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Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (5 Listings)

Bon On Shya International Cafe

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 6 reviews
730 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama, Koyasan, Japan
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Japanese, Organic, Western, Take-out

Cafe and art gallery specializing in organic vegetarian lunches. Prices vary depending on contents of set. Menu changes daily, and a number of house-made cakes are available, as well as coffees and teas. Couple who runs the cafe speak French, English, Japanese, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese. Located on the the left side of the main road as one walks from the center of town to Okunoin cemetery, 150m from the main traffic lights. Wheelchair accessible. Cash only. Moderate.

Koyasan Temples

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 6 reviews
Koyasan, Koyasan, Japan
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Cuisine: Japanese

A stay in any one of 50 or so host "shukubo" temples in Koyasan includes a vegetarian dinner and breakfast. Many restaurants in town offer a shukubo meal as well. However, do note that some temple kitchens might use fish broth to enhance flavor, so be sure to double-check! Call for hours - tell us. Inexpensive.


San Bou

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
3.5 stars 3 reviews
722 Kayasan Kaya-cha, Ito-gun, Wakayama-ken (at Odawari-dori), Koyasan, Japan
Mon-Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese

Japanese vegetarian food restaurant. Table and tatami mat seating. Sets include sesame tofu, steamed vegetables, tea, barley rice bowl, tempura vegetables, miso soup, grilled tofu, udon noodles. Sesame tofu and freeze dried tofu are its specialties. Lunch only. Located across from the Fugenin Temple, 1/2 block from the town's main street, Odawari-dori. Has a sidewalk sign and menu with six vegetarian sets, with captions in English. Cash only. Moderate.

Waira Tequila Ikora

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
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off of national highway 371, Koyasan, 648-0211
Mon-Sun 8:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Japanese, Organic, Beer/Wine

Address in Japanese 和歌山県伊都郡高野山529. This is an extremely small restaurant that sits 6. It looks like there might be outdoor seating when the weather is allowing. Note that parmesan cheese is sprinkled on the spaghetti. Vegans to specify. Location is right off of national highway 371, near the southeast entrance to the large graveyard. Cash only. Moderate.


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769 Koyasan (at near post office), Koyasan, Japan
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. The menu is separated into a vegetarian and non-vegetarian section, and the vegetarian items are all vegan suitable. Everything comes in sets, with the cheapest set at approx. 2100 yen and the most expensive approx. 7350 yen. Expect a wait if you do not have a reservation. There is a crowded dining room downstairs and a quiet tatami room upstairs. Cash only. Expensive.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (2 Listings)


  • Veg Hotel/BnB
4.5 stars 3 reviews
497 Koyasan, Koya-cho Ito-gun, Wakayama-ken, Koyasan

1000+ year-old Buddhist temple, Shukubo Koya-san Eko-in offers Japanese-style accommodation. Guests are free to attend Buddhist morning services, the Goma fire ritual and meditation. Meals are served at the guest room at scheduled times and feature Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. Groups of more than 4 people dine at the Japanese-style dining room, where chairs can be provided upon advance request.

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