This is our third and final post on eating plant based in Japan. We went to a traditional Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) and showed you how it was done, we explored plant based eating in Tokyo and gave you the lowdown, and today we’re headed to Kyoto and Osaka.
The plant based food in Tokyo was good, but the plant based food in Kyoto and Osaka was amazing. Of all the places we visited in Japan, Kyoto was my favorite.
Enjoy our trip!
On the bullet train (Shinkansen) and ready to go to Kyoto!
The Shinkansen hovers above the tracks racing along at 200 mph 320km/h. When you look out the window you get dizzy!
You see this snack a lot in Japan. It’s called Musubi or Onigiri. It’s rice and various fillings, all wrapped in seaweed in the shape of a triangle, which is why Luanne calls them “triangles”. These are common in convenience stores, like 7-11 (which are everywhere in Japan). The only one that is vegan is the plum flavor (pictured above). If you don’t speak Japanese, look for this label and in a pinch, it will work.
The inside of my triangle.
I packed some granola from Malaysia because I knew that reading labels was going to be tricky, if not impossible, in Japan. I found some small containers of almond milk in Tokyo that I stocked up on. If you have granola and milk, all you need is a cup and a spoon. I always travel with a plastic spoon that I reuse and cups are easy to come by. Food in a pinch on the go!
My cup was Luanne’s coffee cup that she had finished drinking from.
The countryside between Tokyo and Kyoto. Mount Fuji was on our right but the blinds were down so we missed it.
Kyoto was the capital of Japan before the capital moved to Tokyo in 1868.
Kyoto has an older, more cultural and rustic vibe, whereas Tokyo is more modern and hip. I loved Kyoto and would happily spend more time there.
We dropped off our bags and we headed out, ready to explore.
When we travel we never have a set itinerary, we follow our curiosity and go where the place takes us.
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