Restaurants and Cafés
Japan can be a difficult place to live la vida veggie—unless you know where to look. Kirasienne’s Vege Cafe Guide in Japan provides herbivorous readers of Japanese a comprehensive list of vegetarian and vegan cafés and restaurants located in all of Japan’s eight regions.
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For an English-language resource, try the Happy Cow (www.happycow.net), a directory of vegan, vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants and stores around the world—replete with reviews.
Prefer eating at home? Check out these stores for vegetarian foods and ingredients.
Bonraspail. Branches in Shinjuku, Yokohama, Nagayama, etc. www.isefw.co.jp
Crayonhouse. 3-8-15 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku. Nearest station: Omotesando. www.crayonhouse.co.jp
F & F. Branches in Tamagawa, Gakugeidaigaku, Shinjuku, etc. www.shizensyoku-ff.com
Gaia. 3-3-13 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku. Nearest station: Ochanomizu. www.gaia-ochanomizu.co.jp
Kodawariya. Branches in Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Kichijoji, etc. www.kodawariichiba.com
Natural House. Branches in Aoyama, Meguro, Shimokitazawa, etc. www.naturalhouse.co.jp
Natural Mart. 5-19-5 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku. Nearest station: Hiroo. http://naturalmart.jp
Organic House. Branches in Ikebukuro, Yokohama and Oomiya. www.e-organichouse.com
Organic Wine Shop Mavie. 2-21-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku. Nearest station: Akasaka. www.mavie.co.jp
Waseda Natural Foods Shop. 51 Kikuicho, Shinjuku-ku. Nearest station: Waseda. www.waseda-natural.com