The Finest Vegetarian Meals I Ate in Japan


Getting a vegetarian traveller has come to be less complicated than ever in the previous 5 or six years but Japan is 1 of the couple of nations exactly where I nevertheless discover becoming a vegetarian difficult. In cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto there are a couple of hidden gems to find out, so I’d adore to share with my fellow veggies the ideal vegetarian restaurants in Japan!

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Yoshiya Restaurant Kyoto

I’ll start out with my favourite vegetarian restaurant in the course of my trips to Japan: Yoshiya Restaurant in the Arashiyama neighbourhood of Kyoto. Idyllically positioned close to the bamboo grove, this neighbourhood has come to be 1 of the ought to go to places in Kyoto and if you opportunity your go to in the course of lunch or dinner, I’d strongly advise going to this restaurant for hands down the ideal vegetarian Japanese meals I have devoured in Japan. The bento style lunch was complete of classic like tofu and miso but it was the top quality of these conventional dishes that stood out to me and created it so substantially a lot more memorable more than other lunches I had in Japan.

31-four Sagatenryuji Tsukurimichicho, Ukyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8384, Japan

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Ain Soph Journey (Tokyo and Kyoto)

I was walking about the streets of Kyoto late 1 evening in search of a vegetarian meal and right after many failed attempts, stopped back at my hotel to use the wi-fi and investigation what was nearby. I quickly found Ain Soph Journey, a ten minute stroll away, and right after perusing the several photographs on-line I virtually ran (hungry and borderline hangry) to the address.

The meals right here is phenomenal – burgers, salads, tacos and all sorts of excellent plant primarily based eats. I ended up with a plate of tacos (I was craving some greens) and grabbed a box of biscuits on the way out for dessert. I later found they are also in Tokyo and if you are in either city I would very recommend this as 1 of my favourite vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Japan!

Kyoto: 通四条上ル中之町, 新京極, 538-six Nakanocho (Shinkyogokudori), Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8042, Japan

Tokyo: 〒160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku, three Chome−8−9 新宿Qビル1F

Best Vegetarian restaurants in Japan | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Veganic to go Tokyo

My pal Hiro San who joined me on my current trip to Japan quickly became intent on displaying me the ideal of Japan’s veggie restaurants and created it his mission to investigation them in advance.

My final pit cease in Japan was Tokyo and we created our way across town on my final day to love a veggie feast at Veganic to Go, a tiny small hole in the wall restaurant.

The meals right here had amazing flavours – the type of sauces you have to ask “WHAT is in that!?”

〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato, Roppongi, 7 Chome−4−14 乃木坂スタジオ 1F

Best Vegetarian restaurants in Japan | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Best Vegetarian restaurants in Japan | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Chabuton Yodobashi-Umeda Osaka

One more 1 of my favourite finds was a ramen restaurant serving vegan ramen and fried dumplings (ummm, yes please!)

Chabuton is 1 of the healthiest ramens you will discover in Osaka but the dumplings are what truly created it memorable. I would hop back on an eight-hour flight path for these negative boys!

〒530-0011 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Kita, Ofukacho, 1−1 ヨドバシ梅田 8F

Best Vegetarian restaurants in Japan | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Dining with Buddhist Monks in Wakayama

Lastly I can very advise creating a trip to the mountains for veggie and vegan feasts, as 1 of my favourite experiences in Japan was to go to Buddhist monks in the Wakayama district and love a massive spread of vegetarian meals. This is the easiest spot in all of Japan to love a vegetarian meal (it is aspect of their religious diet program) and for the couple of days in Mount Koya I didn’t have to utter the word “vegetarian” as soon as!

happy travels!


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