Travelling Vegetarian in Japan!

Travelling Vegetarian in Japan!

Japan is a really beautiful country with plenty to expertise.

Its such as experienceing something fresh daily. It won’t cease to amazement you. But being a vegetarian introduces some issues. They are farily unknown to the idea of vegetarianism. So prepare yourself ahead to appreciate Japan without going hungry! ) :–RRB-

Best thing to do would be, equip yourself with a few instantaneous food from your house state (we discovered cup noodles to be our saviour in Japan). Also it is possible to cook a little, if you stay in a hostel since they have a kitchen attached, plan your remains so (I was able to take my lunch pack with me, when I’m travelling to an inside location ).

Apart from you can purchase great fruits, juices, dairy products (milk and curd; again cheese may be an issue since they might be made from animal renette) and bakery things (our favorites being the cream buns). And in case you really need to try out something, you can try out the cold soba noodles (hot ones arrive in a broth, which could be out of fish or poultry ), or even the rice balls using sea-weed sheets; nevertheless they’re exceptionally caustic.

Buying anything in shops also requires some care. Most of those products do not include anything written in English and you may not even locate a English talking employees in several shops.


So prepare yourself with phrases such as –

No beef – “MiitoNae”

No fish – “Sakana Nae”

No egg – “Tamago Nae”

No ham – “Hamu Nae”

No beef – “Biifu Nae”

No poultry – “Chikin Nae”

No pork – “P?ku Nae”

No gelatin – “Zerachin Nae”

No lecithin – “Reshicin Nae”

No fish stock – “Dashi Nae”

No Bonito Flakes – “Katsuo-bushi Nae”


Use these phrases in a questioning tone using proper gestures, that will push your stage!


Next, you can get some vegetarian restaurants in Japan. Do a little research on the Internet. Most of those Buddhist and Indian restaurants, it is possible to discover some vegetarian dishes. But occasionally, there’s not anything close to a location, therefore always be ready to fall back to anything else.


If you do not eat egg too, make sure you affirm that at the restaurants, since the majority of the veggie restaurants are in reality ovo-lacto vegetarian. I’ve had the expertise of this Indian Breads with egg, therefore had to constantly do with just curry and rice.

Chocolates – you will discover some european chocolates in a number of the shops, majorly “Lindt”. And for a few local, the majority of those “Meiji” chocolates are secure.

So prepare well in advance and you’ll have a wonderful time in Japan. As to favorite idea which you cannot endure much as a vegetarian, its not correct. I lived for 2 weeks, so can anyone!! :–RRB-

Sara Lassiter

Add comment

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most discussed