5 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Kanagawa-ken, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi, Hakone, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Small cafe with one vegetarian curry, availble on its own or as part of a set menu, and is served with an accompanying salad: both are vegan. Other curries are not vegan - ask owner for assistance. At 箱根町二ノ平1143-42.
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. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
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. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
1251 Sengokuhara, Hakone, Japan
Cuisine: Ovo, Japanese, Buffet, Salad bar, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Buffet and soft drink self-serve restaurant on the 2nd floor of Owakudani Volcano museum and next to the souvenir shop opposite the Ropeway station, overlooks the volcanic gas release areas.
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. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
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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.
(at Miyanoshita), Hakone, Japan
Guesthouse with open air hot springs, in Miyanoshita, near the Hakone Tozan rail, at 神奈川県箱根町木賀983. Offers Japanese-style accommodation in family rooms and beds in mixed gender dormitory. Dinner and breakfast sold at its restaurant. Owners understand what vegetarian means and can provide a vegan meal like curry with rice.
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