The rain started coming down hard so we got a cab and made our way to a healthy grocery store to load up on groceries. This was a store called Farmers Natural Food Supermarket and it was the best health food store we went to in Japan. It had lots of organic fruits and vegetables and clearly labeled vegan food. I was in heaven!
My grocery haul.
We stayed at an Airbnb with a tiny kitchen. It had a very small fridge, an electric stove top, a microwave and a very, very small sink. It had a couple pots and a few bowls and plates. It was sparse but it worked for making some simple meals.
Noddles and veggies. Simple and delish.
My travel mat and my balls go everywhere I go. My body doesn’t get stiff when I travel since I started my movement practice.
Peanut butter is not easy to find in Japan, but I stumbled upon some and swooped it up. I have never been so happy to have a peanut butter and jam sandwich in all my life.
I was as excited to find hummus as I was to find peanut butter. I toasted some bread, spread on some hummus, and threw on some cucumber rounds. Easy and yum.
I packed a sandwich, a Lara Bar and some dried chickpeas and it was time to head out and explore some more. I never went out for an adventure without some food in my bag because vegan food isn’t always easy to find. And if there is vegan food, you may have no idea because everything is in Japanese.
For me, the language barrier was the hardest part of traveling in Japan. It wouldn’t have been as challenging if I didn’t follow a plant based diet. I made it work, but it takes patience and perseverance.
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