Japan is a really stunning nation with tons to expertise.

Its like experienceing one thing new every day. It won’t cease to awe you. However being a vegetarian poses some issues. They’re farily unknown to the idea of vegetarianism. So put together your self forward to take pleasure in Japan with out going hungry! 🙂

Smartest thing to do is, equip your self with some immediate meals from your own home nation (we discovered cup noodles to be our saviour in Japan). Additionally you may prepare dinner a bit, when you keep in a hostel as they’ve a kitchen hooked up, plan your stays accordingly (I used to hold my lunch pack with me, if I’m travelling to an inside place).

Other than that you would be able to purchase superb fruits, juices, dairy merchandise (milk and curd; once more cheese may be an issue as they could be constructed from animal renette) and bakery gadgets (our private favorites being the cream buns). And when you actually need to attempt one thing out, you may attempt the chilly soba noodles (sizzling ones come in a broth, which may be from fish or hen), or the rice balls with sea-weed sheets; however they’re extremely tasteless.

Shopping for something from shops additionally wants some care. A lot of the merchandise do not include something written in English and also you won’t even discover a English talking employees in many shops.


So put together your self with phrases like –

No meat – “MiitoNae”

No fish – “Sakana Nae”

No egg – “Tamago Nae”

No ham – “Hamu Nae”

No beef – “Biifu Nae”

No hen – “Chikin Nae”

No pork – “P?ku Nae”

No gelatin – “Zerachin Nae”

No lecithin – “Reshicin Nae”

No fish inventory – “Dashi Nae”

No Bonito Flakes – “Katsuo-bushi Nae”


Use these phrases in a questioning tone with acceptable gestures, that may drive your level!


Subsequent, you’ll find some vegetarian eating places in Japan. Do a little bit of analysis over the Web. A lot of the Buddhist and Indian eating places, you’ll find some vegetarian dishes. However generally, there’s nothing close to to your home, so all the time be ready to fall again on different issues.


Should you do not eat egg as nicely, you’ll want to verify that in the eating places, as a lot of the veggie eating places are literally ovo-lacto vegetarian. I’ve had the expertise of the Indian Breads having egg, so needed to all the time do with solely rice and curry.

Sweets – you’ll find some european sweets in a few of the shops, majorly “Lindt”. And for one thing native, a lot of the “Meiji” sweets are secure.

So put together nicely in advance and you’ll have a great time in Japan. As to common thought that you simply can’t survive a lot as a vegetarian, its not true. I survived for 2 months, so can anyone!! 🙂


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