchase is 20,000 yen per person (depending on the area, it may be sold in units of 8,000 yen, and the purchase limit may be up to 16,000 yen)
* Note that there will be no change for payment with the coupon.

According to TravelersNavi (in Japanese), the purchase period and place to purchase are as follows (will be updated for any further information).

Hokkaido

Aomori

Iwate

Miyagi

Akita

Sales period : [electric voucher] July 10th, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021 [paper voucher] June 2nd, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021 (paper voucher will be delivered by post and need time for about 1 week to arrive)
Usage period : [electric voucher] July 10th, 2020, until Feb 28th, 2021 [paper voucher] until Feb 28th, 2021
Sales counter : on website https://www.akita-premium.com/restaurant/get-ticket/

*Note that some participating restaurants can’t use the electric voucher.

Details about Akita prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Yamagata

Fukushima

Sales period : until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : until Jan 31st, 2021
Sales counter : purchase at participating restaurants

*The voucher can be used only at the restaurant where you purchased the voucher

Details about Fukushima prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Ibaraki

Tochigi

Sales period : the beginning of Nov 2020 until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : the beginning of Nov 2020 until Feb 28th, 2021
Apply to : all over Japan
Sales counter :  still being prepared

Details about Tochigi prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Gunma

Saitama

Sales period : Oct 12th, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 23rd, 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : all over Japan
Sales counter : apply on the website and get a reservation number, do purchase on Fami Port (in Family Mart convenience store by using the reservation number)

Purchase here (in Japanese).

Details about Saitama prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Chiba

 

Sales period : until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : all over Japan
Sales counter : do purchase from a designated LINE or written application.

Purchase here (in Japanese).

Details about Chiba prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Tokyo

Kanagawa

Niigata

Sales period : Oct 5th, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 5th, 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : all over in Japan
Sales counter : NIC counter (list in Japanese)

Details about Niigata prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Toyama

Sales period : undecided yet until January 31st, 2021
Usage period : undecided yet until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : in the confirmation

Details about Toyama prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Ishikawa

Sales period : end of Oct  2020 until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : end of Oct 2020 until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : limited to citizens of the prefecture

Details about Ishikawa prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Fukui

Sales period : Oct 23rd, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 23rd, 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : need confirmation
Sales counter : all Family Mart in Fukui prefecture

Details about Fukui prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Yamanashi

Sales period : Oct 12, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 12, 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : need confirmation
Sales counter : still being prepared

Details about Yamanashi prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Nagano

Sales period : the beginning of Nov 2020 until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : middle of Nov 2020 until Jan 31st, 2021
Apply to : need confirmation
Sales counter : still being prepared

Details about Nagano prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Gifu

Sales period : Oct 16th, 2020 until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 26th, 2020 until Feb 28th, 2021
Apply to : need confirmation
Sales counter : still being prepared

Details about Gifu prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Shizuoka

 

Sales period : Oct 26th, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 26th, 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : need confirmation
Sales counter : Lawson, Lawson WEB, Mini Stop, Shizuoka Prefecture’s 35 of Chamber of Commerce

Details about Shizuoka prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Aichi

Sales period : Oct 8th, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 16th, 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : need confirmation
Sales counter : Family Mart (Fami port)

Details about Aichi prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Mie

Sales period : Sept 25th, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 20th, 2020, until Feb 21st, 2021
Apply to : need confirmation
Sales counter : apply on round-trip postcard or websites, then make a purchase/redeem on Family Mart (Fami port)

Details about Mie prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Shiga

Details about Shiga prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Kyoto

Sales period : Oct 7th, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 20th, 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : all over Japan
Sales counter : apply on the website and get a reservation number, redeem on Family Mart (Fami port)

Details about Kyoto prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Osaka

Sales period : Oct 7th, 2020〜
Sales counter : apply on the website and get a reservation number, redeem on Family Mart (Fami port)

Details about Osaka prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Hyogo

Sales period : Oct 14th, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 29th, 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : all over Japan
Sales counter : still being prepared

Details about Hyogo prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Nara

Sales period : Oct 15th, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 23rd, 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : all over Japan
Sales counter : apply on the website and get a reservation number, redeem on Family Mart (Fami port)

Details about Osaka prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Wakayama

Tottori

Shimane

Okayama

Sales period : end of Oct 2020, until Jan 29th, 2021
Usage period : end of Oct 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : all over Japan
Sales counter : still being prepared

Details about Okayama prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Hiroshima

Sales period : Oct 15th, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 23th, 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : all over Japan
Sales counter : apply on the website and get a reservation number, redeem on Family Mart (Fami port)

Details about Hiroshima prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Yamaguchi

Sales period : Oct 5th, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 20th, 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : need confirmation

Sales counter : website, all Lawson in the prefecture, Marukyu, Yamaguchi prefecture Chamber of Commerce

Details about Yamaguchi prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Tokushima

Sales period : Oct 16th, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : until March 15th, 2021
Apply to : need confirmation
Sales counter : still being prepared

Details about Tokushima prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Kagawa

Sales period : Oct 31st, 2020, until Dec 31st, 2020
Usage period : Nov 7th, 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : limited to citizens of the prefecture
Sales counter  (to exchange for voucher) : AEON mall, JA Kagawa, credit association, etc with total of 136 stores (list here)
*To purchase a meal voucher, you need to apply in advance using a special round-trip postcard.

Details about Kagawa prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Ehime

Sales period : Oct 23rd, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 30th, 2020, until, March 31st, 2021
Apply to : all over Japan
Sales counter : still being prepared

Details about Ehime prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Kouchi

Sales period : Nov 2nd, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Nov 2nd, 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : need confirmation
Sales counter : Family Mart (Fami port)

Fukuoka

Saga

 

Sales period : (plan) Nov 2020 until sold out
Usage period : (plan) Nov 2020 until March 31st, 2021
Sales counter : still being prepared

Details about Saga prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Nagasaki

Kumamoto

Sales period : Oct 14th, 2020, until Jan 31st, 2021
Usage period : Oct 19th, 2020, until March 31st, 2021
Apply to : all over Japan
Sales counter : apply on the website and get a reservation number, redeem on Family Mart (Fami port)

Details about Kumamoto prefecture premium meal voucher (in Japanese)

Oita

Miyazaki

Kagoshima

Usage period :middle of Oct 2020, until March 31st, 2021

Okinawa

Point-based Rewards

Make a reservation on online reservation websites allows you to get point rewards, which you can use later, for making a reservation and visit restaurant during the campaign period.

For lunch, you will get points equivalent to 500 yen and points equivalent to 1,000 yen for dinner (15:00~) with a maximum of 10 people per reservation (equivalent to 10,000 yen worth of points).

Same to the meals coupon, the point rewards period is until  January 31st, 2021, and the points are valid until March 31st, 2021.

Restaurant online reservation websites that can be used are 13 sites as mentioned below (according to Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries official website).

  1. Gurunavi
  2. Tabelog
  3. Hot Pepper
  4. Retty
  5. Yahoo!
  6. OZMall
  7. Ikyu (一休))
  8. EPARK gourmet
  9. LUXA
  10. Hitosara
  11. FavyToreta
  12. Osaka Gourmet
  13. Chefle