5 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants
250-0311 Kanagawa Prefecture, Ashigarashimo District 706-32 (at opposite Hakone-Yumoto station), Hakone, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe on two floors, situated across from the station. Has English menu with photos available - be sure to look at photos since some items come with meat even though the description suggests otherwise. You'll be able to get a vegetarian toast set or salad, but nothing completely vegan. Last order 6:30pm.
Hakone, Hakone, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Small sushi restaurant at 250-0407, 神奈川県神奈川県足柄下郡箱根町二ノ平 1143-49, between Chukoku-no-mori station on the Hakone Tozan line (the switchback train) and the Hakone open air museum. Offers several vegan options which are marked with colored dots in the menu, include: cucumber sushi, root vegetable sushi, inari (deep fried tofu pockets), edamame, and cucumber slices with garlic miso paste. The staff appear to understand the meaning of the word vegetarian.
640 Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa-ken, Hakone, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Japanese restaurant specializing in tofu and yamaimo dishes. The vegan set is okabe-zen. Please note that the so-un tofu dish contains egg, but it can be made vegan upon request. Staff speaks only Japanese.
1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa, Hakone, Japan
Traditional ryokan in Hakone that offers a luxurious resort-type experience. Meals are kaiseki, a traditional style of Japanese cuisine served as a series of small dishes that feature regional specialties and seasonal delicacies. Not normally veg but special dietary requirements can be noted during booking and pre-arranged by email.
250-0315 Kanagawa Prefecture, Ashigarashimo District, Hakone, Tonosawa, 88, Hakone, Japan
Traditional Japanese ryokan (guesthouse), located a 5minute walk from the Tonosowa station on the Hakone Tozan line (the switchback train). Rooms are use tatami mats for flooring, and futons for bedding, and include access to traditional Japanese baths (both indoor and outdoor). Overnight bookings typically include both a traditional Japanese multi-course dinner and breakfast. Willing to prepare vegan meals with at least 48 hours notice. English is only spoken by reception staff. If booking by e-mail, copy and paste the following Japanese text to indicate vegan meal requirements: 私は肉とシーフードと卵と乳製品を食べません, 私は魚のだしを食べません.
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