Our strategy about 'traveling with budget' is... to stay at a cheap but cool place and eat like a king (and a queen and princess). So there is no stopping in bringing a little something home after lunch:)
We are especially loving the "Sakura mochi" (cherry blossom mochi). This special mochi is only available in spring... and it's just perfect with red beans inside wrapped in a cherry leaf. So good... and addictive. We found a traditional sweet maker around the corner from our Machiya... and I am there nearly everyday.
Can you blame me??