9 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
46 Uramachi, Takayama, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Macrobiotic
Offers lunch and dinner, made by the owner with organic vegetables and grains from Kyushu islands. At lunch a basic plate or full plate is offered for 10 people til 2pm - better to reserve a space. Try the vegan ramen, which is MSG free and sugar free. Dinner is by reservation only, for minimum 2 up to 10 guests. Japanese dictionary or phrase book will be a big help if visiting this place for lunch or dinner, since chefs don't speak English. Relocated from Yurakucho 46.
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.
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.
2-98 Baba-Cho, Takayama City Gifu, Takayama, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers vegetable kaiseki (traditional Japanese, multi-course dish, vegan / Shojin).
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.
46 Kamininomachi, Takayama, Japan
Cuisine: Ovo, Japanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. 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.
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 is 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. Has Wi-Fi.
Showa-cho 1-188-1, Takayama, Japan
Cuisine: International, Western, Take-out, Catering, Swiss, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Has vegan choices, so vegans please inquire. Vegetables are grown in the front garden. Try the meat-free curry. Owner is Swiss and a long time resident of Takayama. He speaks German, English and Japanese. Located 10 minutes from the Takayama station.
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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!
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