is being a vegan in japan difficult? or is it impossible?
is travelling to japan without speaking japanese possible?
what can i eat in japan as a vegan?
i had an opportunity to visit tokyo, the capital of japan ‘as a tourist’ to explore how vegan i could go in tokyo.
i shall write a series of ‘how to go vegan’ posts, slightly retrospectively with updated information (restaurants opening hours etc).
just a bit of my vegan background, i am an ethical vegan who eats vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, seeds, legumes, tofu, and so forth.
i do not eat meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, honey, eggs, dairy products, or anything animal derived.
I do not like mock meat (vegan sausages, quorn etc), processed food, junk food, oily food.
I like organic, gluten-free vegan food, but these are just my preference and not always necessary.
as long as i eat vegan, i am fine.
speaking of japanese food, i do not like ‘tsukemono’ (漬物) japanese pickles, ‘umeboshi’ (梅干し) pickled plums, ‘natto’ (納豆) fermented soy beans, seaweed including ‘kaiso’ (海藻), ‘wakame’ (ワカメ), ‘kombu’ (昆布) and ‘nori’ (海苔).
i never eat umeboshi and natto. i might eat things i did not list above.
here is the list of ‘go vegan in tokyo, japan’:
– introduction [this post]