9 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
The Teddy Bear Ecology Museum, Takayama, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Western
On same street near the Hida Folk Museum at 岐阜県高山市西之一色町3-829-4. The Teddy Bear Ecology Museum runs a vegetarian cafe in the building next door. Offers salad wraps, a raw porridge dish, pizza, has soy milk for coffee. 2014 reported no longer has pizza on menu.
37 Aioi-cho, Takayama, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Vegetarian and macrobiotic cuisine catered for upon reservation - but reported not vegan suitable (Apr 2015). Can be all organic upon request (need reserve 1 week ahead). Also lunch boxes for macrobiotics. Owner understands basic English and French. At 岐阜県高山市相生町37.
46 Kamininomachi, Takayama, Japan
Cuisine: Ovo, Japanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Chinese name: 恵比寿. Traditional restaurant that has been serving made-in-house soba noodles since 1898 in the Takayama old district. Has a vegetarian section on the menu which includes 3 choices of hot or cold soba, which can easily be made vegan by leaving out the egg topping.
6-7-2 Tenman-chou (at Kokubunji street), Takayama, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Japanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. A simple "mom & pop"-style family restaurant, providing traditional Japanese food. Has a separate vegetarian menu with vegan options. You can either sit on tatami mats at a low Japanese-style table, or at the counter where you can watch Hiroshi prepare your meal. English spoken. Max. capacity 12 persons.
6-18 Hanasatomachi, Takayama, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Chinese, Indian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Nepalese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. At 〒506-0026花里町6-18. Has vegetarian menu, can be vegan-friendly (ask). Find items such as naan, rice, noodles, curry. English spoken.
2 blocks North of station, Takayama, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Small cafe near the corner next to a noodle shop (easy to miss). Set menu for around 1000 yen comes in several courses, with vegetable gelees, fried tofu/veggie burger steak, rice, curry soup. Vegans ask to leave out butter.
24, Hanakawamachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu, Takayama, Japan
Cuisine: Japanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Chinese name 民荟食事. Family-style restaurant using local produce. Vegetarian options stated on menu, most of these are vegan suitable but check with staff. The vegetarian hot pot is vegan. Some English spoken.
1-15-3 Hanaokamachi, Takayama, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Thai, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Thai food restaurant close to the train station where the staff are able to speak English. While there is limited veg food on the menu card, you could ask the staff to prepare vegetarian or vegan food like vegetable fried rice with tofu or vegetable pad thai, and the kitchen will oblige.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakery and Catering, Vegetarian B&Bs, Organizations
Hanazato-cho, 3-8 Kamatani Bldg1F, Takayama, Japan
Shop stocking organic, natural, and raw ingredients and products. Has seasoning, additive-free detergent and household cleaning products, sweets, herbal tea, flower essence, and more. 5-minute walk from Takayama Station. NOTE: Please send exact map coordinates to happycow!
Still hungry? Try searching for areas surrounding Takayama.