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Vegan Food in Tokyo Japan

Tokyo is one of my favorites cities to visit. The colorful, organized, and even the kawaii culture also apply to the food there. The vegan scene in Tokyo is growing every year. I’m always excited to try new restaurants. Here […]

Vegan in Japan 🙂

I have just returned from two weeks in Japan. I went over there with my partner, and we spent two weeks travelling around the amazing country. It was cherry blossom season (end of March), so it was particularly beautiful. The […]

Gomacro, Kyoto

Where to go in Kyoto It had to be fate. We booked our Airbnb in Kyoto quite a while ago because we would be arriving in the busy cherry blossom season (Sakura). When the blossoms start to bloom, Japan is […]

Japan Vegan Lotus – tour of Tokyo, Kanazawa, & Kyoto

Gorgeous lotus flowers are all over Japan this summer, especially near Buddhist temples. The lotus flower is revered here and is also seen as a symbol for Buddhism. Arising out of muddy waters to a beautiful flower symbolizes the path to enlightenment […]

Mountains of Joy and Ice Cream

Approaching the end of our time in Japan we were headed to Kyoto, the place I was most excited to visit. We were getting there at the tail end of the time before our rail passes expired, believing this to […]

Ellie’s Roundup – Japan!

Hey, vegan travellers! It is once again time for a good old fashioned Ellie’s Roundup! Before I get started I just wanted to say that being vegan in Japan (at least in the big cities)  is just as easy as […]

Much to Blog About Pancakes

We had been moving around Japan quite frequently. This is the simultaneous blessing and curse of the Japan Rail Pass. Ours were active for seven days, so in order to see as much of the country as we could, it […]

Fairytale of Japan

When Ross and I left Tokyo for Kanazawa, I didn’t really know where we were going. I knew that it was going to be fairly easy to get there from where we were, via Shinkensen (famous fast trains in Japan) […]

Japanese Ps&Qs and How to Mind Them

At the time of writing this it has been less than one week since Ross and I left New Zealand behind us, yet it feels as though it has been an eternity. I keep saying that these small increments of […]

But It’ll Be Impossible to be Vegan in Japan…

I don’t know why our time in New Zealand felt like it lasted forever, but it did. I don’t mean that in a negative way whatsoever. No, the three weeks we spent there were among the best of our trip […]

Where the Streets Have No Names

Konnichiwa! We are in Japan! We have done so much already and yet so little compared to what we have planned for these next two weeks! The day we arrived, exhausted from travelling for many hours and from getting no […]

Japan Vegan Travel Videos

Vegan Dining in Japan

T’s Tantan

Vegan ramen restaurant. Also serves salads and a few other main course options. Last order 10pm. Located inside Tokyo Station on the end of Keiyo Street, on the train side of the station, so you must be taking a train or […]

Vegan’s Cafe and Restaurant

Vegan’s Cafe and Restaurant is located conveniently close to Fushima-Inari Shrine in Kyoto. They serve salads, ice cream, pizza etc…. It’s a roughly 15 minute walk from the base of Fushima-Inari Shrine, and it’s about a 5-10 minute walk from […]

Cafe Matusuontoko

Cafe Matsuontoko is a bar and restaurant located in the heart of Nishiki Market (near the Gion District) in Kyoto, Japan. This location makes it ideal for sightseers exploring the area. They specialize in fast food, including burgers, pizzas, cakes […]


The goal at Nagata-Ya in Hiroshim is to let the people around the world know how delicious our Hiroshima style okonomiyaki is!

Loving Hut Tokyo, Japan

Loving Hut Tokyo, Japan is an all vegan fast food restaurant that offers homemade all organic meals at a reasonable price. And on Saturday afternoons they provide an amazing vegan buffet with loads of tasty dishes to choose from for […]

Cafe The 6BT

Café the 6BT in Tokyo offers only vegan food that uses no animal-sourced ingredients. We do not use artificial flavorings or refined white sugar, and our concept is to make you healthy and beautiful from the inside of your body […]


Tosca is an all-vegan restaurant in Kyoto run by two sisters. The restaurant has a casual, laid back, friendly atmosphere. At least one of the sisters went to high school in Australia, so they speak English well and understand all […]

Cafe Choice

Cafe Choice is an all vegan and gluten free restaurant/cafe/workspace in Kyoto. They also have a little shop with vegan foods and wares, and sell artisan vegan cheese. The food is western style.

Cosy Cafe

Cosy Cafe is a small, healthy cafe/restaurant in Kyoto that serves lunch, situated within Tamisa Yoga Studio. They offer 2+ lunch choices each day: a quiche set menu and a special menu of the day.


BIOTEI is an omni restaurant in Kyoto serving several vegan options. The vegan options are all on the page marked for vegetarian food. Options include tofu, soy meat, and other dishes. It is located on the second floor, accessible via […]

Morpho Cafe

Morpho Cafe in Kyoto offers a mixture of Western and Japanese vegan foods along with very courteous service.

