It’s all about Tofu at Tousuiro Restaurant

I’ve recently written about the difficulties of travelling to Japan as a vegetarian and introduced some of my favorite vegetarian-friendly restaurants in major tourist destinations. As many purely vegetarian and vegan restaurants don’t focus on Japanese cuisine alone, it can be a challenge to find a place that caters to vegetarian guests who want to

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Travelling to Japan as a Vegetarian

Tasting the local food is an important part of travelling. Traditional Japanese cuisine is famous all over the world and was even added to the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2013.
Going to Japan as a vegetarian, you might encounter certain difficulties. While washoku, the traditional cuisine, is rather light on the meat side (and

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Kyoto Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace in Kyoto served as the emperors’ residence during the Edo Period until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.

It is not possible to enter the buildings, but the palace grounds can be visited on a guided tour (English tours are available). Tours take around an hour and are free, but it is

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