4 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Tochigi-ken Nikkō-shi Nakahatsuishimachi 909, Nikko, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese
This small restaurant with 10 seats is run by a couple, and the food is 100% vegan. The menu is very simple, just a "teishoku," like a "menu of the day". The number of food portions is limited, so reservation is suggested. On weekends, it's first come-first-served basis. Large drink menu is large, and vegan sweets are available. The "teishoku" costs approx. 1280 yen on weekdays, and 1380 weekends (drinks extra).
Sannai 2339-1, Nikko, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Buddhist, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. All the menus are pre-fixed at this tatami-floor Buddhist cuisine restaurant. They have two menus which are vegan and they do have an English language menu. Options are the Shojinryori course (a total of 12 small dishes) which costs 3990yen or the Shojinhonzen course (a total of 16 small dishes) which costs 5775yen. Located in the Meiji-kan very close to the Shrines with a bus stop right in front of it; buses won't go later than 5pm.
1011 Kami-Hatsuishi, Nikko, Japan
Cuisine: Japanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. A 15-seat restaurant with a small selection of noodle dishes, a few of which are vegan. The owners speak limited English, but there is an English menu marking with items can be vegetarian. Confirmed operating as of Jan 2017. Directions: walk up the main street from train station for 15 minutes, keep eye out for the restaurant on the left side of the street, there's a picture of a samurai on the building's front.
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2254-7 Minami Okorogawa, Nikko, Japan
Hostel on the site of a former Japanese onsen (spa). Not 100% veg but when you order in advance, the English-speaking host will make a veggie pizza for dinner and vegan pancakes with fruit or muesli for breakfast. Formerly Zen Hostel.
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