Ain Soph. Journey

AIN SOPH. Journey is an all-vegan restaurant located right outside of Shinjuku Sanchome C5 Exit in Tokyo. Enjoy plant-based cuisine made with fine spices and herbs or our famous heavenly pancakes, served in dishes imported directly from Morocco. AIN SOPH. […]

Komaki Shokudo

Komaki Shokudo offers affordable shojin-ryori style food in Tokyo.


Aashirwad is an Indian and Nepalese restaurant in Kanazawa

Veggie Cafe Kyoto

Veggie Cafe is an all vegan cafe on a quiet street in Kyoto.

Veg Out -vegan cafe- Kyoto

Veg Out is one of the few cafes or restaurants in Kyoto where vegans and vegetarians can enjoy a healthy meal in line with their lifestyle. This slow, airy vegetarian cafe on the banks of the Kamogawa River was born […]

It’s Vegetable!-苓々菜館(りんりん)

It’s Vegetable (イッツベジタブル) in Tokyo is a short simple walk from Kinshicho station (go out the north exit and follow along the train line to the right). It’s Vegetable serves Taiwanese vegetarian cuisine (台湾素食). This means that not only is there […]

The Pink Cow – Restaurant, Art Bar & Funky Space

The Pink Cow in Tokyo offers California/Mexican style food, including burritos, burgers, and tapas. The vegan options and options that can be made vegan are clearly marked on the menu. The Pink Cow California Restaurant & Bar – Great California […]

Nagi Shokudo

Nagi Shokudo is an all-vegan restaurant in Tokyo tucked away downstairs at a street corner in Shibuya, a 10-minute walk from the train station. It has an a la carte menu and a few set menus, with authentic Japanese food […]


To create an organic restaurant in Tokyo, we also decided to operate a green grocery, specializing in natural foods. This decision was taken in order to meet the European standard under which restaurants, to be called “organic,” must use ingredients […]


PURE DELI & STORE in Tokyo serves you PURE CAFE’s famous muffins and sandwich from 9am every morning and 8:30am on weekends. In addition to the PURE CAFE’s menus. You will be able to take-out drinks, desserts, vegan ice cream […]

AIN SOPH. ripple アインソフ リプル 歌舞伎町店

銀座、新宿、池袋に次ぐAINSOPHの第四店舗目、アインソフリプルのページです。 From AIN SOPH. Ripple to you; from you to further on… Just as ripples spread when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects. In hopes for each one of you to […]

AIN SOPH. soar アインソフ ソア 池袋店

AIN SOPH. Soar is an all-vegan restaurant located a ten minute walk from Ikebukuro Station East Exit. Enjoy our signature dishes served throughout the year and seasonal dishes made with fresh vegetables we receive from farmers each day. We are […]

Takano’s Macrobiotic Vegan Restaurant

Kenkousyokukoubou Takano Macrobiotic Vegan Restaurant. ☆None of our dishes contain any white sugar, animal products (meat, fish, egg and dairy) or chemical additives. Everything we serve is suitable even to strict vegetarians. We also use purified water in our cooking. […]

Los Angeles in 金澤

Los Angeles, on the West Coast of America. One step ahead of the usual life style. Today, LA people don’t just chase taste fads. They also consider their health and that of their loved ones. They look even beyond – […]

Gomacro Café

Gomacro Café is a plant-focused cafe in Kyoto, Japan with rotating daily vegetable platter options and generous portion sizes. Desserts and coffee are also served, they have bento boxes for to-go orders, and many gluten free options to choose from. […]

Activities in Japan

Kiyomizudera Temple

Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto was first built in 778. Since then, it has been supported by huge public devotion as one of the biggest religious symbols. In other words, it has been a spiritual hometown for all Japanese people, which […]

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen was constructed on the site of a private mansion belonging to Lord Naito, a “daimyo”(feudal lord) of the Edo era. Completed in 1906 as an imperial garden, it was re-designated as a national garden after the Second World […]

Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace, where their Majesties the Emperor and Empress reside, is situated in the center of Tokyo. The palace is surrounded by a water-filled moat and tree-covered grounds – a precious taste of nature within the bustling metropolitan city. […]

Japan is a modern country with a proud tradition and rich heritage. One day you can be riding on their Shinkansen “Bullet Trains” at speeds of 320 km/h (200 mph), and the next you can be relaxing at a centuries old shrine or temple with a beautiful manicured Japanese garden. We found the people in Japan to be extremely polite and courteous. A good example of this is that most signs in Japan are written in English, and all train & bus announcements are also in English as well as in Japanese.

The videos and blogs on this page were contributed by members of our vegan community who recently traveled to Japan and graciously shared their travel experiences. Follow your fellow vegan travelers as they explore Japan compassionately, meet local vegans and other vegan travelers, and share the amazing vegan food they find during their travels! They share the sites they visited, the places they stayed at, vegan shops they found, and the sites and activities they enjoyed during their time in Japan. Some also visit animal sanctuaries in the countries they travel to and kindly share the stories of the animals they meet. Join our vegan community and share your travel adventures with our global vegan community and collectively we can show the world how easy it is to be vegan and travel compassionately.

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