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Veggie in… KYOTO

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^ Tasty veggie ramen at Ippudo, Nishikikoji, Kyoto

Being a vegetarian in Japan is challenging but not impossible. Worried you won’t be able to chow down on some veggie ramen or katsu? Fear no more! Check out my post Veggie in… JAPAN for general tips on ordering yourself some truly tasty AND Japanese food. You’ll find the rest of my posts on travelling in Japan here.

Kyoto is famous for Continue reading

Vegetarian Mince Meat

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Mince pies are probably my favourite traditional Christmas food. Considering I have vegetarian lasagne for Christmas dinner I don’t have a lot of ‘traditional’ foods to choose from, but that doesn’t detract from the awesomeness Continue reading

Veggie in… JAPAN

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^ Excellent tempura, udon, and dipping broth, all vegetarian – Omen, Kyoto

Before departing for Japan I had been blissfully and determinedly maintaining my ignorance on the country’s recognition of vegetarianism. I didn’t want to consider a scenario in which I would not be spending three weeks solid consuming all the ramen, gyoza, and katsu my belly could contain.

After two days stumbling through the restaurants of Hiroshima, taking my chances and consequentially not eating very well at all Continue reading

Coming soon… Japan 日本!

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^ The floating torii, Itsukushima-jinja, Miyajima
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^ Gaijin…

Tokyo > Fukuyama > Tomo-no-ura > Iwakuni > Miyajima > Hiroshima > Himeji > Kyoto > Higashiyama > Nara > Arashiyama > Kawaguchi-ko > Mt. Fuji > Tokyo

Phew, it’s been some trip… so far! It’s night time and I’m sitting in the shadow of Mt. Fuji or Fujisan as he likes to be known. I only caught the briefest of glimpses of the gigantic mountain through dusky clouds as I arrived in Kawaguchi-ko. I already know I’m going to love it here. This series of posts was supposed to begin the second I arrived in my pokey Tokyo business hotel. But now, with two days left on my JR Pass, cramps in my feet, and an 11pm curfew at our minshuku, I guess it is as good a time as any to start writing it all down. Over the next few weeks you can look forward to: Continue reading