I wanted to write a quick post about the tax increase that went into effect on the 1st of April 2014, taking it from 5% to 8%. Unfortunately, taking advantage of this, many establishments have raised their prices by up to 20% or more because they think they can get away with it. Most notable offender is the Robot Restaurant, which now charges a 6000 yen entrance fee as well as 1000 yen food fee, which may or may not be optional. Some bars have also raised drink prices from 800 yen to 850 yen which may not seem like much, but the reality of the situation is that everyone is using the tax increase to rip you off just that little bit more. If you want some help staying on the cheap side, check out Tokyo Cheapo, and have some help drinking your troubles away. *Prices have probably increased since the article was published. Good luck to us all.
Tax Increase Warning